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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has effectively retired from international football. The 31-year-old Vardy was part of the England squad which reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and served as back-up to Harry Kane in the forwards department.
Vardy had notified Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate that he was considering retiring from international football and it now appears that he will not play during the UEFA Nation League games against Spain and Switzerland.
Vardy broke into the England team at the late age of 28 during the 2015-16 season. This …

Chelsea are reportedly considering bringing goalkeeper Petr Cech back to Stamford Bridge this summer due to the uncertain future of Thibaut Courtois. The 36-year-old is high on Transfer Hound’s hot-o-metre and left the Blues to join Arsenal in 2015 where he’s been underwhelming ever since.
Courtois was the goalkeeper who pushed Cech out of the Chelsea starting eleven in 2014/15, leading to the latter’s departure that summer, but he could be replacing the Belgian international ahead of the new season.
Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel has also been named as a potential transfer …

The 2018/19 Premier League fixtures have been released and we’ve listed all 380 games that will be played by Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Burnley, Cardiff City, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Bournemouth v Cardiff
Arsenal v Man City
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield v Chelsea
Liverpool v West Ham
Man United v Leicester
Newcastle v Tottenham
Southampton v Burnley
Watford v Brighton
Wolves v Everton

Saturday, August 18

Brighton v Man United
Burnley v Watford
Cardiff v …

As of February 21st Leicester City stand, incredibly but unsurprisingly, top of the Barclaycard Premiership. Their clean, crisps and aggressive style of play as seen them take the Premier League by storm losing only three times this season to Arsenal home and away and Liverpool. Leicester are currently the league leaders with two points to spare from second place Tottenham, but only goal difference separates Spurs from Arsenal. This means should they hold their impressive spot at the top of the Premiership, not only would they be crowned the champions …

There are many different ways of telling the amazing story of Leicester City, different points in time to start the story and different theories behind its remarkable nature. 
Rightly, many of the stories cite the years in the faceless doldrums of multiple owners, managers and seemingly endless amount of players on a conveyer belt passing them in and out of the club. However this story is less about those years. Instead, this one focusses on the last three years and why and how this remarkable story can be made more understandable, …

This ‘soap opera’ of a Premier League Season thus far continues to enthral, surprise and entertain us with each week. The main storyline being Leicester City’s unexpected title tilt. With unpredictable results providing intriguing plot twists, this season is actually playing out more like a ‘Telenovela’. It is highly unlikely that we shall get another campaign as schizophrenic as we have so far witnessed again anytime soon.
Each week, we tune in expecting them to fall out of the frame, allowing a more familiar played out scenario to take charge, one …

The 2015-16 Premiership season is almost upon us, I will have a lot at each team and access what they have done thus far and what they possibly still need to do to achieve their target.
I shall split this into 3 parts, the first part being the hypothetical bottom seven, including the three promoted sides, and the four teams who survived the drop, (positions 14-17th), in the Premiership last season.
Bournemouth (Last season – 1st in the Championship)
The only times I have had to mention Bournemouth before the 2014/15 season was …

After a career spanning 20 years, Kevin Phillips retirement from the game today leaving many a football fan in admiration of his career.
Phillips, who turns 41 this summer, burst onto the scene for Watford at the tail end of the 1994/95 season scoring 24 goals in nearly 60 appearances for the Hornets. A big money move to Sunderland saw him score over 100 goals in just over 200 games for the Black Cats where he became the first Sunderland player to score over 30 goals in a season since the …

Three players each from Leicester City and Burnley have been recognised their performances this season in the Championship PFA Team of the Year.
Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, defender Wes Morgan and midfielder Danny Drinkwater have all been named in the PFA’s side of the season along with Burnley’s Kieran Trippier, Jason Shackell and Danny Ings.
Ross McCormack, Leeds United’s leading scorer, was joined by Derby County duo Craig Bryson and Will Hughes alongside Andy Reid of Nottingham Forest and Ipswich Town’s Aaron Cresswell.
Championship PFA Team of the Year: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City); Keiran …

Leicester City will be playing Premier League football next season after a ten year absence, and I’m writing about the key factors that has led to the Foxes success this campaign.  First of all, the team spirit from Nigel Pearson’s men this season has been absolutely tremendous on and off the field. The boys in blue will never give up, scoring a good number of late goals at home and away from home to keep gathering precious points towards promotion.
This coincidently has a correlation towards a famous saying commonly …