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Author Archive for Rob Smyth

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Arsenal v Wolves: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the Emirates, kick-off 7.15pm GMTEchoing stadium may be a void but Arsenal fans cannot wait to returnFeel free to email Rob with your thoughts 6.32pm GMT Pre-match reading Related: Echoing stadium may be a wintry void but Arsenal fans…

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Southampton v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from St Mary’s, kick-off 2pm GMTBruno Fernandes mentality powering United’s rise, says SolskjærFeel free to email Rob with your thoughts 1.43pm GMT Who doesn’t need another podcast in their life?United Rewind is a brand new pod…

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Everton v Leeds: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-off at Goodison Park‘My opponent then my friend’: Ancelotti pays tribute to Maradona You can email Rob here 4.33pm GMT Everton (3-4-2-1) Pickford; Godfrey, Holgate, Keane; Davies, Doucoure, Allan, Iwobi; James, Ric…

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Brighton v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-off at the Amex StadiumLiverpool players cannot use fixtures as an excuse, says KloppYou can email Rob here 11.36am GMT Adam Lallana is only on the bench against his old club. Aaron Connolly replaces him, and Joel…

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The Fiver | Packing more into 60 years than most would manage in 60 trillion

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Wednesday was another triumph for the best breaking-news service in the business. At 4.10pm, The Fiver filed a Slow News Day special and wandered jauntily down to our illegally open local, the Failure …

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Liverpool v Leicester City: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minutet updates from the 7.15pm GMT kick-offRodgers’ Anfield past brings power of ignition to latest reunionFeel free to email Rob with your thoughts 6.07pm GMT Pre-match reading Related: Brendan Rogers’ Anfield past brings power of ignition …

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Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion: Premier League – live!

Live updates from Old Trafford, kick-off 8pm GMTHow Marcus Rashford became such a devastating activistFeel free to email Rob with your thoughts 7.24pm GMT United have won none of their last six league games at Old Trafford, which I think is their worst…

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Aston Villa v Brighton, Football League and more: Saturday clockwatch – live!

Updates from Villa Park and beyond in 3pm GMT kick-offsLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeFeel free to email Rob with your thoughts 2.17pm GMT Bournemouth 3-2 Reading Asmir Begovic has just made an awesome save from Lucas Joao’s he…

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Spain v Germany, Croatia v Portugal and more: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-offsLive scoreboard: all the latest from Tuesday’s matchesAnd drop Rob an email with your thoughts, if you fancy 7.00pm GMT Malta v Faroe Islands team newsMalta (3-4-2-1) Bonello; Shaw, Agius, S Borg; J M…

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The Fiver | The speed with which elite footballers are becoming unavailable

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The Fiver might be in its mid-forties, with a BMI to match, but we’re not giving up our dream of becoming a professional footballer just yet. The speed with which elite players are becoming unavailable…

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Belgium v England: Nations League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-offJonathan Wilson: Southgate’s recipe for successRay Clemence: former England goalkeeper dies aged 72You can send your thoughts to Rob on email 6.33pm GMT Jack Grealish starts a competitive internation…

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Manchester United v Manchester City: Women’s Super League – live!

WSL updates from Leigh Sports Village, kick-off 12.30pm GMTManchester United’s rapid rise adds new twist to title battleAnd feel free to email Rob with your thoughts 11.42am GMT Pre-match readingHas anyone used the phrase “noisy neighbours” yet? Relate…

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Golden Goal: Terry Gibson for Manchester United v Arsenal (1987) | Rob Smyth

A violent game remembered for a spectacular rampage by Norman Whiteside had a poignant footnoteNot every golden goal has to glister. One of the most euphoric moments of Terry Gibson’s career was a tap-in from eight yards in a match his team would proba…

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The Fiver | Yes sir, Scotland can boogie

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!It’s taken 24 years, but The Fiver finally understands how Mark Renton felt during that Archie Gemmill scene in Trainspotting. After decades of hurt, during which it often felt as if it might never hap…

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Northern Ireland v Slovakia: Euro 2020 play-off – live!

Live updates on action from Windsor Park, kick-off 7.45pm GMTNorthern Ireland on mission ‘Ray of Sunshine’ in play-off against SlovakiaFeel free to email Rob here 6.44pm GMT Northern Ireland (possible 4-3-3) Peacock-Farrell; Dallas, Cathcart, J Evans, …

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Northern Ireland v Slovakia: Euro 2020 play-off – live!

Live updates on action from Windsor Park, kick-off 7.45pm GMTNorthern Ireland on mission ‘Ray of Sunshine’ in play-off against SlovakiaFeel free to email Rob here 6.44pm GMT Northern Ireland (possible 4-3-3) Peacock-Farrell; Dallas, Cathcart, J Evans, …

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Northern Ireland v Slovakia: Euro 2020 play-off – live!

Live updates on action from Windsor Park, kick-off 7.45pm GMTNorthern Ireland on mission ‘Ray of Sunshine’ in play-off against SlovakiaFeel free to email Rob here 6.44pm GMT Northern Ireland (possible 4-3-3) Peacock-Farrell; Dallas, Cathcart, J Evans, …

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Netherlands v Spain, Germany v Czech Republic and more: international football – live!

All the latest from the 7.45pm GMT kick-offs around EuropeClarke’s comments are a massive problem – language has powerSend Rob an email 6.26pm GMT Portugal v Andorra team newsPortugal (4-3-3) Lopes; Nelson Semedo, Ruben Semedo, Domingos Duarte, Mario R…

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Netherlands v Spain, Germany v Czech Republic and more: international football – live!

All the latest from the 7.45pm GMT kick-offs around EuropeClarke’s comments are a massive problem – language has powerSend Rob an email 6.26pm GMT Portugal v Andorra team newsPortugal (4-3-3) Lopes; Nelson Semedo, Ruben Semedo, Domingos Duarte, Mario R…

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The Fiver | The most pointless elite football since the 1985-86 ScreenSport Super Cup

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Uefa can be accused of many things, and we’ll come to that, but resting on their laurels is not one of them. Not content with the success of the European Championship, they created the surprisingly pop…