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Old 16-05-2018, 02:35 PM
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Roy Hodgson to be awarded the Freedom of Croydon

Croydon’s own Roy Hodgson is to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough, Council Leader Tony Newman has announced.

The Palace boss, who was successful in keeping the club in the Premier League this season, is set to be given the honour in the autumn in recognition of his contribution to Croydon and to football, both home and abroad.

The club, which was a "10-minute walk" from his boyhood home, has played a large part in his life. Hodgson had a stint as a youth player with the Eagles, and as a boy he was a Palace fan who attended John Ruskin grammar school, where played for the school team.............

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Old 16-05-2018, 02:36 PM
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I presume he will be able to drive a flock of sheep down the underpass or something?
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I presume he will be able to drive a flock of sheep down the underpass or something?
Or a flock of seagulls into Croydon Cemetery
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I presume he will be able to drive a flock of sheep down the underpass or something?
Or over the flyover
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I presume he will be able to drive a flock of sheep down the underpass or something?
That's quite an evocative image.
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He is entitled to nuptials with every bride to be apparently. Take it easy Roy, we need you fit and well; mind that ticker.
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Excellent! A first for a Palace manager?
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I presume he will be able to drive a flock of sheep down the underpass or something?
He should be able to parade through Croydon with flags a flying and bayonets fixed.
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Excellent! A first for a Palace manager?
Not the nuptials with every bride to be bit.

A certain silver haired fox was all over that already.
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Not the nuptials with every bride to be bit.

A certain silver haired fox was all over that already.
A yes, Droit du Seigneur.

Probably best if he gives that a miss.
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