Posts Tagged "Wales"

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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Why Welsh Supporters Are Saying No To Team GB

By on Nov 15, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 8 comments

Wales continued their recent run of impressive results with an emphatic four-one win over Norway at the Cardiff City Stadium. Goals from Gareth Bale, Craig Bellamy and Sam Vokes earned Wales their fourth win in five games. Whilst the team on the pitch overran their Scandinavian visitors, though, the fans in the ground were largely otherwise occupied, trying to make...

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Match Of The Midweek: England 1-0 Wales

By on Sep 6, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 6 comments

There are empty seats at Wembley this evening. The FA’s hyperbolic per-match ticket advertising for this match may have made inferences to this being the match that everybody wants to see, but the fact that the advertisements were on display anywhere at all told its own story. There are red dots pock-marking the background at the national stadium this evening,...

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Autonomy, Misrepresentation & That Most Peculiar Beast: Team GB

By on Jun 21, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

Rumbling along quietly along in the background, the ongoing argument over whether a Great Britain team should take part in the 2012 London Olympics has been one of the slow-burning debates within British football over the last half-decade or so, but this debate ignited this afternoon after a series of statements, made in turn by the British Olympic Association, the...

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Remains of Rous: FIFA And The Team GB Question

By on Mar 27, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

The forthcoming Olympic Games and whether a united “British” team should be allowed to play in the competition has reopened one off British football’s oldest debates. Jason LeBlanc takes a look at the history of this fractious state of affairs. The subject of a unified British team partaking in next summer’s London Olympics has been broached on...

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