UK Back Pages: Angry Roy Hodgson Snaps Back at England Critics

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterSeptember 4, 2014


The hangover from England's 1-0 victory (yes, victory) continues, as boss Roy Hodgson snapped back at critics after their uninspired display against Norway. 

Hodgson's squad fell under much criticism after they only mustered two shots on target at Wembley. It wasn't quite the performance supporters had hoped for to erase the memories of a woeful World Cup. 

He fired back at the criticism, calling it "f-----g b------s." The back pages had a field day with it in the aftermath. 

The Mirror dub the England boss as "Roy of the Ravers." 

Friday's Daily Mirror back page - "Roy of the Ravers" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) September 4, 2014

The Star riff off of a classic cliche and illustrate the situation as "From Bad to Curse." 

Friday's Daily Star back page - "From bad to curse!" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) September 4, 2014

Daily Express run with Hodgson's threat to England's youth, along with a story of Lewis Hamilton's inability to trust Nico Rosberg after their recent row.

Friday's Daily Express back page - "Roy: No more Mr Nice Guy" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) September 4, 2014

The Sun instead lead with a Frank Lampard exclusive on his newfound commitment to Manchester City after his extended run at Stamford Bridge. 

Friday's Sun back page - "I loved 13 great years at I'm committed to Man City" #tomorrowspaperstoday

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) September 4, 2014