Two Americans

As America gallops towards another civil war en route to the destruction of civilisation and ultimately the planet itself, there is very little cause to celebrate any aspect of the …

Goodbye Gareth

The first thing to say following Gareth Bale’s retirement from football is a heartfelt diolch yn fawr to the man who is inarguably Cymru’s greatest footballer of all time (which …

The nut case

Nuts are briefly in demand during mid-winter, but for the rest of the time they’re largely ignored by most people – apart from grievously over-salted peanuts sold as pub snacks …

Brrr

By any reckoning, these are exceptionally low temperatures. Cardiff’s average December daytime temperature is 9°C but currently, at mid-day, it is 1°C – a massive drop from the norm. This …

Vital statistics

Since Cymru’s exit from the World Cup last week the usual suspects have been rushing to judgement to issue their predictably uninformed, pompous and crappy opinions in all the usual …

If

With apologies to Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) If the Yanks can fail to get the win they mustAnd only draw, not having soccer sussed,If likewise poor Iran’s efforts turn to dustWhile …

It’s a funny old world (cup)

Three days later, I am only now recovering from Monday’s 1-1 draw with the USA, a game that tested my physical, mental and emotional resilience way past breaking point into …

Yma O Hyd

The FAW’s excellent World Cup video Er gwaetha pawb a phopethRy’n ni yma o hyd Despite everyone and everythingWe’re still here

Hypocrisy hits new highs

It is so obviously wrong to hold the World Cup in Qatar that it hardly needs saying. To briefly summarise the many reasons why FIFA should never have selected the …