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Kevin Coleman
Kevin Coleman

Founder and co-editor of Back Page Football.

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Mick Wallace is a football hipster

by Kevin Coleman

The Wexford TD has been in the firing line in the past for his weird and whacky Dáil dress sense, but not in a million years would we imagine a Torino jersey being sported in our parliament’s headquarters. The Wexford Youths founder definitely has some football hipster tendencies, what with his club’s pink jersey and […]

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Gerrard was better than Keane, according to Joey Barton

by Kevin Coleman

Joey Barton is far from one to keep quiet, so when Sir Alex Ferguson felt the need to let everyone know that he didn’t think Steven Gerrard was/is really that great, Joey kindly stepped in to defend his English counterpart. Now, here at Back Page Football we like to support the Irish as much as […]

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World Cup seedings revealed, Italy drop out of top eight

by Kevin Coleman

The four-time champions are not in the top eight of the World Cup seedings for the first time ever. Italy are officially out of the top 8 seeds in the World Cup draw. First time in history. — Azzurri (@ItalianNT) October 16, 2013 The seedings have been revealed as follow: 1. Spain 2. Germany 3. […]

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Scarily accurate article from 2002 listing some of Belgium’s future stars

by Kevin Coleman

We recall a very old BBC article that had the likes of David Dunn and Neil Mellor in England’s Euro 2008 squad. It’s fair to say that wasn’t very accurate. This is accuracy. Major props to the writer for calling so many future internationals. This pops up on the back of Belgium’s qualification to the […]

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Joey Barton: “England are shit”

by Kevin Coleman

Joey Barton has branded the England football team ‘shit’, says the FA is archaic and slammed Sir Alex Ferguson’s coaching ability. Just another day in the life of the single-capped player. (via Goal)

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Antonio Valencia is the fastest player in the world. Apparently.

by Kevin Coleman

FIFA have released this infographic, purporting that Antonio Valencia is the fastest player in the world. Sure, the Ecuadorian is fast. But the fastest in the world? We’re sure there’s a sprinter cum footballer in Jamaica or somewhere who’s fairly annoyed tonight.

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Liverpool still pursuing Derby’s Will Hughes

by Kevin Coleman

According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are still interested in signing 18-year-old Derby County midfielder Will Hughes. The highly rated England Under-21 international has started the season well for Derby, who were taken over by Steve McClaren last week, with two league goals. The Echo reports: A host of the Premier League’s top sides seem to be […]

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Zlatan wouldn’t hire Bayern’s Uli Hoeness to do his taxes

by Kevin Coleman

Having branded Zlatan Ibrahimovic a prima donna during the week, Uli Hoeness has had a response from the Swedish striker. Ibrahimovic says he wouldn’t trust the Bayern Munich president to do his taxes. In a poorly translated quote from France’s L’Equipe website, the PSG forward fired back at the former West Germany international, saying he […]