GORDON Brown has said he supports a one-off revival of the home internationals – reigning champions, Northern Ireland – after all the British teams crashed out of Euro 2008. One of the reasons the British Home Championships ended in 1984 was because of England’s desire to play ‘stronger’ teams – an excuse it no longer has. (…or maybe England is now regarded as so weak, we should just push for a Celtic Cup and get the Republic involved?!) The PM said: “I know every football fan in Britain was looking forward to a summer of football next year, so it’s very disappointing. I know some people have called for a one-off revival next year of the Home Internationals. That’s something for the football associations and clubs to consider. I would certainly enjoy that. I’ve got great memories from the 1960s and 70s. But that’s a decision for the football associations and the clubs.”
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