The away goal rule After the painful exit of Cardiff Met from Europa League qualifying dueto the away goal rule and especially the discussion that followed Spurs win over Ajax in last season’s Champions League semifinal, there has been much discussion of ‘the away goal rule’. Originally introduced to ensure a tiebreaker when the norm … Continue reading Away goals…
It is a topic which has been debated, discussed, argued over, tweeted about and been headline news in various countries. What people want to know, especially those of us with a Welsh perspective, is where is Gareth Bale going to be playing football next season? But also, why is it such big news? Put in … Continue reading What next?
I wrote this back in 2016 after the summer of all summers had just finished. On the 3 year anniversary (ish!) of Wales getting knocked out to Portugal, I thought I’d repost it. Feel free to relive the magic...... I’ve been trying to put off writing an end of summer blog because truth be told, … Continue reading The Summer of 2016…..
I’ve resigned myself to the fact that this isn’t going to be a popular piece of writing, but I think that at times we need a dose of realism. I’m talking here about Graham Potter and his move to Brighton and Hove Albion. It has been confirmed that Potter has moved to Brighton after they … Continue reading Swansea City and managerial change.
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)