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Missing In Euro 2012 Action: Yoann Gourcuff & Frank Lampard

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Eight days of us lying in waiting to go ’till the Euros commence and yet the hotties are dropping like flies.

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The Sizzle Query: England’s Spare Shotstoppers

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Pundits say that Joe Hart is the best goalkeeper England have produced since Peter Shilton. He’s certainly the hottest. But it’s going to take more than one pretty to prevent England suffering an ignominious exit from a major competition (again).

Naturally, we need to find out whose operating in the Furry Smurf’s foine shadow. And more importantly, which one do you fancy?

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Good Week/Bad Week: Kisses & Misses

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And finally, three hours after the rest of the competitors have dragged themselves over the week’s finishing line, Kickette staffers wheeze their way into the final straight.

Only a few more steps to go. Cheers us on, would you?

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Good Week/Bad Week: Winning By A Nose

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And we thought interviewing excitable boys was tough… Images: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages, Milos Bicanski/Getty Images.

There’s a big game tomorrow night, obvs. Don’t think for a moment we haven’t been distracted from our work by it.

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Euro 2012 NT Announcements: Varying Degrees Of Importance

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Gareth Barry and James Milner were on the golf course in Spain when they got the England squad selection news. Fitting. Image: Warren Little/Getty Images.

Three weeks before kick off, we were starting to get a little panicky about our coverage strategy for England at EURO 2012. John Terry’s recent transgressions, plus questions over his ability to play alongside Rio Ferdinand in central defence raised the possibility of the ex-captain not making the squad altogether. That would’ve seriously impeded our ability to snark over any divisions that *may* occur during the tournament, ya know what we mean?

Then this morning came and Roy Hodgson decided to include JT in his squad and omit Rio. Thus, our strategy is safe.

We seem to be the only people this works for, though. #Hodgsonout was trending on Twitter within twenty minutes of the announcement.

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