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 […]
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.
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 […]