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Off The Cuff: Touting, BPF investigates

by Ed Diggins

Silly season has arrived. The Champions League final is a touting dream and UEFA’s mindless ticketing allocations means that right now, some serious cash is shifting hands in football’s dirty underworld. Last Monday, UEFA released results of their public ballot and some of the 11,000 general sale tickets will make some people a lot of […]

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Park Life

by Ed Diggins

Look away Liverpool fans! The dust has barely settled on the weekend’s clash with Manchester United but Ed Diggins was there and gives us his version of events. They say good things come to all those who wait. Its 4 am. I am wide awake and I cannot get back to sleep. My flight to Manchester […]

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Off The Cuff: Away Days (Part 3)

by Ed Diggins

Did you sleep last night? Was the suspense a killer? Well fret no more as Ed Diggins reveals the top five Premiership away grounds. The top ten away grounds in the Premiership (1 – 5) – 1. Ewood Park Club: Blackburn Away End: Darwen End Allocation: 4000 (big teams get up to 7000) The trip […]

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Off The Cuff: Away Days (Part 2)

by Ed Diggins

It’s a busy week here at BackPageFootball, and today sees Ed Diggins return with the second part of his look at Premiership away trips. The top ten away grounds in the Premiership (6 – 10) – 6. Fratton Park Club: Portsmouth Away End: Milton End Allocation: 1850 May not be the best looking stadium in […]

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Off The Cuff: Away Days (Part 1)

by Ed Diggins

Off The Cuff is back for another week, and in the first of a bumper three part edition, Ed Diggins looks at the five worst grounds to visit in the Premiership. What makes a good football ground? For some it’s the padded seats, the sideline views and the prawn sandwiches. For others it’s the amount […]

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Matchday Diary: Milan Mauling

by Ed Diggins

Wednesday morning and it’s AC Milan time, you just got to love these days. Today will be a long one. I leave the house about 11 in the morning and head for Rathmines to collect tickets for a friend who is already over there. The demand for this game is huge and for some reason, […]

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Off The Cuff – Hottest property in world football?

by Ed Diggins

He sounds like something from the First Epistle to the Thessalonians, may have a girly name, and some of  you reading right now may never have heard of him,  but 22 year old Angel Di Maria is about to become the hottest property in world football, according to sources in Portugal. Benfica clubman and fanatic […]

Celtic talisman Robbie Keane is passed fit for crucial Old Firm derby at Ibrox 1

Old Firm Preview

by Ed Diggins

Robbie Keane has almost seen it all. Playing in hostile environments for the likes of Leeds, Spurs, Liverpool and indeed Ireland means he should be prepared for anything football can throw at him. Ibrox is not the most welcoming of places at the best of times. Come 12.30 today, Keane will experience his first old […]

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Off The Cuff – Best & Worse Transfers of the Season

by Ed Diggins

In this week’s Off The Cuff, Ed compiles a top five list of the best and indeed the worse Premier League signings of the season. Keeping up appearances are one half of the Manchester City backline, a heroic defender making his mark in the Midlands, and a certain £20million Italian midfielder who so far hasn’t […]

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Off The Cuff

by Ed Diggins

BackPageFootball contributor Ed Diggins is back with a new regular column. Off The Cuff will look at the burning issues of the game and invites readers to contribute their thoughts and views. Enjoy! Football’s Underworld. So, John Terry is public enemy number one for the past few weeks. I am not surprised, though in all […]