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Kevin Coleman
Kevin Coleman

Founder and co-editor of Back Page Football.

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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 […]

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Pepe Reina is still flirting with Barcelona

by Kevin Coleman

He does have Barcelona blood in him, after all. Pepe Reina is still talking about moving back to Barcelona. Of course, he joined Napoli during the summer to link up with old manager Rafa Benitez and is doing quite well. He even forced Mario Balotelli into his first ever penalty miss. But that hasn’t stopped […]

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Want to relive West Brom’s 2-1 win over Man Utd? Well now you can

by Kevin Coleman

Get your popcorn ready. Posted on West Bromwich Albion’s official account this evening, a tweet inviting fans to pre-order a DVD of their 2-1 victory against what can only be regarded as a struggling Manchester United team. Pre-order the full match DVD of last Saturday's 2-1 win over @ManUtd now: http://t.co/AyoAOicyvI #wba #coyb pic.twitter.com/mCKMtuxizy — […]

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Newcastle are doing something right: Cabaye, Remy recalled to France squad

by Kevin Coleman

Newcastle might be struggling in the league, but the form of Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye has warranted themselves spots in the provisional French squad for their upcoming games against Australia and Finland. Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham / ENG), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mickael Landreau (Bastia) Defenders: Eric Abidal (Monaco), Gael Clichy (Manchester City / ENG), Mathieu Debuchy […]