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Author Archive for Barry Glendenning

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John Delaney continues to split opinion as he steps aside from FAI | Barry Glendenning

The FAI’s great survivor is heading off for some gardening leave and his days with the FAI look numberedAlthough John Delaney retains support from certain loyal sections of the Irish football family, he has never been more unpopular in his native land….

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Football transfer rumours: Barcelona move for Everton’s Richarlison?

Today’s fluff is here and thereChelsea’s delight at making it through to the last four of the Europa League may be somewhat tempered by reports from Spain suggesting the summer move of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid will be agreed by the two clubs in the n…

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Football transfer rumours: Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gómez to Tottenham?

Today’s tell-all is still trying to make sense of all the madness And breathe. Following their team’s stunning performance against Manchester City in last night’s truly epic Champions League encounter at the Etihad Stadium, those Tottenham supporters w…

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The Fiver | A simultaneously enviable and unenviable position

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!With another game each behind them in the race to the Premier League title and neither contender showing any inclination to blink, Liverpool and Manchester City should be commended on their respective …

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Football transfer rumours: Nicolas Pépé to Manchester United or Arsenal?

Today’s tell-all is adrift and floating aimlessly on a tranquil sea Paris Saint-Germain travelled to Lille on Sunday hoping to chalk up the win that would secure them the French title, but instead left the Stade Pierre Mauroy with their tails wedged fi…

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The Fiver | Telling schoolchildren how best to catch fog in a net

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver didn’t get where it is today – chained to a radiator in a windowless crawl space with a face drawn on a tennis ball for companionship, since you’re asking – through ostentatious shows of fals…

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The Fiver | Chomping down on bait proffered by famously subtle goading

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver’s bagpipes-playing, kilt-wearing, deep-fried haggis-eating Scottish cousin Shortbread McFiver was rudely awoken on Monday morning by the ferocious din of black metal-loving scaffolders across…

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Football transfer rumours: Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United?

Today’s right honourable tell-all makes some characteristically Wykehamist points – highly intelligent but fundamentally wrong With Ole Gunnar Solskjær finally officially announced as Manchester United’s new manager, the club will presumably set about …

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The Fiver | Not so much marred as enhanced by a planned protest against John Delaney

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!It is unusual for the CEO of a major organisation to agree to a demotion, the “substantial reduction in salary” that comes with it and the adoption of a new role with similar, albeit diminished, respon…

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Gibraltar v Republic of Ireland: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

Minute-by-minute updates, match kicks off at 5.00pm UK‘Everyone seems a bit happier’: McCarthy starts againAny comments? Email Barry | tweet @bglendenning 4.13pm GMT Richard Keogh is named Mick McCarthy’s first starting line-up despite the defender bre…

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Ellie Downie: ‘You realise that not many people can do what we can do’

British gymnastic champion prefers to focus on herself rather than watching her rivalsWhile Ellie Downie lives gymnastics every day, and has for as long she can remember, she resides in an often brutal house of pain to which most of us rarely devote a …

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The Fiver | This apparent preferential treatment being meted out to lefties

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Having scored 77 goals in 294 appearances for Port Vale in nine years before moving to Wimbledon, midfielder-turned-NBC pundit Robbie Earle has earned himself a place among the pantheon of club legends…

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The Fiver | No end of romance and magic despite the best attempts of its organisers

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!And then there were four. Since it kicked off last August, 732 teams have been knocked out of the FA Cup. Fakenham Town and Camberley Town were the first to exit, going out to Thetford Town and Ascot U…

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Football transfer rumours: Everton’s Richarlison heading for Milan?

Today’s tell-all is full of vim and vigour Still buzzing after his goal against Chelsea on Sunday, Everton winger Richarlison will wake up to talk linking him with a summer move to Milan. When he left Watford last summer, the Brazilian’s transfer fee o…

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Jump Girls shows female jockeys blazing an often perilous trail | Barry Glendenning

New documentary highlights women who have made their name in the often cut-throat, brutal and downright dangerous sport of horse racingAs Rachael Blackmore was led back to the Cheltenham Festival winner’s enclosure on board A Plus Tard after the pair b…

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England v Italy: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the 4.45pm GMT kick-offWomen’s Six Nations: England thrash Italy 55-0And you can email Barry here or tweet him here 4.49pm GMT 2 min: England 0-0 Italy England get the ball out wide, Cokanasiga catches a high ball and almost pu…

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Scotland v Wales: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the 2.15pm GMT kick-offWales target slam but what will life after Gatland bring?And you can email Barry here or tweet him here 2.12pm GMT Out come the teams: They were expecting atrocious weather in Edinburgh today, but it’s a …

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Bournemouth v Man City, Manchester United v Southampton and more – live!

Follow the 3pm (GMT) Premier League games and much moreLive scores: all the goals as they go in around the UK and EuropeEmail Barry with you thoughts here. Tweet @bglendenning ? 2.07pm GMT Bournemouth: Boruc, Clyne, Mepham, Ake, Smith, Simpson, Fraser,…

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Liverpool v Watford, Manchester City v West Ham and more – live!

Premier League and Scottish Premiership match updatesChelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live!And you can email Barry here or tweet him here 7.28pm GMT Chelsea v Tottenham: Chelsea make four changes to the side which lost 4-3 on penalties to …

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Wales v England: Six Nations 2019 – live!

Updates from the 4.45pm kick-off in CardiffFollow France v Scotland – live!Scott warns England Women against complacencyAnd you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 4.01pm GMT Wales beat England in Five/Six Nations matches played in Wales in 1899, 19…