Brian Glanville

Britain’s most respected football writer, Brian Glanville remains a unique and distinctive voice in the world of football journalism. Brian has written for World Soccer since 1962 and is the author of a number of books, including The Story of the World Cup.

  • Hammered!

    June 29, 2011

    Have West Ham United, under the disastrous aegis of Sullivan and Gold, abetted by the formidable Karren Brady, doomed their ailing club to further catastrophe?

  • Down memory lane

    June 29, 2011

    You wonder if Jermaine Pennant has ever heard of Stanley Matthews, his esteemed predecessor on the Stoke City right wing?

  • “Calm down dear…”

    June 29, 2011

    Perhaps the next time the Prime Minister says, “Calm down, dear!” he might address the words to Arsene Wenger.

  • London Calling

    June 29, 2011

    When Fernando Torres skilfully scored that hugely belated goal against West Ham, the reaction of his much put upon manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was predictably one of unrestrained joy and relief.

  • The Mancunian candidates

    June 29, 2011

    Having crashed so disastrously at Wembley against Manchester City, can we reasonably expect Manchester United to do any better against the remarkable Schalke?

  • End of an era?

    June 29, 2011

    The takeover of Arsenal by the American billionaire Stan Kroenke has led to an avalanche of sentimental tosh. We are to believe that the club’s whiter than white image will be tarnished beyond repair.