The Author

Eamonn Power
Eamonn Power

26, Male. Kilkenny/Dublin, Ireland.

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Premier League XI’s: Journeyman F.C.

by Eamonn Power

In the first of a new feature here on Backpage Football (and in the unlikely case that it needs explaining), I try to put together the best possible XI to have played in the Premier League according to a particular theme. The end result each time is the best that I could think of over […]

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Sleeping with the Enemy

by Eamonn Power

As pages are torn from calendars around the world, the start of the British summer may just bring the end of a season of a  completely different type, but whether or not it will be Manchester United’s is the question on everyone’s lips. The second last round of games in an enthralling Barclay’s Premier League […]

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What Became of the Likely Lads? Blackburn 94-95

by Eamonn Power

The “Big Four”: Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and……… Blackburn Rovers of course. In the 18 years since the establishment of the Premier league, nee Premiership, only these four clubs have enjoyed success  in getting their hands on the top prize in domestic football. Rovers’ victory in the 1994-1995 season, sandwiched between two periods of back-to-back  […]

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Game On………

by Eamonn Power

What a day. In a season that will be remembered for its seemingly endless series of surprises, today’s action went over and above anything that has come before it. With the races for first and fourth place in grave danger of being put to rest, wins for Manchester United courtesy of a 93rd minute header […]

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Premier League Preview

by Eamonn Power

With the clock ticking down on the season, there are fewer and fewer chances for teams to catch up on their respective rivals with the races for silverware, European qualification and Premier League survival perilously close to their conclusions. A slip-up from any of the clubs with what are already slim hopes of pulling off […]

Rafael of Manchester United is sent off during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Manchester United and Bayern Muenchen at Old Trafford on April 7, 2010 in Manchester, England. 1

Man Utd 3-2 Bayern Munich (Agg 4:4)

by Eamonn Power

Heartbreak for Manchester United tonight as Bayern Munich battled back from going 3-0 down to score two vital away goals and send United crashing out of the Champions League in devastating circumstances. A late goal in the first half by Ivica Olic and the controversial sending off of Rafael in the early stages of the […]

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Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Preview

by Eamonn Power

11 years on from that famous night in Barcelona, two European heavyweights slug it out once more as they aim to make it into this season’s Champion League semi-finals. Few of those who witnessed Manchester United strike twice within the dying stages of the 1999 final will doubt that Bayern Munich will still have a […]

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Premier League Preview

by Eamonn Power

After a whopping fifteen games in the Barclays Premier League last week its back to the usual compliment of ten this time round as the action looks set to continue at pace. Enough failed accumulators in the past mean that I have had to learn just how unpredictable the Premier League can be the hard […]

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What Became of the Likely Lads? #1 Leeds United 2001

by Eamonn Power

They were halcyon days for Leeds United A.F.C., a stunning 3-0 victory over Deportivo la Coruna in the first leg of a UEFA Champions League semi-final was an incredible pinnacle for fans of the club who had watched in delight as David O’Leary sculpted a team once again able to mix it with the league […]

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Manchester United 2 – 1 Liverpool

by Eamonn Power

Manchester United moved back to the summit of the Barclay’s Premier League today following a dogged victory over bitter rivals Liverpool. Fernando Torres opened the scoring early in the game but yet another Wayne Rooney goal and a header from Ji-Sung Park ultimately secured victory for the champions. Having beaten Manchester United in each of […]