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Torino lay foundations for stab at Europe thanks to Joe Hart and the Rooster

England's Joe Hart during training

There were a few, subtle, lost-in-translation moments during Joe Hart’s introductory press conference for Torino this month. When the club president, Urbano Cairo, hailed his new signing’s physical presence, the interpreter swapped the word “tall” for “high”. Happily, nobody took this honest mistake for a comment on how the player might like to unwind.

Leicester’s Claudio Ranieri worried by defensive frailties but ready for Porto

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri during training

It was a funny old occasion at the King Power Stadium as Claudio Ranieri went from reflecting on where things are going wrong for Leicester City in defence this season to looking forward to “continuing the fairytale” in one of the most historic games in the club’s history. In the middle of it all a photograph of Emile Heskey slid off the wall as a dozen or so television crews jostled for position on a platform that was never built with Champions League press conferences in mind.

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