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

October 30, 2010


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


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


    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


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


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


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


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 […]