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Eamonn Power
Eamonn Power

26, Male. Kilkenny/Dublin, Ireland.

Mikel Arteta Mikel Arteta of Everton celebrates scoring to make it 3-3 during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on September 11, 2010 in Liverpool, England. 0

Premier League Gameweek Four: Top 5 Talking Points

by Eamonn Power

1. Player Power? Last Saturday’s action at Goodison Park provided enough talking points to reasonably fill this article on it’s own – United once again falling asleep late on to hand over valuable points, the irony of Alex Ferguson watching an opposing manager lose the plot over a lack of time added on, Tim Cahill […]

Roberto Martinez Roberto  Martinez manager of Wigan Athletic looks on during the Barclays Premier  League match between Wigan Athletic and Chelsea at DW Stadium on August  21, 2010 in Wigan, England. 4

Premier League Gameweek Two: Top Five Talking Points

by Eamonn Power

One week in and already subject to a rebranding. Such is the cut and thrust world of the Premier League that even the articles that cover it need to change with the times and what was last week’s Top 5 Conclusions becomes this week’s Top 5 Talking Points. After all, it’s never too early in […]


Real Madrid sign Mesut Ozil

by Eamonn Power

Real Madrid have this afternoon secured the signing of Werder Bremen playmaker Mesut Ozil for a undisclosed fee . The 21 year old German World Cup star, who had only one year left on his current deal with the German side, had been strongly linked with a move to English shores this summer with both […]


David O’Leary Returns to Management

by Eamonn Power

Former Irish international David O’Leary has today been installed as manager of United Arab Emirates side Al-Ahli thereby ending a four year period out of the game since his contract at Aston Villa was terminated by mutual consent with club owner Doug Ellis. Despite leading Leeds United to the brink of domestic and European glory […] 0

Rio Out of World Cup

by Eamonn Power

England’s preparation for next week’s World Cup has taken a major knock with the news that captain Rio Ferdinand has been ruled out of the tournament after suffering a knee injury in training yesterday. Having escaped scares over both John Terry and Steven Gerrard in recent weeks, it seems that Fabio Capello’s good luck with […]

John Terry and Frank Lamaprd of Chelse lift the trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Wigan Athletic at Stamford Bridge on May 9, 2010 in London, England. Chelsea won 8-0 to win the title. 9

09/10: A Season In Review

by Eamonn Power

And so, another season gets consigned to the history books.  While shoddier organizations like the PFA and the Football Writer’s Association hand out their own boring end of season awards, Backpage Football offers you a somewhat alternative assessment of the English Premier League’s talking points over the last 9 months of action. Game of the […]

Peter Crouch (R) of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with his team mates at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the City of Manchester Stadium on May 5, 2010 in Manchester, England. 0

Spurs Go Fo(u)rth…. What could it mean?

by Eamonn Power

After a crazy season where 4 different clubs all looked favorites to grab the final spot at one stage, the Premier Leagues representatives in Europe’s elite competition is finally set in stone with Spurs the last team in. Whether or not they will go through automatically or enter the qualifying stages will be decided on Sunday […]