Archive for November, 2009

This weekend's Premier League Preview 3

This weekend’s Premier League Preview


After two weeks of controversial World Cup Qualifiers and horse placenta injections we’re back to the Premier League grindstone as Liverpool kick off the weekend against Man City, United play Everton and Sunderland host Arsenal. Liverpool v Manchester City 12:45, Anfield With just one win in their last five, Liverpool host Man City at Anfield […]

“Le Replay” 4

“Le Replay”


“Le Replay” – A Logical Examination of Potential Ramifications of a Dangerous Precedent The FAI have put a motion to FIFA for Ireland’s World Cup playoff with France to be replayed, and Peter Nelis explains the impact such a decision would have on football as a whole. Art. 12.4 (b) and 14.1 of the Regulations […]

Irish heartbreak as France head to South Africa 0

Irish heartbreak as France head to South Africa


A controversial William Gallas goal in Paris has sent France to the 2010 World Cup at the expense of Ireland, while a number of other countries also secured qualification on Wednesday. It took extra time to seperate Ireland and France in their World Cup playoff after a 1-1 aggregate score. The French went into the […]

Serie A Preview - Week 13 0

Serie A Preview – Week 13


Serie A Preview: Week 13 After an experimental Italy side managed a goalless draw in a friendly against The Netherlands during the international break, Serie A returns this weekend with a number of intriguing fixtures as the campaign begins to take shape. League leaders Internazionale travel to Bologna in what should be a relatively straightforward […]

MLS Cup Final Preview - Real Salt Lake v LA Galaxy 1

MLS Cup Final Preview – Real Salt Lake v LA Galaxy


The MLS Cup final takes place this weekend, and BackPageFootball previews the contest between Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Galaxy. Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy will contest the MLS Cup Final this Sunday after both sides came through their semi finals, overcoming Chicago Fire and Houston Dynamo respectively. The game, which will be […]

Kitson heads to Teeside 0

Kitson heads to Teeside


Middlesbrough have taken Stoke City striker Dave Kitson to the Riverside for two months on loan. The 29 year old is new manager Gordon Strachan’s third signing since he took over from Gareth Southgate, following the arrival of both Marcus Bent and Isaiah Osbourne. “I’m delighted Dave is coming in to bolster the squad’s numbers […]

Maradona hit with ban 0

Maradona hit with ban


Argentina boss Diego Maradona has been slapped with a two month ban from football following his outburst at a press conference last month following the victory over Uruguay. The 49 year old, who was under a lot of pressure following a lacklustre World Cup qualifying campaign, launched an expletive-filled vicious attack on reporters and critics. […]

One 2 Watch - Stevan Jovetic 0

One 2 Watch – Stevan Jovetic


Stevan Jovetić 20 | Montenegro | ACF Fiorentina | Forward The newest star of European football may have been born when Liverpool travelled to the Stadio Artemio Franchi back in September for their second Champions League tie of the season. Enter stage left, Stevan Jovetić. The young Montenegrin forward picked the perfect stage to announce […]

Nigeria and Cameroon books tickets to World Cup 2

Nigeria and Cameroon books tickets to World Cup


Nigeria came back from a goal down to win the encounter in Nairobi against Kenya, and thanks to a loss from Tunisia they were able to book their place in South Africa next year. Meanwhile Cameroon and Gabon were both vying for the only spot that would qualify them for the 2010 World Cup in […]

Becks the drawcard for MLS final 0

Becks the drawcard for MLS final


David Beckham’s Los Angeles Galaxy will take on Real Salt Lake in the MLS Cup final next week in Seattle after both sides were victorious in their respective semi finals. The Galaxy overcame Houston Dynamo by two goals to nil after extra time thanks to strikes from Greg Berhalter and Landon Donovan, while their opponents […]