Premier League to grant Hodgson’s request for England player meeting

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The Premier League’s clubs are sacrificing a bit of training for the good of England.

Clubs in Britain’s top flight have agreed to release their players to England boss Roy Hodgson for a Feb. 11 meeting at St. George’s.

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The manager hasn’t had a chance to meet with his side since November friendlies against Spain and France, and had been angling to get together ahead of March friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands as England looks to impress in this summer’s Euro tournament.

From thefa.com:

“It will be a great opportunity to speak to them with a lot of video back up about the principles that we’ve actually been working on over the last two years including what we’re trying to do on the ball, what we’re trying to do without the ball, what are the values that we regard as important and also to discuss our general plans around the Euros.

Hard to imagine this would’ve happen if Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge at Old Trafford. Mostly kidding. Mostly.