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World Cup O2W – Dele Adeleye

by Chris Mann

Dele Adeleye | 21 | Nigeria | Defender Nigeria has long been a conveyor belt of some of Africa’s finest footballing talent, and Sparta Rotterdam’s 21 year-old defender Dele Adeleye looks to be yet another addition to the country’s long line of gifted players. A tall, commanding centre-half, Adeleye, as a part of what is […]

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World Cup O2W – Michael Bradley

by Chris Mann

We continue our exploration of some of the young stars that will be on show in South Africa. Today, Chris Mann introduces us to the USA’s midfield dalisman Michael Bradley. The son of the United States Coach, Bob Bradley, Michael Bradley has had to endure more than his fair share of accusations of nepotism during […]

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World Cup O2W – Michael Zullo

by Chris Mann

In number three of our World Cup One 2 Watch series, Chris of The Equaliser Blog introduces us to Michael Zullo – a 21-year-old left sided player who recently made the move to Europe with Dutch side FC Utrecht. Michael Zullo | 21 | Australia | Midfielder Australia has produced its fair share of world […]

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World Cup One 2 Watch: Alexis Sanchez

by Chris Mann

One 2 Watch returns in World Cup form to look at some of the young stars that will be on show in South Africa this summer. Chris Mann, who recently began his fantastic new blog The Equaliser, where you will find more World Cup features and views, kicks-off the series with a look at Chile […]

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Serie A – Week 24 Review

by Chris Mann

Chris Mann is back to give BackPageFootball the lowdown on the latest round of Serie A matches as leaders Inter stumble against Napoli. Have things just got interesting again on the peninsula? With Napoli holding Inter to a draw and Milan, Roma and Juventus all registering important wins, a small dent has was made in […]

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Serie A – Week 24 Preview

by Chris Mann

The dust has settled after last weekend’s events and, in the aftermath of another unpredictable round of games, it is now clear that the Scudetto is Inter’s to lose. Jose Mourinho’s side are nine points clear of their nearest challengers Roma and are very much odds-on to secure a fifth league title in succession. Only […]

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Serie A – Week 23 Review

by Chris Mann

BPF’s resident Serie A expert Chris Mann is back with a round up of the latest goings on in Italy as Inter continue to lead the way. We’re only a little over half-way through the season, but it already looks as though Internazionale have got a fifth consecutive Serie A title all but wrapped up. […]

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Serie A – Week 22 Preview

by Chris Mann

A new week and a new era for Juventus in the aftermath of Ciro Ferrara’s sacking following the club’s elimination from the Coppa Italia at the hands of Internazionale in mid-week. The Turin club have appointed Alberto Zaccheroni until the end of the season and week 22 is the former Torino manager’s first chance to […]

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Serie A – Week 21 Review

by Chris Mann

Week 21 might just have proved to be the decisive weekend of the Serie A season. Two crucial games took place at the top of the table as Juventus faced Roma, and Internazionale and Milan clashed in Italy’s fiercest derby. Here’s how it all went… Was this the game that defined the season? Internazionale’s impressive […]

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Serie A – Week 21 Preview

by Chris Mann

The Milan derby is the highlight of another busy weekend of Italian football, and Chris Mann is here to preview all the action. I know I always say this, but (and this time I really, really mean it) this weekend’s programme of Serie A action is set to be an absolute cracker. The Milan derby […]