The Hold the Back Page podcast is one of the best football podcasts on the Internet. Run in conjunction between Setanta Sports and Back Page Football, the podcast has rapidly built up something of a cult following amongst football fans across Ireland, England, Australia and the US.
This week the pod is back for another edition as Neil Sherwin is joined by Ger McCarthy and Willie Gannon to discuss the opening round of Champions League action, as well as the latest goings-on in the Premier League as the Manchester clubs continue to lead the way.
With no vested interest in this year’s Champions League, Ger McCarthy is the perfect man to discuss the opening round of the competition as both Manchester sides picked up points.
City were very much hit-and-miss at home to Napoli while, as Willie Gannon explains, United were far from convincing in their clash with Benfica.
Part 2 sees attentions turn to the Premier League with the possibility of a two-horse race for the title developing. There’s a look at Liverpool, who faltered against Stoke, while questions are asked about the possibility of Tony Pulis’ side qualifying for Europe this season through the league.
Asamoah Gyan’s money-grabbing antics also come under scrutiny and to round off the pod, Willie gives us the heads-up about a massive game for Peamount United in the UEFA Women's Champions League.
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