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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]