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I won't resign, says Hodgson after England shocker

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“It was a goal we don’t expect to concede. Long goal kicks with the type of players we have in the team, we deal with them,” Hodgson said.

Utter nonsense and demonstrably not true.

“Ideally your only plan to deal with that would be to make certain that you don’t allow the flick to put him through and free with the goalkeeper

He calls that a "plan"?

Typical dismal commentary and lack of realism

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Ideally your only plan to deal with that would be to make certain that you dont allow the flick to put him through and free with the goalkeeper.

He's right. We need someone to mark Steven Gerrard and prevent this sort of thing.

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When you can't play simple coverage D against a team you'll lose regardless.

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'We’re normally used to seeing him a lot more active around the penalty area than we saw today.'

Probably because Suarez wasn't fully fit. If offered a swap, I'd take a half-fit Suarez in exchange for the fully-fit four of Sturridge, Rooney, Welbeck and Lambert, At this level, you often need something special to make the difference. He had two chances and buried both. I agree that the likes of Sterling, Barkley and Shaw could be a cause for optimism.

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England's officially out. Didn't prolong the misery.

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