…over again. One kick in the dying seconds couldn’t hide the fact that the same team that struggled at the Euros, struggled exactly the same way in Sam Allardyce’s first game as England manager. I had originally thought that Adam Lallana’s last ditch goal had moved Allardyce from being the new Hodgson to him being […]
...of a beating. Well if that's not a fitting end to Roy Hodgson's tenure as England manager, losing to little Iceland in one of the most inept performances for years to exit Euro 2016, I don't know what is.
...genius. Apparently we all have to be in awe of the great managerial skills of Roy Hodgson after England came from behind to beat Wales in their Euro 2016 group game.
...Roy Hodgson. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the biggest impediment to this England side is Roy Hodgson and he couldn't help himself from proving it again in England's Euro 2016 opener against Russia.
...when it's obvious to everyone else. The fact that Roy Hodgson is still dithering over which striker to take to Euro 2016 shows that the biggest factor in any England failure this summer will be Roy. Can we drop him from the 23?
...Roy probably. A lot of people got rather too excited about England's undefeated run since the World Cup debacle through qualification for Euro 2016, in a never mind the quality feel the width way.
...count. Looking at the scores out of ten each England player got in their Euro 2016, dead rubber, qualifier against Estonia being rubbish counts for nothing if you score.
...the results. It is after all a result based business and that's what Roy's England managed against Slovenia to go unbeaten in qualification in the season after that miserable World Cup.
...it was very fitting. A lot of people thought the Champions League final was Townsend's farewell so were surprised when he turned up for England's trip to Ireland.
...scripts. After Harry Kane scored his first senior goal for England 79 seconds into his début, after three touches, you wonder who writing his scripts, but you know it ain't Roy.
...again. The Jocks are consoling themselves that the game against the Auld Enemy didn't count for anything, it's the Euros that really matter, but it doesn't half make them look bad being outclassed and beaten by Roy's mob.
...has none. England's latest two Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marin and Estonia show Roy's diamond is a bit of overpriced paste tat.
...under the messiah Roy. A rather standard response that every is great and we can forget the past after another poor performance sees England beat a hopeless Swiss side in what should be their toughest Euro qualifier.
...impending failure. There's new faces, exciting prospects, but it's the same old dried up leader and the same old inadequacies that saw them scrape past an even younger and even worse Norwegian side in front of one man and his dog.
...it. Italy did what Italy do, that is just enough to win, in beating England 2-1 in their opening World Cup group game but the pundits just turn a blind eye.