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Lois Roche column: Now Wales are gone I’d love to see Ronaldo win the Euros

Lois Roche has joined The Wokingham Paper (Pic by Nigel Hoyle/GoalShots)
Lois Roche has shared her latest musings with The Wokingham Paper (Pic by Nigel Hoyle/GoalShots)

IT WAS NOT the best of weeks for us last week.

We suffered yet another defeat to Arsenal, this time in the Continental Cup.

A goalless first half was followed by a 3-1 score-line at the final whistle which was very disappointing to say the least.

We didn’t perform to our best and the better team won on the day.

Aside from that, I’m absolutely gutted for the girls that Wales were unable to progress to the Euro 2016 final – but what a campaign they’ve had.

We’ve got seven Welsh girls in our squad and they were all right behind the men.

Was it just a game too far?

Could it have been a different story if Aaron Ramsey was available, perhaps?

All in all, getting through to the last four in Europe is one hell of an achievement and it’s not like Portugal’s coach was a part-time dentist or anything…

I’m sure they will get a home coming worthy of European champions anyway, especially if Nia Jones is present.

So I have to change my prediction now as both Belgium and Wales have been knocked out.

I suppose I’ve now got a chance as there is only three left to choose from (at the time of writing).

For me now I can’t see past Germany, it pains me to say.

Although I would love to see Portugal win it as they have Cristiano Ronaldo, who I am a massive fan of.

Once a red, always a red.

Portugal are yet to lose a game all tournament and what an achievement it would be for Ronaldo as a player; he would have won nearly all the accolades you can get.

But what a week it could be… Messi gets a prison sentence and Ronaldo wins the Euros.

This week we welcome two new signings to the club. Remi Allen from Birmingham (finally

Sophie Perry has joined Reading Women
Sophie Perry has joined Reading Women

Emma Follis has got a mate) and Sophie Perry from Brighton.

Both girls bring a vast amount of Super League experience and are great additions to our squad.

We also say goodbye to Bonnie Horwood, who has left the club to join Millwall.

On behalf of everyone at the club we wish her and all her new team mates all the best as they now have to put up with her.

Your tap dancing will be greatly missed on team nights out.

We now move on to our game this weekend, Liverpool away.

We play this Saturday at the Select Security Stadium in Widnes, kick-off 5:30pm.

I look forward to seeing you all there and hopefully picking up our first win of the season.

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