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The tabloids hate Roy Hodgson for not being Harry Redknapp

by | 30th, April 2012

ROY Hodgson looks well set to be named the manager of England’s football team. The West Bromwich Albion manager is on the front page of:

Daily Star: “Roy in the frame for England

Not a done deal yet….

Daily Mirror: “Hod Choice For England”

Shock as FA snub Redknapp for cut-price Roy

The Sun: “What are the Hods on that?

FA Got For Hodgson…Not Harry

Why is that a shock? Well. Roy Hodgson has never been in bother with the law. He has managed Switzerland, Inter Milan, Hamstads, Bristol City, Malmo, Finland, the UAE, Copenhagen, Udinese, Blackburn Rovers, Grasshopper, Viking (Norway), Grasshopper (Switzerland) and Liverpool. He has taken two teams – Inter and Fulham – to the final of the UEFA Cup. His contract with WBA expires at the end of the season – so, no compensation will need paying. He’s English.

Perhaps The Sun’s shock is based on the journalists who wrote of their support for Redknapp, a man who enjoys the limelight and gives good copy?

Daily Mail – These stories all appeared in the Daily Mail in April 2012. Incidentally, Jamie Redknapp, Harry’s son writes for the Mail and his daughter-in-law, Louise Redknapp, features in bikini-clad showbiz exclusives:

Key FA figure Gartside backs ‘outstanding’ Redknapp for England job – Matt Lawton 20/04/2012
Charles Sale: Redknapp talks with Tottenham stall asEngland prepare move
Talks between Harry Redknapp’s advisors and Tottenham over a new contract are understood to have stalled as the long-awaited approach regarding the England job is expected next week. – Charles Sale -13/04/2012
Get Harry… and get on with it! Shearer calls on FA to bag Spurs boss for England – 12/04/2012
Norwich striker Holt ready for England audition in front ofRedknapp – Laurie James – 09/04/2012
What the back pages say: FA move for Harry – 06/04/2012
Harry must go! Bale grants Redknapp blessing to takeEngland job – 01/04/2012
Fancy bumping into you, Harry… Redknapp and FA chief Bernstein both at QPR game- 01/04/2012

The Mail on Jamie and Louise for April 2012:

Louise Redknapp possesses Eternal youth as she showcases taut stomach in bikini -by  Donna McConnell and Nadia Mendoza – 16/04/2012
Jamie and Louise Redknapp enjoy a chilled out day at the beach in Barbados – by Donna McConnell, 13/04/2012

Over the same period, the Mail has written about Roy Hodgson:

Martin Samuel: Hodgson’s record reads: P 52 W 20 L 20… Is this a job for Mr Average? – By Martin Samuel, 30/04/2012
Hodgson won’t excite the fans, claims England Supporters Club member – 30/04/2012
Roy for England! Hodgson is the shock choice but fans’ backlash begins, By Charles SAle and MAtt Lawton – 29/04/2012

That fans’ backlash starts as soon as the newspaper men don’t get their pet.

Over in the Sun, where Harry Redknapp write a column, April went:

FA bigwig tips Harry – 20 April 2012
Hazardous England: MICKY HAZARD believes Harry Redknapp would be foolish to leave Tottenham for England – 11 April 2012
FA keeping mum over dad: REDKNAPP says his dad Harry being England boss would make him so proud – 18 April 2012
Spurfect Rodgers: SPURS line up Swansea boss as they brace themselves for FA call for Harry Redknapp – 17 April 2012:
Holt out to impress ‘Arry – NORWICH striker out to impress Harry Redknapp in a bid to gatecrash England?s Euro 2012 squad – 09 April 2012
If Barca or Real come in for you it?s like ‘Arry and England – a dream – 01 April 2012

And what had the Sun to say about Roy Hodgson?

After Fab… the drab – 30 April 2012

Ready to watch a decent manger get ripped apart by the press for not being Harry Redknapp?



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