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Yes, I have been, although I was on vacation mostly cut off from the outside world for about 10 days. Before that I was concurrently following the Copa America and Euro 2016. Both have had some exciting, well-played matches and a fair share of upsets. That there's still the possibility of a Wales-Iceland final, however unlikely, is pretty incredible.

Do you consider yourself a Brit first and a Welshman second? Or the other way around, or is it more complicated? My American frame of reference has me thinking of Wales as like a US State, but I have a feeling there's no direct parallel here.

Always Wales first :)

It is a bit like a state, in that it sets *some* of it's own laws and regulations but is still governed centrally from London (as is the whole of the UK). I think the key difference is the national identity that being classified a different 'country' brings to the party though - our own language (even if very few actually speak it), our own national anthem, sporting teams etc

As Wales, along with Scotland and N.Ireland is far smaller than England, there is always that 'wanting to beat the nasty big neighbour' factor too which helps. I've lived in England most of my life which can be annoying when they are doing well, but all the more sweet at times like this :)

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1984, 2000, 2016 (?). As a France fan, this is my best night since we beat... Portugal in the 2006 WC semis. Allez les Bleus!!!

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Not that I expect anyone here to be the least bit interested, but my football club Nottingham Forest are on the verge of being purchased by John Jay Moores, who used to own the San Diego Padres. Have very little background on him, other than he had to sell the Padres as part of his divorce settlement, and he will know little about football (the soccer kind anyway) and so much of his success will depend on who he puts in the senior club positions.

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Neymar...the answer to the question of when can approximately $250 million (not including salary) be outrageous and a bargain at the same time.

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