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 …

Next stop: the world

After losing 2-1 to Belgium in Brussels and 0-1 to Poland in Cardiff, Wales finished bottom of Nations League Group A4 and will be playing in the B Leagues when …

Dutch double

Two uncannily similar defeats in one week against the Netherlands mean that Cymru are up against it in Nations League A Group 4. In normal circumstances I would be spitting …

What!

What a match! What an atmosphere! What a performance! What a thriller! What a result! And what an outcome: WALES HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE WORLD CUP!! Hear me: WALES HAVE …

Hallelujah!!

I’ve died and gone to Heaven. It’s sheer paradise up here, through the pearly gates and beyond the stars, sipping ambrosia and breathing the aroma of eucalyptus oil on a …

Incredi-bale

After this, all superlatives are redundant. The match was so good only a range of meaningless noises will suffice; things like wow, eek, aargh, ooh, cor, woof, screamingabdabs, marymotherofgod and …

Climb every mountain

The most hoary old football cliché of them all is surely the mantra of managers since time immemorial to “take one game at a time.” For Cymru that cobwebbed truism …

The game’s afoot

Two excellent performances in Cardiff mean that Cymru have finished as runners-up to Belgium in European Group E and qualified for the World Cup 2022 play-offs. These results also ensured …