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Hodgson’s experimental line-up alienates fan base, compared to Radiohead

"It's like when Radiohead started listening to Boards of Canada and ditched the guitars," said one guy.

Roy Hodgson and part of his experimental line-up

Roy Hodgson has alienated a significant portion of his fan base by fielding an experimental line-up in England’s 2-0 friendly defeat to Chile at Wembley.

The team selection, avant-garde, proved offensive to the sensibilities of those who prefer Hodgson’s more organic, less convoluted material.

Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Gareth, a Hodgson fan from Chorley, conceded that the England manager was entitled to try new things but that he and many others had been left cold.

He said: “It’s like when Radiohead started listening to Boards of Canada and ditched the guitars.

“Everyone told me it was genius but I didn’t ‘get it’ then and I still don’t ‘get it’ now.

“What the hell was that cat all about? And the ballerina in goal? Not to mention all those Southampton players.

“So many Southampton players. I swear I saw Francis Benali at one point.”

Hodgson was unavailable for comment as he was recording himself yodeling in the shower.

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