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Author Archive for Barry Glendenning

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The Fiver | Thump! Thump! Thump! Gah! Thump! Thump! Thump! Gah!

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Thump! Thump! Thump! Gah! Thump! Thump! Thump! Gah! That’s the sound of the Fiver banging its head off the desk and saying “Gah!” repeatedly, as it struggles to think of anything interesting to say abo…

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The Fiver | A body of men collectively known as something not fit for publication

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!A suspected shoplifter being stalked through the aisles by security, Mabel on checkout No 3 requesting a price-check on multipacks of baked beans and the staging of the draw for the first round of this…

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Football transfer rumours: Neymar to leave PSG for Real Madrid or Barça?

Today’s tell-all is stalling over image rightsIn what amounts to a vicious, third-degree burn, video footage recorded by the Brazilian journalist João Henrique Marques suggests all trace of Neymar has been removed from the Paris Saint-Germain club shop…

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Hungry Wolves can beat down top-six door but Europe may hold them back | Barry Glendenning

Recent history suggests that even under their streetwise manager they will do well to maintain last season’s form given the added burden of the Europa LeagueOnce more unto the breach. A new Premier League campaign is under way, but unlike at the outset…

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Crystal Palace v Everton, Watford v Brighton and more: clockwatch – live!

Live updates from all the 3pm BST kick-offs around the groundsLive scoreboard! Keep up with all the goals and gamesAnd you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 1.51pm BST Championship: Pablo Hernandez puts Marcelo Bielsa’s side ahead just before the …

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Football transfer rumours: Mario Mandzukic to Manchester United?

Today’s tell-all is praying for more rain While Manchester United are ready to cease in their attempt to lure Paulo Dybala from Juventus, due in no small part to their frustration at the Argentinian’s financial demands, Juventus have suggested Mario Ma…

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The Fiver | Showing little or no inclination to eat his dinner at two in the morning

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Having failed to endear himself to his Spanish hosts by making no effort to learn the lingo, refusing to walk around clacking castanets and showing little or no inclination to eat his dinner at two o’c…

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Tour de France 2019: stage 13 individual time trial – live!

Geraint Thomas among favourites for 27.2km stage in PauDominant Vos wins La Course after powerful finishEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 12.35pm BST While passing through the feed zone yesterday, Rohan Dennis decided to dismount hi…

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Tour de France 2019: stage 12 – live!

Live updates on stage from Toulouse to Bagnères-de-BigorreEwan silences the doubters with maiden Tour stage winDrop Barry an email | Tweet @bglendenning 10.28am BST Australia’s Caleb Ewan silenced a few doubters as he entered the pantheon of great spri…

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The Fiver | Steve Barnes’s author ego could be facing his toughest job yet

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!During his second stint in management as boss of Huddersfield Town, Steve Bruce somehow found time to author three crime thrillers entitled Striker! Sweeper! and Defender! Read by few at the time but n…

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Tour de France 2019: stage 10 – live!

Updates on the 217.5km flat stage from Saint-Flour to AlbiImpey sprints to Bastille Day victory in Tour de FranceAny comments? Email Barry | tweet @bglendenning 12.14pm BST 12.08pm BST 186km to go: The gap from our six-man breakaway to the bunch is 2m…

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Tour de France 2019: stage 10 – live!

Updates on the 217.5km flat stage from Saint-Flour to AlbiImpey sprints to Bastille Day victory in Tour de FranceAny comments? Email Barry | tweet @bglendenning 12.14pm BST 12.08pm BST 186km to go: The gap from our six-man breakaway to the bunch is 2m…

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Tour de France 2019: stage seven – live!

Riders take on longest stage, 230km to Chalon-sur-SaôneTour de France 2019: stage-by-stage guideEmail Barry here or tweet @bglendenning 10.39am BST 230km to go: No, really. There are 230km to go. 10.34am BST A point to ponder: Ahead of this stage, th…

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Tour de France 2019: stage six – live!

Follow the stage from Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles FillesStage five report: Sagan takes ‘exquisite’ winAnd you can email Barry here or tweet him here 12.22pm BST Out! We have our first abandonment of this year’s Tour. Team CCC’s Kiwi rider Paddy B…

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Tour de France 2019: stage five – live!

Rolling report of Saint-Dié-des-Vosges to Colmar (175.5km)Tour de France 2019: stage-by-stage guideEmail Barry here. Tweet @bglendenning 12.44pm BST 160km to go: It’s been a frantic first 15 kilometres, particularly at the front of the peloton. Thomas…

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Tour de France 2019: stage four – live!

Updates from Tuesday’s stage from Reims to NancyRead William FOtheringham’s stage-by-stage guide Alaphilippe wins stage three to take yellow jerseyAnd you can email Barry here or tweet him here 11.46am BST The Maillot Jaune speaks: “I struggled to fall…

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Tour de France: stage three – live!

Live updates from the first hilly stage; from Binche to ÉpernayWilliam Fotheringham’s stage-by-stage guide to the 2019 TourDrop Barry an email | Tweet @bglendenning 12.28pm BST The Australian team of Adam Yates, tend to give Tour video diary. Here’s t…

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Tour de France offers TV viewers a soothing look at some brutal sport

Commentators combine the history – boils and all – and the pretty countryside to make a seductive packageIn his book Down Under, the American travel writer Bill Bryson writes of accidentally stumbling into “the surreal and rewarding world of cricket on…

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Football transfer rumours: Ryan Sessegnon to sign for Tottenham?

Today’s tell-all shot a man in Reno just to watch him dieAfter a two-window hiatus in which they failed to sign a single new player, Tottenham Hotspur are waving their cheque-book about with abandon as they go about reinvigorating an understandably jad…

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Football transfer rumours: Man City and Tottenham eyeing Nathan Aké?

Today’s whispers have no kind words to sayManchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are ready to duke it out in a battle royale to secure the services of Bournemouth central defender Nathan Aké. French sports daily L’Equipe claim Pep Guardiola’s Premier Le…