And so our European tour is done. France v Romania kicks off tomorrow (Friday) starting a celebration of European football that just happens to have a Brexit vote slap bang in the middle of it.
For those keeping count we have taken in 19 separate European countries as follows:
Germany 11, France 8, Sweden 5, Iceland 4,Spain 3, Norway 3, Denmark 2, Belgium 2, Holland 2, Greece 2, Poland, Italy, Bulgaria, Austria, Switzerland, Malta, Latvia, Russia, & Yugoslavia
..plus two songs about Europe generally. Of course that may change depending on what gets posted below, so I will revisit it tomorrow.
My final choice is The Hives from Sweden. Taken from the optimistically titled album ‘Veni Vidi Vicious’ this is ‘I Hate To Say I Told You So’.
Choices for today below from Andy,Sindy & Gerard plus you can enjoy all ten days of the final playlist in one easy list here…
Meanwhile Roy sent his choice in via email as he is off somewhere or other – so over to him…
By the time this is posted I’ll be en France, building up to the Wales V Slovakia game in Bordeaux . As Andy has previously (helpfully) pointed out, Wales haven’t qualified for a major football tournament since the 1958 World Cup, where we reached the quarters only to be knocked out by the eventual winners Brazil.
Since then its been a tale of constant woe and despair for Welsh football – so 2016 is a very big deal indeed – even more so as we now have one of the best players in the World….…Hal Robson Kanu – so you can keep your going around the back and 30 years of hurt nonsense.
From the Celtic fringes of Europe I give you North Wales answer to Stiff Little Fingers, Yr Anhrefn, with a welsh punk anthem called ‘Rhedeg i Paris’ (Run to Paris). Released in 1990 it was quite literally ahead of its time. DEWCH YMLAEN CYMRU (Come On Wales)