Filed under Welsh Club Football

What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

Jimmy Weeks takes a look at the identity crisis that has swept many Welsh clubs in recent times thanks to the influence of outside sponsors. A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but could you still love your club if they were rechristened after an IT business? It’s fair to suggest that … Continue reading

Lost Club: Aberdare Athletic

Lost Club: Aberdare Athletic

As a Swansea City fan, I have lost count of the amount of times I have had to endure “What are a Welsh club doing in the English league anyway?” This tiresome phrase is uttered (or typed) in distain towards the Swansea faithful far more frequently these days, usually after the club has mesmerised one … Continue reading

When Giggs ruled the Riazor

Deportivo La Coruna 0 Manchester United 2, El Riazor UEFA Champions League Quarter-final, 1st leg, April 2, 2002 Manchester United’s 2002 Champions League quarter final is probably best remembered as the night that ‘metarsal’ entered the common vocabulary of English football fans and, indeed, those in the wider UK too. David Beckham’s 1998 World Cup … Continue reading