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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.

By Jonny Abrams

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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.