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4+8 = Euro 2012

For almost two years, English fans trembled in fear and bowed their heads in shame. For over a decade, the glorious tandem of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard had bravely led the Three Lions to countless second rounds. Sadly, it appeared that Don Fabio Capello had forever axed the dynamic duo following World Cup 2010. Brits feared that they may never see the terrific tandem together in action again. Luckily, in one simple announcement, Roy Hodgson has revived the dreams of a nation.
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"I swapped me shirt for a pair of flares"
::: FistedAway welcomes a guest post from Elliott,
editor of the rather lovely Futfanatico :::

The path from the cusp of destruction to redemption has been a long one for Liverpool FC fans. Bad apple Americans owners. The departure of Rafael Benitez. The exodus of star players like Xabi Alonso. Roy Hodgson. So you can forgive Scousers for getting excited over possibly winning the Carling and FA Cup. However, a few have taken things a bit far.

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Slur Alex
::: FistedAway today welcomes a guest post from Elliott, editor of the rather lovely Futfanatico :::

Sir Alex has a long-held reputation for suffering no fools and making his voice heard. However, this time his tongue has gotten him into serious trouble, invoking a lifetime “no-touch-line” ban for all gentlemen clubs forming part of the Foxy-entertainment Association (FA). Why, you may ask? The following may shock you.

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When a transfer window closes, a door opens; Andy Carroll’s landmark £35m move from Newcastle to Liverpool, broke not only the transfer record for a British player, but also racial boundaries. The date of Wednesday 2 February shall ring through the ages, as this was the day when James Lawton of the Independent chose to describe the striker as “raw”, a new era of equality and understanding between races dawned, as the young Carroll became the first white player to be described in these vaunted terms. (more…)

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