On the back of Bale

LET’S GET ONE thing straight. This is not the first time Wales have qualified for the latter stages of a major tournament since 1958. This is, however, the first time Wales have made it through to a “finals” since the World Cup in Sweden. Everyone seems to have forgotten 1976, when Wales reached the last eight of the European Championship, losing out to a fine Yugoslavia team. Of course, it suits the media to make grand statements about Wales’ feat – 57 years is a much better headline than 39, and further underlines the achievement of Chris Coleman and his … Continue reading On the back of Bale