posted on Jul, 2 2016 @ 05:34 AM
I have to be honest and admit that I have never, ever cheered on any of the other Home Nations in any sport.
I like it when we beat any other Home Nation and I've always taken it hard when one of them beat us.
But I find myself rooting for Wales in this tournament and genuinely wish that they go all the way.
Wales has exceptionally close links with England.
Many people comment on the things that divide us but there are many, many other things that bind us together with a bond that will never be broken.
Wales showed their solidarity with England in Lille and in the recent referendum.
This Welsh team have defied the odds from the outset.
Few gave them any chance - I know I didn't.
But they've shown what a team can do when there is a tremendous sense of togetherness, a shared purpose and aim, clear tactics where each individual
player knows his own role and responsibility and willingness to go that extra yard for each other and the team.
I never thought I'd say these words but I passionately hope that Wales go all the way, (I sincerely hope I haven't put the mockers on them!).
And as a slight aside - how good would it be if Wales faced Iceland in The Final -what a massive shock to all the overpaid, egotistical, overrated,
namby pamby so called superstars that would be...and a massive two fingered salute to the administrators who are taking this game away from real,