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Author Archive for Gregg Bakowski

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Premier League team news, previews and transfer window updates – live!

Transfer interactive: keep up with all the latest dealsFootball Weekly Extra: Cup thrashing and cash splashingEmail Gregg, tweet him or comment below the line 9.17am GMT It’s Friday and another feast/rudimentary meal of football awaits us this weekend….

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Everton v Leicester City: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-offDavid Squires on … festive action and Liverpool’s dominant runAnd you can email Gregg here or tweet @GreggBakowski 11.32am GMT Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Zouma, Digne, André Gomes, Gueye, Walcot…

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Manchester City v Crystal Palace, Chelsea v Leicester and more – live!

Goal updates from the games in the Premier League and beyondLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeEmail Gregg here. Tweet @GreggBakowski 1.43pm GMT Let’s get quizzical! While we wait for the team news, why not give this David Squires …

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Football transfer rumours: Frenkie de Jong to Manchester City for £62m?

Today’s piffle is blinding you with its brilliancePep Guardiola has seen the future of football – and it’s orange! Actually, it’s usually red and white but it has worn orange three times, for the resurgent Netherlands, and goes by the name of Frenkie d…

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Football transfer rumours: Phil Foden to Dortmund, Leipzig or PSG?

Today’s fluff is fondly remembering some classic commentaryThe FA might have saved an awful lot of money on designing and building its English football-DNA lab in Burton had it known that Borussia Dortmund were so keen to play the role of finishing sch…

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Football transfer rumours: Phil Foden to Dortmund, Leipzig or PSG?

Today’s fluff is fondly remembering some classic commentaryThe FA might have saved an awful lot of money on designing and building its English football-DNA lab in Burton had it known that Borussia Dortmund were so keen to play the role of finishing sch…

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England v Australia: women’s international football friendly – live!

Live updates as the Matildas make trip to Craven CottageNext Generation: 10 young English players to watchAnd feel free to email Gregg or tweet @GreggBakowski 6.07pm BST England: Earps, Bronze, Greenwood, Nobbs, Houghton (c), Kirby, Duggan, McManus, Wa…

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World Cup 2018 quotes quiz: who said what in Russia?

Who is slab-head? What is the sister of genius? Where is Samara?• The big 2018 World Cup quizWho said …Stanislav CherchesovJuan Carlos OsorioGareth SouthgateCarlos QueirozWho said …Juan Antonio PizziJulen Lopetegui Joachim LöwFernando HierroWho sai…

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The Fiver | We’re heading into football’s Era of Pulis. Thanks Russia

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!After consuming a frothy cocktail of football and Tin for a month straight, The Fiver’s head is thumping like one of those massive Michael Mann-style helicopters today, reader. Ethics 2018 is over! Wha…

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Football transfer rumours: Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United for Barça?

Today’s fluff is a World Cup winnerHaving scored a cracker against Croatia, stuffed the World Cup trophy in his back pocket and waltzed off to dab with the French president, Paul Pogba has remembered what it was he was so good at doing before he played…

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Perhaps it’s time for a tip of the hat | World Cup Fiver

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!It’s Ethics World Cup semi-finals time! And what a treat we have in store with the first one, reader. A local derby between Bobby M’s brilliant Belgium and Diddy Deschamps’ dazzli … erm delightf … um ……

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool move for Lyon’s Nabil Fekir back on?

Today’s fluff is running around all over the placeLiverpool have decided that seeing as they bothered to record an unveiling video with Nabil Fekir a few weeks ago, they might as well go through with actually signing the Lyon playmaker after negotiatio…

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World Cup 2018: Croatia v Denmark – live!

Latest updates and score from the 7pm (BST) last-16 tieRussia knock Spain out of World Cup on penaltiesEmail Gregg or tweet: @GreggBakowski 6.22pm BST Both these nations have produced some wonderfully creative footballers down the years. Robert Prosine…

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Quiz: match the photo to the World Cup

When was Diego Maradona celebrating? When was Ruud van Nistelrooy posing? And when was Asamoah Gyan dancing?• Try our other World Cup quizzes: songs, red cards and playersA classic England kit – from which World Cup?Argentina 78Spain 82Mexico 86Italia …

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Football transfer rumours: Abdoulaye Doucouré or Steven N’Zonzi to Arsenal?

Today’s fluff is hoping to hear some good newsUnai Emery has taken a long hard look at Arsenal’s wobbly spine and winced. It will take some fixing – and a £50m repair kitty probably won’t do the job. But in any case he’ll get to work doing what should …

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Football transfer rumours: Jamie Vardy to Atlético Madrid?

Today’s fluff is genuinely frighteningDefenders in La Liga might want to consider plying their trade elsewhere if Diego Simeone is successful in constructing the most terrifying frontline since the Orcs lined up to do battle in the second Lord of the R…

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Leinster v Racing 92: European Rugby Champions Cup final – live!

European Champions Cup final updates from BilbaoThe Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby emailAnd feel free to email Gregg or tweet @GreggBakowski 5.16pm BST 26 min: Murphy offloads smartly and sends Leinster over to the left side of the pitch, …

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Chelsea v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Live updates as both teams battle to finish in the top fourKlopp seeks top-four spot and end to stupid questionsEmail Gregg or tweet @GreggBakowski 3.41pm BST So two strong teams then, with Liverpool fielding their usual front three and only resting on…

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The Fiver | Indecipherable yelps and the gnawing sound of a hungry shredder

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!With only three months left until the big Ethics World Cup kick-off, The Fiver thought it was high time we checked in with our Stolichnaya-drinking, Cossack-dancing, Lada-driving, interweb-hacking, all…

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Football transfer rumours: Paul Pogba to join Real Madrid or PSG?

Today’s fluff is being used as baitJosé Mourinho hasn’t upset anyone for the past 48 hours so he plans to put this right by attaching Paul Pogba to a rod and dangling him in front of some of Europe’s biggest fish, in the hope they will gobble up the Fr…