Wales 1 Northern Ireland 0

A great victory over a battling but limited Northern Ireland side. Park the bus? Them Micks erected a bleeding terminal and filled it with a fleet of diesel-driven double-deckers! Wales, superior …

Russia 0 Wales 3

WOW! Playing fabulous football, we thrashed the world’s biggest nation, won Group B and are through to the last 16! I’ve died and gone to heaven – and I must say it’s …

Wales 2 Slovakia 1

About an hour before kick-off I was surprised to find myself sobbing uncontrollably for reasons I couldn’t quite understand. I had waited 58 years for this moment, and yet it was proving much …

Tempting providence

In a classic example of Welsh affairs always being out of our own hands, our Euro 2016 chances are going to be determined by two Spanish clubs playing a match in Italy. Gareth Bale …

Group therapy

So, Wales will have to play a warmongering, imperialistic, corrupt, tyrannical, rogue state run for the benefit of a tiny elite of trillionaire oligarchs and plutocrats. And Russia are in …

Adieu espoir

‘Optimism bias’ is an undisputed psychological condition, first identified in 1980. The trait can be summarised as the seemingly instinctive tendency of humans to wildly overestimate future prospects and seriously underestimate …

Qualifications

And after the celebrations…the creeping realisation that perhaps there was a good reason we didn’t get invited to the football party for these 58 long years, a reason beyond mere …

Gizza point

One point needed. One lousy point. And there are two chances to get that point: away to Bosnia and home to Andorra… Oh please dear Lord in whom I don’t …

Wales 1 Belgium 0

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch – from The Milkmaid and Her Pail, a 2,500 year-old Aesop’s Fable. It ain’t over till the fat lady sings – coined in 1976 by …