Hold The BackPage: Episode 9

by The Podcast

No. 9 – it’s the number Hold The Back Page would wear if we were a professional footballer and it’s also the number of the episode about to come in your ears!

Tall, silky and with a gift for scoring goals outside the boundary of most Leinster senior players, we can only be talking about Dimitar Berbatov – another no. 9.

The bold Bulgarian gets the once over from Ciaran O Raghallaigh and Neil Ahern, but he’s not alone, as the lads ponder the future of Man City’s Shay ‘The Slave’ Given, and also how Damien Duff and Aiden McGeady will face off for a spot in Trap’s team v Russia.

Neil tells us just what you should look for in a $10,000-a-night hooker, while Ciarán recalls Clark Kent’s glorious history as a top-class goalkeeper (He didn’t just save Metropolis!)

There’s a special guest this week, and we’ve put aside a chunk of time for him – it’s Padraig Amond, once of the parish of Sligo and Tallaght, but now starring for Pacos De Ferreira in Portugal’s top flight. He tells us the story of his remarkable move, how he’s got his eyes on Giovanni Trapattoni’s senior squad and his dreams of running out in Benfica’s Stadium of Light.

We’re also debuting the new competition ‘Tip-Off’, where you put your betting knowledge up against the two lads as well as Paddy Power’s Chris McWilliams.

We think it’s odds-on to be a hit, and with free bets up for grabs (and the prizes are only going to get bigger and better!), make sure you get stuck in.

> Full details are outlined here

Manchester City v Chelsea: Comment below with who you think will win, be first scorer and the final result to be in with a chance to win. Details are outlined in the link above.

Of course, Tweet the Press gets its regular look in, and thanks, as ever, to everyone who contributed.

Well, what are you waiting for? Make like Berbatov and get your boots on – download and subscribe below….

50 Responses

  1. Mich G says:

    Chelsea win

  2. David Holden says:

    Man City to win


    Tevez first scorer

    What happens if it’s a tie for first place? I see a handful of people with identical bets so it’s definately possible.

  3. Declan L says:




  4. Shane Kelly says:

    Man City to win 1-0 – Tevez.

  5. Andrew W says:




  6. PJ Browne says:

    Draw, 1-1, Yaya Toure

  7. theironsloth says:


    No first goalscorer


    Interesting stuff about Amond. Good work.

  8. Mark Walsh says:

    Chelsea to win 2-0. Anelka first goal. Cheers!

  9. John T says:

    1)Chelsea to win
    3)Essien to score first

  10. El Horseboxo says:

    (1) Chelsea to win

    (2) 1-2

    (3) Malouda to score first

  11. Steve says:

    1) Draw

    2) 1-1

    3) Adam Johnson

  12. Fionn Kiely says:

    1-1 Draw and Essien

  13. Colum Derwin says:

    Man City
    Carlos Tevez

  14. John Harrington says:




  15. Might as well go for broke…

    1) Chelsea

    2) Man City 0 – 3 Chelsea

    3) John Terry

  16. Messiah Joe says:

    1) Chelsea WIN
    2) 3 – 0
    3) Drogba

  17. dotsflan says:

    1) Draw

    2) 2-2

    3) Florent Malouda

  18. Neil Kelly says:

    Manchester city to win 2-1, tevez first goalscorer

  19. Kevin says:

    1) Chelsea win
    2) 2-0
    3)Essien to score first goal

  20. Rick says:

    1) Chelsea win 2) City 1 – Chelsea 2 3) Drogba 1st scorer

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