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Roy Hodgson and Watford: A doomed marriage both sides would like to forget

It was a fond farewell, even as he returned to the scene of personal disappointment. Roy Hodgson said he was pleased his last game was at Anfield, “one of the temples of football,” and bowed out a local hero, the Croydon bus driver’s son who had travelled the globe, returned to his native south London and kept his boyhood club Crystal Palace up for four consecutive seasons. Arsenal gave him a guard of honour when they visited Palace. After 45 years in dugouts from Scandinavia and Switzerland to San Siro and Selhurst Park, he had earned the right to retire.Except...
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‘Why not?’: Roy Hodgson thinks Jamie Vardy could still do a job for England

Roy Hodgson believes Leicester striker Jamie Vardy could still play for England at this winter’s World Cup.The 35-year-old, who comes up against Hodgson’s Watford side on Sunday, called time on his international career in 2018, having scored seven goals in 26 games.Vardy has remained an elite Premier League striker and has stayed in the goals, even if he has struggled with injuries this season.Hodgson believes Vardy’s pace is a unique asset and that with the World Cup starting a week after players are in league action, he would be a good fit if other attackers were injured.He said: “Yes, why...
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Roy Hodgson: Some Watford players have felt a lack of support from team-mates

Roy Hodgson admits some of Watford’s squad feel they “haven’t had enough support” from certain team-mates during their miserable relegation season.The Hornets, whose immediate return to the Championship was confirmed last weekend, were thrashed 5-1 by Leicester in their final home game of the campaign.Goalkeeper Ben Foster claimed after Sunday’s humiliation that “no manager in the world” could have kept the club in the top-flight.Hodgson, who is Watford’s third coach this term following the sackings of Xisco Munoz and Claudio Ranieri, revealed there has been division within the camp but refused to fully point the finger at underperforming players.“You can...
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Roy Hodgson believes Brendan Rodgers could be next England manager

Watford boss Roy Hodgson has said Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is a potential future England manager. Rodgers, who takes his Foxes side to Vicarage Road on Sunday, has impressed with his work at the King Power Stadium, registering back-to-back top-six finishes in the last two years and winning last season’s FA Cup, which built on the excellent work he did at Celtic.
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Roy Hodgson without 10 players for Watford’s clash with Leicester

Watford manager Roy Hodgson could be without 10 players for the visit of Leicester. Ismaila Sarr and Emmanuel Dennis are suffering with knee injuries and are doubts, while Tom Cleverley, Imran Louza, Juraj Kucka, Kiko Femenia, Joshua King, Shaqai Forde and Nicolas Nkoulou are also all either injured or sick.
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