It’s been a golden year for football punditry thanks to some new arrivals. Here are five pundits we loved in 2013.
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is a right back for the Doncaster U21 team in this year’s Football Manager edition. His morale is ‘Fairly Good’. He’s a millionaire, has the pick of many girls around the world and technically (Football Manager says so) is a footballer. Fairly Good?! His best stat is ‘Bravery’, at 14. […]
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 […]
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 […]
A certain gambling company is not unknown for it’s weird and whacky marketing ideas, but getting Joey Barton to taser a tea lady probably tops the lot.
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. […]
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 […]
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)
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.
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 […]