Saturday 10 December 2016

We can dream of being the Leicester of Euros

Published 08/05/2016 | 02:30

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For the last few months, I've been repeatedly struck by a weird, discombobulating sensation. It starts in the pit of my stomach, moves up my back and finishes in a big, gormless grin on my face. I think the sensation is called optimism, although I'm not sure. After all, optimism is a fool's refuge, and there hasn't been much need for it in this country in the last few years.

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But I'm pretty sure it's optimism and I'm undeniably sure about what is causing this strange, fluttery feeling - we're going to the Euros.

Optimism and football are seldom willing bedmates and, more particularly, optimism and Irish football are hardly on speaking terms.

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