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Author Archive for Barry Glendenning

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Premier League team news and buildup to the weekend’s matches – live!

• Latest news from Friday press conferences and beyond• Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend• And you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 9.54am BST @aguerosergiokun… new contract… enough said! #mancity pic.twitter.com/J8v60LU…

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The Fiver | The significance of that trainspotting cow

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Sound the Big Cup klaxon, because European football’s elite club competition is back for yet another season of transcontinental intrigue. Between now and 1 June, Europe’s finest will duke it out across…

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The Fiver | All the urgency of a dog that knows it’s being taken to the vet

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!In the run-up to Liverpool’s win over Tottenham on Saturday, Sky Sports broadcast some pre-match filler they’d recorded earlier in the week, in which Christian Eriksen and Ben Davies beat Harry Kane an…

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The Fiver | The kind of anxiety dream from which there is literally no escape

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Falling off a cliff. Being hunted down and eaten by a shark. Going to school unprepared for an important exam. Losing all our teeth. We’ve all had those kinds of anxiety dreams where you wake up with y…

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Football transfer rumours: Mesut Özil to leave Arsenal for Fenerbahce?

Today’s tell-all will pull itself together and keep on holding on Unai Emery may have denied reports that he has fallen out with Mesut Özil, but news from Turkey has done little to quell speculation that that all is not well in the relationship between…

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Football rumours: Zidane to bring a star quartet to Manchester United?

In space, nobody can hear today’s tell-all scream With no standout speculation with which to lead today’s charge, the Rumour Mill finds itself at something of a loss to know which particular morsel of tell-all is worthy of top billing. Unsubstantiated …

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Nations League: Northern Ireland v Bosnia-Herzegovina – live!

Updates from the Nations League game at Windsor ParkEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenningConfusion greets new Nations League format 1.40pm BST A weird nugget of trivia from Sky Sports: For unexplained reasons, Robert Prosinecki has only brought four defen…

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Nations League: Northern Ireland v Bosnia-Herzegovina – live!

Updates from the Nations League game at Windsor ParkEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenningConfusion greets new Nations League format 1.40pm BST A weird nugget of trivia from Sky Sports: For unexplained reasons, Robert Prosinecki has only brought four defen…

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The Fiver | Something is rotten in the state of Danish football

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Shakespeare was a man who had his finger on the pulse and could invariably come up with some winning bons mots when writing about treachery. But even a man as astute as The Bard would struggle to come …

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The Fiver | The lowly standards of Scottish refereeing

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!With club football on an international break so those who play it can see “other people”, The Fiver finds itself scrabbling down the back of our Big Sofa O’News in the hope of finding something – anyth…

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Red Star Belgrade retake their place back with the big boys of Europe

Side set up in 1945 by communists to help the poor – and out of the Champions League for 26 years – return to face LiverpoolRed Star Belgrade. A name that echoes with nostalgic resonance. After a 26-year absence, the Serbian champions are finally back …

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Arsenal v West Ham, Premier League and more: Saturday clockwatch – live!

Updates from 3pm games in the Premier League and beyondWolves v Manchester City – live with Scott MurrayEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 2.38pm BST Everton: Tom Davies comes in to replace the injured Morgan Schneiderlin in central …

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Arsenal v West Ham, Premier League and more: Saturday clockwatch – live!

Updates from 3pm games in the Premier League and beyondWolves v Manchester City – live with Scott MurrayEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 2.38pm BST Everton: Tom Davies comes in to replace the injured Morgan Schneiderlin in central …

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Telling his players to larrup the ball towards Sunderland or Leeds | The Fiver

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!During a 26-year managerial career that has taken him from Bournemouth to Gillingham, Bristol City, Portsmouth, Stoke (twice), Plymouth Argyle, Crystal Palace, West Brom and Middlesbrough, Tony Pulis r…

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Football transfer rumours: Kylian Mbappé or Neymar to leave PSG?

Today’s tell-all loves the smell of Medellin Supremo in the morningHaving been cleared by in June of breaching those Uefa Financial Fair Play “break even” rules only the most eggheaded forensic accountants really seem to have a handle on, Paris Saint-G…

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Football transfer rumours: Real Madrid to try again for Eden Hazard?

Today’s tittle-tattle didn’t get the endingA player who makes no secret of his ambitions to move elsewhere while simultaneously giving every appearance of being perfectly content where he is, Eden Hazard will be the subject of one more bid from Real Ma…

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The Fiver | A squabble over seating arrangements

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Kayla the Eagle has had her talons buffed, the Crystals have dusted off their pom-poms and the booze section of the adjacent Sainsbury’s has been stocked with Purple Tin in preparation for the first ma…

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The Fiver | Howls of anguish at the modern proclivity of new-fangled coaches

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Seconds away for round two of the Premier League, following an opening weekend The Fiver couldn’t help notice was a little low on surprises. Southampton didn’t score, José fell out with one of his play…

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The Fiver | The ongoing battle for American hearts, minds and dollars

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Cracking America as a foreigner can be a an odyssey fraught with peril. The Pilgrim Fathers pulled it off while the similarly sullen Oasis repeatedly tried and failed. Piers Morgan was sent home packin…

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Football transfer rumours: Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso back to Real Madrid?

Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today learning about the ‘them and us’ situation which bedevils British industry so tragicallyHaving played just a solitary minute for Real Madrid’s first team back in April 2010, Marcos Alonso is being tenuously…