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Author Archive for Gregg Bakowski

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England v Scotland: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 17.00 BST kick-offBronze: ‘I scored a couple of goals and my life changed overnight’Send your emails to Gregg here or tweet him @GreggBakowski 4.35pm BST Simon McMahon has been in touch: “Afternoon Gregg. There seems t…

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Premier League 2018-19 review: matches of the season

From misplaced early-season hope to a seven-goal Molineux thriller, via a showdown between the top twoWelcome to theguardian.com review of the 2018-19 Premier League season. We have nominated some contenders for this category but this is just to get th…

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The Fiver | Barely going two seconds without someone doing something amazing

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Granny Fiver’s got it in for us, reader. On Monday we were supposed to be heading round her house to move the easy chair from the living room to the lean-to. She likes to get a bit of sun on her bones …

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How psychology helped Origi be a Liverpool hero after Wolfsburg low | Gregg Bakowski

Striker’s supreme mental strength has helped him bounce back from Bundesliga humiliation to be a cool conqueror of BarçaWhat a difference a year makes. On 5 May 2018 Divock Origi stood, shoulders slumped, at the Red Bull Arena having struggled to make …

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The Fiver | Using an immortal Scottish swordsman to slay Manchester City

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!For the 999th time this season, Liverpool have the joyless task of trying to put pressure on Manchester City by winning a game of football, before having all hope extinguished when City make a crucial …

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Premier League endgame looms and more: weekend countdown – live!

You can email Gregg here or tweet him herePremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendFootball Weekly Extra: City’s derby joy, eggs and more 9.16am BST There are just three matchdays left in the Premier League, readers. You can almost smell t…

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Premier League endgame looms and more: weekend countdown – live!

You can email Gregg here or tweet him herePremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendFootball Weekly Extra: City’s derby joy, eggs and more 9.16am BST There are just three matchdays left in the Premier League, readers. You can almost smell t…

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Football transfer rumours: Philippe Coutinho to leave Barça for Chelsea?

Today’s fluff is going to have to make a dash for itChelsea are already busy trying to figure out how to replenish their creative juices when Eden Hazard drops his shoulder and shoots off to Real Madrid this summer. One plan involves shovelling million…

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The Fiver | Turning to page 37 of his How To Manage Like Lord Ferg manual

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!It’s the Manchester derby folks. Under the lights. In front of 76,000 at a raucous Old Trafford. What an occasion! So, naturally, United fans just can’t wait to see their team throw a spanner in the wo…

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Football transfer rumours: Rodri and Bale heading for Manchester?

Today’s fluff has got life-affirming moments in its past it can’t repeatPep Guardiola wants a throbbing brain on the pitch with toes of steel to replace Fernandinho, whose creaking limbs are undergoing a late-career slow rust. In an ideal world, Pep wo…

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Wolves v Manchester United: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

FA Cup quarter-final updates from the 7.55pm (GMT) kick-off When United were darlings – and Wolves found out whyAnd you can email Gregg here. Tweet him @GreggBakowski 7.52pm GMT Justin Kavanagh writes: “Hearing Solskjæar speak after a couple of years o…

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Real Madrid v Celta Vigo, Bournemouth v Newcastle and more – live!

Also: Burnley v Leicester and West Ham v HuddersfieldLive scoreboard! Follow all of the day’s goals and gamesAnd feel free to email Gregg or tweet him @GreggBakowski 2.28pm GMT Pontus Jansson has just legged it from goal up to the Sheffield United pena…

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Football transfer rumours: Celtic’s Kieran Tierney to Dortmund?

Today’s fluff believes the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the windAt least when it comes to football, Britain is not a complete shambles in the eyes of Europe. It’s not just talented young English players who are ge…

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Real Madrid v Barcelona: Copa del Rey semi-final, second leg – live!

Copa del Rey semi-final latest from the Bernabéu (first leg: 1-1)Live scoreboard: all the latest from Wednesday’s matchesAnd email Gregg here or tweet him here with your thoughts 5.53pm GMT Monsieur, with these clásicos you are really spoiling us. This…

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Panini Cheapskates told to stop selling badly drawn Manchester United stickers

Club say drawings ‘infringe intellectual property rights’Amateur artists rebrand club and raise £500 for charityAn “artistically challenged” couple who have raised £12,000 for charity by creating crude Panini-like stickers during international football…

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Newport County v Manchester City: FA Cup fifth round – live!

FA Cup fifth-round updates from the tie at Rodney ParadeNewport County: inside story of a club that rose from the deadAnd feel free to email Gregg or tweet @GreggBakowski 4.40pm GMT Here’s what the Newport manager, Michael Flynn, has to say having just…

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Brighton v Derby County: FA Cup fifth round – live!

FA Cup fifth-round updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-offHarry Wilson: ‘Rush phoned. I thought what do I call him?’And feel free to email Gregg or tweet him @GreggBakowski 12.08pm GMT Chris Hughton speaks. Glenn Murray is injured, apparently. “We have a…

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Billy Morgan: ‘I was just the crazy kid at school who could do backflips’

Olympic medal-winning snowboarder on his handyman skills, his fear of talking in front of children and why Instagram is badIt’s winter Billy. Shouldn’t you be competing in a snowboarding competition somewhere? The worlds are on in France and Italy at t…

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Premier League team news and more: weekend football countdown – live!

Fellow footballers pay tribute to Emiliano SalaThe latest football news before the weekend’s gamesAnd email Gregg here or tweet @GreggBakowski 10.59am GMT Nantes have announced that they will retire the No9 shirt in memory of Emiliano Sala. The club wr…

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The Joy of Six: football title run-ins | Gregg Bakowski

A full-tilt Liverpool charge, Napoli’s epic collapse, missing boots, broken Hearts and Cantona’s economical brilliance featureHooliganism, Heysel and the Bradford fire had left English football on the brink of oblivion in 1985. On-field action desperat…