I think I’ve mentioned this before on the podcast, but I’m a relatively new convert to Women’s football. I started coaching a girls team about 10 years ago as a favour to a friend who through injury and illness couldn’t continue. From then my interest in women’s football grew and grew and since attending some … Continue reading Loren Dykes – Centurian.
So a vitally important game, which required a win, was won. Giggs made some tactical and personnel changes most of us didn’t expect, and it all seemed to pay off. I can’t imagine Giggs dreamed this week would go as well as it has, but I doubt there’s much he’d change about it all. Put … Continue reading Wales 1 – 0 Slovakia
Here I am, sat on a 3 hour flight to Nashville, with nothing but the 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago to occupy my thoughts. It wasn’t a classic game, but there were enough positives to make it worthwhile, and to outweigh the negatives. Ultimately, we played a B team and defeated a very average … Continue reading Wales 1 – 0 Trinidad & Tobago
Now the Wales squad for the upcoming games against Trinidad & Tobago and Slovakia has been announced, it’s time to have a look at how I think we will line up, and how I think we SHOULD line up against the Caribbean side. Obviously, this large squad will have to be cut down to 23 … Continue reading Wales Squad Announcement and Trinidad & Tobago Preview.
Ahead of recording our latest pod, Dai tweeted out a request for ‘Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Wrexham fans. Can you please send us a one tweet half season review for your team? Maybe a prediction of how the rest of season will go for you?’. Unfortunately, he continued with ‘All tweets will get read out … Continue reading Half Season Twitter Review – Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Wrexham
Wrexham football club, the oldest football club in Wales and the third oldest in professional football, is one which is rich in history. After 87 consecutive years in the football league Wrexham dropped down to the conference in 2007/08 season, finishing rock bottom on a dismal 40 points. 10 years on and Wrexham are still … Continue reading Wrexham season review (guest author Sam Lloyd)
A few things struck me today after Jose Mourinho’s sacking at Manchester United. Firstly, his reign described as a “catalogue of failings” on BBC Sport this morning, and secondly that they are appointing an interim manager from outside the club until the end of the season. And before you ask, this does have a Welsh … Continue reading The “Welsh Way” for Manchester United?
We are nine games into the Ryan Giggs era, and after the Nations League, the China Cup and selection of friendlies he has time to assess his performances so far, and build his squad, tactics and team for the upcoming qualifiers for Euro 2020. After that, he will be judged as a success or otherwise. … Continue reading End of term assessment. Ryan Giggs.
As Wales recover and lick their wounds following a chastening defeat by Spain, I’m looking ahead to the game that matters in this window, and that’s the game against the Irish. We demolished them at the CCS and whilst I don’t expect the same score line, the same result is achievable. If that’s to happen … Continue reading Ireland v Wales preview.
In our latest podcast (amazingly number 21 of our meanderings) I included a couple of stats that Dai, at least, enjoyed and I think merit a little further exploration. In all the desire for more attacking football and the need for the Wales men’s team to score more goals, I wanted to examine just how necessary that was. … Continue reading Podcast follow up – Stats