Hodgson back as Palace sets record losing start in EPL


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Hodgson saw improvement in their second-half display but admitted they were too "frantic" as they chased a result. The only thing that will get you a good start is a performance where you score more goals against the opposition and we certainly didn't do that today.

A first-team coach will be appointed after the departure of Sammy Lee, who joined the club with then manager Sam Allardyce last December.

A far more popular substitution than Hodgson's.

Trustfull was De Boer's assistant at Ajax, who took the vacant job at Selhurst Park in the summer. The transfer window had closed, which meant Di Matteo's successor would have to make the best of whatever he inherited.

"Confidence is an issue in every walk of life". But a big chunk was because of the style of football played under Hodgson. "Some people are session coaches and some are team coaches", Burton says.

For example, if you are a left-back, in Roy's teams you pass it either to the centre-back, the central midfielder or up to the striker and support the wide players or midfielders.

Hodgson back as Palace sets record losing start in EPL
Hodgson back as Palace sets record losing start in EPL

Hodgson's attitude is that individual players should sacrifice themselves for the good of the team.

In 2014's FIFA World Cup, England were eliminated in the group stage, and previous year, following 2-1 defeat against Iceland in Euro 2016, Roy Hodgson announced resignation from the post. "That would be special because I am a Croydon boy and didn't leave here until I was 24 years of age". "Roy probably laid a lot of the foundations at West Brom". We didn't play well enough.

By the end of the sessions his squad were mentally and physically drained.

Hodgson, having given global debuts to Palace trio Martin Kelly, Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha, is confident he has a good grip on the style they ought to play in order to thrive.

The endgame, of course, is securing Palace's future in the top flight, and Hodgson is confident that he is up to the task. The following year they finished 10th. What Hodgson does will work - it is just a question of how quickly. "To win at this ground is not easy and for this reason, we have to be really happy".

To get his message across to the players, he just practises and practises that from here to eternity.

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