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GRAEME SOUNESS: I admire Roy Hodgson for getting back on the hamster's wheel at Crystal Palace. I couldn't. I'm not built to deal with the modern player and the protected bubble they live in

Not that long ago, I enjoyed dinner with Roy Hodgson and a mutual friend at a very nice club in Mayfair.

Roy and I are not close friends but it was great to sit and talk to him about his career and views on football. It was quite obvious to me on that occasion that he didn't consider himself finished with the game.

So the news that he is back at Crystal Palace at the age of 75 didn't surprise me. But what I will say is that he must have incredible energy and enthusiasm to be taking a step back into that crazy world once more.