Thursday, November 20, 2003
A nation mourns
So in the end we were not good enough and Russia progressed to the finals of the European Championship instead of us. I was there and like many fans across Wales left the Millennium Stadium disapointed and upset. There was no doubt that the players gave their all for their Country and for the fans. At the end of the day however, it was not good enough. There will be debates for days to come about whether Mark Hughes should have started Earnshaw and allowed him free rein in conjunction with Giggs and Hartson. Questions will be asked as to whether we have been too cautious over the last six games and allowed the successful formula from the early matches to slip through our fingers. Ultimately however, it seemed that whatever we did made no difference. C'est la vie! I was there too in 1993 (or was it 1994?) when we last missed out on a major championship against Roumania. It seems that we will have to wait a bit longer.