Hold The Back Page: Episode 7


Hold the BackPage no.7 is upon us and we welcome it to our homes like a lost love, or maybe the WAG that ran away and then decided to come home to use the swimming pool, the indoor gym and the home spa…

Anyhow, this week, your host the Sunday Mirror’s Ciaran Ó Raghallaigh has come to town on a high horse with three targets in sight.

Along with fellow Irish journalist, Neil Ahern, they discuss the Ireland team’s perfect start to the Euro 2012 campaign, where Trap’s men have been six-shooters, taking home full points from trips to Armenia and the visit of Andorra.

But then comes our special report on the private lives of the rich and careless. With a unique view of things, we have Julien Laurens, Le Parisien’s London correspondent, and French football journalist, on to speak with us about the difference in media reaction to Wayne Rooney’s love-quadrangle (is that all?) and Franck Ribery’s own prostitution scandal that could yet see the Bayern Munich star in jail.

Look out for a MAJOR revelation toward the end of L’interview!

We then travel half way around the world to speak with the babysitte… manager of the Ireland ladies’ u-17 team who are on World Cup duty in Trinidad & Tobago. Noel King, though, is not only hoping to lead those girls to glory, he’s also Ireland’s new u-21 boss, in charge of breeding talent for Sgr Trapattoni and the senior team. He tells us his hopes and expectations for the future of that team – and drops in the names of a couple of new faces he’s looking at.

There wouldn’t be a HTBP without PaddyPower.com and rounding things off is the wit and wisdom of Chris McWilliams, who tells you how to win some money from his boss. Hopefully. Well, it’s about 10/1.We’re also debuting ‘Tweet the Press’ this week – the best comments and soundings off from you, our listeners and readers, from the past week. Rooney and International week get the once over, so to speak.

So plug in, download, and freak out.

Author Details

Neil Sherwin

Co-editor of BackPageFootball.com. Writes mostly on Premier League and A-League with contributions to other sites including TheFootballSack, InBedWithMaradona and Bloomberg's BSports. Has featured on The Guardian's Football Weekly.

3 thoughts on “Hold The Back Page: Episode 7

  1. Was anyone else a little worried to hear Noel King basically admit he had no idea of what the talent was like coming from the age groups below him?!

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