Before last night, the last time we celebrated a new year Liverpool had just lost to bottom of the table Wolves at Anfield – leaving the Reds three points above the relegation zone, having lost 8 of their 18 games.
The team that night featured Paul Konchesky at left back, Raul Meireles right midfield and David Ngog up front.
The manager? Well, good old Uncle Roy of course. This was around the time he was perfecting the infamous facerub.
Now, a year on Hodgson, is manager at West Brom. And while his tactics may not have changed – of course they translate – his bewilderment is now expressed in different manners.
Here’s Roy trying to work out how it all went wrong during his side’s ninth defeat of the season today against Everton.