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Author Archive for Barry Glendenning

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Tottenham Hotspur v Olympiakos: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offMourinho: doubt on future may limit Eriksen’s playing timeSend your thoughts to Barry on email or Twitter 4.15pm GMT Under new management, Spurs go into tonight’s match against their Greek visitors know…

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The Fiver | Football grumbles and hunger at the Southeast Asian Games

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Confession time. Until Tuesday morning, The Fiver didn’t know the Southeast Asian Games are currently taking place in the Philippines, but it seems we weren’t the only ones wallowing in ignorant bliss….

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The Fiver | Staying ahead of the chasing posse of imminent managerial sackings

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!With its finger firmly placed on the beating pulse of piping hot football news, The Fiver has never been a daily football email that’s been easily overtaken by events, but staying ahead of the chasing …

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Football transfer rumours: Max Allegri or Mikel Arteta to Arsenal?

Today’s tell-all is surfing a wave of optimism One of several Premier League managers whose days look numbered, Unai Emery is cutting an increasingly isolated figure at the cauldron of seething dissatisfaction that is the Emirates Stadium. Max Allegri …

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Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Arsenal v Southampton and more – live!

• Saturday clockwatch from the Premier League and beyond• Solskjær unconcerned by Pochettino’s Spurs sacking• Send your musings to Barry on email or Twitter 1.30pm GMT 1.29pm GMT Aboubakar Kamara scored twice as Fulham came from behind to beat QPR at …

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The Fiver | Failing to qualify for a tournament has never been more difficult

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!With the group stages over and 20 teams already qualified for Euro 2020, there are still four places left up for grabs to be contested by 16 teams. Failing to qualify for a major football tournament ha…

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Football transfer rumours: Mourinho to sign Ibrahimovic for Tottenham?

Today’s tell-all is more tangled Slinky than coiled spring Olivier Giroud isn’t happy with his bit-part role at Chelsea, where the emergence of Tammy Abraham as first-choice striker means the Frenchman has featured in just four Premier League matches t…

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The Fiver | Mourinho’s one-man adaptation of The Little Book of Calm

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!At his unveiling as Manchester United manager in July 2016, José Mourinho announced his intention to win the Premier League title, get his new team playing good football and promote youth, like so many…

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Football transfer rumours: Gareth Bale to Tottenham Hotspur?

Today’s tell-all couldn’t be happier and looks forward to the challenge Another day, another glut of speculation about what the future holds for Tottenham Hotspur under José Mourinho. After trolling his own employers by cavorting behind that flag while…

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The Fiver | The 10th anniversary of that famous night in Paris

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Hell hath no fury like a knobbly stick-waving, Riverdancing Irish relative whose national team has been cheated out of a place at a major football tournament and Monday marks the 10th anniversary of th…

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Republic of Ireland v Denmark and an unlikely circle of footballing hell

The teams meet for the sixth time in two years, with Ireland needing a win and Denmark a point to reach Euro 2020“What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same and nothing that you did mattered?” It was the premise…

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Republic of Ireland v Denmark and an unlikely circle of footballing hell

The teams meet for the sixth time in two years, with Ireland needing a win and Denmark a point to reach Euro 2020“What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same and nothing that you did mattered?” It was the premise…

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Azerbaijan v Wales: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

Euro 2020 qualifying pdates from Group E in BakuThe Fiver: sign up and get our free football emailEmail Barry here and tweet to @bglendenning 4.19pm GMT Azerbaijan: Balayev, Pashaev, Mustafazade, Badavi Huseynov, Krivotsyuk, Abdullayev, Nazarov, Garaye…

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The Fiver | An England milestone that is as remarkable as a 12th birthday

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Day five of what Raheem Sterling described as No Big Thing, a “5-10 second thing” so small that The Fiver’s eyes and ears are bleeding from having to read and hear about it. Of course, being the world’…

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The Fiver | Difficult to imagine quite how Pep could have gone more Basil Fawlty

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Short of dashing out of his technical area to procure a tree branch with which to give Mike Dean a damned good thrashing, it’s difficult to imagine quite how Pep Guardiola could have gone more Basil Fa…

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How Fabinho struck the right notes to lead Liverpool’s rhythm section

Reds have not lost any of the 30 league games Fabinho has started for them since the former right-back signed in 2018Of all the stellar contributions Roberto Firmino has made to Liverpool’s success under Jürgen Klopp, perhaps the most invaluable came o…

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How Fabinho struck the right notes to lead Liverpool’s rhythm section

Reds have not lost any of the 30 league games Fabinho has started for them since the former right-back signed in 2018Of all the stellar contributions Roberto Firmino has made to Liverpool’s success under Jürgen Klopp, perhaps the most invaluable came o…

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Football transfer rumours: Granit Xhaka to Newcastle United?

Today’s tell-all would that it were so simple Stripped of the captaincy, out of the team and the target of toxic abuse from many of Arsenal’s fans, it would be no small understatement to state that Granit Xhaka is a mite concerned about his future­ – o…

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The Fiver | Winning the coin toss in a triumph suggesting he is to the captaincy born

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!After three consecutive years roaming the Euro Vase wilderness, Arsenal were given a rare opportunity to remind themselves what it’s like to play abroad on a Wednesday when their game against Vitória G…

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Football transfer rumours: Emmanuel Dennis to Leicester City?

Today’s tell-all is quantum, baby Not content with all the praise being lavished on his exciting Leicester side as they chase a top-four finish, Brendan Rodgers is hoping to earn even more by bringing in several January recruits. Emmanuel Dennis is a 2…