Lois Roche column: We’ll be behind Big Sam but Sir Alex should’ve got England job

Lois Roche has joined The Wokingham Paper (Pic by Nigel Hoyle/GoalShots)
Lois Roche has shared her latest musings with The Wokingham Paper (Pic by Nigel Hoyle/GoalShots)

WHAT A beautiful week it’s been in England with highs of 32 I believe.

It’s all fun and games until you have to train in it in the middle of the day though.

Forget Will Grigg, this week I’ve been on fire. Almost literally!

This weekend kicks off our run of three home games on the bounce in the space of 11 days. I feel tired already…

Birmingham are up first this Sunday (2pm kick-­off) and they are coming off some solid performances picking up points from the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal.

From playing Birmingham earlier on in the season (0-­0 draw) we know what they’re about.

Mary Earps kept a clean sheet last time Royals met Birmingham (Pic by Neil Graham)
Mary Earps kept a clean sheet last time Royals met Birmingham (Pic by Neil Graham)

They are an organised, disciplined and solid side who rarely concede.

It’s going to be a tough job to break them down but training has been going well this week and I fully believe we could get our first win of the season this weekend.

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Now a little time has passed I suppose I can talk a little on England.

Since recent shambolic performances Roy Hodgson stepped down from the position as England manager.

Can’t blame him really. It’s a sinking ship and I’m guessing he’s not the best at swimming.

Sam Allardyce is all set to take the vacant position.

Since Roy left there were talks of the likes of Glenn Hoddle, Allardyce and Harry Redknapp but for me none of them were really the answer. I don’t think they bring anything different to what has been before.

I personally think Sir Alex Ferguson would have been best for the job.

Although my guess is that his reputation would have been in jeopardy and I suppose once weighing up the pros and cons it would’t have really been worth it for him.

Which is a massive shame as I feel it needs to be a big personality and someone of his calibre who could really shake things up on the national scene.

He’s a winner whom I’m sure would have had respect from all the players.

Or I suppose there was always Ronaldo as an option. Didn’t he win the Euro’s in the first 20 minutes of his managerial career?

Better than any other manager we’ve had in the past…

Not even my dad fancied that job.

But all the best to Big Sam. The whole nation will be behind you, until you let us down again.

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