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Roy Hodgson appointed as England manager: media reaction

The appointment of Roy Hodgson as England manager was a surprise to most, but it wasn’t necessarily an unwelcome one. Try telling that to certain sections of the media. Not satisfied with telling us that they wanted Harry Redknapp to replace Fabio Capello, they told us that we wanted it too.

If you deke around one tabloid journalist bleating on about how the Football Association should hurry up and crown the supposed public choice, you turn face first into the inane chatter on BBC Breakfast about how everyone wants Harry, don’t they, because he won something once. And only once, let’s not forget.

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Roy Hodgson confirmed as new England manager

The England national football team has a new manager: West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson will lead out England for the first time against Belgium on June 2nd at Wembley, before taking his new charges to UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.

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West Bromwich Albion grant Roy Hodgson permission to speak to England

The Football Association have approached West Bromwich Albion with a view to discussing the vacant England managerial vacancy with their manager, Roy Hodgson. While the announcement so far is only that contact has been made, the wording and the press reaction all points to an imminent appointment: Hodgson will be the new England manager.

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FA to offset Harry Redknapp fait accompli with ambitious alternatives

It doesn’t have a name but it’s a common tactic. It’s hard to criticise anyone for trying, especially when they shoot for the stars and fall short. The trick is to do it subtly, something in which many accused long-time Aston Villa chairman of being proficient.

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Looking back over England’s four years under Fabio Capello

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks in the world of the England national team, and for once the short-term future is just as confused, just as unsure, as the nation’s long-term football prospects. The period of disquiet was accelerated by the resignation as manager of Fabio Capello, who reacted badly to the Football Association’s decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy without consulting his coach. Add in the new light now thrown upon Capello’s ballet trip to Moscow, and the whole sordid affair is one best put behind us.

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