Archive for May, 2010

Exclusive: Sir Geoff Hurst speaks to BPF 1

Exclusive: Sir Geoff Hurst speaks to BPF


In the latest of BackPageFootball’s big interviews, we spoke exclusively to England legend and 1966 World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst about England’s World Cup chances and going on at former club West Ham. (Words by Neil Sherwin) It’s rare that you get time to sit down and chat to a World Cup winner, let […]

Back Page Tips: Play-Offs and Europe 2

Back Page Tips: Play-Offs and Europe


This weekend sees two of the richest games of the football calendar. The Champions League final and the Championship Playoff final are both personal highlights of mine and this weekend i’ve picked out the best possible value if you’re thinking of having a cheeky flutter on one or both of these massive games. Inter Milian […]

World Cup Scouting: France / Germany 2

World Cup Scouting: France / Germany


2006 World Cup finalists France will be looking to upset the odds again as Raymond Domench’s much un-fancied side take on South Africa, Mexico and Uruguay in Group A. Making his debut at a major international tournament, Yoann Gourcuff could become a global sensation in South Africa. A graceful and elegant dribbler, Gourcuff began his […]

"Stand up if you're a fan, stand up..." 1

“Stand up if you’re a fan, stand up…”


Football has experienced some forgettable moments recently as the Football League play-offs reached full flow and fans’ expectations of promotion grew higher. Peter Rosseli takes a look at the crowd trouble, and reminisces of the great night between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool fans. The football world is still witnessing minorities dragging the reputation of many […]

Fenerbache's five minutes as Champions 1

Fenerbache’s five minutes as Champions


16th May 2010. The climax of the Turkish Super Lig sees Bursaspor aiming to become only the second team from outside of Istanbul to win the title, and only the fifth team to lift the trophy in the history of Turkish football. The Anatolian club, founded in 1963, could barely believe the position in which […]

Photo Special: World Cup Training 0

Photo Special: World Cup Training


Franck Ribery’s eyes are firmly on the ball as France train in the Alps…. …but not without a spot of trekking through the snow. Eye’s on the prize garcon. Ledley King and co are put through their vigours behind the beautiful backdrop of Austria. The South African players are stretched to their limits. Reach for […]

Al Volo: Champions League Final Preview 1

Al Volo: Champions League Final Preview


Bayern Munchen and Internazionale both wrapped up their domestic league and cup doubles this past weekend in what has undoubtedly been a season of such triumphs across Europe. The winner of this game can therefore replicate Barcelona’s achievement of last season and complete an amazing treble. Make mine a treble But you would be forgiven […]

Sevilla's wing wizards seal Copa success 0

Sevilla’s wing wizards seal Copa success


Copa del Rey Final: Sevilla 2 Atletico Madrid 0 The magnificent surroundings of the Camp Nou provided the backdrop for a rather grand party on Sunday night as Barcelona clinched their twentieth La Liga title. And this coming Saturday, events at the Santiago Bernabeu will determine whether it will be Bayern Munich or Inter Milan […]

World Cup scouting: Ivory Coast / Denmark 0

World Cup scouting: Ivory Coast / Denmark


We’re a third of our way through the World Cup teams now with the Ivory Coast and Denmatk featuring in today’s socut report. The Ivory Coast will appear at their second consecutive World Cup Finals in South Africa, after finishing third in a group consisting of Argentina, Holland and Serbia in 2006. Having captained his […]

World Cup Fantasy Football  1

World Cup Fantasy Football


If you are anything like me then you will be suffering withdrawal symptoms since the Premier League fantasy football finished up a fortnight ago, but don’t worry because the World Cup is here to provide a much needed fix. For the World Cup, will be running games on two sites, giving our readers the […]