Archive for February, 2010

Taking a hit 0

Taking a hit


Injuries and suspensions have left Ruining Football short six players for this gameweek, forcing the gaffer to bite the bullet and take a points hit. Nani you clown. I knew I shouldn’t have shown any faith in him. His red card against Aston Villa and subsequent three game suspension has hurt us bad. Carlos Tevez […]

Off The Cuff 1

Off The Cuff


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 […]

Serie A – Week 24 Review 0

Serie A – Week 24 Review


Chris Mann is back to give BackPageFootball the lowdown on the latest round of Serie A matches as leaders Inter stumble against Napoli. Have things just got interesting again on the peninsula? With Napoli holding Inter to a draw and Milan, Roma and Juventus all registering important wins, a small dent has was made in […]

Photo Special: Melbourne 2 - 1 Sydney 0

Photo Special: Melbourne 2 – 1 Sydney


Melbourne Victory have taken the upper hand in their A-League Major semi final clash with Sydney FC thanks to a 2-1 win in tonight’s first leg. The Victory, without star striker Archie Thompson, went ahead after 16 minutes at Etihad Stadium when striker Nik Mrdja latched onto a poor defensive header from Simon Colosimo to […]

AC Milan 2 - 3 Man United 3

AC Milan 2 – 3 Man United


Manchester United take three vital away goals back to Old Trafford with them following victory in the San Siro tonight. A late goal from Clarence Seedorf will have given AC Milan a lifeline but the Premier League champions definitely hold pole position in the tie and will be firm favourites to proceed into the quarter […]

Double Derby Diary 7

Double Derby Diary


BPF’s resident Manchester Utd fan Ed Diggins returns this week with an intruiging personal diary into the double League Cup clash between his team and bitter rivals Manchester City, after the season-ticket holder blagged tickets for the Cup semis. Carling Cup Semi 1st Leg, Manchester City (A) 2-1 Manchester Utd A Text message buzzes in […]

Champions League Preview 4

Champions League Preview


The Champions League makes a welcome return this week following its mid-winter break. With the frequent boredom and (relative) predictability  of the group stages out of the way, fans can look forward to some truly mouth-watering fixtures now that the real deal of the knockout rounds is upon us. The draw for the round has […]

What if? Irish Eyes Look To WC2010.... 0

What if? Irish Eyes Look To WC2010….


Its seems a lifetime since the Irish national team’s chances of qualification were so cruelly snatched away and I still haven’t recovered from the indescribable disappointment of it all. I’ve decided to take a step back from the harsh reality of the truth for a while and assess how our boys in green would be […]

Serie A - Week 24 Preview 0

Serie A – Week 24 Preview


The dust has settled after last weekend’s events and, in the aftermath of another unpredictable round of games, it is now clear that the Scudetto is Inter’s to lose. Jose Mourinho’s side are nine points clear of their nearest challengers Roma and are very much odds-on to secure a fifth league title in succession. Only […]

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Mock The Weak #1


Pat Mitchell joins the BackPageFootball team and takes a look at the life and times of the man commonly known as JT. No, not the former NSYNC member, but true blue Mr. England, John Terry. John Terry is a man who has often been in the media spotlight for the wrong reasons, but it’s possible […]