Welsh Football

All’s Fair in Lovering’s War: Barry Town’s Struggle

By on May 9, 2013 in Latest, Welsh Football | 4 comments

Nearly ten years ago, Barry Town were celebrating their sixth Welsh Cup win at the expense of Cwmbran Town. This was the third season in succession that they had claimed not just the Welsh Cup, but also the Welsh Premier League title. The end of that very successful era saw a change that would lead the club to a war within and, as it stands today, a fight for their...

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The 126th Welsh Cup Final

By on May 6, 2013 in Latest, Welsh Football | 1 comment

This has been a season that has seen unprecedented success in Welsh club football for a number of teams playing over the border. Yesterday’s play-off final saw Newport County find their way back into the Football League after beating Wrexham at Wembley. This followed an FA Trophy win for Wrexham, a League Cup win for Swansea City and Cardiff City’s promotion to the...

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The Story Ends for Llanelli AFC

By on Apr 22, 2013 in Latest, Welsh Football | 1 comment

It was with some excitement that I went to a match at Stebonheath Park in December 2011. Llanelli were in great form having lost only three of their eighteen games so far that season and a win against that day’s opponents, Prestatyn Town, would take them to the very top of the Welsh Premier League. Personally, I was looking forward to seeing former Welsh...

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Relegation Looms for Carmarthen Town (…Or Does It?)

By on May 5, 2012 in Latest, Welsh Football | 1 comment

The close of a football season usually brings about some interesting ties. These can come in the form of title deciders or battles to avoid relegation. One such clash that took place on the last day of regular fixtures in the Welsh Premier League was between Port Talbot and Carmarthen Town. Carmarthen need to take points from this game to give themselves a chance of...

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European Door Slams Shut for Welsh Exiles

By on Mar 25, 2012 in Latest, Welsh Football | 0 comments

Last week, UEFA’s executive committee met the Football Association of Wales. They discussed the proposal to allow Welsh clubs playing in the English pyramid system to qualify for European competition through the Welsh Cup. If successful, the FAW would have succeeded in their attempt to raise the profile of the Welsh Cup by making it  more attractive to the...

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Stick Or Twist? A Dilemma For Some Over The Welsh Cup

By on Mar 14, 2012 in Latest, Welsh Football | 4 comments

One of the quieter success stories of the last twenty years of British football has been the establishment of the Welsh Premier League. The foundation of this league, however, was far from harmonious with eight clubs which felt they were being corralled into leaving the English non-league pyramid ending up in a bitter dispute with the Football Association of Wales....

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A Welsh Premier League Odyssey: Part Four – Llanelli AFC vs Prestatyn Town

By on Dec 14, 2011 in Latest, Welsh Football | 1 comment

If there’s one thing aside from love spoons that Wales is known for, it’s probably the persistent rain. We’ve had a Sunday of untold downpours, to the extent where the game between Neath and Port Talbot had to be called off due to a waterlogged pitch. However, their more resilient rivals managed to brave the liquid bombardment and put a team out to face Prestatyn...

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Welsh Cup: Merthyr Town vs Barry Town

By on Oct 6, 2011 in Latest, Welsh Football | 3 comments

Old rivalries were renewed in the first round of the Welsh Cup as Merthyr Town met Barry Town, a fixture which has not graced any competition these two teams have competed in for a number of years. Merthyr have not competed in this competition for some time due to the FAW excluding teams that play in the English pyramid system. For 2011/12 though, the FAW extended...

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