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Internazionale v Tottenham: Champions League Group B – live!

Champions League updates from the 5.55pm BST game at San SiroKane is struggling but Spurs have other worries, tooEmail Barry your thoughts or via Twitter @bglendenning 4.33pm BST If you haven’t treated yourself to our resident cartoonist David Squires’…

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Football transfer rumours: Eric Bailly to Arsenal or Tottenham?

Today’s tell-all is more tangled Slinky than coiled spring More or less consigned to the bench without any supper and only two one-minute cameos to his name since his personal horror show against Brighton in mid-August, Eric Bailly is rumoured to be ke…

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Newcastle v Arsenal, Manchester City v Fulham: clockwatch – live!

Updates from the Premier League, Championship and beyondPremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendKanu: ‘We have saved 542 lives. This means more than football’And feel free to email Barry or tweet him to get in touch 2.22pm BST Premier Lea…

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The Fiver | Hip-hop, light-shows and gyrating footballers

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Having watched England, Republic O’Ireland, Norn Iron and Wales play in that there new-fangled Nations League over the past few days, The Fiver has no compunction in throwing its considerable weight be…

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Football rumours: Zidane to bring a star quartet to Manchester United?

In space, nobody can hear today’s tell-all scream With no standout speculation with which to lead today’s charge, the Rumour Mill finds itself at something of a loss to know which particular morsel of tell-all is worthy of top billing. Unsubstantiated …

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The Fiver | A welcome opportunity to get in the back door to Euro 2020

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Wales and the Republic O’Ireland renew hostilities in the Nations League on Thursday evening, in a match that presents far more questions than answers. Questions like “what is the Nations League?” and …

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to sign PSG’s Adrien Rabiot on a free?

Today’s fluff is so fresh, so cleanThe Manchester Evening News has saved the Rumour Mill a job by taking a basin of ice-cold water and pouring it all over rumours linking John Terry with a surprise move to Manchester …

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to sign PSG’s Adrien Rabiot on a free?

Today’s fluff is so fresh, so cleanThe Manchester Evening News has saved the Rumour Mill a job by taking a basin of ice-cold water and pouring it all over rumours linking John Terry with a surprise move to Manchester …

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Football transfer rumours: Aston Villa to lure back John Terry with new deal?

Today’s tittle-tattle is paving over paradise“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got til it’s gone,” asked Joni Mitchell in 1970, in a hit that has since been covered by more two-bit hack buskers (yes you, Bob Dylan) than the Rumou…

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Football transfer rumours: Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater back to Leicester?

This morning’s rumours are dying on their feetThe wind whistles and a wolf howls. A chorus of tumbleweed rolls by. In the distance, a forlorn church-bell clangs. It being the first official day of non-business following European Transfer Deadline Day o…

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The orgy of self-congratulation that is Big Cup Bingo | The Fiver

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!When it comes to bringing you the most piping hot news takes, the Fiver is renowned for striking with the power of 10,000 suns. Today, however, thanks to Uefa’s total disregard for deadlines, we’re red…

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Football transfer rumours: Atlético or Milan to end Anthony Martial misery?

Today’s fluff is demanding contempt, contempt, contemptSeeing as José Mourinho thinks Manchester United didn’t lose “from the strategic point of view and from the tactical point of view” in their 3-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur, it’s proba…

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Football transfer rumours: PSG to bid £100m for Spurs’ Christian Eriksen?

Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today by drinking a liquid that’s only been tested on pencilsDanny Rose could soon find himself exploring the myriad delights of the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica, the Cathedral de la Major and Marseille’s bust…

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Women’s game flourishes despite ill will from football’s dinosaurs

Women’s football has a tradition of forward thinking and could be one step away from finally overcoming antiquated attitudesNow here’s a thing. Of the 81 posts in the comments section of a recent football column on the Guardian website, more than 25% w…

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Football transfer rumours: Rúben Neves next to join Manchester City?

If today’s tell-all tolerates this, then its children will be next You find us in exuberant, bloodthirsty mood, refreshed and relaxed following a bracing weekend spent gadding around in Leicestershire in a reenactment of the Battle of Bosworth Field th…

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Manchester City’s smart band of gold seems to have scrambled fans’ minds | Barry Glendenning

Champions have found yet another way of making money, a wristband that tells you everything they want you to knowMen and women of a certain age will fondly remember ClubCall, the pre-internet, pre-mobile telephone service that cornered the market in lu…

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Tottenham v Fulham, Leicester v Wolves and more: clockwatch – live!

Live scoreboard! Follow all of today’s goals and gamesJokanovic urges Sessegnon to drive Fulham’s top-flight returnAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him to get in touch 2.37pm BST Meanwhile in Scotland: It’s finished Partick Thistle 1-3 Celtic in t…

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Tottenham v Fulham, Leicester v Wolves and more: clockwatch – live!

Live scoreboard! Follow all of today’s goals and gamesJokanovic urges Sessegnon to drive Fulham’s top-flight returnAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him to get in touch 2.37pm BST Meanwhile in Scotland: It’s finished Partick Thistle 1-3 Celtic in t…

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Football transfer rumours: Real Madrid’s Luka Modric to Inter?

Today’s tell-all could kick a ball down a hill … but only justSix years and 14 trophies after joining Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur, Luka Modric fancies a change of scenery and remains heavily linked with a move to Inter. The 32-year-old Croatia…

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Football transfer rumours: Willian, Hazard and Courtois to Real Madrid?

Today’s tell-all had a very nice weekend at the seaside Real Madrid are ready to stump up £100m for Chelsea duo Thibaut Courtois and Willian, according to assorted Monday back-page reports. The Belgian goalkeeper has just one year left on his contract …