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Can Southgate convince Vardy of Three Lions return?

The clamour for Jamie Vardy to return to the England set-up is growing and it looks like it will only get louder based on the Leicester City striker’s current form. The Foxes star has made an electric start to the campaign and was once again prolific as he helped Leicester secure a 4-1 win against Leeds United at Elland Road at the start of the month. Following that win in West Yorkshire, Vardy had been involved directly in 13 goals…
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Norway’s Golden Era: Inspired by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer established a reputation for being one of the era’s most prolific impact substitutes. Having been the face of Norwegian football for a decade during his spell at Old Trafford, the now 47-year-old was the catalyst in bringing the second striker role to the forefront of football.   Following his match-winning goal in the 1998-99 Champions League final against Bayern Munich, Solskjaer has inspired numerous players in Norway’s existing golden generation, including Erling…
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Predicting England’s Euro 2021 line-up

With a young group of players, as well as a manager who seems to be adept at getting a sense of cohesion like few of his predecessors, most pundits agree that the sky is the limit for the current England team. Indeed, when we look at the squad of young players, as well as those knocking at the door, it seems there is room for this side to improve. And, make no mistake – England are already one of the…
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Will England look any different at Euro 2021?

The news that football fans have been expecting has finally arrived. The Euro 2020 Championships will be moved to the summer of 2021 to allow domestic leagues the time to finish their fixtures this summer. This is all due to the current lockdown around Europe because of the coronavirus outbreak.  From a purely footballing standpoint, this move has the ability to change things for a number of countries that are taking part, but how will the delay affect England and…
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Manchester City have named their price for Mikel Arteta as Arsenal close in

Manchester City are resigned to losing assistant coach Mikel Arteta, with Arsenal having opened talks with their former captain regarding their managerial vacancy. The Gunners have been without a permanent figurehead since getting rid of Unai Emery recently and the hopes placed in interim boss Freddie Ljungberg appear to have waned. Last season’s Europa League finalists had planned to keep Ljungberg in charge until the end of the season, a move that would have allowed them time to engage in…
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Ranking the best England managers – Who tops the bill?

It’s fair to say that England have had some interesting managers throughout the ages, from formidable dictators to genial coaches who always seemed more than a little out of their depth (Steve McLaren, anyone?) Assessing the best England managers is a deceptively easy pastime, however, particularly given the paucity of success that the Three Lions have enjoyed (or not) during the last 50 years or more. In this article, we’ve reviewed the best three managers in the history of the…
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Manchester United’s coaches so far

The famous Red Devils haven't had a good Premier League so far - one that can be compared to their former glory - and are currently stuck in the 5th position just below Chelsea, after they lost 2-1 to Wolves on the 2nd of April at Molineux Stadium. However, they do have a game in hand against Manchester City on the 24th of April so all hope is not lost and they might have a chance to play in next…
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England must overcome avoid travel woes at World Cup in Russia

England’s hopes of success at this summer’s World Cup could be derailed by a huge amount of travelling during the opening stage of the tournament. A group containing Belgium, Tunisia and Panama should hold no fears for the Three Lions, but the 6,542km they will cover during the first round could prove to be their undoing. At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, just five of the 13 teams that travelled further than the average distance in the group stage…
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