Originally Posted by Guinness Guzzler
I don't get all this about Hodgson being the FA's puppet for seemingly siding with Terry over Ferdinand- it might make sense if the FA were "pro Terry" but whilst Capello wanted to keep Terry as captain, the FA were so dead against the idea that they stripped him of the captaincy without Capello's approval, hence Capello walking due to feeling he had been undermined. Forcing the manager to strip Terry of the captaincy hardly goes hand in hand with then suddenly appointing a "yes man" and pressuring him to take Terry over Ferdinand.
You're using your brain and applying logic rather than just following the common consensus.
For what it's worth, I don't think Hodgson is the type to be told what to do. Based on what I've read and seen of him so far, I think he's a fairly stubborn character.
I don't necessarily agree with all his decisions but I believe he made them for the right reasons ie that he thinks they're what's best.
There's far too much negativity surrounding someone who's been in the job around a month and only been in charge for a couple of friendlies.