ROY Hodgson has already decided who is to blame for England’s World Cup exit.
With just six weeks to go before the tournament, the 66-year old has declared that he has a clear idea of who will be taking the flak for England’s limp elimination in Brazil.
“Everybody needs to know their role in the squad, from leaking information to the press, or forming a disruptive dressing-room clique, to giving away a penalty against Costa Rica.
“We’ve got lucky in the past by coming up with last-minute hate figures like Chris Waddle and David Beckham, but this time we’re leaving nothing to chance.”
Hodgson’s choice is still under wraps, but reliable former scapegoat Emile Heskey is being touted for a recall.
Hodgson said: “The biggest challenge is where don’t I point the finger. There’s so many players I can count on to let me down, whether through incompetence, naivety, or our old-fashioned English blend of arrogance and fear, that picking just one scapegoat won’t be easy.”
“It’s important we don’t spread the blame, though. No-one wants to burn two effigies.”