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That awkward moment when you realise ‘the good old days’ were terrible

October 30, 2010

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By Luke James SUPPING searing hot tea under the warmth of four towering floodlights I was beginning to let myself feel a little nostalgic. Work had taken me Liverpool and after a long day in a conference venue I thought what better way to spend the evening by popping down to Prenton Park. Tranmere Rovers […]

The blazer squad – who really runs Welsh football?

October 14, 2010

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As the men at the top of Welsh football decide whether Brian Flynn is the man to lead Wales to a brighter future on the pitch Luke James wants to find out whether the Football Association of Wales is fit for international duty off the pitch. Read a series of blogs in the coming weeks […]

No fairytale for Freddy but Eastwood must have a Wales future

October 7, 2010

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    Standing with 150 compatriots in the stifling Bulgarian summer heat I watched in shock and amazement as Freddy Eastwood unleashed a rasping shot from the edge of the area. I think I was as surprised as the goalkeeper to see the debutant look up, pick his spot and have a dig. Wales under […]

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

September 19, 2010

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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 […]

Think Toshack had it bad? Meet Gavin Chesterfield

September 10, 2010

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Barry Town manager, Gavin Chesterfield, is on a mission to deliver redemption for the club marred by false dawns and without a penny to spend, writes Luke James AS John Toshack clears out his desk at FAWlty Towers, packing that lonely desk plant into a cardboard box and feeling the breeze as the door closes […]

Can the Flynn factor now revive Wales’ qualification hope?

September 7, 2010

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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 […]

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

September 4, 2010

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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 […]