HODGSON STAYS

The chairman of the Football Association, Greg Dyke, has made it clear that the manager of the national team Roy Hodgson is not going to be sacked in the near future.

England’s performance in the World Cup qualifiers hasn’t been impressive so far and there is a possibility that the Three Lions might end up not qualifying for the finals in Brazil.

There were speculations that if England fails in making it to the finals, Hodgson might find himself being sacked. But, Dyke’s statements suggest that it’s not likely to happen.

ROONEY LEFT ANGRY AND CONFUSED

The comments made by Manchester United manager David Moyes are thought to have angered star striker Wayne Rooney, who is more keen than ever to leave Manchester United. The latest sports betting odds show that Rooney is evens to leave, and now over 2-1 to stay at United.

The striker has been speculated to leave the club before the end of the transfer window, but there was some hope that Rooney could be persuaded to stay at Old Trafford to extend his nine-year spell at the club. However, it appears that he is extremely hurt by the comments made by David Moyes that he could be a backup for Robin van Persie in the coming season.

STRUGGLING UPFRONT

England manager Roy Hodgson is certainly struggling for options upfront due to several injury problems for his strikers, while the fit strikers have also been on poor run of form.

This could certainly derail the hopes of England qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. They are already several points behind Montenegro in their group, and they need to win the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches September in order to stand any chance of qualifying for the World Cup. The top teams from group qualifies directly for the World Cup, while the second place team has to go through a play-off.

WALCOTT INJURED

Arsenal will be without the services of their star midfielder Theo Walcott for up to a week after the 24-year-old suffered injury while on international duty with the England national team.

Walcott was one of the players called up for the England duty by the manager Roy Hodgson. He was expected to be involved in the matches against San Marino and Montenegro, which will be crucial to the World Cup qualifying. However, Walcott suffered an injury just before the San Marino match. The pelvic injury will see him be sidelined for up to 10 days according to the England doctors.

NEVILLE ENJOYING ENGLAND ROLE

The former Manchester United defender and the current England assistant coach Gary Neville has revealed that he is extremely pleased to work alongside the manager Roy Hodgson.

The former West Brom, Fulham, and Liverpool manager was appointed as a replacement for Fabio Capello ahead of the Euro 2012. Despite being in the job only for a few months, Hodgson managed to achieve a respectable finish at the Euro 2012. He has now set the objective of winning the World Cup at Brazil. Neville has spoken about his challenges as the assistant coach Roy Hodgson, while also revealing the personality of the England manager.

MANAGERS CAN CONTRIBUTE

The England national team manager Roy Hodgson believes that the former managers of the national team will still be able to contribute in a significant way. England has had several high-profile managers over the last few decades. This includes the likes of Fabio Capello, Sven Goran Eriksson, and Kevin Keegan.

Recently, the English FA celebrated its 150th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, several former managers were invited to take part in a function. Speaking at this function, the current manager Roy Hodgson has praised the former managers by saying that they still have a lot of expertise that could help improve the England national team.

NO COMPARISONS

The Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he does not want to be compared with the former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson, who is currently the manager of the England national team. Liverpool were left with just 25 points on the board after the recent 3-1 defeat at the hands of Stoke City.

This meant that Liverpool have the same number of points after 19 games as they have when Roy Hodgson was in charge of the team. This ultimately led to the sacking of Hodgson, who was replaced by Kenny Dalglish. However, there is a feeling around Anfield that Brendan Rodgers will be getting more time because he was signed by the current owners.

HODGSON PRAISES WILSHERE

The England national team manager Roy Hodgson has said that he feels that the Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is the kind of player who is necessary for every time.

The 20-year-old Arsenal midfielder is regarded as the next big thing in English football. He was one of the major absentees from the squad at the Euro 2012. However, he has been included in the squad for the friendly match against Sweden much to the annoyance of the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. This is because Wilshere has just returned from a long-term injury that has kept him out for more than 17 months.

TAKE THE POSITIVES

The Manchester city midfielder Gareth Barry has said that he hopes that the club take the positives from the 3-2 defeat in the hands of Real Madrid in the opening group stage match in the Champions League.

Manchester city had a tough draw in the Champions League last time around, while they have been dealt a huge blow this time around as well because they will be facing the likes of Dortmund and Real Madrid. They were facing the Spanish champions Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, they managed to stun the home crowd by taking a lead in the second half through Edin Dzeko with only a few minutes remaining.

PROBLEMS FOR ENGLAND

England manager Roy Hodgson will have a lot of problems in the match against Moldova and Ukraine due to the lack of fitness for a number of key players like Ashley Young. The Manchester United midfielder will be coming into the match against Moldova not having the best of pre-season, which has meant that he has not been at his best in the opening two matches.

He recently sustained an injury against Fulham and there has been a lot of question marks about the fitness of the players called up for the match against Moldova. The Chelsea defender John Terry has been included in the squad as well, despite the fact that he has not played for a week now due to the neck injury.

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