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Holt Jokes - I've Given Up On This Season

Holt Jokes - I've Given Up On This Season
Grant Holt has been speaking to Radio Norfolk today and has given a refreshingly frank account of his England prospects.

'I gave up on that,' Holt said. 'I think I'll never be in it. Roy's come in and picking his players.'

Holt added: 'When two friendlies came up before the Euros and I wasn't included it was ridiculous to be honest.

'He hasn't given anyone opportunities - people like Nathan Dyer and Danny Graham from Swansea didn't even get a look in, but that's life.

"Any neutral looking at the England squad could have written it down beforehand and not been far off."

In good news, Hodgson's latest squad contains former City goalkeeper Fraser Forster but up front Hodgson has gone for Andy Carroll, Jermain Defoe, Wayne Rooney and Danny Wellbeck, with only Defoe in any kind of goal scoring form - and Holt believes his former Rochdale team-mate Rickie Lambert, who has scored four Premier League goals for Southampton this season, should have been considered.

'He's scoring the goals. He's done well. But I think any neutral looking at that list could have written it down beforehand and not been far off,' said Holt.

'Unless Rickie Lambert scores 25 goals or bags 10 in the next two months I don't think he'll get close.'

After a summer of speculation over his future, Holt reacted sarcastically to questions about his commitment to the club.

'Yeah, I've given up this year. I've decided to bin it off,' he said. 'I've signed my three-year deal and I thought I'd leave it this year, sit back, have a few cans and a few cigarettes and chill with the kids.

'It's a ridiculous question. No I haven't lost my hunger.'

Great stuff from Holt. Let`s hope he can keep producing great stuff on the pitch.

Writer:Savvy_Monkey
Date:Thursday October 4 2012
Time: 8:45PM

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I have never understood why players such as Holt couldn't be invited to England training camps, even if they knew it was not to be in the full squad. Some might take it the wrong way and therefore might not be the types you want in a team, but the idea of a manager being able to take a close look at a player both in his ability to play with current squad players and also his personality, whilst allowing a player to get used to the environment to a degree, makes total sense to ne from both sides
Oxfordspur
05/10/2012 08:56:00
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Very well put Mr. Oxford. To just give him the cold shoulder is insulting.
Savvy_Monkey
05/10/2012 09:59:00
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very good point oxfordspur
DRAYTON GREEN
05/10/2012 13:10:00
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