Archive for March, 2010

Bundesliga Round 28 1

Bundesliga Round 28

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The curtain was raised with an entertaining Friday face-off. Bochum (14th) and Frankfurt (8th) did the honours; the latter deservedly triumphing 2-1. Umit Körkmaz ran riot (a wing-performance worthy of a Matthews, Garrincha, Czibor!), and Marco Russ defended with superb authority. The visitors bossed proceedings against nervy hosts; toothless in attack and defence, and unable to […]

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Preview 0

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Preview

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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 […]

Manchester City 3 - 0 Wigan 2

Manchester City 3 – 0 Wigan

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Manchester City remain in the hunt for Champions League football next season after a stunning Carlos Tevez hattrick saw off Wigan at Eastlands tonight. The striker, whose three goals came in just 12 and a half minutes, has now bagged 25 goals in all competitions this season as City capitalised on the dismissal of Wigan’s […]

Fashion & Football 4

Fashion & Football

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Something a bit different today on BackPageFootball as Paul Larkin looks at the influence football has had on modern day fashion. Some younger people reading this will see the title ‘Football & Fashion’ and think replica shirts and tracksuit tops are the only things football brings to the fashion table. The truth is football has […]

Movin' On Up 0

Movin’ On Up

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After a strong performance last week, Ruining Football need to follow it up to keep moving back up the Fantasy Football standings. As predicted last week, the scores for Gameweek 31 were big, with a lot of teams breaking the 100 point mark. We had to settle for 96 after four or five below average […]

Premier League Preview 1

Premier League Preview

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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 […]

Airtricity League Round 4‏ 0

Airtricity League Round 4‏

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The Airtricity League is in full swing, and Craig Gibson looks forward to the fourth round of games in both the Premier and First Divisions. There’s a full programme of fixtures in the Premier Division tonight with RTÉ showing live coverage of Galway United’s clash with Shamrock Rovers. Third placed Dundalk host table toppers St. […]

Seattle Sounders 2 - 0 Philadelphia Union 4

Seattle Sounders 2 – 0 Philadelphia Union

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The MLS returned last night, and Neil Sherwin looks at the opening game of the season as the Seattle Sounders took on the Philadelphia Union. The Seattle Sounders kicked off their second MLS campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union in front of 36,241 at Qwest Field, a club record for a […]

Russian Premier League Roulette 0

Russian Premier League Roulette

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Niall Farrell returns to BPF to talk about the state of the Russian football league, where due to the diminishing lack of funding from wealthy oil merchants teams like FC Moscow are folding regularly. Last Sunday was what would be, in the English media, a Russian version of “Super Sunday”. Four of the biggest Russian […]

Mock The Weak #3 1

Mock The Weak #3

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Since my last instalment (where I made light of Nicklas Bendtner’s ability as a footballer), the Dane has gone on to score a hat-trick against Porto and a late match-winner against Hull. This can lead us to one of two conclusions: either I was wrong (possible) or the opposition on those occasions were of a […]