A Tuesday morning exclusive proved correct, as Andros Townsend and Fabian Delph were dropped from the final 23 man squad to compete in the Euros.
The London Evening Standard had said their information was that the pair were going to be left behind and Danny Drinkwater makes up the trio who have been culled.
Hodgson going with a number of injury plagued players such as Wilshere and Sturridge, plus others like Barkley and Sterling who have been woeful in recent months.
As a Newcastle fan you can probably look at it as a big silver lining with Townsend being able to rest up for next season, providing he stays at St James Park! Though on the other hand, having had so little football before his 12 starts and 1 sub appearance at Newcastle, a bit more football might not have done him any harm.
Personally, I have been very impressed with Andros Townsend since he arrived at Newcastle and very impressed at just how good he is.
Whilst none of us probably imagined him starting for England, I certainly thought he had a chance of being an impact sub in France this summer. His direct play and ability to go past a man is something that is pretty absent in the squad that has been chosen.
The Wales squad has also been confirmed and Paul Dummett also misses out.
So this summer we are all left to cheer Moussa Sissoko…
Full 23 man England squad for Euros:
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Tom Heaton (Burnley).
Defenders: Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool).
Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).
Strikers: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).