In his debut article for BackPageFootball, Richard Chambers discusses the new generation of the Italian national team under new coach Cesare Prandelli, having named his first squad this weekend and included such names as Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano.
Archive for July, 2010
After a blistering start to life in the Premier League since their promotion two years ago, it’s fair to say Stoke City are well and truly an established Premier League side now – after a 12th and an 11th placed finish in their two seasons, respectively. And, as they approach their third year as a [...]
With two weeks to go until the start of the new Premier League season, Neil Sherwin looks at the requirements managers must now meet to whittle their first team squad down to just 25.
Next under the Season Preview light is West Bromwich Albion, who gained promotion to the Premier League for the fourth time last season. It is also Roberto Di Matteo’s first year in the Premier League as a manager.
Resident tactical analyst Tim Hill discusses Manchester City’s new signing David Silva’s best position on the field by looking at Valencia’s 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao last season, where Silva scored both goals.
IN SIX weeks time the good folk of Houston shall nervously welcome the mighty Indianapolis Colts NFL team back to the magnificent Reliant Stadium and they shall again hope for the best, yet fear the worst. On Thursday night Houston’s soccer fans got to experience this emotion as one of the most famous and successful [...]
Unless you have spent the last few weeks living life on Mars, you will be undoubtedly aware that Internazionale FC forward Mario Balotelli is expected to join Manchester City. The Eastlands club continue to acquire some of the world’s most talented players, with David Silva and Aleksandar Kolarov already confirmed. Jose Mourinho has left last season’s [...]
It has been a long six years in the lives of Arsenal supporters since the”invincibles” won that unprecedented Premier League trophy in 2003/04. Since that side went the thirty-eight league games unbeaten, it’s been a case of so close yet so far for Arsene Wenger and his sides. This season, not one starting member of [...]
Ahead of tonight’s money spinning European tie with Juventus, Ian Walsh looks at the buzz surrounding Shamrock Rovers.
Next up under the Season Preview scope is Wolves, who will be aiming to avoid relegation for another year under Mick McCarthy.