When Stuart Williams was confronted by the emerging genius of Pele in a quarter-final of the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, the classy and constructive Welsh full-back responded with the performance of his life. That day in Gothenburg, the teenager who would soon be hailed as the greatest footballer of all time, scored the only goal of the game to eliminate valiant opponents who had upset the odds by reaching the last eight. Though deprived of their own star, John Charles, through injury, the scarlet-shirted heroes held out for more than 70 minutes against a sumptuously talented Brazilian attack, in which the prodigy combined to compelling effect with the likes of Garrincha, Didi and Zagalo.
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Thursday 21 August 2008
Wales slumped to a humiliating defeat here in Swansea last night with a warm-up performance that hardly bodes well for their forthcoming World Cup qualifying campaign. But any disappointment felt on the home side's behalf was dwarfed, immeasurably, by the pride garnered by Georgia. They vowed to highlight their nation's courage and duly lived up to their promise.
Tuesday 19 August 2008
Friday 15 August 2008
Portsmouth and agent Willie McKay have been charged by the Football Association with breaches of rules in relation to the transfer of Benjani Mwaruwari to and from the club.
Friday 25 April 2008
Wales will play their 100th Under-21 international against England next month with a squad including an unprecedented six senior internationals.
Saturday 19 April 2008
Friday 08 February 2008
The last time I spoke to Miles Kington was three days before he died. It was 6pm, the Comment pages were due off in an hour, and he still hadn’t filed. For Miles, this was unheard of. His stuff was usually in by early afternoon. Day in, day out, for more than 20 years, he was 100 per cent reliable, and 100 per cent brilliant. An editor’s dream, in other words.
Thursday 07 February 2008
John Toshack's young side gave Wales massive cause for optimism at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham last night as a convincing friendly victory over Norway extended their unbeaten run to four.
Wednesday 06 February 2008
Simon Davies, the Wales stand-in captain, accepts there will be no excuses this time around if the Welsh fail to make a serious challenge to qualify for the World Cup in South Africa.
Sunday 04 June 2006
Sunday 14 May 2006
The year I won the national sea-fishing championships, I walked away from the three-day competition with a carload of whisky, rum, gin and beer (the event was sponsored by Double Diamond) and a colour television.
Wednesday 20 July 2005
Saturday 09 July 2005
Saturday 25 June 2005
Thursday 20 January 2005
Saturday 04 December 2004
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