Hodgson: Group performances had given me no ’cause for concern’ about Euro exit

first_img Former England manager Roy Hodgson 1 Former England boss Roy Hodgson was shocked by the performance his players put in against Iceland, admitting the three group stage showings had given him no ‘real cause for concern’ about an exit from Euro 2016.The Three Lions were knocked out of Euro 2016 in humiliating circumstances, going ahead against Iceland before losing 2-1 to the minnows.However, it was not an unlucky loss, with the victors by far the better, and much more deserving, team.England’s performance was one of the worst of recent memory, and Hodgson has claimed the previous games gave no suggestion that his players would struggle to overcome Lars Lagerback & Heimir Hallgrimsson’s men.The 68-year-old, who resigned minutes after the final whistle, said: “I don’t think before last night’s game the performances had given me any real cause for concern, other than us not taking our chances.“I didn’t see, and neither did the players, the sort of performance we gave last night that saw us knocked out. Iceland were possibly the better team on the night despite us having the best of possession.”Despite leaving his post as manager, Hodgson is willing to aid the FA in the search for his successor.There are few outstanding candidates to take charge of the national team, but the now-former coach said: “They know, Martin [Glenn, FA chief executive] knows, Greg Dyke knows, David Gill, if he is going to be involved, knows that if I can be of assistance in any way whatsoever, I will do. But it will be up to them to come to me.“As far as I am concerned now I am an ex-England manager and can only wish the new England manager the best of luck. I think, as I said in my statement, that I am leaving a good group of players to work with.”last_img read more

Charges sought in suspicious fire

first_img – From staff and wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventA woman who could hardly be heard, presumably Santos, called 9-1-1 and said someone was trying to kill her, said Sgt. Thomas Wagner of the Norwalk Station. Deputies sent to the house found Santos and her two sons in a smoke-filled room at the rear of the house, Wagner said. Deputy Chris Hardwick kicked in the front door when he arrived. Fellow Deputy Armand Villagomez went in and took the two boys out of the bedroom. It took firefighters about 20minutes to put out the blaze. The children were taken to Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier to be treated for smoke inhalation. They later were released to the custody of their father, sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Patterson said. NORWALK – Detectives on Monday said they expect to file charges of child endangerment against a woman suspected of setting her home on fire with herself and her two young sons inside. Joanne Santos, 35, remained in critical condition Monday with smoke inhalation and burns, officials said. “Our investigation – based on statements and investigation of the fire scene – indicates that the fire was intentionally set and that the mother was the object,” said John Cater of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s arson and explosives unit. Santos is believed to have set the fire about 2p.m. Friday in a rear bedroom of her home at 12819 Priscilla St., according to the Sheriff’s Department. last_img read more