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48 - Only Arsène Wenger has managed more CL games (176) than Claude Puel (48) amongst French managers. Saint. @SouthamptonFC 38 minutes ago

139 - #ISL have the most clearances (139) among #EURO2016 teams. Wall. https://t.co/Emvzi9C5OG 20 hours ago

33 - Michy Batshuayi had a hand in 33 goals (all comps) last term (23 goals, 10 assists); 18 more than any other Marseille player. Coveted. 29 Jun

0 - Hugo Lloris has not faced a single shot on target from open play at the EURO 2016. Chilled. https://t.co/fA2sBkQQ6O 28 Jun

15 - Sadio Mane scored more goals in all competitions than any other Southampton player last season (15). Poached. 28 Jun

3 - Roy Hodgson won just three of his 11 games in charge of #ENG at the World Cup & Euro Finals combined (W3 D5 L3). Resignation. 27 Jun

% - Best England managers by win ratio: Capello: 66.7% Ramsey: 61.1% Hoddle: 60.7% Greenwood: 60% Eriksson: 59.7% Hodgson: 58.9% Departed. 27 Jun

56 - Despite attempting 56 shots more than their opponents at #Euro2016(82-26), #ENG scored as many goals as they conceded (4). Misery. 27 Jun

2 - #ENG have progressed in just 2 of their last 10 knockout ties at major finals tournaments (Denmark – WC 2002, Ecuador – WC 2006). Frozen 27 Jun

3 - #ENG have won the last three international matches that they have been losing at half-time. Team-talk. 27 Jun

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