Eclipse in Amsterdam

To tell the truth, I’m relieved. The stress was becoming unbearable. Now I can relax, sit back and enjoy the rest of the tournament as a dispassionate neutral, the familiar, …

The Italian job

I hold one person solely responsible for the defeat in Rome: me. I foolishly departed from the highly successful strategy that has worked so well in the last few years …

Wales 2 Turkey 0

With apologies to Evan James (1809-1878) and James James (1832-1902) – and the people of Wales! ♫ To the tune of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau ♫ My head’s in a …

Well I never

About 10 minutes into Wales’ opening Euro 20201 match against Switzerland I realised that my heart was racing alarmingly. I just couldn’t take it. So I muted the TV and …

Bring it on!

After a year-long delay there are only a few days to go before Wales embark on a second consecutive European Championship finals tournament. Acting manager Rob Page has assembled his …

When we win

Two more great results for Wales in the Nations League, a doughty 0-0 draw in Ireland and a well-deserved 1-0 win in Bulgaria with virtually a reserve team, have left …

Footie’s back!

International football has tentatively returned in empty stadiums after a six month hiatus. There’s now a huge backlog of fixtures stacked up that must be crammed into the already packed …

Nomads the champions

This month I should have been revelling in Wales’ Euro 2020 campaign, but the tournament has been delayed for a year due to the pandemic. The pause in international football …