Barry Glendenning

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Barry Glendenning
Born (1973-03-12) 12 March 1973 (age 46)
NationalityIrish
OccupationJournalist
Known forThe Guardian, Football Weekly

Barry Glendenning (born 12 March 1973) is an Irish sports journalist who holds the position of deputy sports editor on the guardian.co.uk website run by UK newspaper The Guardian.[1]

Glendenning was born in Birr, County Offaly[2] and attended Cistercian College, Roscrea; then he studied for a B.A. degree at University College Dublin (UCD), but this he did not complete.

Career[edit]

Glendenning is currently deputy sports editor at guardian.co.uk and best known for his work on The Guardian's football podcast Football Weekly. He also regularly contributes to the site's satirical daily email service, The Fiver.[3] He is often responsible for the Guardian Unlimited "minute-by-minute reports", which feature live text coverage of Premier League, Champions League and international matches and other sports.

Glendenning can also be heard co-hosting the Warm-Up with Max Rushden on Talksport on Sunday mornings from 11am to 1pm.

On 10 October 2018, Glendenning was included in a list of the 238 most respected journalists working in Britain as published by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.[4] He was number 238.

Controversies[edit]

The Guardian printed an apology[5] in response to complaints regarding comments made by Barry in a segment about Sir Jack Hayward on a football podcast, when Hayward was described as having been "quite openly xenophobic and racist".[6] Glendenning also later apologised for his choice of words.

Personal life[edit]

Glendenning is a supporter of Sunderland A.F.C..[7] As of 2018, his mother is 76 years old and his father, Sam, is a retired vet.[8] Glendenning is a keen fan of Meatball Marinara Subway sandwiches and often indulges in a footlong sandwich. He stated that he knows nothing about not liking pizza on Talksport in 2019.

Glendenning has drunk milk directly from a cow's udders - not by suckling/breastfeeding, but by squeezing the teat to spray the milk straight into his mouth.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barry Glendenning". Guardian.co.uk. London. 10 October 2007. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
  2. ^ "There were these three Paddys ..." The Irish Times. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ Bechtel, Mark (9 March 2005). "Blue Frenzy: Chelsea and Barcelona put on an amazing show". SI.com.
  4. ^ http://www.nctj.com/downloadlibrary/A%20list%20of%20the%20238%20most%20respected%20journalists.pdf
  5. ^ Corrections; editor, clarifications column (21 January 2015). "Corrections and clarifications". Retrieved 23 January 2017 – via The Guardian.
  6. ^ Suart, Paul (20 January 2015). "Wolves: Football pundit Barry Glendenning forced to backtrack over Sir Jack Hayward "racist" claims". Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Football live blog – 27 April - as it happened - Barry Glendenning, Evan Fanning and Scott Murra - Football - theguardian.com". 5 October 2013. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Football Weekly". the Guardian. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  9. ^ Fisher, Produced by Jonathan; Glendenning, Samuel James Presented by Max Rushden with Barry; Wilson, Jonathan; Lowe, Lars Sivertsen Sid; Bandini, Paolo; phone, Archie Rhind-Tutt on the (22 April 2019). "Top two dominate, Manchester United collapse and a Benteke goal – Football Weekly". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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