We’ve seen this all before, a team promoted from the Championship who surprise everyone and are for the first few weeks of the season, flutter and cajole with the Sky-styled ‘big boys’ of the league? This time it’s not the disagreeable Phil Brown leading an orange-kitted team but the infinitely more likeable Ian Holloway. Hull [...]
Archive for September, 2010
Hold the BackPage and host Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh return for another action packed episode featuring Fox Sports’ Keith Costigan, Kieron O’Connor of the Swiss Ramble blog, Paddy Power’s Chris McWilliams and, of course, Dundalk’s second most famous Ahern.
In an exciting look at something a little bit different, BackPageFootball presents an extract from the excellent ‘Off Centre Circle’ by Ger McCarthy.
In his BackPageFootball debut, Jamie Lindsay looks at the man who could turn out to be the best of Real Madrid’s summer signings.
1. Player Power? Last Saturday’s action at Goodison Park provided enough talking points to reasonably fill this article on it’s own – United once again falling asleep late on to hand over valuable points, the irony of Alex Ferguson watching an opposing manager lose the plot over a lack of time added on, Tim Cahill [...]
In a wrap-up of matchday five, Etienne Michon takes a look at PSG’s demolition of Arles, Nice’s overcoming of Bordeaux and Lyon and Marseille who both slumped to draws.
Steve McClaren’s Wolfsburg find themselves towards the foot of the Bundesliga table having suffered three defeats from their opening three fixtures. The fabled “honeymoon period” said to be enjoyed by newly appointed managers has ended, while Wolfsburg’s General Manager, Dieter Hoeness, has described The Wolves’ current perdicament as ‘critical’. Life in the Bundesliga has not been [...]
Despite the additions of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho, AC Milan slumped to an embarrassing 2-0 defeat against Cesena at the weekend.
Liverpool have not only bolstered their midfield with the signing of Raul Meireles as the Portuguese international brings with him an impressive display of body art.
Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory lost their unbeaten starts to the 2010 Hyundai A-League season leaving Adelaide United out in front after six rounds.