Hold The BackPage: Episode 11

by Neil Sherwin



Or hello, to the rest of you!

It’s that time of the year again – where we ditch our red, blue, or green and white and row together behind the one set of colours.

No, it’s not Ryder Cup mayhem rolling over into another week, it’s international week and as the funny looking alphabet above may have told you, the Russians are coming!

To that end, we’re putting behind us the usual devotion to the club game and hosting a special International-focused Hold the Back Page.

First up, we have ITV sport’s James Appell on to fill us in on just what to expect/fear from little Dick’s team on Friday night in Aviva Stadium.

We have a special guest this week too, former Ireland striker Don Givens is with us to talk about the highlight of his international career – the 3-0 win over USSR in 1974 when Givens scored a hat trick in Dalymount Park.

There’s an exclusive HTBP interview with Ireland winger Liam Lawrence, and James Baxter tells us just why we should be happy we’re going to Zilina and not Bratislava for next week’s tie with Slovakia.

Don’t forget there’s the usual Tweet the Press (Woy Hodgson’s Red Sox special) and our betting competition Tip/Off, thanks to Paddy Power, with this week’s game choice the Slovakia v Ireland qualifier.

> Full details are outlined here

Slovakia v Republic of Ireland – Comment below with the winner, first goalscorer, the minute of the goal as well as the final score to be in with a chance to win this week’s competition.

There’s also the newsround including Shamrock Rovers stutter toward the Airtricity League title, Liverpool’s renaissance/decline and not a high class hooker in sight…

насладитесь! (enjoy!)

41 Responses

  1. M Gallagher says:

    35 mins

  2. Ronan says:

    Slovakia 0-1 Ireland
    Long 42nd minute

  3. Sean says:

    14th Minute

  4. ed diggins says:

    Ireland to score first, Gibson to score if he starts and the game to end 1-1

  5. Matthew says:

    Ireland to score first.

    Shane Long (39min)

    Final score: Slovakia 1 Ireland 2

  6. Robbie Deighan says:

    Anyone who picked Kevin Doyle as first goalscorer delete/edit your comment and post a new one as he’s injured and won’t feature in the match

  7. Deirdre Durran says:

    Ireland win 3 -1
    Keane first score 4th min

  8. Mark Walsh says:

    0-0 Draw, no goalscorer.

    1. sean hynes says:

      2-1 slovakia long with the ireland goal and vladimir weiss to get a goal also

  9. Ghosttown says:

    Draw 2-2
    14th minute

  10. Mark says:

    Ireland to win 2-1
    McGeady (30th minute)

  11. Kieran Ball says:

    One nil to Ireland.

    Shane Long to score in the 14th minute.

  12. Cian Craddock says:

    Slovakia to win

    exact score 2-0 to Slovakia

    21st minute goal

    Hamsik to score first

  13. Bry says:

    Ireland to win 2-1, Robbie Keane to get the first goal in the 23rd minute.

  14. Barry Naughton says:

    0-0 Draw

  15. Adam Steadman says:

    Ireland to Win, 3-2, Robbie Keane with a 26th minute opener

  16. mick hogan says:

    slovakia 2-0 holosko firstgoal 22nd minute

  17. liam hogan says:

    draw 2-2 lawrance 15th minute

  18. theironsloth says:

    1-0 Slovakia
    61 minutes, 42 seconds

  19. Michael Jordan says:

    Slovakia 2 Ireland 1 Weiss 13th min

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