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
Wednesday 11th July 2018 | Tonyrefail Leisure Centre Pontypridd FC 0-7 AFC Porth | Pre-season Friendly (Kinsman-Hacker Cup) Attendance: c. 60 Admission: FREE (commemorative match programme £1) “Isn’t this a good ground for football!” This is how the Glamorgan Free Press match report of the original Pontypridd Football Club’s (or Pontypridd AFC, as they were … Continue reading Rebirth
On May 19th Pontypridd Town AFC won 3-1 at Ammanford to clinch promotion to Welsh League Division One. Less than 24 hours before a tweet was posted on Twitter by an account calling itself Pontypridd FC, claiming to be a phoenix of the original Pontypridd football club, which played in the Southern League and reached … Continue reading Pontypridd FC: Who are they and what are their ambitions?
Ground: Centre for Sporting Excellence (home of Trethomas Bluebirds and Risca United) Date of visit: Wednesday 21st March 2018 Fixture: Trethomas Bluebirds v Trefelin BGC Welsh Football League Division Three Admission: £3 (programme £1) I spent a large part of my childhood running around Trethomas. There was a time when I stayed more or less … Continue reading A Centre Not So Excellent
Ground: Cambrian Lakeside Academy Date of visit: Saturday 10th February 2018 Fixture: Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC v Haverfordwest County Welsh Football League Division One Admission: £5 Attendance: circa 50 Another weekend that didn’t exactly go to plan because of the weather. It’s bordering on the absurd the way this winter has caused havoc to … Continue reading The Academy
Happy New Year! I’m not one for making resolutions at the start of a new year but this year my wife asked me to make three. I didn’t want to have a needless argument about why I believe new year resolutions are vacuous, so I gave her three off the top of my head. One … Continue reading The Challenge