Archive for April, 2010

Al Volo: Tinkerman Tailor's Victory 2

Al Volo: Tinkerman Tailor’s Victory

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Claudio Ranieri has written his own fairytale in the Italian capital this season, resurrecting his boyhood club Roma from the brink of relegation to the most unlikely Scudetto victory since Verona finished top in 1985. During a phenomenal unbeaten run, his team have successfully chased down Jose Mourinho’s Inter machine. Last weekend a nervous win […]

Is this a new dawn for Liverpool FC? 4

Is this a new dawn for Liverpool FC?

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At last there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for Liverpool Football Club and their fans. American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett announced this week that the club is up for sale after a tumultuous three years at the helm. And while fans may be able to breathe a sigh […]

Is it time we got off our barstools? 0

Is it time we got off our barstools?

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Is it time we got off our barstools? Like it or not Irish people support football in the UK. We are unique though in the way that we express our support: the majority through Sky Sports subscriptions and replica shirts rather than attending games, actual real live 3D games where players run around in front […]

Rampant Real back on track at the Bernabeu 2

Rampant Real back on track at the Bernabeu

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Seventy-two minutes have passed at the Santiago Bernabeu. A largely listless third-placed Valencia side are struggling to show their attacking class, with the much sought-after David Villa cutting a frustrated figure having been well marshalled by his former team-mate Raul Albiol. Real, leading through a well-taken but poorly defended first half goal from Gonzalo Higuain, […]

Still no PFA accolade imagination 1

Still no PFA accolade imagination

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The annual PFA award nominations were announced this week, and were again showing a distinct lack of originality and imagination, further questioning the integrity of both the Player of The Year gong and its little brother, the Young Player of The Year. After Ryan Giggs was honoured as the player of the 2008/09 campaign, despite […]

Game On......... 0

Game On………

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What a day. In a season that will be remembered for its seemingly endless series of surprises, today’s action went over and above anything that has come before it. With the races for first and fourth place in grave danger of being put to rest, wins for Manchester United courtesy of a 93rd minute header […]

Captain Carlos 0

Captain Carlos

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With only a few week gameweeks left, Ruining Football have gambled with the captaincy this week with Carlos Tevez getting the armband in a decision that could go either way. At first glance, Carlos Tevez as captain seems like a no brainer. City are at home, banging in goals for fun, and the Argentine has […]

This weekend's betting tips 1

This weekend’s betting tips

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As we draw closer to the end of the season the Premiership matches are becoming more difficult to predict. This weekend sees a full fixture list with seven matches played on Saturday, two on Sunday and one on Monday evening. There are some absolute crackers taking place and I am going to highlight where the […]

Premier League Preview 2

Premier League Preview

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With the clock ticking down on the season, there are fewer and fewer chances for teams to catch up on their respective rivals with the races for silverware, European qualification and Premier League survival perilously close to their conclusions. A slip-up from any of the clubs with what are already slim hopes of pulling off […]

Derby Day 1

Derby Day

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The Manchester Derby takes place tomorrow and BackPageFootball writers Neil Sherwin and Ed Diggins preview the big game. Representing the blue half of Manchester, Neil Sherwin rates his side’s chances of beating their bitter rivals. The derby is always a massive, massive game but for years I dreaded it as it represented yet another chance […]