Archive for March, 2010

Matchday Diary: Milan Mauling 1

Matchday Diary: Milan Mauling

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Wednesday morning and it’s AC Milan time, you just got to love these days. Today will be a long one. I leave the house about 11 in the morning and head for Rathmines to collect tickets for a friend who is already over there. The demand for this game is huge and for some reason, […]

50 Players to Watch at the World Cup 9

50 Players to Watch at the World Cup

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With an astonishing 89 days before South Africa and Mexico kick-off the 19th World Cup in Johannesburg on June 11th, BPF hand pick fifty players everyone will have to keep an eye out for in a four-part series. From some of the world’s top players, to some emerging talent, to some national favourites, these fifty […]

Premier League Preview 0

Premier League Preview

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Normality resumes this weekend as once again we have a full offering of fixtures to keep fans (and Neil Sherwin’s fantasy football team) happy. We take a closer look at some of this weekend’s more interesting games below. Last weekend’s FA cup commitments meant that Chelsea had to sit back and watch as their position […]

Fully Loaded 1

Fully Loaded

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After struggling to field a team for the last number of weeks, Ruining Football now boasts a full compliment of players for this gameweek. It feels weird not having to scrape a team together, and if anything it has been difficult to pick a team because there are too many players that could do a […]

Airtricity League - Round 2 0

Airtricity League – Round 2

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With the Airtricity League entering its second round this week, Craig Gibson joins the BackPageFootball team to discuss all things League of Ireland. Setanta Cup action this weekend means last year’s top two, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers, don’t play until Tuesday night with Bohs away to UCD and Rovers hosting neighbours St. Pat’s in a […]

Off The Cuff - Hottest property in world football? 3

Off The Cuff – Hottest property in world football?

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He sounds like something from the First Epistle to the Thessalonians, may have a girly name, and some of  you reading right now may never have heard of him,  but 22 year old Angel Di Maria is about to become the hottest property in world football, according to sources in Portugal. Benfica clubman and fanatic […]

Four More Years Of Hurt.... 1

Four More Years Of Hurt….

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Dry your eyes mates. Why the forty-four year wait is likely to continue….. Despite the current waves of optimism (and the freakishly good form of Wayne Rooney) England can’t win this summer’s World Cup, well technically, with them being one of the final 32 participants, they can. They just won’t. Here are some of the […]

Manchester United 4 - 0 AC Milan (Agg 7-2) 0

Manchester United 4 – 0 AC Milan (Agg 7-2)

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Manchester United marched on to the Champions League quarter finals in style as they decimated a poor AC Milan side in Old Trafford tonight. Man of the moment Wayne Rooney continued his incredible run of goals with another two before being taken off as a precaution just past the hour mark. Ji Sun Park (pictured […]

Deva-stated - Chester City RIP 0

Deva-stated – Chester City RIP

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Chester City are no more after the club was officially wound up today following a court hearing, ending their 126 year existence. In January the club was given six weeks to sort out its financial affairs, including the amount of £26,125 owed HM Revenue & Customs in unpaid taxes, but they were unable to comply […]

Wednesday Night's Champions League Preview 0

Wednesday Night’s Champions League Preview

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Last night’s action saw no shortage of goals as Arsenal and Bayern Munich became the first two sides to get their names in the pot for this year’s quarter finals. Tonight, Manchester United and Lyon will be hoping to hold on the advantages they have over AC Milan and Real Madrid respectively as they try […]