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Football: Keane's double dream debut

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Football: Keegan eager to share wealth of experience

European Championship: Youngsters rub shoulders with coach's chosen 22 as England prepare to take on Sweden

Football: Keegan made me a winner

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Football: Stars in our eyes and lumps in our throats

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Football: Fan's Eye View - Hendon: Old loyalties down Cricklewood way

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