Has the pendulum ever swung so drastically in the North East as it has the past five years? After Sunderland’s relegation in 2006, they gained promotion as champions a year later whilst neighbours Newcastle sacked Glenn Roeder, finishing 13th. One year on, United had sacked Sam Allardyce and re-appointed Kevin Keegan, yet finished above a […]
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Kosovo’s most famous footballer has called for FIFA to recognise his homeland, writes Dave Wood.
Samuel Luckhurst takes a look at Belgium who could be on the cusp of great things with their very own ‘Golden Generation’.
In a record-equalling weekend for goals, Kevin Coleman takes a look at some of the big talking points as Tottenham beat Liverpool in the final minute, Chelsea slumped to a draw against Newcastle and Wolves had the luck of the Irish in a win over Sunderland.
(Includes a video of Mark Davies’ goal)
This weekend promises to be a thrilling one for the neutral and what better way to add a little excitement to it than having a cheeky flutter. With two derby matches on the cards it is only right to focus on these for the weekend’s tips. But I will also be sharing my picks for […]
The first of a new series on Back Page Football looking back on the week’s action from around Europe, eyeing a couple of select leagues, the heroes and villains, some of the best goals, most entertaining games and other similar nonsense.
Football is predominantly a results game, with the possible exception of a kick around in the park, which is why Newcastle United found themselves in the Championship this season, and Burnley, Wolves and Birmingham all competed in the Premier League. Nevertheless, there is more to the game than 3 points: look at the current Barcelona […]
Preston North End 0 – 1 Newcastle United The marquee match in the football league this weekend saw perennial play-off team Preston North End host Newcastle United on Monday evening. A Kevin Nolan goal 15 minutes from time ensured that Newcastle returned to the North East back at the top of the Championship. The goal […]
With Michael Owen’s recent move to Old Trafford, what is the view of the majority of Liverpool fans?