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Hodgson’s attempt to end Torres speculation backfires

Hiding something, Roy?

Roy Hodgson 

Liverpool fans, if you think you’re on a transfer knife-edge with this whole Torres stuff, just imagine how The Spoiler feels.

Way back in the month of June, we suggested that Spain’s current number three striker, Fernando Torres, would be joining Chelsea – everyone got really cross about that.

Then just yesterday, in a moment of humiliated reflection, it was deemed newsworthy to announce that, actually, he might be staying at Liverpool after all – a move which was enough to attract the eggy fists of fury to smear shame all over The Spoiler’s collective face.

And now, today, Roy Hodgson has stumbled awkwardly through a series of contradictions and classic managerial “hiding something” soundbites, leaving no one sure of who’s coming or going, what day of the week it is, and once again sending the Liverpool moodometer needle into the red panic area known as “Christ! He’s off! That is NOT boss!”.

The new Liverpool manager said this:

“Who knows what next season will bring? We could have a fantastic season and the players will not want to go anywhere or we could have a worse one and there will be more speculation.”

“It could be he does so fantastically well and an offer comes in like the offer came in for Kaka or Cristiano Ronaldo (£56m and £80m) which is impossible to turn down.”

“But we will take that problem when and if it arises but the important thing is it hasn’t arisen this summer because he is going to be playing for us.”

Before concluding:

“It is nice now the speculation can finally end once and for all.”

Yeah, um, not quite, Roy.

6 responses so far
  • David // August 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    You just made another classic example of something from nothing. It’s true that one day Torres may leave Liverpool. But that day wont be this summer. That was made clear in that typical Hodgson quote. Maybe it’s that the Spoiler hasn’t read enough of them when he was at Fulham and have just recently jumped on the bandwagon.

    Point me to where it says he might be leaving this summer?

  • Kevin // August 4, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    sounds to me like he was talking about next offseason and if liverpool have another bad season then this will all start up again

  • Mr. Chopper // August 4, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Let it go… And put those squirrels in a pie that can be shared.

  • Mish // August 5, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Haha you lot really aren’t going to roll over and admit you were talking shit are you?!

    You cherry pick sentences from an interview and use them to try and defend your habit of spouting utter bollocks and trying to pass it off as facts from your ‘source’.

    Print the whole interview, then comment on that eh boys?

    More laughable nonsense though. It does me good reading this every day, it makes me realise that knobheads like the Scum and the Daily Fail aren’t the only bad apples in the bushel.

  • John // August 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    doesn’t sound like the Spoiler is that far off. He said if a big bid comes in…Chelsea were talking about offering 50+ million.

    Seems everyone is a little tense and needed the season to start now.

  • Mish // August 6, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Read the whole feckin’ interview. He’s not talking about now, pre-season. He was talking about next season, if Liverpool have another bad one!

    This is the problem with bullshit attempts at journalism, they only utilise 2% of the content and make the rest up.

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