Good On Yer Woy!
May 2, 2012 6:45am CST
Unless you've been on the Moon lately you will undoubtedly know that "Our Woy Hodsgon" is now the England soccer team's manager. I'm actually pleased about this. For starters, 'Arry Redknapp hadn't done himself any favours during his high-profile trial lately by stating he "could hardly read or write." It does 'elp you know 'Arry. In fact, upon mentioning this fact to my Mum over the 'phone last night I slipped up myself by saying "Harry has admitted he's illegitimate" when I should've said, "illiterate." Mind you, knowing 'Arry, he's probably both! The Barrow-Boy 'Arry Ar*e-Licking Press are already having a go at "Our Woy" by banging on about him playing soccer in South Africa millions of years ago when apartheid was rife. The look on his face said it all. "Why on earth bring that up after all these years?" is something he probably wanted to say but couldn't. Poor Woy. Leave him alone! He should've mentioned the Bahrain Grand Prix recently that should NEVER have been allowed to go ahead but they're millionaires so don't count.
2 May 12
First of all I am really surprised at this appointment. I am happy for Roy Hodgson, but am not sure what message FA is sending to the fans. Has FA finally conceded that on the international stage they are akin to Fulham or West Brom as Roy is good at handling such clubs in EPL. But his stint at Liverpool shows that he can struggle when the heat is on. Cheers! Ram
• Carlisle, England
2 May 12
I'm not surprised at all. The FA couldn't risk Redknapp because his ego is as big as the players' and we can't have that can we? Roy could only do so much with the players he was given at West Brom. At Liverpool he wasn't given enough time, in my view and King Kenny hasn't got them into the Champion's League either, something Liverpool fans expect with such a big club..and I like them too. I prefer them to Man City and Man U, etc but changing managers mid-season doesn't help a team..and it didn't help Liverpool. I concede they won the Carling Cup Final and they're in the FA Cup Final as well..but - like I said, qualifying for the Champions League is paramount and it hasn't happened. I blame the players for under-achieving at important times. No manager is at fault with that one. I think Roy has actually done a good job with WBA. They were probably relegation candidates before he came along and they're not that now are they? Also, the West Brom fans actually like him..and they're hard to please from what I can gather. So, let's see how Roy fares with England. At least give him a chance. Righting him off before the players have even kicked a ball isn't the way to go.
2 May 12
I can only hope that Roy is given the chance to succeed by the public, media and players. I think it's quite a canny appointment by the FA and really hope it works out. Roy Hodgson is a gentleman of the game and given his commitment and dedication deserves to do well... I just hope he is given the chance.