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Football transfer rumours: Wilfried Zaha to Manchester City?

Today’s tell-all cannot ‘unsee’ this Manchester City celebration videoCrystal Palace fans will be most unhappy to learn that Wilfried Zaha is being linked with another move to Manchester. The last player signed by Sir Alex Ferguson before he retired as…

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Football transfer rumours: Manchester United to bid £40m for Richarlison?

Today’s tell-all is aiming for the top bin One of last summer’s more interesting Premier League signings, Richarlison arrived at Watford an almost unknown quantity. While most English football fans had never heard of him, those who pretend to watch the…

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to sign Marouane Fellaini?

Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today without recognising a rib-tickling play on words when it hears oneMarouane Fellaini is expected to leave Manchester United when his contract expires come season’s end and French sports daily L’Equipe have r…

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Football transfer rumours: Juan Mata out, Willian in at Manchester United?

Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today without knowing a favourable report when it reads oneJuan Mata may be one of the nicest men in football but his fabled geniality and generosity will not be enough to secure his future at Manchester United. …

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Football transfer rumours: Juan Mata out, Willian in at Manchester United?

Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today without knowing a favourable report when it reads oneJuan Mata may be one of the nicest men in football but his fabled geniality and generosity will not be enough to secure his future at Manchester United. …

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Football transfer rumours: Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam to Manchester United?

Today’s fluff is weighing up its optionsTo France, where word is percolating that the Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam will be the subject of a bid from Manchester United this summer. Born in the Loire region’s Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, the Algerian intern…

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Manchester United v Swansea, West Ham v Southampton and more – live!

Premier League updates, plus more from around EuropeAnd feel free to email Barry or tweet him @bglendenning 1.41pm BST Scottish Premiership: Having been 2-0 down at half-time, Rangers have just scored two quick goals to restore parity against Motherwel…

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Football transfer rumours: Chelsea in pole to sign Robert Lewandowski?

Today’s rumours are having a good FridayFollowing his eye-catching hat-trick in Spain’s 6-1 demolition of Argentina, Isco celebrated by voicing his general discontent with his current lot at Real Madrid. “When a footballer doesn’t feel like he has a le…

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The Fiver | Effing and jeffing echoing around the press room

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!After watching the Wolves team he managed in 2009 concede an own-goal against Reading, Mick McCarthy was asked what he’d thought about the calamity that had unfolded. “F**king abysmal, that’s what I f*…

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Charlie Fogarty: the footballer forced to rebuild his life from square one | Barry Glendenning

Charlie Fogarty was 15 when a car hit him. But he has recovered to become a motivational speaker and earn an MBEIt is said life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans. Despite being released by Birmingham City as a 15-year-old who …

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Liverpool v Porto: Champions League – live!

Live updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-offEmail Barry here or tweet him here, if you fancyFollow PSG v Real Madrid – live! 8.18pm GMT 29 min: Chance! Sadio Mane misses the chance of the game so far, shooting low and hard towards the bottom left-hand cor…

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The Fiver | A history of buckling under the slightest hint of pressure

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Having come from behind to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the first leg of their Big Cup last-16 match against PSG, plucky reigning champions Real Madrid are in the French capital to see if they can clo…

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Football transfer rumours: Vardy to Everton? Eriksen to Barcelona?

Today’s tell-all would like to thank the Academy Weekend reports in the Mirror declared it was decided at a recent Everton recruitment meeting to make the signing of Jamie Vardy the club’s top priority this summer. Everton fans could scarcely be more d…

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The Fiver | Yearning for the samba-style tiki-taka approach of Tony Hibbert

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!A cynic could conceivably argue that Everton are not having a great season. Under Ronald Koeman, the Merseyside club finished seventh and went on an expensive summer trolley dash. Supporters were buoya…

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Football transfer rumours: Marco Reus to Liverpool or Spurs?

Today’s fluff is tryin’ to maintainSlim pickings today after hundreds of football transfer rumours were left stranded overnight as extreme weather continued to wreak havoc across the UK – with Met Office representatives warning that the country ‘is not…

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The Fiver | Building a water-feature just outside the entrance to Stafford services

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Arsenal entertain Manchester City on Thursday night in a repeat of last Sunday’s Littlewoods Cup final slaughter, but with three Premier League points up for grabs instead of a shiny three-handled trop…

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The Fiver | Building a water-feature just outside the entrance to Stafford services

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Arsenal entertain Manchester City on Thursday night in a repeat of last Sunday’s Littlewoods Cup final slaughter, but with three Premier League points up for grabs instead of a shiny three-handled trop…

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The Fiver | Wearing or not wearing ribbons can be fraught with peril

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Wearing or not wearing ribbons in the interests of raising awareness can be fraught with peril. Despite taking part in an Aids Walk, Seinfeld’s Cosmo Kramer was beaten up by fellow participants after r…

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Skeleton: how to hurtle down an ice-track on a ‘tea tray’ – Winter Olympics video

Skeleton is a winter sport in which competitors hurl themselves head-first down an ice track on a sled resembling a tea tray and back in the news again thanks to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Before the 2014 Games, Barry Glendenning visited the U…

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Not bad for a city that didn’t even have a Pizza Hut in 2010

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The global rap wars of 2009-10 were brutal. With the help of Alicia Keys, Jay-Z released Empire State of Mind, a hit that was quickly parodied by London-based actors Alex Warren and Terema Wainwright, …