Hodgson Swings The Axe!
We all know that if Roy Hodgson is to shape the squad to suit his football requirements then changes would have to be made.
Indeed Roy has already previously suggested that the squad he inherited was far too large and required splitting into two groups for training.
However, it still comes as a shock to learn that the club have released 8 players after avoiding relegation.
The unfortunate eight being,
Carlos Bocanegra, Jari Litmanen, Philippe Christanval, Simon Elliot, Ian Pearce, Michale Timlin, Ismael Ehui and Bjorn Rustrom.
Probably the most high profile of the eight being Litmanen, Pearce and Bocanegra.
However, if we are to improve rather than stand still we have to have belief in what Roy is doing, therefore whilst it is always sad to see players leave, we have to accept it is for the good of the club and we`d like to wish all the released eight success in finding new clubs.