Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Rivalry Will Add a Touch of Euro Spice

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Rivalry Will Add a Touch of Euro Spice

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THE EUROS start next week and I'm really looking forward to it because it will produce quite a bit of banter in my house.

My boys will be supporting England and they will wearing their shirts on one side of the room.

And on the other side I'll be shouting for the Republic of Ireland and wearing my green top.

For me it is great that there will be three of the home nations plus Eire in the tournament this time. It will give it an extra ingredient, an extra bit of spice.

And as we know, anything can happen. A freak result in the group and little bit of form any of those four can progress and make it very interesting.

And Wales, well they can make it very interesting indeed. They play England and that could be a massive, massive match.

Wales are a good team. They have some quality players who compete at a very high level. It is not just Gareth Bale. And they will be well up for the game with England.

They could upset the England applecart there. …

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