How Hodgson can say we played well in the second half is beyond me. If we are a top international side we should be beating teams like Ireland, but we didn't which shows how over-hyped some of these players are. We need to get rid of the older players who have had their time and bring in younger players or at the very least players who are in form (e.g. Carroll over Lambert).
I also can't believe that Ireland didn't bring on Wes Hoolahan who would have added some trickery and passing skills to the side.