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Gazza the movie: Paul Gascoigne biopic in the works

Producers seek actor to play the ‘good and bad’ in the life and career of the Newcastle, Spurs and England footballer is in pre-productionThe footballer Paul Gascoigne has confirmed that producers are searching for an actor to portray him in a new film…

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Steven Gerrard says Liverpool’s title triumph buried ‘a few demons’

Premier League only major prize Gerrard did not win with clubGerrard also has a ‘lot of regrets’ over his England careerSteven Gerrard has claimed Liverpool’s emphatic title triumph has helped him to bury his Premier League demons.The league championsh…

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Jack Charlton funeral: family and fans pay tribute to ‘footballer, friend, family man’

Wellwishers line the streets of Ashington, Northumberland, to honour football greatThe grandchildren of World Cup winner Jack Charlton have paid tribute to “a proud Englishman, a proud northerner and a proud honorary Irishman” at his funeral service.Th…

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Harry Kane, England’s un-starry superstar, should be loved a little more | Barney Ronay

There has been some talk of new, exciting, more mobile forwards emerging for Gareth Southgate’s side – but the reality is English football has a phenomenon on its handsThere have been many great pictures of Kevin Keegan down the decades, so many it can…

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Jordan Pickford’s unique talent can still help England despite his slump | Jonathan Liew

The Everton goalkeeper is facing competition for his England jersey but being well suited to international duty may save himAs the shot from Daniel Podence rolled towards the Everton goalline, it was tempting to wonder – in a covid-free parallel univer…

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Jack Charlton obituary

Leeds United footballer and member of the victorious 1966 World Cup England squad, he went on to manage the Republic of IrelandJack Charlton, who has died aged 85 after suffering from lymphoma and dementia, spent a large part of his life in the shadow …

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Jack Charlton: a footballing giant who was forever a man of the people | Kevin Mitchell

The World Cup winner went down the pit at 15 and was loved unconditionally for his impish wit and unbounded generosityHe was Ireland’s favourite Englishman. He was Leeds’s favourite Geordie. And, with due respect to his illustrious brother, Jack was ne…

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Jack Charlton: England World Cup winner, dies aged 85 – video obituary

Jack Charlton, a World Cup winner with England and a former Republic of Ireland manager, has died aged 85.Charlton, the elder brother of Bobby, played 35 times for England as a central defender, including all six matches at the 1966 World Cup. He spent…

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Jack Charlton: his life and times – in pictures

World Cup winner Jack Charlton, who forged a successful career in management after hanging up his boots, has died aged 85. Charlton was an Elland Road legend, spending his whole playing career at Leeds United. As Republic of Ireland manager he took the…

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‘He was larger than life’: tributes pour in for football legend Jack Charlton

World Cup winner and former Ireland manager dies aged 85‘He changed everything about Irish football,’ says Ray HoughtonTributes to Jack Charlton have poured in from across the world of football after the World Cup winner and former Republic of Ireland …

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Jack Charlton, England World Cup winner, dies aged 85

Centre-half was part of 1966 World Cup-winning teamCharlton also a successful Republic of Ireland managerJack Charlton, a World Cup winner with England and a former Republic of Ireland manager, has died aged 85.Charlton, the elder brother of Bobby, pla…

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Jack Charlton, England World Cup winner, dies aged 85

Centre-half was part of 1966 World Cup-winning teamCharlton also a successful Republic of Ireland managerJack Charlton, a World Cup winner with England and a former Republic of Ireland manager, has died aged 85.Charlton, the elder brother of Bobby, pla…

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Well Offside: buy a classic European football photo from yesteryear

On the eve of what should have been the Euro 2020 final, here’s your chance to own a print featuring tournament legends such as Paul Gascoigne, Ruud Gullit and Peter SchmeichelBuy your print here for just £55 including free delivery (30x40cm print size…

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The strange tale of the England Schoolboys football team

Wembley will not be hosting any fans this summer. For much of the 20th century, it was packed full for Under-15s gamesBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsAaron Martin’s return to Wembley on Monday did not go as well as his debut under the arch. …

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The strange tale of the England Schoolboys football team

Wembley will not be hosting any fans this summer. For much of the 20th century, it was packed full for Under-15s gamesBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsAaron Martin’s return to Wembley on Monday did not go as well as his debut under the arch. …

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Statue campaign for black footballer denied England cap in 1920s

Plymouth Argyle fans are seeking to raise £100,000 for bronze tribute to Jack LeslieA campaign is raising funds to erect a statue of a black footballer believed to have been denied the chance to play for England in 1925 because of the colour of his ski…

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Statue campaign for black footballer denied England cap in 1920s

Plymouth Argyle fans are seeking to raise £100,000 for bronze tribute to Jack LeslieA campaign is raising funds to erect a statue of a black footballer believed to have been denied the chance to play for England in 1925 because of the colour of his ski…

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‘We could see they were frightened’: recalling Iceland’s win over England

In a new book about the Icelandic football miracle, the right-back Birkir Mar Sævarsson talks about facing Portugal and England at Euro 2016Birkir Mar Sævarsson was a member of the Iceland squad who qualified for the country’s first major tournament, E…

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‘It created an image’: how Brian Stein’s England call-up boosted anti-apartheid struggle

In an extract from his book Made in Africa, Ed Aarons explains why the sons of activist Isaiah Stein made history in English football On 7 February 1968, a former boxer – known as ‘Boston Tababy’ in his fighting days – and his family arrived at Cape To…

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Marcus Rashford: Goalscorer who forced U-turn over school lunches | Jacob Steinberg

Manchester United striker’s campaign to extend free school meals programme, initially rejected by Boris Johnson, has struck a chord with the wider public A young man renowned for hitting the target on and off the pitch. The Manchester United and Englan…