Archive for March, 2010

Premier League Preview 2

Premier League Preview

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With two points separating the top three and another four teams doggedly battling for fourth place it is easy to understand how each of the remaining weeks in this year’s Premier League can be classified as important, but with two of the classic big four squaring up and ten sides playing twice, this week may […]

Double or Quits 0

Double or Quits

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Big scores are pretty much guaranteed this fantasy football gameweek with ten teams playing twice,and Chelsea striker Didier Drogba leads the line for Ruining Football as skipper. Chelsea’s exit from the Champions’ League was a massive boost for Fantasy Football managers everywhere. The Blues no longer have one eye on European competition as they enter […]

Airtricity League - Round 3 0

Airtricity League – Round 3

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Back Page Football’s new Irish football columnist Craig Gibson returns this evening with a run down to round three of the Airtricity League. Champions Bohemians will be looking to maintain their 100% record tonight when they visit Drogheda. United Park has been renamed Hunky Dorys Park (much to the delight of Bernard Dunne) and Bohs […]

Champions League Quarter Final Draw 0

Champions League Quarter Final Draw

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The draw for the Quarter Final Stages of this season’s Champions League was made this morning and didn’t disappoint in offering some mouth watering clashes. Arsenal were drawn against Barcelona in what is the pick of the round’s ties. The match-up is a repeat of the 2006 final in which the Spaniards ultimately emerged successful. […]

50 Players to Watch at the World Cup #2 7

50 Players to Watch at the World Cup #2

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A little later then expected, here is part two of BPF’s Top 50 players to watch out for at the World Cup. Making an appearance in this section of the list is a marauding Brazilian full-back, a Serbian making waves around Europe, one of Chile’s biggest emerging talents and a rising star of English football. […]

Chelsea 0 - 1 Inter (Agg: 1 - 3) 1

Chelsea 0 – 1 Inter (Agg: 1 – 3)

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Jose Mourinho enjoyed a succesful return to Stamford Bridge as his Inter Milan side got the better of Chelsea to seal a place in the Champions League quarter finals. A late strike from Samuel Eto’o gave the Italian side a 1-0 win on the night to go through 3-1 on aggregate as Blues striker Didier […]

Bundesliga Round 26 1

Bundesliga Round 26

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A menu for the curry-house I visited two nights back. A packet of chewing gum. Two £1 coins, and a 10p piece. Those items are the contents of my trouser-pockets. Far more interestingly, SC Freiburg‘s former Northwich Victoria, Halifax Town and Chesterfield left-back Felix Bastians had Arjen Robben in his pocket on Saturday. FC Bayern […]

One to Watch: Adam Johnson 0

One to Watch: Adam Johnson

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If you had been told at the beginning of January that Manchester City’s biggest transfer window signing would be a 22 year old Englishman from the Championship you would have been forgiven for laughing out loud, but that’s exactly what happened. The acquisition of the flying winger raised eyebrows with many predicting nothing more than […]

Tuesday Night's Champions League Preview 0

Tuesday Night’s Champions League Preview

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Last week’s action saw Manchester United, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Lyon make their way safely through to the quarter finals. Tonight two more teams will be added to the list as Chelsea take on Inter Milan and CSKA Moscow and Sevilla do battle. Chelsea v Inter Milan (Agg 1:2) Everybody knows Mourinho doesn’t lose at […]

Photo Special: Sporting de Braga 1 - 0 Rio Ave 0

Photo Special: Sporting de Braga 1 – 0 Rio Ave

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Sporting de Braga moved back to the top of the pile in Portugal after a 1-0 home win over Rio Ave last night. The win puts Braga level on points with Benfica, but ahead on goal difference, although the Lisbon side play their game in hand against Nacional today. The sides have been neck and […]