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Hodgson makes first gaffe (and it's not his selection)

By SportUK 16/05/2012 15:41

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.

 

Arsenal v MilanHowever 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.

28Comments
16/05/2012 17:26
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Give the man a chance, he will do his best, and everyone should be behind him, I hope the players give 100% that is all we can ask for.
16/05/2012 17:20
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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.

 

16/05/2012 17:19
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Maybe you guys wont to get on side instead of picking faults, so he made a mistake big deal he was still managing West Brom at the time for which he did a great job, yet all I here today from the loosers in the press room was why was Ria dropped..? simple hes crap..!!
16/05/2012 17:46
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our **** sports writers cant wait to derail roy they love england failure and nothing else will excite them other than failure it always annoys me that the england manager is sent to talk to the press he does not need to justify himself to a room full of morons i suggest you buy a pet chimp to send out to meet the press and see what lies they can make up about him
16/05/2012 19:23
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Why are people trying to pick holes before we have even played a friendly?  Lets give the guy a chance first.

16/05/2012 20:10
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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.

16/05/2012 21:08
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give the guy a chance people keep saying he's only managed average teams like wba and fulham but lets face it england are at best an average team, where do we get this impression from that we are one of the worlds best , no matter who had taken the england job the press would have destroyed them .
16/05/2012 19:39
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Honeymoon period over already..........well marrages dont last long these days
16/05/2012 19:01
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THANK YOU KENNY FOR THE SERVICE YOU GAVE LFC OVER THE YEARS YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN THE FANS HEARTS,GOOD LUCK ROY WITH YOUR SELECTIONS  THEY WILL EITHER MAKE YOU OR BREAK YOU SO AS I SAID GOOD LUCK.
16/05/2012 17:53
16/05/2012 20:31
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You know the adage.... Those who can do, those who can't, disparage those that do....
16/05/2012 20:35
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why knock the man give him a chance we are not actually overstocked with good english managers at the moment, and  think roy  is the best choice in the circumstances.  so why dont  all the whingers leave the man alone and let him do his  job
16/05/2012 20:33
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Hodgson has no chance.. His destruction by media has already started...
16/05/2012 20:09
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If all the players play for Hodgson like they did at West Brom then England have a reasonable chance of an upset. If just a few of the players play for Hodgson like those at Liverpool........ nuff said.
16/05/2012 17:43
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yeah but its a one off as all england games.hes the best englishman for the job.forget league   team play.as for redknapp move on he won zilch.about time too ferdinand went ,sure vidich  is overrated now fergie take note,yes not english but point sell by date.  .gerrard is best but time is running out for him  too.but end of day were no good.footballers kick the ball not managers so if team lose then it should fallback on them not manager.all footballers know how to kick a ball etc.manager picks  best team he sees day in day out.back the team but quarter finals is all we will do......luck on our side too.fingers crossed.mind good side supermarkets will cut cost of beer.!!we all win.
16/05/2012 18:15
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I can imagine how Rio Ferdinand must have felt,'he drops me,picks John Terry,makes the bloke no better than Terry',i wont say anything else,in case John Terry is reading this,and he wants to sue me!
16/05/2012 21:58
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how does milner keep getting picked for england, doesnt score goals, cant tackle, hasnt got the ability to take a player on and beat him, and only passes sideways or backwards. brings nothing to the team
17/05/2012 06:56
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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

 

16/05/2012 17:57
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Downing in wrong, Glen johnson in wrong. carrick adam johnson and richards left out wrong. Henderson is a reserve please. there are far better players sitting at home this summer who will  go. Royston you are feeling the pressure already and im not expecting much from this. I expect we can all see his team sheet already. hart johnson cahill terry cole lampard gerrard barry downing carroll defoe.  YAWN. and please give the captains armband to ashley cole but you wont.
16/05/2012 19:56
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Surprised at the omission of Peter Crouch

 

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