Jukebox Durie and a Saxon warrior

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By the time Romania play again, it’s October 1991 and they are being left behind in the group table. Half of their team have already moved clubs once more. My brother-in-law has seen the Blue Aeroplanes play the Reading Festival. And would it be impolite to mention that the Jiu Valley miners have been tearing up Bucharest again? Continue reading

The Generation Half a Generation Before the Golden Generation

This series of posts will trace the progress of Romania’s national team through qualifying for the 1992 European Championships and for the 1994 World Cup. We will see who remains from the Italia ’90 side we left behind in my earlier article. We will see San Marino score against them. We will (eventually) see Paul Bodin. We will see how, from failure and disappointment, can emerge a brighter… But enough portentous nonsense. Continue reading