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Liam Hope

University of Bath Graduate with a (life-long) love of Leicester city. Big fan of Cricket, American Football and the occasional run.

England: Allardyce Could Bring In Surprise Defensive Addition Ahead Of Slovakia Game [Report]

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Newly appointed England manager Sam Allardyce poses after a press conference at St. George's Park on July 25, 2016 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

After England’s disconcerting run at the European Championships and eventual loss to Iceland (a country that has the same population as the city of Leicester), Roy Hodgson’s decision to step down from management was inevitable. Alongside the familiar feeling of disappointment in England’s international performances, betting sites were quick to strike up a list of potential new candidates for the job. …

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Leicester City Closing In On Austria International [Report]

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Aleksandar Dragovic of Austria strikes a penalty against the post during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group F match between Iceland and Austria at Stade de France on June 22, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

With Champions League football now an additional challenge for Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri, the Foxes face the challenge of providing greater depth to their squad. One particular area of the team that Ranieri has sought to address is central defence. Already, the Italian has bolstered the side with the signing of Luis Hernández Rodríguez, who can fit the bill of a …

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Opinion: What Can Leicester Achieve This Season?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: A general view inside the stadium during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Believe it or not I’m an avid life-long Leicester fan. Naturally, I’m still overwhelmed by disbelief and joy from the outcome of last year’s season. Of course, many assume that I’ve jumped on the bandwagon since last Christmas or that I became intrigued following the controversial ostrich-gate. However, I’ve since dug out plenty of old pictures of myself in a Leicester …

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Opinion: Can An Underdog Win The Premier League, Again?

SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 20: Hull team huddle during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Hull City at Liberty Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

After Leicester’s jubilant Premier League victory, many football fans were quick to place their bets on this season’s newcomers. If Leicester could defy 5000-1 odds, surely Burnley, Hull City or Middlesbrough can do the same and earn someone a small fortune? At odds of  750/1 to win the league, Hull have won their first two games of the season. Putting an end …

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Opinion: Leicester City Vs Arsenal Set To Be An Entertaining Clash

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Danny Welbeck of Arsenal and N'golo Kante in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Last year I sat in the away end of the Emirates and endured Danny Welbeck’s last-minute header, leading Arsenal to a euphoric 2-1 win over Leicester city. Whilst the stadium erupted, I cursed Marcin Wasilewski’s frankly idiotic challenge, which gave the free-kick away. I was quick to relay my anger back to my smug Arsenal pals through Whatsapp. This result …

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