Italian Footballer’s Association spokesman and AC Milan defender Massimo Oddo has announced plans for a Serie A players strike at the end of the month, reports Richard Chambers.
Archive for September, 2010
As the Spanish and Dutch academies continue to churn out top drawer players, Ashley Escobar looks at the how the positional versitility taught in those countries could be the key for England to succeed at international level.
It’s another huge week on Hold The Back Page as Julien Laurens, Le Parisien’s London correspondent, is on the line to discuss the recent Wayne Rooney and Franck Ribery fiascos, while Ireland under 17 ladies and mens under 21 boss Noel King also chats to the lads about the current World Cup in Trindad & Tobago.
In his first article for BackPageFootball.com, Ashley Escobar looks at the changing face of the role of the football manager.
Aston Villa have confirmed Gerard Houllier as the man chosen to replace Martin O’Neill, and the Frenchman is relishing the challenge.
Peter Odemwingie’s move from Lokomotiv Moscow to West Brom reignited the topic of racism in football, and his new set of supporters are ready to hit back at their Russian counterparts.
While most of the nation focuses on the men’s senior side’s European Championship qualifier with Andorra on Tuesday, the Republic of Ireland under 17 women’s team have gotten their World Cup campaign underway in Trinidad and Tobago. Noel King’s side put in a good showing in their opening group game against Brazil, but went down [...]
Perth Glory and Adelaide United continue to set the pace in the Hyundai A-League as the Melbourne Heart claimed a first franchise win.
Fabio Capello’s performance as England manager has been the subject of much scrutiny since the World Cup, and Barry Landy looks at the Italian’s situation.
Giovanni Trapattoni battles benchings and bruisings as Ireland’s Euro 2012 campaign gets underway, and Barry Landy is here to give us a preview.