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Author Archive for Barry Glendenning

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Skeleton: how to hurtle down an ice-track on a ‘tea tray’ – Winter Olympics video

Skeleton is a winter sport in which competitors hurl themselves head-first down an ice track on a sled resembling a tea tray and back in the news again thanks to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Before the 2014 Games, Barry Glendenning visited the U…

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Not bad for a city that didn’t even have a Pizza Hut in 2010

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The global rap wars of 2009-10 were brutal. With the help of Alicia Keys, Jay-Z released Empire State of Mind, a hit that was quickly parodied by London-based actors Alex Warren and Terema Wainwright, …

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The Fiver | Slump in a darkened room listening to some classic chillout

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Having spent many nights during its formative years gurning in big fields surrounded by thousands of happy people, The Fiver has a certain amount of sympathy for how Phil Jones must be feeling, the day…

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Manchester City v WBA, Chelsea v Bournemouth and more: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from around the groundsFollow Tottenham v Manchester United – live!Transfer deadline day, all of the latest news – live!And feel free to mail Barry or tweet @bglendenning 7.07pm GMT Man City: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Z…

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The Fiver | Biannual dignity vacuum

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Roll up! Roll up! Roll up! Welcome ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to the greatest non-football football show on earth. Get your tickets here, for the biannual dignity vacuum that is transfer dea…

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Football transfer rumours: Mangala to Newcastle? David Luiz to Arsenal?

Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today by making room for broken reeds, lame ducks or stool pigeonsTransfer window interactive: every deal across EuropeWith a midweek round of Premier League matches inconveniently scheduled to clash with the fin…

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Uefa Nations League draw – live!

Follow the draw for Uefa’s new competition as it unfoldsEmail Barry here or Tweet him here, if you fancyNick Ames: what is the Nations League and will it work? 11.23am GMT Here are the pots from which the League C groups will be drawn. Managerless Scot…

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The Fiver | Wings constructed of wax, feathers and an out-of-sorts Richarlison

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!So farewell to Watford then, Marco Silva. A modern-day Icarus, who ignored warnings of hubris by flying a little too close to the sun – well, Everton, who for the purposes of this laboured Fiver analog…

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Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to move for Peter Crouch? Really?

Today’s fluff is rubbing its eyesHaving been mentioned in jest on yesterday’s award-winning Guardian podcast Football Weekly Extra, a move for Peter Crouch from Stoke City to Chelsea now looks like it might actually happen. The Premier League champions…

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The Fiver | Like a Terminator, VAR is out there. It absolutely will not stop, ever

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!If the intention of VAR was to put an end to the ritual of football fans, players and managers bellyaching about incorrect decisions against their teams made by referees, then The Fiver can only applau…

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The Fiver | ‘A pioneer for black footballers across this nation and beyond’

Sign up for The FiverA flood of tributes has greeted the sad and shocking news that Cyrille Regis, the former West Brom and England striker, has died aged 59. Regis, who passed away following a cardiac arrest on Sunday, won the last of what should have…

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Australian Open 2018: Nadal, Kyrgios, Wozniacki and more in action on day one – live!

Latest updates and news from the Australian OpenEdmund stuns Anderson in first round | Bencic topples Williams And feel free to email Barry or Tweet: @bglendenning 1.58pm GMT Welcome to the Guardian Sport’s live coverage of this year’s Australian Open,…

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Australian Open 2018: Nadal, Kyrgios, Wozniacki and more in action on day one – live!

Latest updates and news from the Australian OpenEdmund stuns Anderson in first round | Bencic topples Williams And feel free to email Barry or Tweet: @bglendenning 1.58pm GMT Welcome to the Guardian Sport’s live coverage of this year’s Australian Open,…

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Resurgent Chelsea Pitman making Australia’s netball loss England’s gain

The 29-year-old reveals how walking away from Australia and a failing marriage to rugby league star Kevin Locke have helped her grow as she looks forward to the Commonwealth GamesLast summer, Chelsea Pitman posted a message on Instagram announcing some…

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Chelsea v Leicester, Newcastle v Swansea and more – live!

Updates from the Premier League, Championship and beyondVAR fails football test in more ways than we could have imaginedAnd feel free to mail Barry or tweet @bglendenning 2.13pm GMT Huddersfield: Lossl, Smith, Jorgensen, Schindler, Malone, Hogg, Mooy, …

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The Fiver | Beaten by a team cobbled together with paperclips, sticky-back plastic and string

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!While the conspicuous absence of non-league teams from the third round suggested this season’s FA Cup might have lost some more of the old magic, it didn’t stop several high-profile teams …

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Football transfer rumours: Griezmann to Manchester United? Lemar to Liverpool?

The two greatest assets of today’s tell-all are mental stability and being, like, really smartManchester United hope to cool any interest Antoine Griezmann might have in moving to Barcelona next summer by meeting Atlético Madrid’s £89m summer release c…

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FA Cup third-round and more, football clockwatch – live!

Follow updates from the FA Cup action and beyondTeam news and FA Cup previews Live scores: all the goals from the UK and EuropeEmail Barry here. Tweet @bglendenning 2.26pm GMT Aston Villa: Steer, de Laet, Terry, Bree, Green, Bjarnason, Hourihane, Ono…

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The day the quarterback’s cool head settled NFL’s coldest contest | Barry Glendenning

On New Year’s Eve 1967, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys contested the NFL Championship in temperatures so cold that the referee’s whistle frozeNew Year’s Eve marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most remarkable American football matches in his…

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Everton v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute Premier League updates, kick-off 12.30pm (GMT)Allardyce backs Rooney to prolong his career in a deeper roleConte hails great Dane Christensen as Chelsea’s ‘best surprise’And feel free to email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 11.44am GMT …