This week’s Hold the BackPage sees Niall Farrell of extratime.ie on board to help Neil, Ger and Willie look ahead to the 2012 League of Ireland season, while there’s also discussion on Chelsea’s troubles and all the European and Premier League news.
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Another week, another podcast, and this week’s starts off with a look at the Europa League as both Manchester clubs progress to the last 16. Discussion then moves on to Chelsea and their current predicament following the midweek loss to Napoli in the Champions League.
There’s some discussion on the Premier League ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, with Ger and Willie both looking forward to the North London derby.
The second half of the show is dedicated to our domestic league and the action returns in a week’s time. Niall Farrell of extratime.ie provides his expert opinions of the movers and shakers during the close season. The ongoing Sligo Rovers debacle continues to the make headlines, making Shamrock Rovers the firm favourites to retain their title, while in the First Division it’s all about Limerick FC who have made some interesting acquasitions.
As mentioned towards the end of the pod, both BackPageFootball.com and Neil Sherwin have been nominated for this year’s Footy Fans Down Under Awards so head along to their site to give us your votes in the “Football Website of the Year”, “Blogger of the Year” and “Football Young Writer of the Year”.