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The Celts’ keeper conundrum

October 11, 2010


By Tim Harris WALES and Ireland both sit in the difficult position of having goalkeepers who don’t play first team football for their Premier League clubs. Wayne Hennessey and Shay Given of Wales and Ireland respectively, have both yet to feature in a Premiership game this season. And having been confined to only the odd […]

It’s hard to be disappointed when you have no expectations, but Wales tried their best

October 10, 2010


"Whoever is appointed Wales manager needs to raise the expections of the fans and the players."

Praying for a win – the Vatican City at World Cup 2014?

September 19, 2010


As the Pope ends his tour of England and Scotland Luke James asks whether we might see a Vatican international team in the future? It may be the smallest nation state on earth but the fact remains that theoretically the Vatican City have more of a right to play international football than Wales, England, Scotland […]

Can the Flynn factor now revive Wales’ qualification hope?

September 7, 2010


By Luke James BRIAN FLYNN is now free to take the reigns of John Toshack’s faltering Wales team after his under-21’s were cruelly dumped out of Euro 2012. Flynn’s side lost by a single goal against Italy earlier this evening and despite being level on points with Italy and having a better goal difference, Italy […]

On the eve of their second European Championship qualifier, Laura Burnip asks, what’s troubling England?

September 6, 2010


Don’t get me wrong: this summer I would have liked to see nothing more than England perform well on the world stage and represent the nation in a positive way. But in the wake of a host of pretty pathetic performances by the England players, “our” team came under fire from the public and the […]

Robson-Kanu heads Wales Under-21’s towards euro play-off’s

September 4, 2010


By Luke James WALES Under-21’s are in a commanding position to book a Euro 2011 play-off place after a Hal Robson-Kanu header secured a precious three points away in Hungary this afternoon. Robson-Kanu climbed above his markers to connect with Ashley Richards’ deep free kick on 68 minutes; the ball looped high over the goalkeeper […]

A tale of two Petrovs

September 3, 2010


By Tim Harris Stiliyan and Martin Petrov could prove strong assets for Bulgaria that England should heed this evening. BULGARIA, as a nation, is hardly renowned for its production of world class footballers.  And following Dimitar Berbatov’s recent retirement from the international game, it could be tempting to completely overlook Bulgaria’s other resources. However, when Bulgaria […]