Sunday, April 25, 2004
I note that Wales have been given the go-ahead to go before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and ask that they be allowed to replace Russia in the European Cup in Portugal this summer. Their appeal is based on the fact that Russia played Yegor Titov in the second leg of their qualifier despite the fact that he had tested positive for a banned substance. I hope that they are successful though I believe that there is only a slim chance that they will be. Nevertheless, the comments of Russian Football Federation Chief, Vyacheslav Koloskov today have stirred some emotions. He is quoted as saying, "Wales have completely lost their grip on reality." Such arrogance needs to get its comeupance.