England hit hard - Wilder

Chris Wilder believes Jack Wilshere would have shone at Euro 2012

Chris Wilder believes Jack Wilshere would have shone at Euro 2012

First published in United News Herald Series: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

Chris Wilder had plenty of experience dealing with an injury-hit squad last season, and the Oxford United boss believes the same problem will hamper England’s chances at Euro 2012.

Roy Hodgson’s men fly off to the tournament tomorrow, but their preparations have been plagued by injuries ahead of their opening group game against France next Monday.

Gary Cahill fractured his jaw in Saturday’s 1-0 win against Belgium, becoming the fourth player to withdraw during the build-up after knocks to Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry and John Ruddy.

For Wilder, absent younger players could also prove key, lengthening the odds on England making an impact, with Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine also in Group D.

He said: “We’re missing a lot of good players and we’re in a really tough group, so it’s a difficult situation. I think Jack Wilshere would have definitely made an impression.

“It’s going to be difficult for the players to win it, there are some top-notch sides that are fully fit.”

Hodgson was only named as Fabio Capello’s successor last month, but Wilder backed the Football Association’s appointment.

He said: “In football, I think the appointment of Roy Hodgson was met with universal approval.

“In the game people know the work he’s done, not just in the English game, but obviously his experience abroad.

“I’ve always said English players would prefer an English manager because they’re used to the motivational aspect in getting the maximum out of the players.

“I think it shows a pathway through to other English managers that it is open.”

Despite Wilder’s day job, the U’s boss will not be any different to the rest of the England supporters once the tournament begins.

He said: “I think we’re all the same, you have a professional view on it, pick your side and see how it goes, but once the whistle goes everyone turns into a punter.

“I’ll be the same, I’ll be in a pub somewhere shouting and balling and wanting England to do great.

“You never know with England, they always manage to excite you, surprise you and then let you down – a bit like Oxford!”

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10:07am Tue 5 Jun 12

Joe1 says...

Thanks for that CW. You state an English manager can motivate the team. Where was yr motivation of our team? What happened there? A GOOD manager should always be able to get the best out of his players, no matter what. Let's hope things improve for us next Season.

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
Thanks for that CW. You state an English manager can motivate the team. Where was yr motivation of our team? What happened there? A GOOD manager should always be able to get the best out of his players, no matter what. Let's hope things improve for us next Season. "COME ON YOU YELLOWS" Joe1
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12:05pm Tue 5 Jun 12

sdyerUsa says...

Joe1 wrote:
Thanks for that CW. You state an English manager can motivate the team. Where was yr motivation of our team? What happened there? A GOOD manager should always be able to get the best out of his players, no matter what. Let's hope things improve for us next Season.

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
Its the end of our season and Chris Wilder will hopefully be here next season.... So why don't you leave the Man alone and let him do his job. This Manager works hard for Oxford United and in my opinion has a great record since being here.
Get behind the Team and the Manager instead of knocking them every chance you get. See you in New Hampshire Chris...
[quote][p][bold]Joe1[/bold] wrote: Thanks for that CW. You state an English manager can motivate the team. Where was yr motivation of our team? What happened there? A GOOD manager should always be able to get the best out of his players, no matter what. Let's hope things improve for us next Season. "COME ON YOU YELLOWS"[/p][/quote]Its the end of our season and Chris Wilder will hopefully be here next season.... So why don't you leave the Man alone and let him do his job. This Manager works hard for Oxford United and in my opinion has a great record since being here. Get behind the Team and the Manager instead of knocking them every chance you get. See you in New Hampshire Chris... sdyerUsa
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12:32pm Tue 5 Jun 12

Joe1 says...

Its the end of our season and Chris Wilder will hopefully be here next season.... So why don't you leave the Man alone and let him do his job. This Manager works hard for Oxford United and in my opinion has a great record since being here.
Get behind the Team and the Manager instead of knocking them every chance you get


It is not a case of knocking as YOU call it.
Our manager made a statement
re team & player motivation. I have taken the opportunity to make it clear that he needs to improve in this particular part of his management skills.
It pays to be objective in ALL aspects of our team & supporter contributions. It is known as "constructive criticism". We can all say he how hard he works etc. As a long standing fan I have many Managers come & go .Some better than others. We must be permitted to contribute on this site & make feelings & thoughts known.
You need to be able to accept this concept.

Try again:

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
Its the end of our season and Chris Wilder will hopefully be here next season.... So why don't you leave the Man alone and let him do his job. This Manager works hard for Oxford United and in my opinion has a great record since being here. Get behind the Team and the Manager instead of knocking them every chance you get It is not a case of knocking as YOU call it. Our manager made a statement re team & player motivation. I have taken the opportunity to make it clear that he needs to improve in this particular part of his management skills. It pays to be objective in ALL aspects of our team & supporter contributions. It is known as "constructive criticism". We can all say he how hard he works etc. As a long standing fan I have many Managers come & go .Some better than others. We must be permitted to contribute on this site & make feelings & thoughts known. You need to be able to accept this concept. Try again: "COME ON YOU YELLOWS" Joe1
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4:08pm Tue 5 Jun 12

Unitedwestand81 says...

I have to be honest, you can't just blame wilder for the lack of motivation. I've been pLayong football for 23 years and the prospect of the chance to play at wembley with only needing 3/4 wins from the last 6/7 games would have been more than enough for me no matter what the gaffer said before and during the game.

Roll on next season

COME ON YOU YELLOWS

COME ON ENGLAND.
I have to be honest, you can't just blame wilder for the lack of motivation. I've been pLayong football for 23 years and the prospect of the chance to play at wembley with only needing 3/4 wins from the last 6/7 games would have been more than enough for me no matter what the gaffer said before and during the game. Roll on next season COME ON YOU YELLOWS COME ON ENGLAND. Unitedwestand81
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8:32pm Tue 5 Jun 12

Taffy Duck says...

Unitedwestand81 wrote:
I have to be honest, you can't just blame wilder for the lack of motivation. I've been pLayong football for 23 years and the prospect of the chance to play at wembley with only needing 3/4 wins from the last 6/7 games would have been more than enough for me no matter what the gaffer said before and during the game.

Roll on next season

COME ON YOU YELLOWS

COME ON ENGLAND.
Agree. Motivation should never be the issue. If a player cannot motivate himself then he is in the wrong business.
[quote][p][bold]Unitedwestand81[/bold] wrote: I have to be honest, you can't just blame wilder for the lack of motivation. I've been pLayong football for 23 years and the prospect of the chance to play at wembley with only needing 3/4 wins from the last 6/7 games would have been more than enough for me no matter what the gaffer said before and during the game. Roll on next season COME ON YOU YELLOWS COME ON ENGLAND.[/p][/quote]Agree. Motivation should never be the issue. If a player cannot motivate himself then he is in the wrong business. Taffy Duck
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7:08pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Oxford Male says...

Joe1 wrote:
Thanks for that CW. You state an English manager can motivate the team. Where was yr motivation of our team? What happened there? A GOOD manager should always be able to get the best out of his players, no matter what. Let's hope things improve for us next Season.

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
No manager has ever ALWAYS got the best out of his players. There have been days when Man U have under performed and Barca too.
[quote][p][bold]Joe1[/bold] wrote: Thanks for that CW. You state an English manager can motivate the team. Where was yr motivation of our team? What happened there? A GOOD manager should always be able to get the best out of his players, no matter what. Let's hope things improve for us next Season. "COME ON YOU YELLOWS"[/p][/quote]No manager has ever ALWAYS got the best out of his players. There have been days when Man U have under performed and Barca too. Oxford Male
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7:27pm Wed 6 Jun 12

yellowhoods says...

Oxford Male wrote:
Joe1 wrote: Thanks for that CW. You state an English manager can motivate the team. Where was yr motivation of our team? What happened there? A GOOD manager should always be able to get the best out of his players, no matter what. Let's hope things improve for us next Season. "COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
No manager has ever ALWAYS got the best out of his players. There have been days when Man U have under performed and Barca too.
Thanks for that, a pointless boring post.
[quote][p][bold]Oxford Male[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joe1[/bold] wrote: Thanks for that CW. You state an English manager can motivate the team. Where was yr motivation of our team? What happened there? A GOOD manager should always be able to get the best out of his players, no matter what. Let's hope things improve for us next Season. "COME ON YOU YELLOWS"[/p][/quote]No manager has ever ALWAYS got the best out of his players. There have been days when Man U have under performed and Barca too.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that, a pointless boring post. yellowhoods
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