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Friday, 24 October 2014 17:57

Issue 177

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Published 23rd October 2014

Contents include:

Football in Caerphilly - updated history and focus on DYNAMO ABER


Looking Back - 1989-90 season

Liverpool in Wales - the Reds' past visits to Bangor City, Connahs Quay Nomads and Caernarfon Town

Welsh Football and the Victoria Cross - the story of Fred Birks


News, statistics, photos etc from all the mainb Welsh competitions. 


This issue now reduced : £2.55 inc P&P from Welsh Football, 57 Thornhill Road, Cardiff CF14 6PE.





Published in Publication Dates
Saturday, 04 October 2014 18:45

Uncharted Territory for Dynamo Aber

SATURDAY 4th OCTOBER. Morgan Jones Park, sunny, dry afternoon.
DYNAMO ABER 4 AFC BUTETOWN 2 (FAW Welsh Cup 1st Round Proper)
A Welsh Cup conference date comes round again and of course this early in the season there are still many options: still needing to be reasonably local, I had a shortlist but one of the two Cardiff contenders was scratched from it when the tie was reversed. The other is Canton Libs, a tempting fixture but the Athletic Stadium venue doesn't inspire. In the end I decide on a quick return to Dynamo Aber - I enjoyed my visit there in the last round and this time there's the incentive of a programme. Added to which it's a simple, quick bus journey over the mountain.

Published in Football
Sunday, 14 September 2014 06:47

Dynamic win among Welsh Cup 2Q upsets

SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER: Morgan Jones Park, dry and sunny
DYNAMO ABER 3 NEWPORT YMCA 1 (FAW Welsh Cup, Qualifying Round 2)
Choosing a match in these early rounds of the cup is always both challenging and exciting - where will the most interesting games be ? Will there be an upset ? Who doesn't normally issue programmes but will in accordance with cup rules ? Well, at the time of the draw, I had a plan to go to the Wrexham area for Llay Welfare's tie, but that plan has been abandoned for two reasons: firstly, I cannot be away from home for the whole day and need a more local option; and secondly, Llay switched their tie to Penmaenmawr anyway !

Dynamo Aber's belated First Qualifying Round win over Newport Civil Service has, however, thrown up an interesting opportunity very close to home: they're drawn at home, just over the mountain, against Newport YMCA. So a mere hour before kick off I can set off from outside my house on the bus to Caerphilly. A short stroll through the castle grounds brings me to Morgan Jones Park, the home of Dynamo Aber, the latest team to represent the town of Caerphilly in senior football, after winning a treble in local football last season, only their seventh season since formation. Caerphilly has an oddly limited football history - clubs have come and gone, but for over half a century there hasn't been one in the Welsh League. Indeed, today's game has got me wondering when Caerphilly last hosted a Welsh Cup tie... and a bit of research has turned up nothing more recent than Caerphilly United's campaign in 1938-39 !

Published in Football
Sunday, 18 May 2014 06:27


FRIDAY 16TH MAY: Sully Sports Ground - mild and pleasant evening
A lovely late spring evening and there are few nicer spots to spend it than Swanbridge / Sully between Penarth and Barry. This is the venue used by the South Wales FA for their play-offs for promotion to level 6 of the pyramid, which means local 'district league' champions seeking promotion to the South Wales Amateur or Senior Leagues.

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