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May 2, 2012
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 05/02/2012

The news that West Brom manager Roy Hodgson has been appointed England manager has been met by luke warm praise at best and out right derision at worst.

September 8, 2010
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 09/08/2010

Teamwork, especially on the football field, is an over looked factor. Players take time to gel. Sometimes an understanding develops quickly, but usually this is not the case. It was therefore gratifying to see England Manager Fabio Capello make the decision to partner Joleon Lescott with Phil Jagielka in the Euro 2012 game against Switzerland in Basel. I'll freely admit that Bolton's Gary Cahill is probably a better player individually, but Capello took into account that Lescott and Jagielka had played together at Everton and would be more likely to combine effectively.

August 12, 2010
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 08/12/2010

Ruthlessness is, on occasion, a useful trait. Stupidity is not. It's time for the FA to get their act together and get rid of England manager Fabio Capello. If the debacle that was the World Cup wasn't enough, the Italian's almost comical performance leading up to and after the friendly against Hungary should be the final straw.

June 11, 2009
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 06/11/2009

I only got to see the first half of the England game, but the difference in the two games for right back Glen Johnson was rather interesting. On that performance you can see why clubs are sniffing around him. I'd be curious to see what would happen if, rather than playing at full back, a team tried him as a right winger or right midfielder.

Been thinking about the England squad and have to say that I think it's bad news for a couple of City boys unless injuries occur.

Wallace Poulter Wallace Poulter is an award winning video game producer, designer, industry consultant and writer. He has been a football fanatic since the day he moved in next door to Brian Clough. "Cloughie" being the acknowledged genius that he was promptly moved out and went to manage Derby. A serviceable senior school left-back in his youth, Poulter played one season of Sunday league football as a striker proving conclusively that he was a serviceable senior school left-back! Today Poulter remains involved with football as a licensed referee and most recently as a consultant on a Football MMO.

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