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Kevin Coleman
Kevin Coleman

Founder and co-editor of Back Page Football.

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Benitez: “Chelsea didn’t deserve me”

by Kevin Coleman

In an interview with The Telegraph’s Oliver Brown, Rafael Benitez is leaving no Chelsea bridge standing as he says the London club didn’t deserve him when he replaced Andre Villas Boas as an interim manager. The Champions League winning manager says he has kept up good relations with his other clubs, but Chelsea was a […]

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Nicklas Bendtner, meet goalpost

by Kevin Coleman

Nicklas Bendtner nearly did a Phil Babb with the West Brom goalposts last night, having misjudged the cross of a ball he collided into the upright. (via /r/soccer)

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Watch Shinji Kagawa nutmeg Gerrard

by Kevin Coleman

The Japanese attacker got the best of the Liverpool and England stalwart with this little nutmeg in Manchester Utd’s 1-0 victory last night. (via /r/Soccer)

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Arsenal’s Bendtner harnessing his Ibrahimovic

by Kevin Coleman

Nicklas Bendtner once said he wants to be the best striker in the world. Having failed miserably, he’s turned to looking like some of the real best strikers in the world. Step 1: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s samurai ponytail (via ESPN FC)

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Watch Torres embarrass Hazard in training

by Kevin Coleman

Nothing is worse in football than when you dedicate to a tackle and the opposition player reads it, leaving you sliding into thin air while he hops on smugly. Eden Hazard, we thought you were better than this… (via /r/Soccer)

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Liverpool’s four centre backs can’t stop Liverpool conceding, losing

by Kevin Coleman

Liverpool started a back four consisting of four centre halves, but couldn’t stop Dejan Lovren scoring from a corner and Southampton winning 1-0. The Merseysiders suffered their first loss of the season, looking sloppy, lazy and unambitious. The away side were deserving of their win, with the likes of Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana stepping […]

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Liverpool are starting four centre backs

by Kevin Coleman

So how do we figure this one out? Most certainly not the way Brendan Rodgers would’ve liked to play this season, but injuries to Glen Johnson and an aversion to Jose Enrique means they have starting today Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Agger and Kolo Toure. Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet; Toure, Agger, Skrtel, Sakho; Lucas, […]