The expert’s view: Why are Adidas bringing back retro boots?
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by Harry Diamond
6h ago
Adidas has revived its iconic Predator and F50 boots this year, sparking an unprecedented frenzy among football enthusiasts worldwide. These retro boots have sold out instantly, generating the most hype seen in the football boots market over the last decade. This phenomenon is reminiscent of 2014, when Nike introduced the first-ever sock boots, marking a peak in football boot culture. So, why are football boot technologies reverting to classic designs? To delve deeper, we spoke to Boots Plug, a renowned boot expert and collector who has been at the forefront of the football boots resale marke ..read more
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Euro 2024: When do England play? Fixtures and kick-off times
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by Harry Diamond
1d ago
Euro 2024 gets underway this week as England prepare to compete in a festival of football over the summer. Optimism in England should always be greeted with caution but Gareth Southgate’s side will arrive at Euro 2024 as one of the favourites for the trophy. The Three Lions eased to qualification and England have arguably the most talented squad in the tournament. Here are the full details regarding England’s fixtures at Euro 2024: Serbia vs England When?: 16th June, 2024, Where?: Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen Kick-off time: 8pm BST. England open their Euro 2024 campaign against Serbia at S ..read more
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The best Euro 2024 Fantasy Football team names
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by Harry Diamond
1d ago
Fantasy Football is a cultural phenomenon and for those missing the buzz of the Premier League version, there’s a Euro 2024 edition on offer this summer. UEFA have created their own Fantasy Football game for this summer’s tournament, which kicks off on Friday, but before you get down to the nitty gritty of your selections there’s one important task to sort first – a team name. Here are some of the best Euro 2024 Fantasy Football team names. Czech, Mate  You better Czech yourself Feeling Hungary Nether, Netherlands Old Havertz Kai Hard Baby Reijnders *Martha likes this* Dark side of De Ro ..read more
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Southgate says Euro 2024 is ‘last chance’ with England
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by Harry Diamond
1d ago
Gareth Southgate has said Euro 2024 could be his last chance to win a major tournament as England manager. England begin their European Championship campaign against Serbia on Sunday with the Three Lions entering the tournament as favourites for success.   Southgate’s side have come close in recent tournaments, reaching the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and the final of Euro 2020 on home soil, before a quarter-final exit to France at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar 18 months ago. The 53-year-old is in his eighth year as England manager and preparing for his fourth major tournament with the Thre ..read more
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Euro 2024 Betting Tips, Predictions & Best Bets
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by Ryan Kelly
2d ago
With EURO 2024 just days away we’re pleased to be collaborating with Betting Hive to bring you their best bets for each matchday throughout the tournament. To ‘whet the appetite’ they’ve delved through the classic Ante-Post betting markets to seek out the best value and highlight some of their favourite punts ahead of kick-off in Munich on 14th June. Join the FREE TELEGRAM HERE to be the first to know when all matchday bets are LIVE and you’ll also receive the added bonus of any bonus/in-play bets being sent directly into the group. Betting Hive uses a points system which makes it s ..read more
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A 26-man squad of players England snubbed for Euro 2024
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by Harry Diamond
2d ago
Gareth Southgate has named his final squad for Euro 2024, causing a stir by omitting some big names. England will travel to this summer’s European Championship as one of the favourites for success despite last week’s setback against Iceland, with Southgate’s squad among the most talented in the tournament. Such is the depth available to the England manager, that we’ve created an entire 26-man squad of players left at home for Euro 2024. Hypothetically, how far could this second-string squad go in the tournament? Goalkeepers: Nick Pope, Jack Butland, James Trafford. Nick Pope’s injury-hit seas ..read more
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Five England eligible players representing other nations at Euro 2024
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by Harry Diamond
3d ago
Representing your country at a major tournament like Euro 2024 is the pinnacle for professional footballers, though some have torn loyalties when deciding which nation to play for. Whether through birth, ancestry or citizenship, several footballers have a choice to make when it comes to the chosen colours on the international stage. This summer, there are a wealth of players who were once eligible for England representing other nations. We’ve profiled five stars who in different circumstances could have worn the Three Lions. Euro 2024: England eligible stars representing other nations Jamal M ..read more
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Euro 2024: Group F preview and team guide
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by Harry Diamond
3d ago
The European Championship is round the corner and ahead of the action we have profiled each of the 24 competing teams. Group F contains an in-form Portugal, Turkey, the Czech Republic and tournament debutants Georgia. Euro 2024: Group F preview and team guide Turkey Head coach: Vincenzo Montella Key player: Hakan Calhanoglu One to watch: Arda Güler FIFA Ranking: 40 Best Euro performance: Third-place (2008) After being labelled in some sectors as potential dark horses at Euro 2020, Turkey crashed out in the group stage after three straight defeats, before continuing their 20-year exile from ..read more
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Five big names who will miss Euro 2024 through injury
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by Harry Diamond
3d ago
Injuries are part and parcel of professional football but sometimes setbacks can have the cruellest of timing. Missing a major tournament through injury is one of the biggest disappointments for top players and several big names will be forced to watch Euro 2024 from the treatment table this summer. Five big names who will miss Euro 2024 through injury: Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois has lost his race against time to prove his fitness for Euro 2024, with the goalkeeper snubbed from the Belgium squad for the tournament. Courtois’ campaign has been wrecked by an ACL injury sustaine ..read more
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Four teams who could be the surprise package of Euro 2024
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by Harry Diamond
4d ago
Each major tournament usually has a surprise package, an unfancied team who come from nowhere to upset the odds and reach the latter rounds. Denmark’s victorious team in 1992, who only earned entry after Yugoslavia’s disqualification, and Greece’s triumphant side of 2004 are the biggest examples, while there’s been plenty of others who have captured the imagination before falling short. Who could spring a shock this summer? We’ve picked out four teams we (cautiously) predict could surprise. Netherlands The Netherlands might be one of Europe’s proudest football nations but few are predicting t ..read more
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