I thought 'Arry was a shoe-in

#2
I find it quite amazing just how shite the respective associations have been in finding and selecting managers for their teams.

RFU at least has lucked out and got someone that, I hope, will master mind a turning of fortunes.

But the FA going for Hodgson? That is that all about?

Accepted he has been around a while but his general performance as a manager is marginal. He lost the Liverpool dressing room in spectacular style and WBA are mid table. His best period as manager came in the late 80s for Malmo and since then he has managed to last no more than 3 years with anyone racking up 14 clubs in 23 years.

Sorry but the man is a journeyman. You don't move club as often if you are performing. I'd suggest the 2010 Fulham year is an aberration rather than reflection of trend. Since 2007, he has averaged a 40% win rate.

I accept the FA needs to find an Englishman to do the job but Hodgson isn't the man to lead the team. He doesn't have the flare for it.
 
#3
His total away record in the premier division over his years of Management (his win at Liverpool aside - ahem) is about the same as the average champions in a season. All of the matches at tournaments are "away". Well Bode does this not. Re-arrange that into a famous phrase.

He's just bloody awful.

I think I'm going to have a boss summer! Lump on England not getting out of the group. My Money is on France and Sweden although Home advantage should never be discounted.
 
#5
burst out laughing when i read this last night, i dont think he's as bad as some are making out but i'd still have gone with Mr. Redknapp. do the FA realise that unless he wins a major competition its unlikely to go down well, half the population of england seems to have come out and endorsed redknapp since capello went
 
#8
So the choice was between a crook who has managed to leave every club he has 'managed' in financial ruin or a 'perennial underdog' Who thinks playing 7 across the back at home and snatching a goal on the break is progressive football.

Doesn't really matter who takes it anyway, our fine upstanding press egged on by the wembley attending English 'supporters' will have the next managers reputation trashed and the individual ridiculed and virtually unemplyable within 12 months :)
 
#9
I'm a Liverpool fan, the useless **** is at least that bad. "Nowthampton Town are fowmidable opposition". Prick.

Hodgson for England!
hows king kenny treating you? :winkrazz: (as a rangers fan i can hardly laugh at anyones misfortune at the moment)

i think he's a solidly average club manager with experience of managing internationally and its the international bit that got him the job. i'd be pretty hacked off if i was an england fan but as a bitter scotsman.....

Hodgson for England!
 
#10
So the choice was between a crook who has managed to leave every club he has 'managed' in financial ruin or a 'perennial underdog' Who thinks playing 7 across the back at home and snatching a goal on the break is progressive football.

Doesn't really matter who takes it anyway, our fine upstanding press egged on by the wembley attending English 'supporters' will have the next managers reputation trashed and the individual ridiculed and virtually unemplyable within 12 months :)
you also realise the whole of the english press corps will spend euro 2012 crying into their hands and wailing "if only harry redknapp was here!" whenever england lose a goal.
 

B_AND_T

MIA
Book Reviewer
#11
As a Saints fan I can't ******* stand the **** Redknapp.


****! ****! ****!

That doesn't add value to the thread I know, but HeyHo.

He is a **** though!!!!!!
 
#13
Don't care as long as Man City thrape the rags tonight.
 
#16
Although not a fulham/Liverpool WBA fan. I rate hodgson. Some of you slagging him need to check your history books. He IS still the most sucessful ENGLISH manager to date. Thats why the FA picked him.

Harry is a dodgy bloke, as we have seen, with alledged tax evasion and with his son agents doings. DO people honestly think the English FA are going to pick a bloke with dodgy credentials??? and what with farce with Sven not keeping his willie in pants and the contract facarde with capello.

IMHO the FA got it right, for a change. the front man not only needs good to be manager but a manager of interigty as well. Harry doesnt fall into that category. Yes he had a bad tenure a Liverpool, all managers do, unless your rubbernose fergie.... And I hope that City tonk the red rags tonight also.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#17
Well looking back at managers with form such as former Fulham Managers, the last one worrked out so well for England thet Germany took us at Wembley and didnt we fail to get into Europe that year?
Still its all right he doesnt have a perm and come from South Yorkshire does he?
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#18
As for King Kenny the scousers had to pull their collective socks up especially after getting their way and shooting Hodgson!
 
#19
As a Saints fan I can't ******* stand the **** Redknapp.


****! ****! ****!

That doesn't add value to the thread I know, but HeyHo.

He is a **** though!!!!!!
Is that because he left you for a better club?
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
Harry is a dodgy bloke, as we have seen, with alleged tax evasion and with his son agents doings. DO people honestly think the English FA are going to pick a bloke with dodgy credentials??? and what with farce with Sven not keeping his willie in pants and the contract facade with capello.
The FA corporate memory may stretch back to Terry Venables, who was not a model of financial rectitude before or during his England tenure. Oh how I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during the Sugar v Venables spats at Spurs.

What worries me about the FA is they don't seem to have any real mechanism for exposing young and upcoming English managers to the England set up. Surely they could pick 2 - 3 managers with potential and embed them in the England set up so they get some experience of international football. Then 5 years down the road, there might be a wider field for the job.

Wordsmith
 

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