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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 […]

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."

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 […]

Two new Wales’ managers face uphill battle for different reasons

September 14, 2010


By Luke James Never mind Brian Flynn’s appointment this week, an equally intriguing story is unfolding in the appointment of a new manager for Wales women’s team. In unplanned and unforeseen circumstances the Football Association of Wales has been tasked with appointing two new national team managers in the same month. Brian Flynn has stepped […]

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 […]