Hodgson convinced England have won Euro 2012
ROY Hodgson has congratulated his side for winning Euro 2012 after misunderstanding how the tournament works.
Last night’s victory over Ukraine, which included a linesman distracted by a passing wasp, put England at the top of Group D. However, amiable Hodgson is convinced that England have won the actual tournament and no-one has the heart to tell him otherwise.
England will now fly home to tour the ‘ceremonial fax’ from Uefa confirming their final table position through London in an open-topped bus.
The piece of paper will then be carefully laminated and placed in the trophy cabinet in Wembley Stadium where the FA hope it will inspire future generations of visitors to dream of England not losing three games in a competitive tournament once again in the future.
Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds have gone back into the recording studio to mark the occasion and will release the 300th version of Football’s Coming Home, this time entitled We’ve Won Group D.
Hodgson said last night: “We’ve come here to do a job, we’ve done it, now I just need to get our Iris a fridge magnet, make sure all my postcards have been sent and I’ll be ready to get home to my own bed.
“The one they’ve got here is like a bag of rocks and I’ve not had a wink of sleep for weeks but they’re a very friendly people so long as you keep one eye on your wallet.
“Young Theo said he went out to buy a Mini Milk the other day and the cheeky beggar in the shop swore blind he’d given him a ten rather than a twenty.”
The FA has decided to go along with Hodgson’s misunderstanding through a mixture of sympathy for the manager and the realisation that this might be the only way of overseeing a successful team. They will petition Uefa to disband the tournament today.