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The FA expects Hodgson to split his time between St George's and Wembley once he takes up the post

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Wilshere may miss start of next season

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Alberto Aquilani is on loan at AC Milan

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The United manager has predicted 'absolute chaos'

Ferguson fury at Olympic selection

Manchester United have 12 players put on standby for Games which manager says is 'ridiculous'

Football draw delays London's next Olympic ticket sale

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Next England coach needs time to settle in job – but won't pick up millions like Capello

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England players could adapt to caretaker at Euro 2012 says Trevor Brooking

Trevor Brooking believes the England players will adjust to playing under a caretaker manager should the Football Association opt to go down that route for the Euro 2012 finals.

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The name of Andre Villas-Boas was scarcely mentioned at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night but for Frank Lampard, Chelsea's second-leg comeback against Napoli was all the evidence he needed to make his point about the value of the club's old guard.

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