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North east trio unite on Euro 2012 bid

North east trio unite on Euro bid

Aberdeen director of football Willie Miller
Aberdeen chief Willie Miller wants to aid possible Euro 2012 bid

Aberdeen and the two Dundee clubs will support any bid to host the European Championship in 2012 by moving to new stadia if Scotland are given the event.

If Government aid is available, United and Dundee say they'll share a new purpose-built ground, and Aberdeen, too, are keen to move from Pittodrie.

"We want to be part of any Euro bid," Dons director of football Willie Miller told BBC Sport.

Dundee Utd director Derek Robertson said: "We'd look at this seriously."

The 2012 competition is due to be held jointly between Ukraine and Poland but the Ukranians have admitted to problems surrounding their hosting of the championship.

Dundee chief executive Dave MacKinnon was equally enthusiastic. "Very early on in my time here I spoke to Eddie Thompson, the United chairman, about this and he was keen on it.

"I've also spoken to potential partners like the council and University, and they are also enthusiastic. It would be great for Scotland if we could attract the championship."

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