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Author Archive for Barry Glendenning

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The Fiver | Jimmy Corkhill and the observation deck of Radio City Tower

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The fifth largest city in the UK with a population of almost 500,000 people, Liverpool’s history can be traced back to the year 1190, just the 702 before the formation of its eponymously titled local f…

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The Fiver | The possibility of a petulant diva strop is always on the cards

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Labelled “the hissing hooligans” by the Italian media, it could be argued the loggionisti are the ultras of the opera world. From their places in the cheap seats high in the gods of Milan’s La Scala, t…

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Watford give us 11,158 reasons to believe bogey teams do exist | Barry Glendenning

Every side has a team they just can’t beat – and the winless Hornets haven’t toppled City since Thatcher was PMIs there really such a thing as a football bogey team? Opponents whom fans of a particular club dread to see their team face because they see…

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Football transfer rumours: Thomas Tuchel to take over at Manchester United?

Today’s tell-all is scraping the bottom of the barrel Underwhelmed by Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s stint at the wheel, Manchester United are hoping to replace him with Thomas Tuchel. Reports from France suggest both United and Barcelona are interested in luri…

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Napoli v Liverpool: Champions League – live!

Updates from the Group E match, kicking off at 8pm BSTLive scoreboard: the latest from Tuesday’s matchesAncelotti has all the pieces in place for NapoliLiverpool look to build on their crownAnd you can email Barry here or tweet him here 7.10pm BST Team…

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The Fiver | Yes, it’s more Premier League things to look out for this weekend

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Liverpool v Newcastle: Unbeaten over two league games in which they beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane before inconsiderately helping to drum Javi Gracia out of a job by not losing against Watford at ho…

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The Fiver | Yes, it’s more Premier League things to look out for this weekend

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Liverpool v Newcastle: Unbeaten over two league games in which they beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane before inconsiderately helping to drum Javi Gracia out of a job by not losing against Watford at ho…

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The Fiver | Yes, it’s more Premier League things to look out for this weekend

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Liverpool v Newcastle: Unbeaten over two league games in which they beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane before inconsiderately helping to drum Javi Gracia out of a job by not losing against Watford at ho…

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The Fiver | Napoli and the shock news that builders have failed to finish on time

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!When somebody’s default facial expression is one of constant surprise, it can be difficult to tell when they’re in genuine shock. But there was no mistaking the amazement felt by Carlo Ancelotti, whose…

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Football transfer rumours: Luís and Skriniar to Manchester City?

These rumours will turn if you want toDespite recruiting midfield bulwark Rodri for a club record £62.8m in July, Pep Guardiola may renew his interest in Benfica’s Florentino Luís. The Lisbon-born 20-year-old has a €60m release clause in his contract a…

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Phil Neville must understand that actions speak louder than words | Barry Glendenning

The England Women’s manager has done a reasonable job, but has yet to live up to the high standards he has set himselfShow don’t tell. It’s an age-old technique employed by writers and film-makers who wish to put across their story in a way that places…

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England v Bulgaria: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

Updates from Wembley Stadium, 5pm BST kick-offAsparuhov, Bulgarian artist who stunned WembleyCzech fans held over drone plans for Kosovo gameEmail Barry here and tweet at @bglendenning 4.55pm BST Not long now: Despite somehow managing to clash heads in…

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The Fiver | It’s international break so … another high-profile spat!

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Following the hugely entertaining and very public spat between Big Alan Shearer and L’il Micky Owen earlier this week, it was only a matter of time before another high-profile former footballer stepped…

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The Fiver | We’re sorry you think what happened to Romelu Lukaku wasn’t racist

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The Fiver | The right to not win their first major piece of silverware in 54 years

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!With the draw for Big Cup not due to take place until shortly after today’s thrilling instalment of the world’s most tea-timely football email is detonated, it behoves the Fiver to bring you news of th…

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Football transfer rumours: Chelsea to sell Bakayoko? PSG in for Mandzukic?

Today’s whispers are short-sleevedWith the good and the great of Europe’s elite clubs convening in Monaco for this evening’s Champions League draw, there ought to be no shortage of opportunities for late-doors horse-trading ahead of the closure of the …

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The Fiver | A disgraceful turn of events at Bury

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!It is difficult to imagine fans of England’s more successful clubs getting quite as hands-on in the face of extreme adversity as those of their poorer relations. A prospective partnership with an offic…

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Football transfer rumours: Dembélé to be a makeweight in Neymar deal?

Today’s tell-all is suffering from chafing issues After seeing his strikers Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappé forced off with injury in Paris Saint-Germain’s easy win over Toulouse on Sunday, Thomas Tuchel once again faced a barrage of interrogatory pro…

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Bury’s future hangs in the balance: weekend football countdown – live!

Shakers await fate amid threat of extinction after 135 yearsJames Bentley: losing Bury would devastate a communityYou can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning or post BTL 11.08am BST Related: ‘We need to protect individuals’: Solskjær on racist abuse of…

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Bury’s future hangs in the balance: weekend football countdown – live!

Shakers await fate amid threat of extinction after 135 yearsJames Bentley: losing Bury would devastate a communityYou can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning or post BTL 10.45am BST Liverpool: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has inked a new deal committing him …