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RobbieD_PL

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Sir Didier Drogba;3935181 said:
Listing to Roy on the radio trying to pretend it was a good result and saying the reason we didn't score more was because of the red card.... This man is living in fucking cuckoo land
How the f*ck is that even logical?
 

Sir Didier Drogba

Head Official
'Because after that they were trying to defend'

Reassuring to know Roy hasnt factored opponents 'trying to defend' into his match preparation, presumably because he never does
 

RobbieD_PL

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Sir Didier Drogba;3935203 said:
'Because after that they were trying to defend'

Reassuring to know Roy hasnt factored opponents 'trying to defend' into his match preparation, presumably because he never does
:facepalm:
 

clash

Senior Squad
Do you really pronounce Dier and Dyer the same way? :( Every time I hear the local commentators mentioning him, I get horrible flashbacks of Kieron Dyer being frustrating.
 

Pogba4Now

Team Captain
Sky Sports News HQ understands senior members of the squad were concerned Hodgson's tactics would not get the best out of the team, while others questioned the selection of players suffering a lack of confidence or form.

SSNHQ has been told that senior England players:

Were surprised by the use of a 4-3-3 formation, which had barely been implemented in any of England's friendly matches in 2016.

Questioned the selection of Raheem Sterling for the Iceland game, after he showed signs of lacking confidence throughout the tournament.

Felt momentum had been lost by making six changes for the Slovakia game, which they drew 0-0.

Wondered why Adam Lallana did not start against Iceland after his impressive performances during the group stages.

Debated among themselves the merits of playing Wayne Rooney in midfield, for the first time in his England career.

Were left frustrated that Marcus Rashford was left to warm up for approximately 10 minutes before he was sent on for the final four minutes of the Iceland game with England in desperate need of a goal.

Felt Hodgson's pre-prepared statement at the post-Iceland press conference was an indication he may have doubted the team's chances before the game.
 

Sir Didier Drogba

Head Official
Roy Hodgson during his short spell in charge of inter in the 90s shipped Roberto Carlos out because he 'didn't think he could ever make it as a left back'
 

Pogba4Now

Team Captain
Roberto Carlos on Roy Hodgson:

"He told me I would never succeed as left back. I told him that he doesn't understand football."
 


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