Back to the usual compliment of five talking points this week as bookies around the country thank their lucky stars as Chelsea, Arsenal, United and Liverpool all fail to pick up maximum points.
Another week, another sack-load of action. So much in fact that your usual ration of five talking points is increased by 20%. I spoil you guys.
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
In a new feature here on BPF, each week we’ll take a look at five of the top conclusions that can be drawn from the recent action from across the pond.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]