After a week off due to Tom’s brief escape from the Emerald Isle, Hold the BackPage returns and there’s plenty to go through with thoughts on all the latest transfer news, a great result for the League of Ireland and a little bit of A-League thrown in for good measure.
In the first part of this week’s pod, Neil and Ger offer some opinions on one of their favourite topics – Liverpool. There’s some begrudging credit given to King Kenny following his recent acquistions with a bit of scepticism thrown in for good measure. The transfer debate moves on to Manchester City who are, as usual, being linked to some high profile players. Neil also takes the time to do a bit of new kit bashing following the release of City’s latest this week while Ger is a worried man with all the talk around Luka Modric.
There was a surprise in Dublin over the weekend as UCD put one over on Villarreal and the lads take time to discuss what the result means for the League of Ireland, if anything. Also there is some opposition to the upcoming Dublin Super Cup that will see a League of Ireland XI come up against Inter Milan, Manchester City and Celtic at the Aviva Stadium at the end of July.
Finally, Neil caught up with Irish international Liam Miller last week and explains what the former Manchester United and Celtic man is doing in Australia while also giving a brief overview of the A-League.