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Author Archive for Barry Glendenning

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The Fiver | Florentino Pérez’s absurd attempt to justify the €uropean $uper £eague

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Two days after the announcement and now the initial rage has subsided, people are finally starting to see the potential positives of a $uper £eague. Glamorous away trips! To Mumbai! To Tokyo! To Stan K…

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The Fiver | It’s impossible to know which news Daniel Levy was looking to bury

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The word “super” has been doing a lot of heavy lifting since the shock news broke that six Premier League clubs are among a gang of 12 storied European football institutions who have decided to go rogu…

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Newcastle v West Ham plus EFL latest: Saturday clockwatch – live!

Premier League updates from 12.30pm BST kick-offLive scoreboard: the latest from Saturday’s matchesAnd you can contact Barry by email or on Twitter 11.35am BST Newcastle United: Dubravka, Clark, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie, Longstaff, Shelvey, Murphy, …

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Manchester United v Granada: Europa League quarter-final, second leg – live!

All the latest from the 8pm BST kick-off at Old TraffordSlavia Prague v Arsenal: follow our MBM report!Solskjær claims too much red at empty ground has hampered playersEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning 7.29pm BST David De Gea starts in goal, as he did…

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Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City: Champions League quarter-final – live!

Updates from 8pm BST second-leg (City won first leg 2-1)Join Scott Murray for Liverpool v Real Madrid hereGet in touch! Email Barry or send him a tweet 7.12pm BST Borussia Dortmund: Hitz, Morey, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro, Emre Can, Dahoud, Bellingham…

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Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City: Champions League quarter-final – live!

Updates from 8pm BST second-leg (City won first leg 2-1)Join Scott Murray for Liverpool v Real Madrid hereGet in touch! Email Barry or send him a tweet 7.12pm BST Borussia Dortmund: Hitz, Morey, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro, Emre Can, Dahoud, Bellingham…

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Chelsea v Porto: Champions League quarter-final, second leg – live!

Updates from the second leg kicking off at 8pm BSTPSG v Bayern Munich – live!Live scoreboard: the latest from all Tuesday’s matchesAnd you can get in touch with Barry by email or on Twitter 7.09pm BST Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rudiger,…

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Festival favourite Rachael Blackmore writes a Grand National fairytale

After a fraught few months of negative publicity, racing desperately needed Blackmore’s historic victory at AintreeNot since Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of Coventry in the 13th century has any woman on horseback caused quite such a publi…

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Fulham v Wolves: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8pm BST kick-offTen things to look out for in the top flight this weekendAnd you can mail Barry here or tweet @bglendenning 7.14pm BST Pre-match niceties: There will be two-minute silence ahead of all this weekend’s Prem…

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The Fiver | El Clásico and an infamous loser stumbling inexplicably on the run-in

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!KABOOM!!! That was the sound of the Spanish title race being blown wide open last weekend, when Sevilla beat Atlético Madrid. The reverberations of Marcos Acuña’s winner shook citrus fruit from the loc…

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The Fiver | Arsenal and an increasingly long line of slapstick performances

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!With just eight of the original eleventy hundred and a million entrants left in Big Vase, it won’t be long now until the wider public start taking interest in this season’s competition. But seeing as M…

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Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund: Champions League quarter-final – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm BST kick-offReal Madrid v Liverpool – follow it live with Rob Smyth!And you can contact Barry by email or on Twitter 12.43pm BST The Etihad Stadium in Manchester is the setting for tonight’s quarter-final first leg…

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Everton v Crystal Palace: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 6pm BST kick-off at Goodison ParkTen talking points from the weekend’s actionSend Barry an email or tweet @bglendenning 5.39pm BST 5.28pm BST Max Rushden and I were joined by Lars Sivertsen, Philippe Auclair and Sid Lowe for the lates…

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‘Life is full of adversity’: Jason Leonard enjoying Lions role despite pandemic

‘It’s typical rugby – you get knocked down,’ says chairmanDetails of June tour to South Africa remain ‘fluid’, adds LeonardWhile his job with the British & Irish Lions could scarcely be further removed from what he envisaged upon his appointment, J…

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Leicester City v Manchester City: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 5.30pm BST kick-offWest Brom surge to wild 5-2 win over 10-man ChelseaGet in touch! Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 5.01pm BST Premier League: Hot on the heels of West Brom’s astonishing 5-2 win over Chelsea at Stamfo…

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Chelsea v West Brom: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-offTuchel likens Werner’s scoring struggles to a dateGet in touch! Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 11.36am BST Those teams: As expected, Mason Mount gets a rest after his exertions over the internatio…

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The Fiver | Jogi Löw’s stock falling further than an Oxo cube dropped from space

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!When Jogi Löw announced three weeks ago that he would stepping down as Germany coach after this summer’s European Championships, few in his homeland shed too many salty tears. Despite masterminding the…

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The Fiver | Losing to a nation whose big claim to fame is not having a claim to fame

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!If the Republic O’Ireland’s weekend defeat at the hands of Luxembourg was an FA Cup giant-killing, it would be classed as more of a noteworthy surprise than a particularly seismic shock. Granted, the p…

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San Marino need support, not derision from fans with delusions of grandeur | Barry Glendenning

Playing in a pre-qualifying league with fellow minnows would help them to improve and also benefit more established teamsBy no means the first football grandee to assert that playing international cannon fodder such as San Marino ought to be beneath th…

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When it comes to the Qatar World Cup, look north to find a moral compass | Barry Glendenning

Norwegian clubs and players have taken a stand for migrant workers, but who is prepared to follow them? While we should expect no better from the ghouls at Fifa, it remains an enduring ignominy that over a decade after their decision to grant World Cup…