1. Euro 2012 Predictions: A Guide to Who the Bookies Are Favouring

    On the eve of the 2012 European Championships, the temptation to have a flutter steadily grows. No matter which teams succeed and which teams fail in Poland and Ukraine over the next three weeks, one group is sure to win—the bookies...

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  2. Euro 2012: 5 Things England Have to Do to Beat France

    Roy Hodgson has only had two matches in charge as England manager, and that is all the match practice he will get with his team before they face France in their opening group fixture of Euro 2012 on Monday...

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  3. Euro 2012 Players to Watch: Giorgos Karagounis of Greece

    One of the members of the Greece squad, which defied the odds by winning Euro 2004, Karagounis’s continued presence eight years on is the perfect illustration of the midfielder’s dogged determination...

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  4. 7 Teenagers Set to Star in Premier League Next Season

    It is important for clubs to invest money in established players who can go straight into the team, but it is just as vital for them to trust young talents to develop in the team...

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  5. England vs. Belgium: 7 Bold Predictions for Euro 2012 Warm-Up

    Roy Hodgson’s one and only home fixture as England manager before this summer’s European Championships is a tricky fixture...

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  6. Everton Transfer Rumours: 5 Realistic Targets for Toffees

    Everton once again finished their campaign in strong fashion, placing seventh in the Premier League just outside the European spots...

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  7. Euro 2012 Players to Watch: Nikica Jelavic of Croatia

    When Everton signed a big new centre-forward from the Rangers in January, Nikica Jelavic was something of an unknown quantity...

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  8. European Football's 5 Most Surprising Sides This Season

    This season, more than any in recent years, has brought with it a host of unexpected occurrences. Usually the top sides in each of Europe's major leagues are drawn from a pretty select pool...

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  9. Tottenham Hotspur: 4 Biggest Transfer Needs to Address This Summer

    As Tottenham count the cost of Chelsea winning the Champions League denying them the chance to compete in the tournament next season, the task of improving the quality of the squad has been made all the more difficult...

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  10. Liverpool: Fenway Right to Take Their Time over New Anfield Boss

    When Fenway Sports Group took over at Liverpool a year-and-a-half ago, they quickly hired Kenny Dalglish as manager and let the club legend do things his way...

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  11. Norway vs. England: Picking Roy Hodgson's Starting XI for Euro 2012 Warmup

    After the hoohah that surrounded his appointment as England manager and the furore sparked by his first ever squad selection, it will be interesting to see Roy Hodgson's first team selection when his players line up in Norway on Saturday...

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  12. Euro 2012 Players to Watch: Wayne Rooney of England 

    As one of England's only true world-class players, a lot of pressure rests on Wayne Rooney 's shoulders...

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  13. West Ham: 6 Players to Watch in Premier League Next Season

    The West Ham United team which won promotion back up to the Premier League for next season via the Championship playoffs will have a familiar look about it, but there are still several faces in the Hammers' squad that will be new to a lot of fans...

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  14. Playing the World's Tiniest Violin for Football's Sorest Losers of 2011-12

    The end of a sporting season is a time for winners, for those who conquer to revel in the adulation their achievements deserve. But for every winner, there has to be at least one loser, and it is them who we focus on here...

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  15. Champions League: Chelsea Boss Roberto Di Matteo Already a Winner

    Even if he wins the Champions League final against Bayern Munich on Saturday night, Chelsea interim manager Roberto Di Matteo still faces a wait to find out if it's enough for him to be offered the job on a full-time basis...

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  16. 12 Former Footballers Who Couldn't Cut It in Today's Game

    The game of Association Football as we know it was born in Britain at around the same time as the Industrial Revolution...

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  17. 10 European Sides Set to Soar Next Season

    Now that the vast majority of places in European competition next season have been settled, clubs across the continent can start planning for their excursions abroad...

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  18. Chelsea Transfer Rumours: Blues Should Break Bank for Radamel Falcao

    According to a report in the Daily Mail on Tuesday, Chelsea have got their sights set on Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao...

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  19. Top 15 Players of the Premier League Season

    Now that the Premier League season has come to its thrilling end, the time has come to take stock of the past nine months of action in the English top flight...

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  20. Premier League Relegation Will Destroy One Manager's Career

    As far as the bottom of the Premier League table goes, this weekend's final round of fixtures has been dubbed "Survival Sunday...

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  21. Gareth Bale Transfer: Pros and Cons of Him Leaving Tottenham

    It seems like a long time ago now, but it is only a little over two years since Gareth Bale really burst on to the scene for Tottenham Hotspur ...

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  22. World Football WAGs XI

    Ever since the 2006 World Cup, when the wives and girlfriends of the England national team partied it up in the bars of Baden Baden, we've all developed an obsession with footballers' other halves...

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  23. Europa League Final Head-to-Head: Atletico Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao

    It may not quite be the all-Spanish European final everyone was expecting, but Wednesday's Europa League final between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao promises to be a fine showpiece to the competition...

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  24. EPL: 4 Most Exciting Final-Day Storylines

    We are now at the start of a week which will end in arguably the most thrilling finale of any season since the inception of the Premier League 20 years ago...

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  25. 5 Poor Football Teams with Great Fans

    The lot of the average football fan these days is often an unhappy one. Faced with ever increasing prices for tickets, hot dogs and match programmes, their pocket feels the pinch every time they go to see their beloved team...

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