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England: What now for Roy Hodgson’s men

Despite his injury problems, Jack Wilshere can be the key to England’s midfield future. England’s 2014 World Cup ended in a bore draw against Costa Rica.  Roy Hodgson chose to select a mix of youth and experience, but unfortunately, Hodgson’s men failed to deliver any inspiration and played out to a 0-0 draw.  Despite the negatives of going out in the group stages, some of...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hodgson admits it could take SIX YEARS to get the best out of England as he prepares against Costa Rica

Roy Hodgson last night admitted he underestimated the demands of a World Cup and claimed it could take up to six years to get the best out of this group of players. Hodgson, who is preparing his team for the final, meaningless group game with Costa Rica on Tuesday, said: ‘I’ve realised that, at this top level in a World Cup, it is unbelievably unforgiving. ‘A moment of misfortune...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Costa Rica v England Preview: Hodgson makes nine changes to shattered Three Lions

Costa Rica v England Preview: Hodgson makes nine changes to shattered Three Lions - originally posted on England’s final game at the 2014 World Cup will be against Costa Rica on Tuesday, with manager Roy Hodgson to make multiple changes to his starting lineup, bringing in a host of fringe players for what will be a difficult game for the Three Lions, with their South...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hodgson and Vicente Del Bosque Wont Be Sacked, Say FAs

Despite elimination from the 2014 World Cup,  The English FA are still fully supportive of manager Roy Hodgson. Hodgson’s contract extends until 2016, and with qualifiers for the 2016 European Championship around the corner, the FA has no desire to change coaches. Feeling he has assembled the best English side in years, FA Chairman Greg **** spoke highly of Hogdson, “We think...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

England v Italy Preview: Azzurri the ultimate first test for Hodgson’s boys

England v Italy Preview: Azzurri the ultimate first test for Hodgson’s boys - originally posted on The long wait is finally over, with Roy Hodgson’s England to kick start their 2014 World Cup campaign tonight against 2006 champions Italy in Manuas. The Three Lions will be desperate to get off to a cracking start in Group D with a win against European rivals...
Via Soccerlens
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg **** tight-lipped over Roy Hodgson’s England future post-Brazil

Greg **** has refused to be drawn on Roy Hodgson’s future after the World Cup but said that emerging from a difficult group would be considered a success. The Football Association chairman said he was a “big fan” of Hodgson, who is contracted through to Euro 2016 and is keen to carry on as England manager no matter what happens at the World Cup, but added that it was “not...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy v England: Roy Hodgson's team can be a revelation in Brazil, says Ignazio Abate

Ignazio Abate has warned his Italy team-mates that England could be the dark horses of the World Cup. England and Italy are now in Brazil ahead of their World Cup Group D opener in Manaus on Saturday. Abate has been impressed with what he has seen of England since Italy knocked Roy Hodgson’s team out of the 2012 European Championship on penalties. “England have changed a lot...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Hodgson pleased that players have shown they can deal with extreme provocation

Roy Hodgson says that his England players are ready to handle any provocation and dirty tricks that might be thrown at them in the World Cup finals this month, after keeping their cool on Friday night in the face of an aggressive Honduras team. The England manager was scathing about England’s opponents in the 0-0 draw, admitting that he could not bring himself to praise his opposite...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Exposed! Does Roy Hodgson Know Anybody’s Position Anymore?

Exposed! Does Roy Hodgson Know Anybody’s Position Anymore? - originally posted on Does Roy Hodgson actually know where each of his player`s best position is? That was the question on my lips as I watched a `workmanlike` performance from England in their draw against Ecuador last night. As an ex-player, albeit semi professional, I first came across the term `utility...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

England: 3-0 win over Peru is a flattering result

England’s buildup to the World Cup started with a 3-0 against Peru.  Despite winning by a large scoreline, the result is flattering, because England did not play as well as the scoreline would suggest. Danny Welbeck put in an industrious performance on the left-wing, but only created a few chances. England lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with a mix of youth and experience. ...
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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