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<b>Thurs June 30:</b> Hodgson's choice; house price woes in city and Alsop gets the boot into Mann Island

Published on June 30th 2010.

LIVERPOOL FC have named Roy Hodgson as their new manager.
The 62-year-old has been the frontrunner to replace Rafa Benítez since the Spaniard accepted a £6m severance pay-off to leave the club earlier this month. The Fulham manager also has admirers within the Football Association and has been touted among the leading candidates to succeed Fabio Capello following England's dismal failure at the World Cup.

Hodgson has long coveted the England manager's job. Funny how these things come along like buses. Or not funny, depending how Roy Hodgson sees it.

REALITY bites with the news that Liverpool has the third-worst performing housing market in England and Wales and is one of only 12 areas where house prices have declined in the last 12 months.
Data from the Land Registry shows year-on-year prices down 5.1%, with average values still more than £25,000 below their pre-recession peak.

Only Middlesbrough and Blaenau Gwent have plummeted futher in the last 12 months.

City centre “apartment” dwelling has been dogged by repossessions, say estate agents, and people are renting more because they can't get mortgages. Discuss.

WILL ALSOP, the architect behind the Cloud, is the latest person to set his guns on the buildings that are being built in its place on Liverpool’s waterfront.
He described the buildings the city has “ended up with... lie in the general malaise of architectural mediocrity that we find so popular with the current architectural press”.


He added: “In the end, this is all history but I do believe that Liverpool deserves much better than it got whether it was my building or not.”

Three glazed black blocks in the Mann Island development and the new Museum of Liverpool are currently nearing completion at the city’s Pier Head where the Cloud would have been built. They have come in for much criticism and ribaldry, including from us, http://www.liverpoolconfidential.com/index.asp?Sessionx=IpqiNwEiNw7jIDJ6IHqjNwB6IA but hell, what do we know.

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