Barry Glendenning

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

Glendenning was born in Birr, County Offaly and attended Cistercian College, Roscrea, and then studied for a degree in Arts at University College Dublin, but he did not complete.

He is perhaps 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.[2] He is often found at the helm of the Guardian Unlimited "minute by minute reports", which feature live text coverage of Premier League and Champions League games and internationals.

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

The Guardian printed an apology[3] 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".[4] Glendenning also later apologised for his choice of words.

He is a supporter of Sunderland AFC.[5]

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  1. ^ "Barry Glendenning". London. 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  2. ^ Bechtel, Mark (2005-03-09). "Blue Frenzy: Chelsea and Barcelona put on an amazing show". 
  3. ^ Corrections; editor, clarifications column (21 January 2015). "Corrections and clarifications". Retrieved 23 January 2017 – via The Guardian. 
  4. ^ Suart, Paul (20 January 2015). "Wolves: Football pundit Barry Glendenning forced to backtrack over Sir Jack Hayward "racist" claims". Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Football live blog – 27 April - as it happened - Barry Glendenning, Evan Fanning and Scott Murra - Football -". 5 October 2013. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 

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