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Author Archive for Rob Smyth

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Leicester v Arsenal, Fleetwood v Everton: Carabao Cup third round – live!

Goal updates from the third round of the League CupThe Fiver: Covid-19 and a new era of Stop-Start FootballAnd send your thoughts to Rob by email here 7.05pm BST Fleetwood v Everton team newsEverton manager Carlo Ancelotti picked a strong side to face …

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The Fiver | Covid-19 and a new era of Stop-Start Football

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!We’ve had STOP FOOTBALL, The Fiver’s diligent 11-year campaign that was finally heard by the authorities in March. We’ve had START FOOTBALL, the surprisingly enjoyable and problem-free relaunch. Now, w…

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Chelsea v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Live updates as Jürgen Klopp and Frank Lampard lock hornsGet in touch! Email RobBarney Ronay: Lampard’s blue privilege will go only so far 4.16pm BST There were big away wins in the first two games of the day: Southampton 2-5 Spurs and Newcastle o-3 Br…

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Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live!

Live updates as José Mourinho’s men look to get first winGet in touch! Email RobJonathan Wilson: Bale has a chance of Spurs redemption 12.07pm BST 8 min Southampton are struggling to play at their usual tempo, which can only be a fitness issue. At thei…

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Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live!

Live updates as José Mourinho’s men look to get first winGet in touch! Email RobJonathan Wilson: Bale has a chance of Spurs redemption 12.07pm BST 8 min Southampton are struggling to play at their usual tempo, which can only be a fitness issue. At thei…

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Manchester United v Crystal Palace: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from Old Trafford, kick-off 5.30pm BSTCalvert-Lewin hits hat-trick as Everton fire five past West BromAnd feel free to email Rob with your thoughts 5.25pm BST Goals goals goals “Hey Rob,” says JR in Illinois. “Do you happen to kn…

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Everton v West Bromwich Albion: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-offTen Premier League things to look out for this weekendAnd you can get in touch with Rob here, if you like 11.35am BST Both teams are unchanged from their league matches last weekend.Everton (4-1-4-1) …

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Brighton v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8.15pm BST kick-offJonathan Wilson: Havertz and Werner raise stakes for LampardAnd email rob.smyth@theguardian.com with any thoughts 8.16pm BST 1 min Peep peep! After both sets of players take a knee, Brighton kick off f…

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Tottenham v Everton: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute report of the 4.30pm BST kick-offJonathan Wilson: Havertz and Werner raise stakes for LampardWhen Southall’s stunning save at Spurs pushed Everton to titleEmail rob.smyth@theguardian.com with any thoughts 4.25pm BST It’s a lovely sunny…

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Chelsea v Bristol City: Women’s Super League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates of Chelsea’s first home gameSuzanne Wrack: star signings for English clubs herald a power shiftRoord hits hat-trick as Arsenal put nine past 10-player West HamEmail rob.smyth@theguardian.com with any thoughts 11.57am BST Possib…

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Liverpool v Leeds United: Premier League – live!

Live updates as the newcomers visit the champions Live scores: all the goals as they go in around EuropeBuy a classic sport photograph – Cantona bosses LiverpoolSend your thoughts to Rob by email here 4.33pm BST Liverpool (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arn…

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Fulham v Arsenal: Premier League – live!

Updates from the 2020-21 season opener at Craven CottageLive scores: all the goals as they go in around EuropeSend your thoughts to Rob by email here 11.40am BST Some pre-match reading Related: Choose your own adventure: so you’ve won promotion to the …

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Netherlands v Italy, Czech Republic v Scotland: Nations League – live!

Latest updates from Monday’s games across EuropeLive scoreboard: keep up with all the goals and gamesWhy not drop Rob an email with your thoughts 6.47pm BST Czech Republic v Scotland team newsAs expected, there are nine debutants in the Czech Republic …

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The Fiver | Disgracing a once proud nation by breaching a biosecure bubble

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The youthful Fiver was a model of good behaviour. We never quaffed an excess of White Lightning before defacing the annual flower show in our local park; we never put our boot through the window of Rad…

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

Updates from the 2.30pm BST kick-off at Leigh Sports VillageKirby: ‘Cardiologist said if I didn’t slow down, I wouldn’t play’Get in touch! Send Rob an email with your thoughts 2.55pm BST 21 min “Hi Rob,” says Redmond Grimes. “Watching in from Toronto a…

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Iceland v England: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the 5pm BST kick-offWhat happened to heroes who stunned England? And feel free to mail rob.smyth@theguardian.com 4.40pm BST Gareth Southgate’s pre-match thoughts “I’ve said to go out and show what they can do – they’ve waite…

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Iceland v England: Nations League – live!

Nations League updates from the 5pm BST kick-offWhat happened to heroes who stunned England? And feel free to mail rob.smyth@theguardian.com 4.40pm BST Gareth Southgate’s pre-match thoughts “I’ve said to go out and show what they can do – they’ve waite…

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Scotland v Israel, Romania v Northern Ireland: Nations League – live!

Nations League live scores from the 7.45pm BST kick-offsMessi confirms he will stay at Barça ‘to avoid legal dispute’Any thoughts? Get in touch with Rob on email 6.55pm BST Scotland v Israel team newsLyndon Dykes, QPR’s Australian-born forward, makes h…

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The Fiver | Leaving Manchester United via an impromptu violin performance

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Footballers and self-awareness usually go together as well as novichok and international relations, so The Fiver wasn’t entirely surprised to hear of Alexis Sánchez’s attempt to justify his shambolic s…

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Women’s Champions League final: Wolfsburg v Lyon – live!

Live updates from the Anoeta, kick-off 7pm (BST)Wolfsburg out to dethrone Lyon in final clash of heavyweightsEmail Rob with your thoughts 5.44pm BST Pre-match reading Related: Wolfsburg out to dethrone Lyon in final clash of heavyweights | Sid Lowe Re…