The Author

Dylan O'Neill

Hi. I'm Dylan. I'm 17 and I enjoy watching and playing football and dabbling in statistics, predominantly football, among other things. I began writing about football in December 2010 and have continued to do so throughout my years in school, pitching in articles whenever I can. Websites that I've featured on include In Bed With Maradona, World Soccer, Spanishfootball.info, EPL Talk, Bundesliga Talk, Ghost Goal, the (recently deceased) Equaliser, and here on Back Page Football, where I do most of my work.

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The Bielsa Effect

by Dylan O'Neill

Dylan O’Neill takes a look at one of the world’s most respected and intriguing managers at the moment.

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Kean Taking Rovers Down A Dark Route

by Dylan O'Neill

When Sam Allardyce was sacked in somewhat surprising circumstances last year, nobody could scarcely believe it.The captain, Ryan Nelson, said he was “shocked” and “devastated”, while Sir Alex labelled the announcement “ridiculous” and said he’d never heard of such a stupid decision in all his life. Sam had inherited a side who had lacked any […]

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Season Preview: Swansea

by Dylan O'Neill

Dylan O’ Neill previews Premier League newcomers Swansea City, who gained promotion via the play-offs last season – beating Reading in the final.

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Season Preview: Blackburn

by Dylan O'Neill

When Blackburn ended the 2009/10 campaign in the quietly impressive 10th place, everything seemed to be going swimmingly for Big Sam and co. He prepared for last season as any other coach did – snapping up a few, letting others go – and Blackburn were in great shape come the new season. Little did we know […]