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Opinion: Leicester City Striker Vardy Doesn’t Deserve His Hero Worship

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James' Park on November 21, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Utter the words “Jamie Vardy” to any football fan and the responses are predictable. The Leicester City striker’s profile as a footballer and success story has proliferated exponentially this season. A series of memes appear perpetually after each Leicester City win or Vardy goal. One such meme chronicles the 29-year-old’s rise to the Premier League. “Jamie Vardy was released by Sheffield …

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Ireland Defeat Swiss With Passable Leicester Impression

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland turned in a passable impression of Premier League table-toppers Leicester City to triumph over Switzerland on Saturday evening. Having cited the success of his former employer as cause for Irish hope on the eve of the game, it was not entirely surprising that O’Neill opted to select a 4-4-2 for the first time in his …

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Opinion: Is It Leicester’s Title To Lose? You Bet It Is!

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on August 22, 2015 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Five points clear of second-placed Tottenham, eight ahead of third-placed Arsenal, ten clear of City. Nine games left. Champions League football is all but safe. It is now getting harder and harder to come up with reasons why Leicester cannot win the league. It’s now theirs to lose. No longer the plucky underdogs, they are now the favourites and everybody …

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Tactics Truck: One-Dimensionality Of Unlucky Leicester May Be Overstated

Despite creating a host of second half chances from left wing crosses, Leicester City dropped two crucial points against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday evening. N’Golo Kanté, second to top tackler and interceptor in the league, was forced to sit this one out due to a slight hamstring strain. Salomon Rondon’s opener would have been unlikely had the Frenchman been …

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The Incredible Renaissance Of Leicester City Boss Claudio Ranieri

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: (Editors notes: This image has been converted to black and white.) Claudio Ranieri of Leicester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at The King Power Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is on the brink of making English footballing history. David O’Connell looks at how he’s got there and who he’s done it with.  “I don’t know where they’ll go, Dubai maybe?” Ranieri said to a group of reporters after his side’s loss to Arsenal recently. The Premier League leaders conceded a 94th minute goal to lose to …

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Video: Who Are The 7 Most Prolific Strikers Across Europe’s Top Leagues This Season?

of Augsburg battles for the ball with of Muenchen during the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and FC Bayern Muenchen at WWK Arena on February 14, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany.

The most recent Ballon d’Or award was dominated by La Liga superstars such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. However, this doesn’t mean that the world of football is currently being dominated by these three La Liga world beaters, as there has been many lethal goalscorers making a huge impact across Europe this season. Wondering who these goalscorers may …

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The Top 10 Highest Earners In The Premier League

Jamie Vardy’s new contract with Leicester doesn’t come close to the league’s top earners… Last week it was announced that Leicester City’s in form striker Jamie Vardy has signed a contract extension that will see him stay with the Foxes until 2019 and take home a cool £80,000 per week. Vardy only signed his last contract with the club in …

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Tottenham Have Escaped Their Past – Man City Remain Stuck

Many people believe the announcement of Pep Guardiola on his way to Man City sparked a new era for British football; one that would see new clubs come into the forefront and see an end to the tradition ‘top four’ clubs. In some ways this is true – the Manchester United’s and Liverpool’s who dominated the Premier League for so …

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Why Everyone Is Now A closet Leicester City Supporter

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Leicester City supporters celebrate their team's third goal scored by Robert Huth (2nd L) during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The English top flight, the world’s best league some say. Around since 1992, and won by a total of five teams – Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers. Since Rovers’ win in the 1994-95 season it’s not been what you might call diverse. With 13 titles going to Manchester United, you could argue things got pretty boring. …

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Tactics Truck: Simpson Dismissal Allows Arsenal To Destroy Leicester On The Flanks

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Mesut Oezil of Arsenal scores his team's second goal from a free-kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on April 4, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal took full advantage of Danny Simpson’s second half dismissal to overrun Leicester City on the flanks and secure a famous comeback victory. Leicester’s 5-2 defeat at home to Arsenal in late September prompted manager Claudio Ranieri to drop his aggressive full backs and take a more considered approach that saw his side go unbeaten in the league until Boxing …

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Shootout At Noon: Can Surprise Package Leicester Topple Arsenal?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City and Per Mertesacker of Arsenal argue during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Gameweek 26 sees the top four sides in the Premier League clash as part of a truly Super Sunday lineup. Two of the teams involved are perennial challengers for the title, one is a regular top six team and one was expected to struggle to maintain their Premier League status. Welcome to the 2015/16 Premier League. Back in August, when looking …

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