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The Fiver | Stirring Churchillian rhetoric and the spirit of William Wallace
Assorted Fiver relatives have got that “Friday feeling” and not just because it’s the final day of a long week’s graft. Down in Cardiff, our valley-dwelling, rarebit-eating, baritone Welsh cousin Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Fiver is sacrificing his weekly visit to Castle Bingo on the Newport Road, because he’s got a ticket for his country’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Group E whipping boys Azerbaijan, a game his country simply must win if they are to have any chance of making the plane to what promises to be an in-no-way-parochial jamboree set to be staged in – deep breath – London, Munich, Rome, Baku, Saint Petersburg, Bucharest, Dublin, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Budapest, Glasgow and Copenhagen next summer.

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