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Lost in…Brecon

Lost in…Brecon

Brecon Corries v Abercarn United Rich Field / Preseason Friendly / 22nd July 2017 Undoubtedly my favourite ever project I had to do in school was a project in GCSE Geography where we had to decide which town was better based on a number of factors: Merthyr Tydfil or Brecon. I went to school in … Continue reading

Lost in…Cardiff Met University

Lost in…Cardiff Met University

Cardiff Met University v Pontypridd Town Cyncoed Campus / Preseason friendly / 5th August 2016 “I believe that football is an intellectual game and I feel very proud of the flood of academic ability within Cardiff Met FC.” – Professor Christian Edwards – Director of Cardiff Met Men’s Football and Head Coach. Some see football as … Continue reading

Lost in…Cwmbran (Cwmbran Town)

Lost in…Cwmbran (Cwmbran Town)

Cwmbran Town v Newport City Cwmbran Stadium / Preseason Friendly / 30th July 2016 Despite being a new town only founded in 1949, Cwmbran is one of South Wales’ most famous footballing towns. The town has three clubs playing within it: Cwmbran Celtic, Croesyceiliog and Cwmbran Town. Of the three, it is undoubtedly Cwmbran Town … Continue reading

Lost in…Blaenavon

Lost in…Blaenavon

Blaenavon Blues v Ebbw Vale Town Memorial Ground / Preseason Friendly / 28th July 2016 “It’s a ghastly place. Huge gangs of tough, sinewy men roam the Valleys, terrorising people with their close-harmony singing. You need half a pint of phlegm in your throat just to pronounce the place names. Never ask for directions in … Continue reading

Lost in…Rhyl (Gap Connahs’s Quay v Stabæk)

Lost in…Rhyl (Gap Connahs’s Quay v Stabæk)

Gap Connahs’s Quay v Stabæk Belle Vue / Europa League First Qualifying Round / 30th June 2016 The football wasteland of June is passing and football is now officially back…well, it didn’t really go away did it? This summer has seen us treated to the elongated footballing delights of Euro 2016 and for the first … Continue reading

Lost in…Buckley

Lost in…Buckley

Buckley Town v Flint Town United Globe Way / Cymru Alliance / 10th October 2015 Quite simply, 10th October 2015 was to be the biggest day in recent Welsh football history. Bosnia v Wales and one point for Wales, or Israel dropping points to Cyprus, would see Wales qualify for their first major tournament in … Continue reading

Lost in…Butetown

Lost in…Butetown

AFC Butetown v Abercarn United Bute Park / Friendly / 11th August 2015 “(Butetown) seems to have become stuck in a groove like an old gramophone. It may be cute, even fascinating – but unlistenable for any length of time.” Keith Murrell – Radio Cardiff DJ and director of Butetown-based play ‘The Soul Exchange’. The … Continue reading

Lost in…Splott (Bridgend Street)

Lost in…Splott (Bridgend Street)

Bridgend Street v Pontardawe Town The Willows / Friendly / 4th August 2015 “Bridgend Street is my big passion in life.” Former French international footballer Yoann Gourcuff (I may have made this quote up – bear with it though). The club originally hail from Splott, but should the blog really be called ‘Lost n…Splott’? Or … Continue reading

Lost in…Treharris

Lost in…Treharris

Treharris Athletic Western v Tata Steel The Athletic Ground / Friendly / 1st August 2015 ‘Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.’ – Charles Dickens You’re spot on there Charles lad. Last week, on returning to Wales from my football trip down to … Continue reading

Lost in…Ystrad Mynach

Lost in…Ystrad Mynach

Llanwern v Ynysddu Welfare CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence / Friendly / 30th July 2015 “The Llanwern number 10 IS football.” Matt Harrison – 30th July 2015 Home. I was finally back. After briefly returning to the Valleys 2 weeks ago, I was soon off on the road again to Sussex to watch more crappy … Continue reading