Originally Posted by forthegame
Calm down jimbo! No big deal. IIRC, SAF did mention all the stuff you're railing against. Injury, fitness, training regime etc.
As an outsider, I have no clue what's gone on behind the scenes.
Haha, yes I calmed myself down by posting some Dunlop prototype racket photos in the rackets section
Thinking about it now though, I think Hodgson may have played it well here. He has picked Rio to see if he will play. He won't. So Hodgson has no reason to pick him anymore if he doesn't want to, as Rio himself is saying that he isn't fit enough for multiple matches in tournament football.
My only worry is Montenegro next week, as we could have done with Rio for that game, never mind.