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Phillips: Giants have no excuses
Phillips: Giants have no excuses Kevin Phillips

Phillips: Giants have no excuses

Premier League sides have no excuse for going out to lower-league teams in cup ties, says Kevin Phillips.

Phillips: Satisfying start Kevin Phillips

Phillips: Satisfying start

After training drills paid off against Everton, Leicester coach Kevin Phillips blogs on a promising start.

Phillips: Foxes fired up Kevin Phillips

Phillips: Foxes fired up

Leicester coach Kevin Phillips says the Premier League newcomers can't wait for the big kick-off.

Phillips: Foxes shaping up Kevin Phillips

Phillips: Foxes shaping up

Kevin Phillips blogs on Leicester's pre-season travels, which has taken the side from Austria to Bangkok.

Super Kev gets back to work Kevin Phillips

Super Kev gets back to work

Leicester are 'buzzing' in pre-season, says Kevin Phillips, who is beginning life as a coach.

'Fantastic finish' Kevin Phillips

'Fantastic finish'

Kevin Phillips blogs on his emotional final game as a pro - and celebrating his retirement in style.

Hanging up my boots Kevin Phillips

Hanging up my boots

After 20 years as a professional footballer, Kevin Phillips is retiring at the end of the season.

Fall guy Kevin Phillips

Fall guy

Most strikers would go down in Matt Jarvis' position - and nothing's wrong with that, says Kevin Phillips.

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