Monday 27th August 2018 | Morgan Jones Park Caerphilly Athletic 7-0 Cwm Welfare | South Wales Alliance League Premier Division Attendance: 254 | Admission: £3 (programme £2, pin badge £3) I was born in Caerphilly and bred in the town until I was 11 years old when my family moved further up the Rhymney Valley. … Continue reading Torchbearers


The Beauty of The Struggle

Monday 27th August 2018 | The Dog Track Rhydyfelin 2-4 Ynysybwl | Taff Ely Rhymney Valley League Premier Division Attendance: 229 | Admission: £3 (programme £1) My wife – who hates football – asks me occasionally ‘why do you love watching football so much?’. It isn’t an easy question to answer. Without wanting to sound … Continue reading The Beauty of The Struggle


Wednesday 22nd August 2018 | Stafford Common (Welsh League Ground #29) Garden Village 0-0 Pontardawe Town | Welsh Football League Division Two Attendance: c.70 | Admission: £5 (programme complimentary, pin badge £3) Last season my experience following Welsh football was defined by the weather. Every weekend I was scouring meteorological reports as I planned my … Continue reading Ambition


Wednesday 25th July 2018 | Cyncoed Campus Football Ground Cardiff Met Uni FC 1-1 Gloucester City | Pre-season Friendly Attendance: unsure | Admission: £3 A friend who isn’t really into Welsh football asked me recently why The New Saints dominate the Welsh Premier League (WPL). The easiest answer to give was ‘Mike Harris’ millions’. It … Continue reading Archers