From the publisher:
Published to coincide with our friendly against the USA in Swansea plus the Nations League double-header against Ireland and Finland at the Cardiff City Stadium in November 2020.
ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT: Issue 20 opens with Llion Carbis’ Nations League Update, and there’s a collective sense of relief at our 1 – 0 win in Bulgaria via Joniesta’s first international goal. With two vital final fixtures against Ireland and Finland around the corner, what’s the chance of us topping the group?
GOING VIRAL: With the fans locked out (or should that be ‘locked down’?), Mike Pearce made it to Wembley for the England game and reports back for International Wales. Read his column and find out what it’s like from the press box in a pandemic.
WINNERS & LOSERS: With Euro 2020 delayed until next summer, we continue with the Covid theme, as Steve Carroll assesses how the delayed Euro 2020 Finals will affect our squad. Who’s likely to benefit and who’s likely to miss out?
CLASSIC INTERNATIONAL: Several players may lay claim to be up there as our greatest ever full-back, but one that is certainly in with a shout is former Wales captain ALF SHERWOOD. Darren Jones looks back on the career of the player England’s Stanley Matthews once described as “the most difficult opponent he ever played against”.
FLAGS AND BANNERS: Football fashions ebb and flow, and no doubt, every fan has their favourite era. David Collins runs through a few and asks if we can expect a revival of flags and banners. I’ve a sneaky feeling he hopes so.
HAT-TRICK CHRONICLES: It’s the final part of Dic Mortimer’s series and this instalment both starts and ends with an Italian hero – Luigi Riva and Filippo Inzaghi. Fingers crossed there’s not another when we take on Italy in Rome next summer.
GET WITH THE PROGRAMME: Buzz Boncarth takes us back to the 23rd May 2000 when he reflects on when the Samba boys came to Wales. Find out how we coped (or not) with this line-up – Dida, Aldair, Cafu, Sylvinho, Cesar Sampaio, Emerson, Ze Roberto, Giovane Elber, França, Rivaldo, Albereto Carlos.
BOOK REVIEW ‘LOST IN FRANCE’ by SPENCER VIGNES: Paul Rogers waxes lyrical about this incredible biography of the life of early 20th century Welsh goalkeeper, Leigh Roose – it’s a must read!
WALES FAN PROFILE: Hywel Williams takes up the challenge. Find out why is favourite away stadium is Osijek and who he’d like us to draw in our World Cup qualifying group.