This has echoes of the seventies (and eighties) when the public choice was 'Cloughie'. A cerain Mr Croker, at the time, stated that he didn't care what the public thought!! We've hardly set the world alight since 1966 have we?
This is the same FA who placed Bishops Stortford in the Blue Square Conference North, 500+ miles round trip to Blyth Spartans, and now want to effectively destroy the UCL.
As you say, kps, the last two have been statistically successful, but we haven't WON anything other than the odd game. :-(
Post by kilnparkspeedwaystarborgslayer on May 2, 2012 9:30:44 GMT 1
Well I hope Roy does well and bring out the true English bulldog grit of the English game, instead some of the chiwawas with diamond crusted collars dinxing about on the pitch we have seen over the years!
Post by deepinghatter on May 5, 2012 21:20:58 GMT 1
It makes me laugh people comparing Cloughie to Redknob. Cloughie brought home league titles & European Cups with a relatively small provincial club. By comparison Redknob has won 1 FA Cup final against a Chsmpionship Club. He financially ruined Portsmouth and West Ham (remember the Boogers signing) and has spent millions at Spurs for zero return in the trophy cabinet. Hodgson was by far and away the best candidate getting the best out of average players for years,a perfect qualification for England Manager
I chuckle along with you deepinghatter. Cloughie was by far the obvious choice at that time, but he wasn't popular within the 'baronial halls' of the FA. How much has the recent legal case involving 'Arry (he was cleared) had on the decision?
Like kps, I hope Roy does well in Poland/Ukraine. Which Englishman doesn't??