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Author Archive for Barry Glendenning

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Marseille v Manchester City: Champions League – live!

Updates from the 8pm GMT kick-off at Stade VélodromeLive scoreboard: follow all Tuesday’s games!And you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 7.19pm GMT Those teams: Aymeric Laporte is back on the pitch for Manchester City for the first time since the…

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Liverpool v Sheffield United: Premier League – live!

Live updates from Anfield, kick-off 8pm BSTWest Ham 1-1 Man City | Fulham 1-2 Crystal PalaceEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 7.46pm BST 7.45pm BST In torrential rain, Manchester United and Chelsea have just played out a very borin…

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Barcelona v Real Madrid: La Liga – live!

Live updates from the clásico at Camp Nou, kick-off 3pm BSTSid Lowe: silent showdown for teams with little to shout aboutFeel free to email Barry or tweet @BGlendenning 3.13pm BST 14 min: Having fallen behind and equalised soon afterwards, Barcelona’s …

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The Fiver | As defensively sound as a fishnet face mask

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!If the recent international break taught us one thing, it’s that herding entire squads of footballers on to airplanes and shuttling them to different locations around the world to play matches during a…

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The Fiver | An excitable goalkeeper, red and blue lines and a Dutchman’s knee

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!As if seeing their team diddled out of victory over Everton on the back of an offside call so tight it resembled The Fiver clambering out of a pub toilet window to avoid getting in a round, Liverpool f…

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Newcastle United v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from St James’ Park, kick-off 8pm BSTLiverpool ask for VAR review after wild 2-2 draw at EvertonAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 7.25pm BST Premier League: Manchester City have beaten Arsenal at the Etihad, whe…

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Newcastle United v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from St James’ Park, kick-off 8pm BSTLiverpool ask for VAR review after wild 2-2 draw at EvertonAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 7.25pm BST Premier League: Manchester City have beaten Arsenal at the Etihad, whe…

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Newcastle United v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from St James’ Park, kick-off 8pm BSTLiverpool ask for VAR review after wild 2-2 draw at EvertonAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 7.25pm BST Premier League: Manchester City have beaten Arsenal at the Etihad, whe…

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Chelsea v Southampton, Football League updates and more – live!

Live updates from the 3pm kick-offs across the countryListen to the latest episode of our Football Weekly podcastAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 11.15am BST Stamford Bridge is the venue for a Premier League match that’s costing BT S…

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The Fiver | Deflecting blame for the shameless rip-off of diehard football fans

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver didn’t get where it is today by charging readers £14.95 to read random editions of the world’s most daily football email. While we’re hugely confident most would consider a Pay Per View Fiver…

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Domestic transfer deadline day and team news: football countdown – live!

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendAnd you can email Barry, tweet @bglendenning or post BTL 9.13am BST The international break is behind us and normal – or as normal as it gets in the current climate – football returns this weekend. …

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The Fiver | Thoughts whirling like so many dervishes in his considerable head

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!So nightmarish has Harry Maguire’s start to the current season been, that some media commentators are of a mind he could do with a break from football. Of course it could also be argued that his most r…

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The Fiver | Words like ‘self’, ‘serving’, ‘power’ and ‘grab’ are being bandied about

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!When Sunday’s big scoop about a mooted shake-up in the English football pyramid broke around noon, it caused much consternation among the country’s press pack. As anybody who has ever witnessed feeding…

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The Fiver | Summoning far-flung relatives to gauge the international mood

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Lockdown may have eased somewhat … for now, but that doesn’t mean everybody’s stopped organising tedious, bad-tempered family Zoom get-togethers. It being an international week, The Fiver summoned seve…

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The Fiver | Summoning far-flung relatives to gauge the international mood

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Lockdown may have eased somewhat … for now, but that doesn’t mean everybody’s stopped organising tedious, bad-tempered family Zoom get-togethers. It being an international week, The Fiver summoned seve…

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The Fiver | Oscillating from the mindnumbingly banal to the downright tragic

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver is a broad church, boasting devout parishioners from countries all around the world. This unsurprising global appeal is something we bear in mind before engaging in our daily bout of pulpit-t…

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The Fiver | Who cares what players do on the pitch once you’ve signed them?

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!When Paul Rideout won the 1995 FA Cup final for his side with a first-half header, delirious Everton fans could not conceivably have imagined that it would be over a quarter of a century before their t…

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Football rumours: Manchester United sound out Pochettino again?

Today’s fluff has been worked to the boneAnd breathe. The transfer window is shut, the blind is down and the curtains have been drawn. Jadon Sancho is still a Borussia Dortmund player, Wilf Zaha remains at Crystal Palace and Manchester United fans have…

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Football rumours: Manchester United sound out Pochettino again?

Today’s fluff has been worked to the boneAnd breathe. The transfer window is shut, the blind is down and the curtains have been drawn. Jadon Sancho is still a Borussia Dortmund player, Wilf Zaha remains at Crystal Palace and Manchester United fans have…

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Book that bursts John Delaney’s FAI bubble deserves champagne treatment | Barry Glendenning

The Irish bestsellers chart is deservedly dominated by an examination of the incredible financial shenanigans at the Football Association of IrelandDespite grabbing public interest with such force it is currently keeping even the mighty Midas that is R…