Roy Hodgson– Model of a Modern Football Manager

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I am the very model of a modern Football Manager
And since I’ve been in London I’ve become a Craven Cottager
I often speak in words obscure and even multi-syllable
” Inculcate” and “palpable” and “churlish” are quite typical
I’m very well acquainted, too, with football matters tactical
I understand formations, both the local and galactical
About the latest strategies I’m teeming with a lot o’ news
FIFA’s panel technical has often asked me for my views
I’m very good at motivating players others clubs eschew
Like Dickson Etuhu, Chris Baird, John Pantsil and one Aaron Hughes
In short as tactician, speaker, great thinker and encourager
I am the very model of a modern football manager.



Roy Hodgson, manager of Fulham F.C. is widely respected for his knowledge on all matters related to football. He is also one of the most articulate managers around. He is loved by Fulham supporters, some of whom keenly peruse his speeches for unfamiliar vocabulary. We just hope we can keep him for many years to come.

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