It feels a little uneasy when it comes to criticising somebody like Roy Hodgson. The England boss is an amicable, articulateand courteous man after all, one offew true gentlemen that remain in the game.
It'slittle surprise that in various managerial roles he's assumed across the continent he's struck up affinities with supporters, players and the media alike.
Roy Hodgson only became England manager by virtue of not being Harry Redknapp.
After England were all but eliminated by a country with a population a third the size of Greater London, Roy Hodgson is "adamant" that he will not resign in the wake of the country's worst ever World Cup performance.
"I wouldn't trust the FA to show me a good manager if their lives depended on it," Harry Redknapp, in his autobiography.
With England's preparations for the 2014 World Cup going smoothly, particularly after a convincing first half display against Denmark last night in the 1-0 victory for The Three Lions, it's time to pat The FA on the back and acknowledge that they made the right decision in appointing head coach Roy Hodgson.
Ravel Morrison's excellent start to the new season could be rewarded with a call-up to Roy Hodgson's England squad. The West Ham midfielder could be the surprise call-up for next month's decisive World Cup qualifiers against Poland and Montenegro, according to the Daily Mail. The 20-year-old has only played five Premier League games for the [.
England manager Roy Hodgson has branded Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll as "an outstanding footballer". Hodgson has seen the youngster at close quarters while working with the Under-21 squad. And he singled the 21-year-old out for praise to illustrate a point he was making about Rickie Lambert. The Southampton striker has been misjudged throughout his career [.
Theo Walcott is an injury doubt for Arsenal's Premier League opener against Aston Villa on Saturday after he took a knock in England training. The Gunners star could not finish the session after getting a kick to his ankle. He was training with a depleted group of senior England players that had been bolstered by [.
Wayne Rooney made a mockery of Manchester United's suggestions that he is injured and out-of-shape with an impressive showing in England's training session ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Scotland. The striker, supposedly injured as recently as Sunday's Community Shield clash with Wigan, took part in a full session with Roy Hodgson's squad and showed little [.
Daniel Sturridge will miss England's match against Brazil after picking up an injury during last night's draw with the Republic of Ireland. The Liverpool striker was stretchered off with an ankle injury after 38 minutes. England manager Roy Hodgson said: "He's not going to Brazil. He had a good start and we were sad to [.
After Frank Lampard scored the winning goal in England's friendly against Brazil, manager Roy Hodgson publicly warned him that staying in Europe once his Chelsea contract expires at the end of this season will help him keep his place in the England squad. Lampard has been rumored to be a possible replacement for David Beckham in the LA Galaxy's midfield, but Hodgson doesn't seem fond of that possibility.
By now, Roy Hodgson is sick of the sight of water. But in his pre-match press conference ahead of the World Cup qualifier between England and Poland, he was happy to splash it around quite freely. The England boss played the part of butler to captain Steven Gerrard as the Liverpool man prepared to answer [.
Wayne Rooney was chosen to captain England in their 5-0 win over San Marino on Friday. Rooney scored twice and put in a good shift for his country, but has his eye on the captaincy on a permanent basis.
"As a young player, your dream is to play for England and once you do actually play, the next step is to try to captain your country," Rooney said.
TweetIt is almost impossible to preview the upcoming World Cup qualifier between England and San Marino this week without reminding ourselves of that San Marino goal that inflicted a final ignominy on Graham Taylor when he was the England manager that ended England's hopes of qualifying for the 1994 World Cup.
Imagine the surprise of Tube passengers Wednesday night when not only did Roy Hodgson join them on a ride through London, but the England manager reportedly told them that Rio Ferdinand's England career is over. Hodgson instead has called up...
Imagine the surprise of Tube passengers Wednesday night when not only did Roy Hodgson join them on a ride through London, but the England manager reportedly told them that Rio Ferdinand's England career is over.
Hodgson instead has called up Ryan Shawcross for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers as well as Fraser Forster, the Celtic goalkeeper.
Carl Jenkinson is having his break out season. News that Roy Hodgson is planning an England call-up for the young defender has come as a shock to some but when you look at his overall performances this year, its not shocking at all.
The day after a parade of Team GB athletes drew over 1 million people into the streets of London, and Andy Murray ended Britain's 76-year wait for amajor singles tennis title, the England footballing stars threw some cold water on the euphoria that England sports fans were feeling.
A late penalty from Frank Lampard spared Roy Hodgson the ignominy of becoming the first England manager since Kevin Keegan to lose a World Cup game at Wembley.
The Ox gets big praise from Hodgson and Lampard by TS Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made a start for
England as they thundered past Moldova 5-0 in their first World Cup qualifier. The Arsenal winger
was praised by England manager, Roy Hodgson and Frank Lampard after his performance last night. Roy
Hodgson released a statement saying, "I [.
England begins UEFA 2014 World Cup qualifying with an away match against Moldova on September 7,
2012. The match will take place at the Zimbru Stadium in Chinisau, Moldova with kickoff scheduled
for 2:45 PM USA EST.
England manager Roy Hodgson
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Steven Gerrard feels he will still be good enough to make an impact for England at the next World
Cup in Brazil 2014.
The Three Lions skipper produced arguably one of his best tournament displays at this summer's
And now the 32-year-old Liverpool midfielder is ready for the long haul, just as long as he is
The English Football Association today issued an official complaint to UEFA after no English female
fans were gratuitously zeroed in on during the European Championships. Despite a bounty of
beautiful and often scantily clad female fans being caught on camera at breaks in the game over the
past few weeks, there was a distinct lack [.
Roy Hodgson's Three Lions side arrived in Brazil earlier today to begin final preparations for the opening match against Brazil. The England Manager addressed reporters in an upbeat mood ahead of the nation's opening match of the competition against Italy.
"The first game in the World Cup is always the most exciting one.
Former England manager Fabio Capello turned down the chance to watch Newcastle's Steven Taylor claiming he was "all right for midfielders", the player has claimed. The centre-back has been called up to the England squad as a late replacement for the injured Gary Cahill. But an international career seemed an entirely remote prospect last season [.
I just watched a documentary on England's World Cup in 1990 in Italy called "One Night In Turin" and it was all about Bobby Robson, the England manager, and how the press gave him a tough time of things when he was England manager for eight years, and certainly in his last tournament in italy [...]
Paolo Di Canio says he ultimate aim is to become England manager. The Swindon Town manager was asked about reports linking him with the vacant Bolton job. He said he was flattered by those rumours, but he clearly has bigger fish to fry. He said: "But the dream is, once I'm well known here and [...]
The former England manager who abruptly resigned in February, just months before he was to lead
the nation at Euro 2012, met with the Russian federation Thursday to discuss the national team's
Capello is reportedly the front-runner to replace Dick Advocaat, who already had plans to leave
Russia for PSV Eindhoven even before his side failed to advance out of the group stage at Euro.
Whilst just settling in to the hot seat with the Russian national team, ex-England manager had
claimed that under his guidance, the Three Lions would've done better at this summer's Euro finals,
saying to an English journo:
Â "If I were with your guys it would've been even better.
John Terry has been cleared or racism charges against Anton Ferdinand stemming from a 2011
October match at Loftus Road. Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle issued a written judgement stating
that the evidence pointed against accusations of Terry being a racist.
Roberto Di Matteo and Gus Poyet, two of the early favourites to replace Paolo Di Canio as Sunderland manager, are both set to rule themselves out of contention for the post. The Guardian reports that the pair both plan to spurn any approach from the Black Cats, with "Di Matteo, especially, and Poyet apparently lukewarm" [.
Prime Minister David Cameron has been under considerable pressure in recent weeks, so when he needed to find some inspirational words he decided to borrow some belonging to everyone's favourite fictional England manager, Mike Bassett. Via 101GG