NO. 12 – In Episode twelve of Hold The Back Page, Ciarán and Neil talk about Ireland’s disappointing round of Euro 2012 qualifiers as well as some home views on the nail biting finish to the Airtricity League. QPR’s head of Youth Development Steve Gallen is on the phone to talk about Ireland’s talented young forward Hogan Ephraim amongst others. Miguel Delaney of the Sunday Tribune is on the phone to talk about Sunday’s Merseyside Derby – while Chris McWilliams calls in to the studio to take us through this week’s Tip Off! Competition.
David Beckham’s Los Angeles Galaxy extended their record as the best team in the MLS, San Jose Earthquakes guaranteed their qualification for the play offs against DC United and Eastern Conference leaders New York drop points, as Michael Orr reports.
In a new series on Back Page Football, Tim Hill outlines two of his tactical observations from the previous weekend of football. This week, he glances over Chelsea v Arsenal, Manchester Utd v Sunderland and Mainz v Hoffenheim.
Irealnd head into tomorrow night’s massive European Championship qualifier with Russia looking for a win but, as Ed Diggins explains, the Boys in Green will need to overcome a poor record against quality opposition to claim all three points.