Flanders: England could win this ... if they get lucky!Reported by PRWeb on Sunday, 10 June 2012 (on June 10, 2012)
Youwin is happy to announce that Johnny Flanders has joined their Euro 2012 team and the Dubliner is set to make the biggest Irish impact on football tournament commentary since Roy Keane met Alf-Inge Haaland's leg.
(PRWEB UK) 10 June 2012
Date of Birth: 13/8/1935
Home town: Dublin
Position: Central Defender
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Caps: 164 and a half
The former international is a veteran of many a major tournament and his reputation certainly precedes him.
After escaping from a house of 14 female siblings and a potential future as the star turn in an Irish dance troupe, Johnny played barefoot in the streets of Ballsbridge - honing his skills to the extent that he could not only land a stud on a metatarsal while running as quick as a stallion, but also perfect tackles which make Vinnie Jones look like Aled Jones.
He took his childhood sweetheart to London when Tottenham came calling and was a pivotal part of their success in the 60s.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Flanders is sceptical of England's chances of winning Euro 2012 and ending 46 years of hurt - which is coincidentally how Johnny also describes his marriage.
He believes that Roy Hodgson's squad is too full of chest waxes, diamond earrings and man bags to stand much of a chance in Poland and Ukraine and - like the re-emergence of the potato in 1852 - Wayne Rooney's return may come too late to save the day.
Johnny is no stranger to controversy and was a no-nonsense centre half back in his day, but is quick to discourage comparisons between himself and former England captain John Terry.
"No, he is nothing like me," said the Irishman.
"For a start, if I was gonna knee someone in the back I'd make sure I didn't get caught.
"Imagine missing the Champions League final and having to change into your kit like a wee 'un to celebrate with the big boys. Pathetic."
Despite Chelsea lifting the European Cup this year, Flanders believes that the winning mentality will not spread to the national team.
"No, England never know how to act like a team, when I was playing we'd win together, lose together, drink together, sing together and fall over together, but there are too many divisions in the English squad - the only thing they know how to share is each others' cuties."
Asked if England can even get out of their tough group, which includes France and the Swedes, Johnny waited for the head of his Guinness to settle nicely before stating: "To be sure, to be sure. They will squeeze through and then meet Ireland in the next stage. That won't be pretty, I tell you. I can see big Ricky Dunne heading the winner there, so he will."
Speaking about Ireland's chances of winning the competition, Flanders is less certain.
He barks: "I may be patriotic, but I ain't a mug, you hear."
"No, Italy will win and show the Spanish fancy dans that tough defending is the way forward for the beautiful game. All this Barcelona tip-tap-paddy-whack stuff hurts your head," added the Irish legend.
However alcohol-fuelled Johnny's predictions turn out, few punts could be as good as entering Youwin's €1 Million competition to predict the Euro 2012 winning side.
If Jonny is right, England may be wishing Euro 2012 is as generous as Youwin's competition, as even if a prediction in this competition turns out to be wrong, all those who took part have a secondary chance to win big.
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