Hodgson credits Forde after Millwall stopper denies England

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ROY Hodgson paid credit to Millwall goalkeeper David Forde after he helped the Republic of Ireland claim a 1-1 draw against England at Wembley.

Forde made impressive saves to deny Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott late in the second-half after Frank Lampard cancelled out Shane Long's header before the break.

And Hodgson said afterwards: "We have to give a lot of credit to the Irish goalkeeper and the whole team for putting so much in to the game, they worked very, very hard to stop us.

"I can't complain about the way we went about our business, I am just disappointed it ended in a draw and not a win.

"We were probing and trying allsorts of ways to get around them. We had a couple of chances in the second half – the first one to Oxlade-Chamberlain, the second to Theo – and I thought it was going to be our night."

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14 thoughts on “Hodgson credits Forde after Millwall stopper denies England

  • May 29, 2013 at 23:26
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    Well done fordey probably put a few quid on his price !!

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  • May 30, 2013 at 01:29
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    Exactly what I was thinking, is he too old to demand a better paid job? Who will want a 30 plus keeper in the prem. I believe Fordeeeee will stick with us at least with our team he will have plenty of saves to make

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  • May 30, 2013 at 07:01
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    How old was Friedel when Spurs bought him?

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  • May 30, 2013 at 07:51
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    Well played Fordey. Blimey, the commentator even mentioned us last night!

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  • May 30, 2013 at 08:50
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    Dont think Hodgson actually knew his name

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  • May 30, 2013 at 08:56
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    Top drawer again fordey kept Ireland in it and kept us up. Good enough for prem but hope he stays.

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  • May 30, 2013 at 09:02
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    For some reason keepers get better with age,on one hand I dont want our best players to leave but then again if we were offered good money for someone like forde then I think we would have to take it due to the extent of rebuilding the squad needs.

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    • May 30, 2013 at 09:08
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      @the verminhater: and he deserves it IMO and it his age it may be a last chance at the big time.

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      • May 30, 2013 at 09:25
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        @lukesmithmfc: Wholly agree with you there Luke the only problem is that we will then be looking for 2 keepers, but good luck to Fordy he has served us well.

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        • May 30, 2013 at 09:30
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          He played well in the cup semi final and again last night but I don't think a Premiership club will come in for him as he'll be the number two there. Well done Fordey and please stay millwall's number one.
          @Sealion:

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  • May 30, 2013 at 09:37
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    Well played Forde!! You saved ROI from defeat!!!!!

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  • May 30, 2013 at 13:49
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    He played really well, if I'm honest I wanted him to make saves, the people I was watching with must of thought I was irish!

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  • May 30, 2013 at 15:31
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    Well played Fordey, hopefully many more caps to come.

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  • May 30, 2013 at 22:58
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    World class Fordey ...who'd have thunk it

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