Arseblog News likes Roy Hodgson. We admire him not just for his often puzzled and wizened-looking owly face but for also for his intelligence. He’s a man with a brain, a chap with experience, a gent keen to put things in perspective. We also like him because he’s put that mega knobhead Stuart Pearce in his place.
You’ll remember ‘Psycho’ has been chomping at the bit to include Jack Wilshere in his England squad for this summer’s under-21 European Championship dismissing the fact that there’s a good chance it’ll knacker him out after a long season at domestic level and likely harm his chances of being in top form for England’s big boys should they qualify for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.
Basically, Pearce is a massive eejit. Thankfully he’s been forced by Roy to accept that Wilshere is not to be touched at the end of the season, although talking to Sky Sports the stench of his bitterness suggests he’s been playing tonsil-tennis with Stuart Robson.
“We’ve had a chat and the information was that, probably, Jack won’t be considered,” said Pearce.
“Certainly Danny Welbeck won’t be considered – they are gaining their education with the seniors.
“If you look at all the teams that have won major tournaments – the French, the Spanish – you have got to track that back to having a good experience when they are young. They go to the major tournaments with their better players.”
“I have been barking on about it for the last six years and I’ll continue to do it for the next 66 years. Hopefully someone will listen somewhere.”
No one is going to listen to you Stuart. Ever. Pipe down little man.