The Big Analysis: Wales vs Moldova

Wales kicked off their World Cup Qualifying Campaign with a convincing 4-0 win over minnows Moldova. Whilst on paper everything pointed towards a Welsh win, things are never that easy in football. Off the back of a history-making Euro 2016, teams will adapt to counter the Welsh system. Success means that teams will look to…

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The polarisation of Craig Bellamy

Few players have split opinion amongst football fans as much as Craig Bellamy. The former Welsh international striker was the epitome of a Marmite footballer. Born and raised in a working-class area of Cardiff, Bellamy quickly showed his talent with a football at his feet. At just nine, he was signed up to the Bristol…

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Ryan Giggs: the one-club conqueror

A rare breed in the modern game, the one-club star is something of an endangered species. Battling week in, week out to help their club get over the humps and bumps of season after season, these sworn guardians are well-versed in the art of how to make a name for themselves among the die-hard fans through…

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Kevin Nicholson: geared to coach

IT’S JUST AFTER LUNCHTIME WHEN WE FINALLY GET CHATTING, and Kevin Nicholson seems eager to get stuck in. Intelligent, assertive and approachable – three traits that have helped him become one of the top young minds in the modern British game – the 28-year-old manager knows what he wants, and his story so far proves he’s…

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Ian Rush: twelve months in a foreign country

By the mid-1980s, the landscape of the United Kingdom had become synonymous with mass protests and bitterness. On the political front, the Conservative government fought continued battles on numerous fronts: Arthur Scargill and his striking miners, Argentina and the Falklands Islands, and the continued threat of terrorism emanating from Northern Ireland. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s allegiance…

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