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  • "We ALL hope you are wrong george.

    When Roy talks about Players leaving for Champions League Football - he's having a laugh ...

    Lambert is at the end of his playing days and will spend a great deal of time on the bench and played in the League and FA Cup while the Main Strikers target League Progress. He will also be too slow to play the full 90 minutes.

    OX-C thought the grass was greener and was pushed on too hard when he was too young and spends most of the time with injuries with the odd flash of brilliance."
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Teams like Saints will always lose top players to Premier League’s “big fish” - Hodgson

Teams like Saints will always lose top players to Premier League’s “big fish” - Hodgson

ROY HODGSON

ROY HODGSON

First published in Sport

England manager Roy Hodgson believes Champions League football means Saints are virtually powerless to stop their top players leaving.

Talking after Rickie Lambert’s shock move to Liverpool, who are also closing in on a deal for Adam Lallana, Hodgson said: “Good players are always going to gravitate to the big clubs.

“That’s where Champions League football is. That’s where the wealth is.”

He added: It’s a pity for Southampton – they’ve been terrific this year. But unfortunately there are always big fish in the sea and it’s hard to keep those fish away.”

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