May 17th, 2012

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Ohhh I get it now!

Roy Hodgson’s reasons for each of his Euro 12 squad selections



Roy Hodgson announced his 23-man England roster for Euro 12 and, of course, there has already been criticism. When pressed on why he selected 18-year-old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, his justification was a bit curious. From Fox:

"He's a very, very exciting player," Hodgson said.

"He's given one or two performances which have made quite an impression upon me, not least when Arsenal played Milan at the Emirates Stadium. I was there and saw how well he dealt with (Andrea) Pirlo and (Massimo) Ambrosini at the centre of midfield."

The problem? Andrea Pirlo plays for Juventus and Ambrosini wasn't even available to play that day.

Given that, here are Hodgson's justifications for the rest of his squad inclusions...

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source: dirty tackle

good luck England - you are going to need it. maybe Torres' super-saiyin powers will rub off on his Chelseamates?
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La Liga 2011/12 without Messi and Ronaldo



La Liga finished with Messi winning Pichichi with 50 goals and having 21 assists. Ronaldo’s haul was almost as impressive, 46+12. But who has been more important to his team, whose goals and assists have brought more points?

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