Obviously this was quite shocking….the revelation that Roy’s preferred mode of transport is the tube!
While England candidates at St.James’ park might be a bit thin on the ground, surely we have a stand out in Steven Taylor who should be a certainty to get into the squad sometime this season if he stays fit.
After the disgrace of Fabio Capello NEVER finding his way to the north east in four years, I just hope that the FA haven’t blown all their money on paying off the Italian waster and poor Roy’s travels aren’t limited to a season ticket on the underground!
I actually find it quite endearing that Hodgson chooses to travel with a the general public, I find it hard to envisage Fabio or Sven doing the same. I hope as well that he isn’t put off being a man of the people by scum who can’t wait to run off and repeat (and embellish) whatever tittle tattle they might pick up when somebody in a position of power happily chats away to them.
Looking at the England squad just announced, they have picked four centre-backs in Lescott, Cahill, Shawcross and Jagielka. Personally, I don’t see any of them as better than Steven Taylor and would rate him higher than at least Jagielka on what I’ve seen of him this season.
I suppose the fact that Roy has now even picked a Geordie (Fraser Forster) in the wastelands even further north than the Tyne suggests he will be keeping an open mind on his options.
Watch this space.