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Spotted this in Wednesday’s Times and thought it encapsulated our Roy brilliantly. I’ve only just managed to find it online to share with you:

Sebastian Faulks, keen to add authenticity to his latest novel, A Week in December, arranged for a meeting with a Premier League football manager to bolster his knowledge of the lifestyles of soccer stars. He chose Roy Hodgson, manager of Fulham, thinking that a few well-chosen questions would elicit all the information he needed. It was not to be. Hodgson, an unusually cerebral coach, would answer Faulks’s questions briefly before he asked: “But tell me, what do you think about J. P. Donleavy?”