...backfired. If Harry Redknapp hadn't indulge in so much Machiavellian scheming would he still be the Spurs boss or was that dramatic loss of form too much?
...feel good about themselves? Opening games of tournaments have become increasingly cagey affairs, teams scared of getting off to a bad start, leading to some dire football and said teams ending up on the wrong end of a bad start.
...?????!!! Poor old Rio Ferdinand, he took to Twitter yesterday to post that, bet he couldn't have look more like a disconsolate duck at the time. Here are those footballing reasons why he shouldn't be in the squad.
...back. After England's latest one nil, uninspiring, victory if they are going to play like Switzerland they should at least look like Switzerland.
...season. In the couldn't make it up department it goes to rival the UN choice of Robert Mugabe as their International Tourism Ambassador, Roy has half of Liverpool's under performers in the England squad.
...more? From the squad he chose to the first starting lineup he put out to the formation they lined up in to the changes he made and the performance they put on in beating Norway one nil he's doing his best to shout 'this is all I've got'.
...to. Only the team from Tottenham could lose out on a place in next season's Champions League taken from them by a game this season in which they weren't involved and the bloody Germans lost on penalties.
...or has he played a clever game? I've been struggling to figure out what Roy Hodgson is playing at since his squad for the forthcoming Euros was announced.
...should he? As soon as it was announced on Sunday night that the F.A. have made their approach to the man they want to take over as England boss the knives were out because that man was Roy Hodgson and not 'Arry Redknapp.
...now. Overseeing a tactical masterclass of ineptness, watching his team in white and blue fall to pieces while the officials make one of the most god awful calls in the game. What better qualifications can a man have to get the England job?
...statistics. Possession and passing success have become king of late but if they lead to nothing other than stat padding what is the point?
...Jose Mourinho. The way a lot of fans were happy about the style with which Spurs went about the nil-nil draw against Chelsea, came as some surprise given their dislike of Jose's pragmatic football style.
...or should that be Keggy Keegling it? It pretty much doesn't matter which, both the same, both have seen what could at one stage have been a 16 point lead is now a one point deficit after another insipid display.
...when he said...football was more important than life and death. Fabrice Muamba current situation after suffering a cardiac arrest showed that.
...every football ground. The good old days of pre-Premier League football, where the box didn't resemble Come Dancing at corners.