Roy Hodgson Quick Question

So, Roy Hodgson takes charge of England for the first time this weekend as the Three Lions take on Norway in Oslo.

Of the 23-man squad Hodgson has selected for Euro 2012, how many players has he managed previously at club level?

Answer: Three (Glen Johnson, Stewart Downing and Steven Gerrard). Andy Carroll was signed by Liverpool after Hodgson left and no players from his time at Fulham, West Brom or Blackburn are included.

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It’s Tough Being a Hatters Fan

Comiserations must go to Luton Town after losing in the Conference play-off to York City by 2 goals to 1, earlier today.

Luton’s woes began in 2006/07 when they were relegated from the Championship. Subsequent relegations followed from League One in 2007/08 and from League Two in 2008/09.

In Luton’s first season in the Conference they made it to the play-offs, but lost out to York in the semi-finals. In 2010/11 they went one step further, this time missing out to Wimbledon in the final.

Still Plenty Of Football Left To Be Played This Season

So, the Premier League season may have come to an end but there is still plenty of football left to be played this weekend.

First up is Blackpool versus West Ham in the Championship play-off final at 3pm.

At 7:45pm Bayern Munich and Chelsea meet in the Champions League Final. Chelsea have never won the competition (they were runners-up to Manchester United in 2008) whilst Bayern Munich have lifted the trophy four times before (the last time was in 2001). Come on the blues!

On Sunday, Luton meet York as both teams attempt to make it back to the Football League. Luton have been trying to fight their way out of the Conference for the last three seasons, whilst York City have been in there since they lost their League status in 2004. Come on the hatters!

 

 

English Football Ups and Downs 2012

We have rejigged the league categories so time for a recap of exactly what happened last season:

Manchester City left it late, very late, but they finally clinched the Premier League title in dramatic fashion away from their neighbours, Manchester United. Arsenal finished in third place, an improvement on last season.

Fourth-placed Spurs, who would normally have been awarded with Champions League football, will have to wait and see if Chelsea (who finished sixth) win in the Champions League final – only four English clubs are allowed in to the competition.

Fifth-placed Newcastle United will play in the Europa League next season along with Carling Cup winners Liverpool.

Relegated from the Premier League, and playing Championship football next year were: Wolves, whose relegation was confirmed back on 22nd April, Blackburn Rovers, who joined them on 7th May, and Bolton, whose point on the final day of the season meant QPR maintained their Premier League status.

In the Championship, Reading were crowned champions – making it back to the Premier League at the fourth attempt – whilst Southampton finished as runners-up – their second successive promotion. West Ham and Blackpool will contest the play-off final in search of the third promotion place.

Relegated to the Football League were: Doncaster Rovers, Portsmouth and Coventry City.

…more coming soon… and …

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