Toothless in Transylvania: Romania’s sad decline

IN JANUARY 1969, England centre-half Jackie Charlton handled the ball in the penalty area at Wembley and a 20 year-old forward named Florea Dumitrache stepped-up to score past Gordon Banks with 16 minutes to go. England, the World Champions, were held by what the TV commentators called “a minor nation”. Dumitrache looked useful and in […]