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Sep 6, 2020 15 tweets 7 min read Read on X
None of this generation of Bulgarians is at a big club outside Bulgaria, which is unusual. There's no Stoichkov or Berbatov. Hard to know what to make of that. It should mean they're weak. And we are ranked 26 places higher. But they might have surprises lurking. #WALBUL #CYMBUL
'DIOLCH TO ALL KEY WORKERS' - massive banner in the stands. Why switch languages after the first word? Bit weird. #WALBUL #CYMBUL
(Yeah, it's that kind of game so far.)
Lovely backheel one-two between Connor Roberts and Gareth Bale just then. Didn't come to anything. #clutchingatstraws

I'm enjoying the heavy rainfall in Cardiff being picked up by S4C's microphones. Way better than fake crowd noise. And it's reminding me of "Well I Wonder" by The Smiths.

Is John Hartson alright? His voice is up and down like a 14-year-old's.

I honestly thought there was no way back for Hal Robson-Kanu after he retired then unretired, but here he is. I know people will have mixed feelings, but I'm quite impressed with Ryan Giggs for keeping the door open. Plenty of managers wouldn't.

GO ON NECO! Do something worthy of me wheeling out my The Marble Index joke again.

Thought: Dan James has been Wales' most consistent player for quite some time. We're lucky to have him.

Jonny Williams on. Presumably to get kicked up in the air on the edge of the box, and win us a free kick for Bale.

Not to diminish Joniesta's talents, but that's often how it plays out.


Julia Kristeva! Georgi Markov! Tsar Boris III! Todor Zhivkov! Anyone called Maleeva who plays tennis! Hristo Stoichkov! Spartacus, possibly! Christo who wrapped the Reichstag! Sylvie Vartan! Mira from Ladytron! Uncle Bulgaria! YOUR BOYS TOOK ONE HELL OF A BEATING. #WALBUL #CYMBUL
Hey, I was wrong about this bit, wasn't I? Hell of a cross he put in for Neco.
94th minute winners are the best winners. I'm still buzzing after that finale to what had been a fairly dull and frustrating match.

The dust having settled on Wales v Bulgaria, I keep thinking about Wales v Ireland in 2017. Similar grinding, attritional football from both sides. The difference is, in 2017 Ireland nicked it. In 2020 Wales did. That's progress, under Giggs. We've got to give him that.

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Sep 24, 2020
I realise I'm Old Man Shouts At Cloud here, but I can't get along with 'assists' being listed under the scorers on the BBC. Yes, OBVIOUSLY somebody passed to them (unless it was a mad solo effort). That's a footballer's JOB. And someone probably passed to them. Where does it end?
Goals, substitutions, and yellow and red cards. That should be it, at the top of match reports. Anything else, you should have to WATCH the bloody thing. (Or read about it, at least.)

Neal (pen), 44
And don't even start me on Expected Goals.

It's like a bloke in the pub talking about Expected Shags. Completely meaningless.
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Sep 24, 2020
Tried to download the @NHSCOVID19app on my phone, an iPhone 6. Won't work. "This application requires iOS 13.5 or later." So, only people with phones less than three years old can use it. This is what the Tories call a "world-beating" system. Well done, @MattHancock, you genius.
What the Reply Guys dimwittedly fail (or pigheadedly refuse) to understand is that the NHS app isn't a luxury, like a new game or something, that people should just pay extra for if they want it. I don't 'want' it. It's something you SHOULD download and install out of civic duty.
Several people think I must own an iPhone 11, because I made an Exorcist joke in May (after watching someone else setting up THEIR iPhone 11).

So here's my actual phone. An iPhone 6. Showing today's news, on top of a letter postmarked last week.

(Taken on an old Canon EOS, btw) ImageImage
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Sep 11, 2020
I've been meaning to make a playlist of TELEPHONE SONGS for years, and here it is. Phone songs fascinate me.

It's not comprehensive or complete. I'm slightly open to suggestions, but they need to clear the bar of me actually liking them.

Anyway, enjoy.…
Annoying that the proper version of "Ansaphone" by Pulp isn't on Spotify, by the way. Only a demo.
Hey everyone, thanks for your many great suggestions for my Telephone Songs playlist. It's almost doubled in length with your help. I think I'm done now, though.
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Sep 5, 2020
Shit band. Shit singer. Shit opinions.
Reminder that Ian Brown has always been a complete bell-end.
The mystique surrounding The Stone Roses was always bollocks. The most overrated band of all time. Herman's Hermits who have heard a couple of funk records.
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Sep 3, 2020
Come on, the Wales, against Finland in the confusing friendly-not-friendly Nations League thing!

If we win, I am blatantly going to mention The Rasmus.

Daniel James was well Scrappy Doo when the handbags kicked off just then. "Puddemup! Let me at 'em!" but stepping aside for the Bigger Boys to sort it out.

The Finnish coach has strong "secondary school principal being interviewed on BBC Breakfast" energy.

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Aug 28, 2020
A monster Spotify playlist (approx 24 hours! 391 songs!) to celebrate @staybeautifulUK, the glam/punk/trash/queer/alternative club I ran in London & Brighton 2001-16, home to a genuine underground subculture. Hit shuffle to relive those crazy nights...…
By the way, here - in several tweets - are the tracks Spotify doesn't have, but I really wanted to include...

Paul St Paul And The Apostles – Let's Pretend We're Gay
Marilyn Manson – This Is The New Shit (Goldfrapp remix)
Shudder To Think – The Ballad Of Maxwell Demon
Queen Adreena – FM Doll
Giuda – Wild Tiger Woman
Queen Adreena – Medicine Jar
Peaches – I Don't Give A Fuck
Nancy Boy – Johnny Chrome And Silver
Babes In Toyland – Bruise Violet
Queen Adreena – Pretty Like Drugs
Mindless Self Indulgence – Bitches
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