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Issue 227 - March 2021


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Welsh Football issue 227 (March 2021) is now available for pre-order as a single issue or subscription (see our latest subscription offers)

(Planned publication date 25th February 2021)

This issue features an artwork depicting Maes Tegid by former Holywell Town manager Glyn Griffiths, and contains a range of features, comment, history and data.

Detailed content includes:

Editorial and comment on current state of football in Wales 2020-21
News from the JD Cymru Leagues
Club spotlight on Waterloo Rovers
'Workers' Playtime' - a new series on works football in Wales
South Wales Constabulary FC remembered
Lost clubs and grounds: New Tredegar Town
History - looking back 25 years to early 1996
History - looking back 50 years to Cardiff City's meetings with Real Madrid in 1971
History - looking back 100 years to early 1921
The foundation of the South Wales FA
Women's football: Jayne Ludlow's departure and the domestic pyramid restructure
Four page stats supplement containing latest international and domestic data, including JD Cymru Leagues transfers.

 NOTE: As this issue cannot be sold at matches or in club shops, Welsh Football magazine will accept orders for the cover price of £3.00 and will absorb the postage costs.

 The magazine will also be available via the following: CPD Porthmadog, Bangor 1876, Barry Town United, Stanchion Books (stanchionbooks.com), and WH Smith Albany Road, Cardiff. It can also be ordered from any independent bookshop in Wales - many are operating a postal or click-and-collect service during lockdown.

Welsh Football XTRA - issue 2

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The second edition of our new Welsh Football Xtra series is now available as a digital read, via the MatchDay digital app on Android and Apple smartphones, priced at only £1.99. 


Dave Collins charts the 130-year history of the world’s first amateur competition

Lawrence Hourahane recalls another forgotten home of Cardiff Corinthians

Announcing the results of Welsh Football’s recent art competition

Philip Sweet tells the story of the first ever season of football in Barry, 1892-3

Stuart Townsend looks at towns and villages that once hosted senior football

Dave Collins remembers the year he fell in love with grassroots Welsh football

A limited edition print version will be available from early February.  Pricing to be announced. 

Issue 226 - New Year 2021

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PUBLICATION DATE:  18th December 2020

Welsh Football issue 226 brings you a stunning view of Park Avenue at sunset on the front cover, and the inside pages are, as usual, packed with a range of material - something for everyone. 

We review recent action and news on both the international and domestic scenes, and take stock of where this strange 2020-21 season stands at present. We have comment on recent developments in the return to play process. 

Feature articles include a spotlight on Aberfavenny Women FC, and another in our 'Lost Grounds' series, covering the Halfway Ground, Connah's Quay. 

We look at the history of the competition now known as the FAW Trophy, which started out as the FAW Junior Cup. 

We reflect on the effect of the pandemic on football programmes, and review some of the official competition websites around Wales. 

Our series of Looking Back historical articles takes us back 25 years (Barry Town's emergence in the League of Wales), 50 years (midwinter cup and league action from 1970-71), 100 years (domestic and international news from 1920) and 125 years (1895-96). 

As always, this issue can be ordered individually (£3.00) or as the first in an annual subscription. It is always worth contacting us to check on current offers. 

Ordering and payment details can be found here


Issue 225 (November/December 2020)

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Publication date 13th November 2020

This edition reviews the position within Welsh football at the end of the Welsh Government's 'Fire-break Lockdown'

Action photos, stats and reflection on JD Cymru Premier season to date

News and comment on 'non-elite' football in limbo

Wrexham and Merthyr: fan ownership?  

Comment and stats from the international scene (men's & women's) 

Looking back to what was happening in Welsh football exactly 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago

Club spotlight on Presteigne St. Andrew's 

Feature:  Welsh football and the visual arts  

Available to order direct from the publishers for £3.00. See here for payment instructions. 

Why not start a subscription with this issue and get our Guide to 2020-21 free? 


Welsh Football Xtra - Ten Lost Welsh Grounds

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Our first digital publication, branded as Welsh Football Xtra, features essays on ten lost Welsh grounds:

Mid Rhondda Athletic Grounds

Cardiff Corinthians : Pengam Farm, Heol Caerhys, Maindy and Cae Syr Dafydd

Neath area:  Llandarcy, Skewen Stadium and Tennant Park

Borough United - Nant y Coed

Flint - Holywell Road





Guide to Welsh Football 2020-21 (issue 224)

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Our biggest and most comprehensive ever season preview issue (40 pages plus supplement). 

Complete guide to the structure of football in Wales. 

League by league, club by club previews of the top four tiers of football in Wales. 

Cymru Premier fixtures, squads and kits included. 

Plus editorial, comment and feature content. 

Priced at £4.00 (or as part of an annual subscription, £27.00) and available while stocks last. 

For details of how to order and pay, read "Buying Welsh Football magazine" on this link:   https://www.welsh-football.net/index.php/about-wfm




Issue 223 (August 2020)

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The August issue is now available to order direct from us, or via usual outlets. 

This issue contains latest news as the domestic leagues begin to take shape for 2020/21, plus a wide range of feature material. 


Contents include: 

The Strangest of Summers - reflections on recent developments
News from the Cymru Leagues
Club spotlight on Brecon Corinthians
In profile: Sgorio's Nicky John
Glantraeth's Hollywood connection
History - looking back 25 years to a disappointing year in Europe for Bangor, Wrexham and Afan Lido
History - looking back 100 years to Aberdare Athletic's first fixtures
Latest in our 'Lost Grounds' series: Llanwern Sports Ground
Ian Garland analyses past curtailments and extensions to the football season
Phil Sweet celebrates the 5th birthday of the South Wales Alliance League
Four page stats supplement containing latest information on league line-ups for 2020/21


NOTE: As this issue cannot be sold at matches or in club shops, Welsh Football magazine will accept orders for the cover price of £3.00 and will absorb the postage costs.

Ordering/payment details can be found on the "About WFM" page of this site, or use the Contact Us facility for more details.  

The magazine should alo be available during August from WH Smith Albany Road Cardiff, Siop SO58 (Bala), Barry Town United, CPD Porthmadog, Trethomas Bluebirds, Aberystwyth Town and Bangor 1876.  Most independent bookshops in Wales either stock the magazine or can order on request from the Books Council of Wales. 



Season Review 2019/20 - Issue 222

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Our complete review of the 2019/20 season in Wales will be published soon and can be pre-ordered now. 


With the cover featuring the men's and women's domestic champions, the first half of this issue is dedicated to a review of the truncated season. Articles include: 

  • Reflections on the season and how its completion has been managed
  • A club-by-club appraisal of the JD Cymru Premier season
  • Review of the inaugural Tier 2 Cymru Leagues season
  • Thoughts on Tier 3 and below (where uncertainty reigns)
  • Women's Football and Anglo clubs
  • Winners' Gallery centre spread
  • 2019/20 statistical review
  • Annual Welsh Football Programme Awards


The second half of the magazine comprises feature material, including the following:

  • Club feature on Cymru South champions Swansea University
  • Club history of Talgarth Town
  • The very first football venue in Grangetown, Cardiff 
  • 25 Years Ago:  Ton Pentre in the Intertoto Cup
  • 25 Years Ago:  Reflections on 1994/5 including Briton Ferry's memorable season
  • 50 Years Ago:  Wales under Dave Bowen
  • 75 Years Ago:  Lovell's wartime adventure ends
  • 100 Years Ago: The summer of 1920 and some 'What Ifs'  

 Plus a bumper 8-page supplement containing every league table from the domestic pyramid, calculated using Points Per Game 


PLEASE NOTE:  This edition may not be available in all outlets due to ongoing disruption to distribution channels and the sport and retail sectors. 

Our distributors at CPD Porthmadog, Barry Town United and CPD BAngor 1876 have received stock and can supply their regular customers.  WH Smith in Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff also has a full stock.  

The magazine can always be purchased direct from us as a single purchase or annual subscription, with payment by bank transfer (preferred), cheque or PayPal. Please see the ABOUT US page for details.  

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