Personally I don't find 'blinkered' offensive, I think we all are to some extent, but he probably should just stop answering any questions about his selections and fans opinions of them now.
One point though, he absolutely isn't getting much respect from the fans, and that was well before any squad announcements. It is quite a strange thing this dislike of him, I'm not sure I've witnessed it so much for a national manager, and I'm not that sure what he has done to deserve it.
The level of stick and childish names he gets called on places like this and twitter is quite staggering IMHO.
It's almost as bad as the England football manager, you're screwed before you get the job and eventually you know you'll end up leaving in disgrace with everyone calling you a cabbage. The only positive is that you won't have your face plastered across the back page of The Sun pictured as that cabbage.