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Saturday, June 09, 2012

How England can win Euro 2012: play like Chelsea

This piece of mine appears in The Week/The First Post.

Neil Clark: Roy Hodgson is a master of getting the most out of ordinary players - and the championship favourites look weak

WANT A good outside tip for Euro 2012? A side currently available at juicy odds of 15-1 and whose chances of victory have been largely dismissed?

OK, I'll tell you the name of the team. It's England. That's right, England. The team that has never won the Euros or even been to the final. A team that hasn't won any major international tournament, in fact, since 1966.

This time round expectations of an England success have never been so low. We haven't got enough good strikers. Or enough good defenders. Or indeed enough good players all round. Our squad has been hit by injuries. The manager has only just taken over. And so on. Yet ironically, despite all the doom and gloom, we might just have the best chance of winning a major tournament that we've had in years.

You can read the whole article here.

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