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England NT: Roy Hodgson Takes The Reins

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Image: AFP PHOTO/OLLY GREENWOOD.

You’ve got to hand it to the FA. After months of media speculation that practically rendered any application for the vacant England manager’s job moot (other than Harry Redknapp’s), they announce that Roy Hodgson signed a four-year-deal for the post – leaving pundits scandalised over their lack of pre-knowledge of the hiring.

Redknapp appeared to be the fan and media favourite following his clearance of those pesky tax evasion charges, so when Hodgson met with FA officials at Wembley this week, the peanut gallery was irritably apathetic at the change in course.

It’s a hard enough job at the best of times, but could a good performance in the EUROs be enough to sooth the media’s hurt feelings about being left out of the loop?

And what do you think about the appointment, ladies and gents?

Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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FYI, Kickettes – a few of our staffers are making the trip up to Manchester for tonight’s derby, which means fact/spell-checked stories and drunk tweeting can not be guaranteed.

Otherwise, how’s Monday going over thus far for you?

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Winonah de Jong: Accessories All-Star

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Image via @winonahdejong.

Winonah de Jong is almost always on our best dressed list at WAG-friendly events. We’re still obsessed with how much we obsessed over her Halston jumpsuit of 2010, and she was the first WAG to trot out a highly sought-after Victoria Beckham bag. So except for that one incident involving a Stella McCartney lace onesie that we’ve nearly forgotten about, Nigel’s wife does pretty good for herself in our style stakes.

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Thoughts & Prayers: Paul & Hayley Gallagher

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Sad news was revealed late this evening regarding Leicester City’s Paul Gallagher and his wife Hayley’s newborn twins. Unfortunately the couple lost their son, Luca James, while his twin sister, Ava Amelie, was reportedly under careful watch at an undisclosed special care hospital unit.

Leicester City wife of Paul player child family sad news Luca James AvaYou may remember Hayley making headlines in March 2011 when she and several other footballers’ wives from the Midlands trekked across China’s Great Wall to raise money for The Meningitis Trust. She championed the charitable cause in honour of her brother-in-law who died from the disease as a young boy, and was joined by Becky Doyle, wife of Birmingham City goalkeeper Colin Doyle, who also encountered the disease after the Doyle’s baby son, Liam, nearly died from meningitis in 2010.

Best wishes to the Gallaghers and our sincerest condolences go out to them.

EURO 2012: England’s Three Lions

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euros 2012 Gareth Barry John Terry euro tournament pose modelling ENT

Images via Daily Mail/Google.

Are England actually fielding lions in EURO 2012? Will crossing our fingers help our tournament prospects?

Happy St George’s Day to you and yours by the way!