Monday, April 30, 2012
A bad day for Her Majesty's Football Press
Today is another bad day for Her Majesty's Football Press. They've been backing Harry Redknapp with one voice for the England job and now it looks as if it's going to be Roy Hodgson. When you consider that they spend their lives in press conferences they are tin-eared when it comes to reading corporate signals. A couple of months ago I heard David Pleat, a man who does know how boardrooms work, saying on Five Live that he thought the FA were keen on appointing a man who would have a plan for all the age-ranges and would be prepared to base himself near the FA's new football centre at Burton. If this was true Harry Redknapp was never going to be the man. And so it proved.