Gherkins and the Golden Boot – Ukraine 1 Wales 0

She nailed it. My pal Anya, 33, from Kyiv, first game ever, said after 85 minutes: “You guys need to practise scoring.”

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Chew, what a scorcher – Ukraine 1 Wales 1 (2001)


In  the middle of Kyiv, 50 yards away from the Khreshatyk tube station is a restaurant/pub whose name escapes me.

On the menu are listed the usual starters, main courses, desserts, wines and half a page devoted to . . . chewing gums.

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Let there be light – Port Talbot 2 Airbus Broughton 2

 Port Talbot: the dramatic soul of Wales and  producer of Michael Sheen, Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins.

And today, unwanted football drama as visiting director of football Andy Preece threatened to take his team off the pitch after he was called a black bastard.

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