Football Banter Archive April 30 2012

 

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30 Apr 2012 23:26:54
Barnet could be about to lose Former England U19 and Portsmouth keeper Liam O'Brien. Several clubs including Peterborough, Stevenage, Coventry, and Portsmouth have made firm enquiries. O'Brien will play a behind closed doors friendly against Dagenham on tuesday, where several interested parties will be in attendance. The 20 year old stopper was a hot property 2 years ago before being released by Pompey who were unable to pay up the terms of his transfer from QPR where he was an academy player.

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30 Apr 2012 23:09:58
As a Southampton fan id LOVE to see us sign Matt Jarvis but face it his wages would be two high! Altough Ive heard we are going in for Gladbach Wonder Goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegan

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...but we don't need a new 'keeper?
Also considering our promotion, I imagine the wage bill is going to be upped a fair bit....we have no financial problems after all.

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30 Apr 2012 23:09:57
Nigel Adkins top transfer targets for southampton

Zaha 5m
Clynne 4m
Scott Sinclair 7m

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Good players. likely to sign one or two experienced premier league players i reckon

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Zaha nah not Adkins type of player

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30 Apr 2012 23:06:24
Sunderland ins:

Agbonlahor - villa
Hooper - Celtic
Eriksen - Ajax
Moses - Wigan
Hoilett or Johnson - Blackburn/ man city
Fabio - man u
Clark - villa
Onuoha - QPR


Sunderland outs:

Gyan
Gordon
Nosworthy
McCarthy
Larson
Cattermole
Richardson
Muhammady
Riveros
Bramble

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Haha ericksen lolololololololoolololololo

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Would have to agree with this list apart from eriksen we have no chance of signing him. But the villa players is possible if villa go down with oneills connection to the players.

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30 Apr 2012 22:50:34
Walsall linked with
Nicolas Celeste (on trial)
Frank Moussa (Wycombe, on loan from Leicester)
Craig Fagan (Bradford)
Tomas Cerny (Hamilton) or Gunnar Nielsen (Man City) (to replace Walker)
Rory McArdle (Aberdeen)
Arnaud Mendy (Macclesfield)
Andy Gray (Barnsley)

To leave
James Walker (retire)
Daryl Westlake
Adam Chambers
Jon Macken (Kidderminster)
Kevan Hurst
Anton Peterlin
Ryan Jarvis (Torquay)
Oliver Lancashire
Manny Smith (Middlesbrough)
Emmanuel Ledesma (Middlesbrough)

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30 Apr 2012 22:25:27
Colchester to sign Chesterfield forward Craig Westcarr as a replacement for Ashley Vincent who is off to Walsall after being offered a 2 year contract, as opposed to the 1 year deal he was offered at Colchester.

Colchester are also set to sign youngster Jack Simmons from Ipswich and Jake Yong from West Ham on free transfers.

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30 Apr 2012 22:15:08
fergie u bottled it tonight tatics starting 11 all wrong i mean u play park who hasent played for awhile instead of welbeck whose in form and a a 37 year old and 38 year old in centre mid and our best player on the bench(valencia)disgrace thanks fergie but u bottled it big time son!!!!!:(

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How old are you if you can call Fergie "son"?

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30 Apr 2012 22:04:00
There's only 1carlos tevez were gonna win the league

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30 Apr 2012 22:03:30
Reading to sign Ciaran Clark from Villa

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30 Apr 2012 22:02:27
ANDY GRAY /NATHAN DOYLE not offered contracts at Oakwell

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30 Apr 2012 21:58:53
crystal palace fc outs :
owen garven
calvin andrew
nathanual clyn
kashigo digkachoi (maybe)
david wright (MAYBE)
TARGETS:
CHRIS MAARTIN
JORDAN RHODS
HARRY ARTER

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RHODES?Really get a life,he will shine in the EPL or in one of the other worlds best leagues.Why would he want to play in the championship?And for a small side like Palace?

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30 Apr 2012 21:57:22
Watford do not have 1.2m for Taylor or 3m for Rhodes

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30 Apr 2012 21:51:53
Plymouth to sign:
Ashley Hemmings - Wolves - 250K
Alex MacDonald - Burnley - Season Loan
Paul Bignot - Blackpool - Free
James Harper - Hull City - Free
Unnamed right winger
Also to offer Nick Chadwick and Maxime Blanchard longer contracts

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Ashley Hemmings does seem like he wants to stay, so thats likely if a deal can be done. MacDonald likewise, and also have heard the Harper rumour, but cant see Bignot comming back.

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30 Apr 2012 21:49:54
Adam Johnson left out of the 18 against
Man Utd may be looking for first team
action on loan at promoted Saints next
season Southampton looking for an
early marquee signing to show intent
for 2012/13

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And who pays the suspected 70k a week wages coz saints wont

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30 Apr 2012 21:39:25
Derby County to sign

Huddlesfield Centre mid duo Gobern
and Arfield(If they fail to get
Promotion)

And


Mk dons wide men duo Balanta and
Powell

FACT

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Balanta is a QPR man, so not a fact

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30 Apr 2012 21:14:16
the first person to sign for portsmouth next season, will be george thorne of west brom on a short loan

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What makes you think you will have a team?

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30 Apr 2012 21:04:07
daniel yeboah the ghanain to sign portsmouth

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Think pompey will be more concerned on offloading players before they aim to sign any

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30 Apr 2012 21:00:22
Reading will sign Sheffield United pair Matt Lowton and Harry Maguire after the Blades failure to reach The Championship. {Ed003's Note - You seem to be jumping the gun a wee bit}

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30 Apr 2012 20:55:35
Give me a good reason why Paul taylor of peterbourough won't join Watford

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There are 4. 1 He's going to West Brom for 3.5 mill. 2 He's doesn't want to play in the Championship! 3 Watford can't afford the money! 4. He can't play in a team that plays long ball football!

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He isn't worth half of 3.5 million and won't cut it in the PL. Guess he is slinging too much crack to realise that...

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30 Apr 2012 20:54:46
Roy hodgson is a very nice man.But ,he did well at fulham ,not so good at liverpool/he did well at west brom ,not so good at blackburn when they were a big team.The point im making is that he seems better at teams with no superstar prima donnas,England are packed with plenty of arrogant big heads.And no im not a jock im english.

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30 Apr 2012 20:53:00
watford starting 11 next season:

Kuzczack
doyley, mariappa, nosworthy, parker
murray, eustace, hogg, smitih
zoko, deeney

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30 Apr 2012 19:59:30
Eventhough Michael Appleton said 1 or 2 players will remain at Portsmouth, in actual fact there will be 4 remaining:
David Norris
Marko Futacs
Kelvin Etuhu
Ricardo Rocha

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30 Apr 2012 19:57:53
Watford potential signings either/or:

- tommy smith
- ben parker (free agent)
- sam baldock (loan)
- fracois zoko

more to come.

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30 Apr 2012 19:25:26
Diouf is a total disgrace and not fit to wear the Leeds colours I'm sure the vast majority of whites feel the same. Imagine the bloke spitting and growling near the touchline in front of the family stand. I reckon he just wants a deal at a big club so let's help him choose elsewhere and tell him to do one

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Won't be Leeds then if he wants a big club

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30 Apr 2012 19:16:01
PUP! We will never die! next season keep fuctas and etuhu they want to stay and are on low wages, bring in a few free agents on low wages, sell the rest of the squad and pay off some of the debt haha, and we will win league 1 with appleton leading us!

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Has somebody let the village person out, dont know what your on but i think you need to stop taking it pay up poopey

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Should pay off all the debts
before you are allowed
to get any players in
if not liquidise pompey

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30 Apr 2012 18:45:57
Is richard kightley like stears and kightly morphed !

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30 Apr 2012 18:45:03
Southampton are signing everyone aint they lol back down nxt season lol

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Sorry was that english

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30 Apr 2012 17:14:00
Before the silly season starts on Championship transfer rumours start...please bear in mind that FFP comes into force next season. Meaning restrictions on expenditure and debt. As a result your teams will not be signing players from Prem clubs on £20-30k per week.

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I agree, 2 of the 3 clubs who didnt want this to come in was west ham and leicester who are filthy rich compared to other championship clubs.

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Its as Funny as f... - Big Ken's being dying for that to happen because now players can't go elsewhere to get better wages and with Leeds only spending 20% of their turnover on wages and making a £3.5 Million profit last tax year (no debt aswell). We can use the rules to our advantage

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30 Apr 2012 16:27:24
"Birmingham City will pick up Christian Riberio on a free as he will not be offered a new deal by Bristol City sources at Birmingham tell me they where prepared to offer money for him if offered a new deal, after his impressive performances on loan this season for Scunthorpe and Carlisle"
You've gotta be kidding me worst player i have seen at Carlisle playing at left back. We let him go and played a centre midfielder who had never had a professional game and was 100 times better

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30 Apr 2012 16:21:37
I thnk you saints fans are in for a shock u are not big enough to take surman from norwich. He left u behind years ago. I think u will be ok. Dont get to big for your boots, only couple years ago your club took easy way out left plenty of local companys out of pocket. Some players your fans talking about u would think u were real madrid not southampton. I do wish u well.

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As if your big jesus give it a rest only a few years ago you was the same so your doing what your telling others not to , like getting to big for your boots and thinking your better then what you are

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First of all, Surman left because of the finacial situation we was in, he never wanted to leave he was made to leave by Rupert Lowe,
Second,the late Markus Liebherr paid the club?ǨѢs existing creditors off in full (do your research)
Third, this is a banter site and some of the players posted on here that we are linked with are probable posted by rival fans for gullible fans like yourself to react to.
The realistic Saints fan know the sort of player we will/can attract, i would imagine we will try and do similar to Norwich and try and tempt some of the better Championship Players ie..Peter whittingham (if Cardiff not promoted themselves) Matty Phillips (if Blackpool not promoted themselves) Jay Rodriguez etc.. Maybe Players from teams relagated from Prem like Jarvis, Fletcher (Wolves) but would imagine other established Prem teams would pick these up.
IMO i reackon we will look abroad, we will wait and see.
Lastly we aint getting to bid for our boots, nor do we think we are Real Madrid, we are obviously very happy at the moment as we was not giving a chance by no one this season, so we do feel a little smug at the moment. However we are all very well aware how difflcult it is going to be next season and trying to remain in the Prem is our only focus. What will be will be but one thing for sure we will enjoy every damm minute of it for how ever long it last. COYR

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Typical Norwich 1good year every 20 and they all come out

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I wish that SOME fans of ALL clubs would stop posting their silly lists, including Norwich. Would be disappointed if we took Surman back cos don't think he's good enough and no better than we already have. You obviously know nothing about our administration and our owners recently converted their £33M loan to share equity. I wish you well in your 2nd season in the prem.

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30 Apr 2012 16:17:02
I think the best, first most important signing this summer should be Alan Carr's dad.
He's chief scout at Newcastle United.

He scouted: Krull, Coloccini, Tiote, Cabaye, Ba, Ben Arfa, Cisse. Gave them the thumbs up and Newcastle bought them.

Fergies brother spotted Manucho & Bebe need i say more?

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Aye but he's been busy polishing the silverware as well mind !

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30 Apr 2012 15:47:02
This is very speculative but if Arsenal are in discussions with M'vila and succeed would Ramsey be available on loan? He would be an ideal signing for Reading

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He wouldnt fit in to our style of football, our cms are only there to defend and get it to our wingers

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Haha ramsey at reading dream on! Gordon ramsey maybe!

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30 Apr 2012 15:41:02
Will you all stop being so f@*king nice to Hodgson, he was awful ?Ǩ I?ǨѢve been watching Liverpool at Anfield for 35 years and his stint as manager was the worst few months in all that time, even worse the Sounesses attempt?Ǩ.

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Hes better than kenny?

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30 Apr 2012 14:09:56
Who are these buffoons at the FA. Roy Hodgson is a good manager but Harry was the man. He has proven man management credentials and should have been the only choice for England.
Given the money in the game in this country the FA shouldn't be looking to appoint someone because they are cheaper.
Choosing the cheap option may well cost them more in the long run !!

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Whats harry ever done/ won nothing.

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Redknapp has done nothing to even remotely suggest he would be successful with England.

Look at the last "peoples choice"-Keegan. What a disaster that was.

At least Hodgson has not been as short sighted as numerous English managers and players and has coached abroad at club and international level. Most of our lot can barely speak their own language, let alone have the nous or ambition to test themselves in another country.

Thankfully the FA have seen through the
Redknapp hype. As for Hodgson at Liverpool, well "messiah" Harry had an equally dodgy spell at Southampton. In anycase, Liverpool only have eyes for Dalglish-and are welcome to him.

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He won the fa cup but look where Pompey are now, also look at what happened to saints

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In Hodgson's defence I think he was sh***ted at Liverpool by KD who wanted the job but haven't been offered it. Look at the greatr job he's doing now !!! lol

We all know that both managers are good and that they have had their dodgy spells but, personally, I think Harry is the more attack minded and he gets his teams playing good passing football but not at the expensive of a poor defensive record. The issues at Portsmouth were more to do with finances that anything else, a worry that doesn't exist in the national job and motivated Portsmouth to win the FA Cup could signal success for England in a knock out competition if he could repeat it

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Redknapp has spent a fortune at all his clubs (inc. Bournemouth) and still can't get them to do anything spectacular. With the England job you can't go sign new players when its not working, which is why you need a manager who can work without the aid of money and transfers and Redknapp is definitely NOT that man.

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30 Apr 2012 13:26:32
West Bromwich Albion will contact managers on their shortlist. Managers include Alan Curbishley, Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane with the strongest link being Gary Megson. Megson has been quoted saying that he'll never turn the albion job down. He is currently under contract at Aston Villa as a scout but with Alex Mcleish destined to move elsewhere, Megson will be an easy target for the baggies.

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30 Apr 2012 13:20:52
News of Gary Megsons ex-agent saying that megson always said that he would take the albion post again if job offered to him. With Hodgsons inevitable switch to England, could you rule this move out? {Ed001's Note - yes.}

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As a Villa fan, hope he gets it ! Champsionship will be beckoning again

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30 Apr 2012 13:11:16
Where does this thing come from that Swindon have terrible gates, we get better than most of the leaugue one teams

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30 Apr 2012 12:58:07
doncaster rovrers to offlod the dead wood:
players that need to move on:
adam lockwood: donkey of a defender
oscar radford (will pay bus fair)
neil sullivan (retire .. please?!)
john oster: to take up balet
james chambers
james baxendale
habib bamogo
pascal chimbonda.(comes with his own injury table)

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30 Apr 2012 10:51:15
As an avid albion fan and season ticket holder for the past 12 years, I would firstly like to thank Roy Hodgson for turning our club from a relegation threatened team to a premier league quality team. He hasn't taken the england job yet but I think you'd be foolish to think hes going to stay at the baggies. Moving on, I think we have to be very careful in choosing our next manager. I've seen alot of rumors going around about the possibility of Megson taking the role again. I would not be disappointed with this appointment at all. Failing that, I think Terry Connor would do the job well. Fair enough he hasn't done well at the wolves but I think with a good crop of players he'd do a great job. Plus we were the first team to take black players on and why not be the first to take a successful black manager into the premier league.

UP THE BAGGIES! Boing Boing

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Hodgson might not be offered the job. . . west brom quality?. . . terry connor good?. . . Whats going on in your head?. ,

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Chris Houghton, Newcastle United. Boing Boing..... sacked but was doing a good job...

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Hodgsons been Offered the england job. Keep up to date son

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Yes woy has been offered the job ..
and say`s. " i will take wayne wonney to euros " he back after two games for his wed card" "they is also a chance that everton player jack wodwell may come into the frame with micah wichards "

cant decide whether its a good appointment ..

maximus {Ed025's Note - the way to decide max...is ask yourself would you be happy with him managing your club...so im a NO!

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Well the fa are saying hodgson is the only person to be approached for the job..

he did well at fulham ..and doing ok at wba.. cant decide still.. but remember blackpool small club ..everton big club ,so if holloway left ,i would have him as manager..of pool.

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Fair enough, connor didnt do a good job at wolves but every manager deserves a chance. He played some alright football but the players weren't up to scratch. Id let megson have another go though. Hes proven in the premier league

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Leeds United and West Ham selected black players long before West Brom.

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30 Apr 2012 10:19:31
daryl murphy is worth that out of contrac or not hes ciome from celtic so he got to be worth 2m

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Worth 2 million?
More like 2 pennies, the man is useless

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30 Apr 2012 09:04:55
It was always between Roy and Harry for the job. I think on this occasion the FA have thought about the cost of compo to the respective teams. It would have cost twice, maybe three times what they have paid WBA to get Harry away from Spurs.

Also, in my opinion Roy has more experience as he has managed across Europe and is well respected. OK the Liverpool job did not work out, but it never was when their fans did not get behind him and pined for Kenny who has done so well for them?Ǩ

It will be difficult to judge Roy on the next tournament, which is why the FA has probably installed a manager now. If they balls up, then they can point out they only had a few weeks to prepare, but if they do well then the FA will say the right man got the job.

Harry will get his time, the average England manager only lasts 3 years?Ǩ.

Also, Roy needs to think about his team and I hope he has the minerals to drop some of the older players who have been poor this season and look to bring in some of the players who have played well this season, ie Grant Holt and Leon Brittain etc, who have been outstanding for their respective teams this season. OK maybe not take them to the Euros but give them a shout in a friendly. Also, maybe blag Scholes to come back into the England fold?

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Roy wont cost the FA anything, his contract runs out this year.

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Point and case then, free or pay millions? The FA is a business, makes business sence.

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You want to get rid of old players bt bring scholes in? The eldest player. . .

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Or maybe Rubber face Redknap has too many skeletons in his cupboard put there by his little fat fingers???

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Kenny could end this season with two trophies! Entered 3 competitions, won 2 (if they beat chelsea on saturday). Not bad in the real world! I cant see why he gets so much stick. Their league form will be much improved next season.

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30 Apr 2012 08:06:26
Listen football fans around England. I know we've been disappointed by England's performances in major competitions lately, and I know some do not even care anymore. I'm different. I think England can learn from their failures and lack of luck and really get something done at Poland/Ukraine this year.

Alot of websites are saying that Roy Hodson is close to being England manager. Please, NO. I really like the idea that the FA is going with an English/British manager but Roy is the wrong person. Look at his past 3 clubs (Fulham, Liverpool, WBA) all his transfers and roster are all old! I think what England needs this year is a bit of freshness, young talent looking to impress instead of "Experianced" players who doing well at such a tournament doesn't mean too much.

What are your thoughts of Roy Hodson? {Ed025's Note - same old boring fart that they usually appoint!...we need to give a younger guy a chance

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Wait, at Fulham he did a good job henc ehim getting the Liverpool job and a WBA he has done a good job... their fans do not want him to leave.

Liverpool, he never really had a chance as Kenny was in the wings.

Also, his transfers were not all bad and seemed to get the best out of the players he bought... fulham and WBA, again Liverpool team was poor therefore overal players were poor.

Maybe Harry would have been my first choice, but I cant moan at Roy. Also it will cost an arm and a leg to Arry from Spurs.

It could be worse we could have Steve McClarren or Hoddle...

Toonal {Ed025's Note - would not be my pick al..

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Roy seems to have a knack of turning under performing players with WBA and Fulham. Also at this level he has decent success, taking Switzerland to number 3 in the world rankings. To the original poster, at west brom he blended experience with youth, signing players like Shane Long. He will do a decent job whether better than Harry we may never know, but you have to give the guy a chance and get behind him.

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Indeed, Harry would have been my first choice, but if everyone wants English, you cant moan if the FA goes English.

2nd choice manager, shame they did not go for the 1st choice, but thats football.

Toonal

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What has redknapp done
not a lot
bournemouth
west ham
pompey
spurs
enough said

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30 Apr 2012 03:07:06
31 Jan 2012 13:59:19
Celtic striker Hooper set to sign for Blackburn for 5 million
Why when they knocked back 6m from southampton
But he can't go to Blackburn, all the saints fans have been convinced that he's signing for them for weeks now!....aaahhhhh, they'll be so disappointed! :-)
Oh no we won't!
Blackburn have showed NO interest in Hooper . #fact ... JW
Over rated
Not as dissappointed as you mugs when he does leave la la land for the promised land of England
Why would he lower his ambitions by signing for relegations certs
Billy sharp better than hooper and better value Celtic can stuff hooper let him rot in glasgow
Blackburn are not going to sign anyone for £5M, the players they have brought in one loan player , one on trial to be decided, and a free transfer player who is out of contract, no fee.
Kind of tells you their policy.
Top-quality player
Aye leave him to rot up here winning trophies and playing champions league football next year. Our league might not be the greatest but it's better to play for a massive club like Celtic than play for non-entities like Blackburn. You are nothing but cannon fodder for Man U, Man City etc. Being in a big league doesn't make you a big club you clown.

-honestly mate you are 100% right! We've played and beaten teams in the champions league like Barcelona, ac milan! Most teams in the Prem can only dream of that. Tbh Celtic are one of the greatest teams on earth up there with the likes of barca, Man u, real madrid in terms of support and history. Celtic EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS 1967- LISBON LIONS!! Hail hail.

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Ha Celtic are up there with the likes of Man utd, Real madrid and Barca get a grip. Id say Celtic are up there with the likes of Tamworth Blyth and York. You qualify in the tin pot league every year, your bound to beat them some time its just like a league 2 side beating a prem side in the FA cup it happens. With Rangers gone there will just be you lot left then what? what sponsor in their right mind would stick around in a league where Celtic are going to double the points of the second placed team. The SPLs existence is numbered.

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What was the score the last time celtic played blackburn ?

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