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I hope Roberto Martinez fol­lows Bren­dan Rodgers in steer­ing clear of such a poi­soned chal­ice. Dal­glish has lum­bered his suc­ces­sor with an ex­pen­sively-as­sem­bled set of over­rated foot­ballers and a board who will be reluc­tant to pay the price to rec­tify a mas­sive mis­take. AND

of all the peo­ple to fail to no­tice that Liver­pool have been rub­bish all sea­son, I wouldn’t have backed it to be Hodg­son.

Hodg­son ap­pears to be­lieve that Liver­pool can win the Eu­ros for Eng­land. I’m shocked that he didn’t take Jamie Car­ragher as well as Glen John­son (rub­bish, can’t de­fend) and Ste­wart Down­ing (rub­bish, can’t at­tack).

Look­ing at the squad and the non­scor­ing strike force Hodg­son ap­pears to be hop­ing for two 0-0 draws and a Wayne Rooney-in­spired win in the final group game.

I’d have picked as many Chelsea play­ers as pos­si­ble and hoped some of their luck would rub off. The worst Cham­pi­ons League win­ners in his­tory might even be­come the sec­ond worst win­ners of the Eu­ros af­ter Greece. IDID

en­joy lis­ten­ing to Nor­wich City fans clam­our­ing for Grant Holt’s in­clu­sion in the Eng­land squad. Why would Hodg­son pick a 31 year-old carthorse when he can pick a 23 year-old carthorse?

A lively lit­tle de­bate be­tween me and some bi­ased Ca­naries on Twit­ter broke out just hours be­fore Holt handed in a trans­fer re­quest thus prov­ing why you should be care­ful what you wish for.

Holt was prob­a­bly aware of thou­sands of sup­port­ers de­mand­ing Eng­land recog­ni­tion for their hero and thus blamed the fact that he was at too small a club for it to hap­pen. MIXED

feel­ings about West Ham’s Cham­pi­onship play-off win. It would have been fun to watch Sam Al­lardyce and his hoof-ballers fail­ing at the final hur­dle. It would have been lovely to see ob­nox­ious Kevin Nolan and ar­ro­gant Ri­cardo Vaz Te cry­ing on the Wem­b­ley turf.

But I won’t miss host­ing the ar­ro­gant Ham­mers play­ers and fans plus Posh have more chance of get­ting a win against Black­pool than they do against Al­lardyce’s over-paid prima don­nas.

THE WORST CHAM­PI­ONS LEAGUE WIN­NERS IN HIS­TORY: That’s Chelsea.

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