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    Personally, I think it's dangerous to underestimate Hodgson based on his England tenure... It's killed off both netter and worse managers' careers. Liverpool is a red herring too. Dalglish was briefing against him from the moment he signed on.

    His tenure at Fulham and West Brom show that at the right, mid-sized club, he can be a success. Whether he will be in his 70's remains to be seen.
    There's a difference between those clubs and Palace: Fulham and West Brom didn't, in my recollection, have a view of themselves as being an upper midtable team by rights, held back by poor management. Neither did they have egotistical, interfering pillocks in the boardroom for him to contend with (Al-Fayed was a surprisingly good chairman, as far as I remember). There appear to be a fair few egos at Palace, and his tenure at Liverpool and England is relevant inasmuch as it suggests that he's actually pretty rubbish at dealing with teams whose players and supporters have hyped-up expectations of who and what they are.

    I could be wrong, obviously, but this looks like a pleasingly poor appointment to me.
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      Benteke is already putting in overtime down at their state of the art training ground, practicing his corners
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      I absolutely LOVE this.

      Roy glances up at the big screen and does a double-take, suddenly realising the camera's on him. Thinks "oh SHIT, I'd better look like I know what hell I'm doing....I'd better look PURPOSEFUL. Now then...hmmm, how can I change the course of this cuffing disaster *strokes chin thoughtfully*....how long is left ?"

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      He sat down in that interview and said "I don't know what I'm doing here". Yes Roy. We certainly gathered that.

      Harry Kane on corners anyone ?

      Then there was the day Iceland - who by then we knew would likely be our opponents in the last 16 - were playing Austria in Paris. Roy was in Paris too. Not for the game though. He was on a boat trip on the Seine, because "Ray (Lewington) has never seen Paris". Had he scouted that game, he may have noticed Icelands moderately effective tactic of launching big long throws deep into the box onto a big Nordic head to flick-on and score. Maybe he read about it, or watched the highlights, who knows.

      But we all know what went and happened. Its that kind of attention to detail that really sets managers apart, dontcha think.
      I'm with you on this. Complacency of the highest order. And there's a reason why a manager Roy's age has never been hired in Premier League history - you lose your sharpness. I think the only way he'll have any success at Palace is if he dons a Sam Allardyce mask and tells them to lump it long to the front men.

      This has the potential to go as badly wrong as FDB, but via a different route. Either way, I'll be bringing in a spare pair of trousers to work from now on because with Palace you never know when you might piss yourself laughing.
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      I'm with you on this. Complacency of the highest order. And there's a reason why a manager Roy's age has never been hired in Premier League history - you lose your sharpness. I think the only way he'll have any success at Palace is if he dons a Sam Allardyce mask and tells them to lump it long to the front men.

      This has the potential to go as badly wrong as FDB, but via a different route. Either way, I'll be bringing in a spare pair of trousers to work from now on because with Palace you never know when you might piss yourself laughing.
      Good old Palace. Many on here have gone from pissing the bed over our transfer window to pissing themselves laughing about the Croydon farce. They always deliver.
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      ManBetX- is that the sponsor?!

      Sounds camp as hell.

      Roy is incompetent- bad luck for them, can't see this going well


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      I thought the spoof interview on Absolute Radio this morning (must have been just after 7:30) was brilliant. Had me crying with laughter, which is not my usual demeanour whilst parked on the M25.

      Just wish I could remember some of the great lines "he" came out with.
      Was it this:

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      Was it this:

      Yes, that was it. Not so funny second time, but quite good all the same!
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