Archive for March, 2010

What Became of the Likely Lads? #1 Leeds United 2001 8

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


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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Park Life


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)


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)


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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Bundesliga Round 27


The stage was set for Martin Fenin. Although benched for EURO 2008s opening game against hosts Switzerland, Fenin’s Czech Republic side were toothless in the attack. The introduction of another striker to ease the burden on Jan Koller was urgently required. So what does old cruel Karel Brückner do? He chucks on Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Václav […]

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Off The Cuff: Away Days (Part 1)


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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Rent your tuxedos, readers


We’re delighted to announce that Back Page Football has been shortlisted in the Sport & Recreation category of the 2010 Irish Blog Awards, sponsored rather fittingly by the website that BPF originated on – We’ve been listed alongside good friends of ours Sport Is A TV Show, the fantastic Arsenal blog Arseblog, cycling blog […]

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Manchester United 2 – 1 Liverpool


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 […]

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Photo Special: A-League Final


Sydney FC has added the A-League Championship to the Premiership it won during the regular season with a 4-2 shootout win over Melbourne Victory in the Grand Final. The sides couldn’t be seperated after 120 minutes as the game finished a goal apiece in front of 44,560 spectators at Etihad Stadium. After a cagey first […]

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Hometown Hero


Cristiano Lucarelli returned to his hometown club Livorno this season after two years away, and Neil Sherwin looks at the player who wears his heart firmly on his sleeve. With the club logo tattooed on his left forearm and his squad number chosen in honour of his side’s biggest group of Ultras, Cristiano Lucarelli is […]