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All for one and one for all

In today’s Fiver: happy birthday Marco, a miffed postman’s Mr 15% and José’s promise of peace and harmony in Manchester

A Euro for Marco Reus’s thoughts. All over Europe, managers of national football association teams bound for France 2016 were choosing their final 23-man squads – and all had been touched by The Gamble. Namely, The Gamble that some of their key players would recover from injuries, The Gamble that they could fulfil their potential when it mattered most. Roy Hodgson, Croydon’s favourite son, lionheart of England, gambled on puberty’s Marcus Rashford and physio-fave Daniel Sturridge, partly because even if the Liverpool man doesn’t recover from the host of knacks he is struggling with, at least he can keep spirits up within the England camp with his haircuts or his dancing. The best looking man in Wales and Real Sociedad cult hero Chris Coleman gambled on Joe Ledley, partly because even if the Crystal Palace man didn’t recover from the BROKEN LEG he suffered only LAST MONTH, at least he could keep the spirits up within the Wales camp with his beard or his dancing.

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