Hold The BackPage: Episode 14

by Neil Sherwin

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The lads are back for another action packed episode of Hold the BackPage, though one of them is feeling a little under the weather.

Presenter Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh is joined by the soon to be departing Neil Ahern to discuss all the weekend’s action both domestically and across the channel. They share a moment in memory of football legend who passed tragically this week, and also give a nod to an Irishman who made his rather unconventional mark on the Premiership.

Shelbourne manager Alan Matthews is on the line to discuss the League of Ireland Premier Division title race which reaches its conclusion this weekend when either Shamrock Rovers or Bohemians will be crowned champions. Matthews also talks about his own side who are bidding for a place in the First Division playoffs when they take on fellow promotion hopefuls Waterford United at Tolka Park.

There’s a tale of times gone by when Charlie Tully Jr., son of former Glasgow Celtic star Charlie Sr., recounts the history of the Belfast Celtic Football club which now lives on through the Belfast Celtic Society. The group will take to the field to face Linfield in Windsor Park this weekend, and Charlie speaks fondly of a time when the club was a real force in Irish soccer before it ceased to exist in 1948.

Paddy Power’s Chris McWilliams is back to discuss the very well received Tip Off! competition which will this week focus on the huge derby between Newcastle United and Sunderland, and you can enter by leaving your predictions for the winning team, score, first scorer and minute of the first goal in the comments section below.

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Newcastle United v Sunderland – 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.

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Author Info

Neil Sherwin

Neil Sherwin

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

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26 Responses

  1. Derek Dickenson says:

    Newcastle 1-2 Sunderland
    Darren Bent to score first in 21st minute.

  2. david taheny says:

    3-1 Newcastle
    Joey Barton
    15th minute

  3. gnolan says:

    1-1
    Darren Bent
    29th minute

  4. Kevin Coleman Kevin Coleman says:

    Newcastle win
    2-0
    Carroll first goal

  5. James Boyle says:

    Newcastle to win 2-1.

    Nolan first scorer, 21st minute.

    Cheers.

  6. John T says:

    Draw
    Darren Bent
    17th Minute
    1-1

  7. Jamie says:

    Draw
    0-0
    No goalscorer

  8. Kevin says:

    Draw
    Andy Carroll
    18th Minute
    2-2

  9. Mick Cox says:

    2-1 Newcastle

    Ameobi
    37th minute

  10. Kevin F says:

    Draw
    Darren Bent
    22nd min
    1-1

  11. brian hogan says:

    Newcastle 0-1 Sunderland, Gyan 1st goal 30th
    minute

  12. rick says:

    newcastle
    1 nil
    Caroll
    64th min

  13. daniel o connell says:

    newcastle 2 – 1 sunderland
    barton 36th minute

  14. Aaron Daly says:

    Draw
    1-1
    Carrol 24th minute

  15. Eoin says:

    Draw 1-1
    Andy Carroll
    25th minute

  16. M Gallagher says:

    draw 1-1
    Nolan
    22nd minute

  17. Eddie French says:

    Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland
    Carroll 7th minute

  18. Adam Brown says:

    Newcastle 0-2 Bent, Gyan.

  19. Shane O'Brien says:

    Newcastle 1 – 1 Sunderland
    Bent – 24 minutes

  20. Neil Sherwin Neil Sherwin says:

    Newcastle
    2-1
    Williamson
    28th minute

  21. Pat Farrell says:

    Draw 1-1
    Carroll to score first goal in 20th minute

  22. mick hogan says:

    Newcastle 1-1 sunderland bent 31st minute

  23. liam hogan says:

    newcastle 0-2 sunderland elmohamdy 45th minute

  24. Colum Derwin says:

    1-1 draw with Darren Bent scoring in the 7th minute

  25. Chris Hickey says:

    Newcastle 3 Sunderland 1
    Andy Carroll 18th minute

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