Hodgson makes first gaffe (and it's not his selection)
Defending the selection of Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll is never going to be easy. But the relative merit of footballers is a subjective debate which can only be settled with hindsight and not even always then.
However teamsheets from past games are not open to the same kind of discussion and Roy Hodgson handed a major victory to the #Hodgsonout campaign in explaining why he picked uncapped Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The Arsenal winger, he said, had impressed against Milan at the Emirates. Fair enough if he had stopped there, but hapless Hodgson continued:
“I was there and saw how well he dealt with Pirlo and Ambrosini."
The only problem is, neither played, as the screenshot of our coverage shows.
So there's the first definitive boob of the new manager's career. What will be the next one? Well he could always try fielding nine of the 11 players who were completely and utterly humiliated by Germany in Bloemfontein.
too few changes and everyone's on Roy's back, too many changes and everyone would be on Roy's back, stop picking at threads hoping things will fall apart and get behind him ! There's simply not enough time to shake things up too much before the euros, so stop blasting him and let him get on with the huge job in hand.
Why are people trying to pick holes before we have even played a friendly? Lets give the guy a chance first.
Doesn't matter what Roy does or says at the moment our wonderful media will have a go cos he isn't 'Arry.- Really makes me laugh, called the peoples choice by the media but I dont know one football fan who wanted him!
Good luck Roy, ignore the garbage & get on with it.
when the court see the clips ive seen in the news john terry will be proven guilty, he should not be playing for england. roy has picked players he thinks will represent england harry would of picked a simular team. the problem is the england players are not up to the job but poor roy will get the blame, he should of had a clear out and picked a lot of young players with about 4/5 seniors. roy or harry i would of picked roy good luck roy hope you do well
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