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Author Archive for Barry Glendenning

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The Fiver | The time for pointless comparisons is now over

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!An England team surfing into a World Cup on a wave of hype? Check. The same team being touted as genuine contenders by its many media cheerleaders? Check. An opening group game against dangerously unde…

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The Fiver | Close to becoming the first manager to fall off his team’s victory parade bus

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!More than half a million people are estimated to have lined the streets of Liverpool (population: 552,000) on Sunday to welcome home Jürgen Klopp and his team of Big Cup winners after their win over To…

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Exeter v Saracens: Premiership rugby union final 2019 – live!

Live updates from Twickenham, kick-off 3pm (BST)Rob Baxter hits back over Exeter playing styleRob Kitson: Saracens juggernaut ready to goFeel free to email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 2.44pm BST Related: Premiership finalists Exeter have more to offe…

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Football transfer rumours: Ben Chilwell to Atlético Madrid?

Today’s tell-all saw a welcoming light and stopped to rest for the nightAssorted Spanish media outlets the Rumour Mill pretends to take an interest in but doesn’t really say Atlético Madrid want to sign a certain Leicester City left-back. “Ben Chilwell…

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Football transfer rumours: Roberto Martínez to take over at Barcelona?

Today’s tittle-tattle is gonna take a little timeFollowing Barcelona’s defeat at the hands of Valencia in last weekend’s Copa del Rey final, the future of Ernesto Valverde is in doubt – and Catalan radio station RAC1 have identified the Belgium ma…

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Arsenal’s Sokratis: ‘We respect Chelsea but we are not afraid’

The Greek defender believes the Europa League final will be won by the better team unit, rather than a standout individualDuring his first interview as an Arsenal player last summer, it was put to Sokratis Papastathopoulos that his former Borussia Dort…

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Football transfer rumours: Jack Clarke in, Trippier out at Tottenham?

Today’s tell-all is caught between a rock and a hard place Captain. Leader. Legend. Next Middlesbrough manager? John Terry could be off to the Riverside Stadium, says Talksport, which reports that the former Chelsea stalwart has held talks with a view …

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

Today’s fluff wants its ambitions matchedThe fears of Crystal Palace fans that Wilfried Zaha might have played his last game for the club against Bournemouth last Sunday appear justified, if a report in Thursday’s Daily Mail is to be believed. By their…

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The Fiver | We will never have another referee like Mike Dean

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Purveyor of no-look yellow cards, hider of souvenir hat-trick footballs up the back of his shirt, Premier League centurion of “off you pop” dismissals, pedantic pacer of 10-yard distances and … er, occ…

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Football transfer rumours: Gareth Bale to make Tottenham return?

Today’s fluff is powered by Mike Dean Hot off the heels of winning the tightest Premier League title race in aeons by a nose, Manchester City could conceivably find themselves subjected to an embarrassing one-season ban from the competition their Gulf …

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The Fiver | After all the flipping, flopping and incessant leap-frogging … it’s over

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!So now we know. After all the flipping and a flopping and the incessant leap-frogging, Manchester City did possess the necessary mental fortitude to win the 14 consecutive games required to hold off th…

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Premier League 2018-19 review: pundits of the season

From Sky Sports’ leading duo to the excellence of Alex Scott, a look at some of the better broadcast punditsWelcome to theguardian.com review of the 2018-19 Premier League season. We have nominated some contenders for this category but this is just to …

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Premier League 2018-19 review: gripes of the season

From phone use to the absence of safe-standing, along with the proliferation of football in footballWelcome to theguardian.com review of the 2018-19 Premier League season. We have nominated some contenders for this category but this is just to get the …

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Liverpool v Barcelona: Champions League semi-final, second leg – live!

Champions League semi-final, second leg updates (first leg: 0-3)Klopp tells team to shock Barça or ‘fail beautifully’And you can email Barry here or tweet him here 6.23pm BST 6.23pm BST Continue reading…

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The Fiver | Dreaming of what might have been without that pesky Leo Messi

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!In the buildup to Wednesday’s Big Cup semi-final first leg between Liverpool and Barcelona, some commendably optimistic Top Red cobbled together a montage of Virgil van Dijk’s best bits from his only p…

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Barcelona v Liverpool: Champions League semi-final, first leg – live!

Champions League semi-final updates from the 8pm BST gameFollow Guardian Sport on Instagram, Twitter and FacebookAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 6.13pm BST “To those thinking that this is the most important game of my career the…

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The Fiver | Minor and entertaining interference from Pontus Jansson

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Arsenal weren’t the only team to charitably gift their opponents an unopposed goal on Sunday afternoon, although the alarming frequency with which they have done so this season means their random acts …

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Football transfer rumours: Solskjaer targeting Eriksen and Richarlison?

Today’s nonsense has burned its tongueOccupational Hazards, specifically the future employment of Belgian brothers Eden and Thorgan, constitute the first order of business in Monday’s Rumour Mill. In the wake of Sunday’s draw between Manchester United …

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The Fiver | Not much more than a hill of beans in the cosmic scheme of things

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Professional Footballers’ Association team of the year has been announced, prompting the usual fan outrage, accusations of anti-mediocrity bias and one particularly loud “harrumph” believed to have…

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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….