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| The red dragon roars while st. George prepares the brown trousers -
by Chris Wilding
|A fantastic result from the boys in red saw Wales soar to the top of their group after an away win against Finland last month and this fantastic performance against one of the best sides in Europe. After the Manic Street Preachers and Bryn Terfel had whipped the home crowd up into an atmospheric fervour, the boys on the pitch did not disappoint. The Welsh crowd before the game were warned that, "anyone not seen singing would be thrown out of the ground and forced to watch England!" They took the threat very seriously as the noise threatened to raise the closed roof on several occasions. A superb goal from an acute angle from Man of the Match Simon Davies set the Welsh on their way and although the Azurri equalised from a deflected Del Piero free kick, the fiery dragons were not to be denied. After Giggs had hit the crossbar from a free kick midway through the second half, strength and skill from John Hartson set up Craig Bellamy to round the 'keeper and send the Welsh nation into dreamland. Wales are now 7 games without defeat and include Germany and Czech Republic as well as Finland and Italy amongst recent scalps.
ENGLAND PUB SIDE 2 - 2 MACEDONIA PART-TIMERS
Ugly ponytail boy, David Seaman made yet another astonishing howler for the home side as they were embarrassingly held at home to a Macedonian side who only play football, "for a bit of a laugh on Sundays sometimes." Many fans felt that Eriksson should have left Seaman on the bench, but apparently he did that when he was having a fling with Ulrika. The star-studded England team obviously thought they were in Southampton to catch a ferry as they were drowned beneath wave upon wave of attack from the Macedonian forwards. Hairdresser Sakiri clipped old man Seaman's ponytail as he scored straight from the corner kick, "I couldn't believe he was so rubbish", said Sakiri after the match, "Seaman was all over the place", he added, giggling between puffs from his Cuban cigar. Although gay icon and self confessed transvestite David Beckham quickly equalised for the home side, they were always second best and it was no surprise when the part-timers went 2-1 up from the boot of postman Vanco Trajanov. "Slotting the ball past Seaman was easier than slotting my old boy into the wife's whoopsie - and that's saying something because she's got a fanny like a fucking billposters bucket!" he said, whilst polishing his wooden leg in the pub after the match. England were extremely lucky to equalise for a second time when Gerrard completely miskicked the ball and wrong footed the 'keeper, Milosevski (an amateur window cleaner and professional pie-eater) after an unexpectedly good pass from Ferguson's lovechild, Paul Scholes. England's playboy manager, Sven Goran Eriksson, said after the match, "I did not think their first goal was David Seaman's fault, I stand behind him." We suggest that the rest of the England players should stand behind him as well - to prevent any more embarrassing lobs in the future! England are now unlikely to qualify for Portugal in 2004 as they are fucking useless.
November 15 2002.
so New Talent - by
|Although not exactly new Welsh talent the person I am on about has
represented the U21's many times and has just had two brilliant seasons and
is a big fan's favourite (Which we all know means he must be doing something
right) but for some reason he seems to be getting ignored by Mark Hughes and
is back room staff my guess is it is because he plays for Hartlepool United
the person I am on about is Goalkeeper Anthony Williams.
Due to family living in Hartlepool I have seen Anthony play many times over the last few
seasons and can not understand how he has not been given a chance Especially
has he done so well at U21 level. Most of our regular keepers Jones,
Crossley, Coyne etc are virtually at the end of their careers so maybe it's
time for Youth to have it's chance.
So could someone please remind Sparky that Anthony Williams is still in the
game and doing very well and Hartlepool is not that far away.
August 25th 2002.
players - by
John Lloyd Jones.
Although there has been much disappointment over
the years when followers of Welsh football have
hoped for qualification for either European or
World Cup final stages, here is a point for
consideration. The number of professional Welsh
players is certainly only a small fraction when
compared to many countries.
At present there are approximately 125 players
with clubs in the Premier and Nationwide leagues
who are either born in Wales or qualify through
other means and have been named in a Welsh
international squad at some level. There are most
likely other players who qualify through the
parentage rule, but even so, when one considers
that by a conservative estimate, more than 2000
players qualify for England under the same
The above number does not include any players who
are still eligible for international youth
Wednesday, October 25th 2000.