Tag: wales

Names of the Nineties: Neville Southall

A world-class goalkeeper only truly appreciated at Goodison Park, Neville Southall remains a an icon and role model for his football and his politics

Names of the Nineties: Gary Speed

Gary Speed lives on. Whether his picture shows a shirt of white, blue or black, it doesn’t matter: the fans do not care, for he was and still is loved

When Mark Hughes played two games in one day

Between stints at Barcelona and Man United, Mark Hughes starred for Bayern Munich. This is the story of how he played for Wales and Bayern in 24 hours

Remembering Vinnie Jones, the villain before Hollywood

Bullet Tooth Tony, Smasher O’Driscoll, Sphinx, Juggernaut, Killer. Through the commendable film career into which Vinnie Jones seamlessly segued following his 15-year professional football career, the Hertfordshire-born footballer-turned-thespian has in more recent…

Wales, Terry Yorath and the world-class nearly men

JUNE 20, 2016. STADE DE TOULOUSE. It was minutes after Wales had truly announced themselves as a genuine force at Euro 2016. A resounding 3-0 win over Russia that was as stylish…

Gareth Bale: the man who redefined Welsh football’s future

Illustration by Federico Manasse When Gareth Bale struck the ball from 30 yards towards England goalkeeper Joe Hart, there was a pause of tentative expectation from the watching Wales fans. It felt…