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. Benji Inwood says:

    Tevez 1st Goalscorer, Match to finish a draw, 1-1. Good luck everyone

  2. Neil Richardson says:


  3. Colum Derwin says:

    I see Shane Kelly had same selections as me. Does that mean prize is split between us? How do we claim? Thanks btw

    1. Kevin Coleman Kevin Coleman says:

      You’ll both get something that’s for sure.

      Watch your email and we’ll be on to you, hopefully Monday.

      1. Colum Derwin says:

        Excellent stuff. Thanks. Not often I’m hapy to see City win ;o)

        1. Shane Kelly says:

          Whereas I, on the other hand, am doubly *delighted* to see City win ;-) CTID

  4. Neil Sherwin Neil Sherwin says:

    Congratulations to our two winners.

    Paddy Power will be onto you shortly regarding prizes and we’ll be back later in the week for the next competition.

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