It’s Sunday morning, and in a new column on Back Page Football, Ryan Keaney will recommend some of the week’s best football writing from around the blogosphere and beyond. So sit back, and enjoy some excellent articles, columns and blog posts from the internet’s finest.
In his debut for BPF, Willie Gannon compares the careers of the less successful top flight managers to that of Mel Brooks’ 1968 screenplay ‘The Producers’, and explains why failing is often the best form of financial gain for managers.
No sooner has one competition door closed than another one opens and this time FA Cup sponsors E.ON have given us two sets of tickets for next Saturday’s clash between giant killers Stevenage and Championship side Reading.
Today it was announced that the League One and League Two play-off games will be moved from FA HQ at Wembley up north to Old Trafford, from this season forward. Yeovil Town fan Ben Barrett is less than pleased, and believes changing the venue of the games will take some of the magic away from lower league fans.
Pint sized Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has dropped significantly down the pecking order at the City of Manchester Stadium, and he may exit the club on loan at the very least during the transfer window.
We doubt many have heard of the VIVA World Cup, but if you have then you’ll also know that Northern Italy, Padania, have dominated the tournament since its inception. Frazer Lloyd-Davies tells us about what exactly the VIVA World Cup is, and how Padania’s dominance might be just another example of size and wealth overcoming all else.
After 180 minutes of exciting football action, 24 shots on goal, 17 fouls and 6 goals, Malaysia made history in December by winning the AFF Suzuki Cup for the first time in their history when they defeated Indonesia 4-2 on aggregate.
What a way to cure Monday-itis! Back Page Football has teamed up with the great folk at Setanta Sports to offer our Republic of Ireland readers a chance to win a free one year satellite subscription as part of the Setana Goals launch celebrations.