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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.  

Issue 221 (June 2020 - The Lockdown Issue)

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The June 2020 issue has been published and can be ordered for postal delivery. 

This issue would have been the May edition, but publication was postponed during the Covid-19 Lockdown.  

Contents include:

Reflections on Lockdown -  How Football Responded

Latest news from Welsh football

Feature on Newport City

Lost Grounds:  Skewen Tennant Park and St Andrew's Fields, Cardiff

History features:  Looking back exactly 25, 50, 75, 100 & 150 Years in Welsh football

This issue isn't available in shops or at grounds because of Lockdown restrictions.  Anyone wishing to purchase can do so by bank transfer or PayPal for immediate postal despatch. Details on the About Us page or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on Twitter @CollinsWFM. 

Enquire for special lockdown subscription offers too. 


Issue 220 (April 2020)

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Our cover image is of Caernarfon (image by Emyr Prys Davies). 

This has turned out to be the "Shutdown Issue", published at exactly the moment when the FAW announced a suspension of all matches. You will find all the league tables etc at the moment of shutdown in this issue. 

Feature material includes spotlights on Tranch AFC and Penybont United Ladies, plus a profile of a Lazio-supporting Welshman. 

History articles look back 100 years, 50 years and 25 years (the latter featuring Rhydymwyn's FAW Trophy victory in 1995) and our 'Lost Ground' features Skewen stadium. 

As this issue will not be on sale at the usual club shops and events, it can be ordered online at the cover price (we are aborbing postage costs to any UK address).  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or DM @collinsWFM for details. 

The issue is however also in stock at WH Smith, Albany Road CARDIFF.   

Issue 219 - Feb/March 2020

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Issue 219 - publication date 14 February 2020 

This issue features Jeff Jones's photo of a fine sunset at Ammanford.

Contents include: 

Full mid-season review of the JD Cymru season

Extensive coverage of all tiers of domestic football

Feature on attendances in the Welsh domestic system

History features: 25, 50 and 100 years ago


Eight page statistics supplement with cup data, league tables and news on promotion applications. 


This issue is available to order as a single issue (£3.70 in UK postage) or as the first in a year's subscription (£27.00 in UK). Overseas prices on application. 

Please contact us using this website for further information.  


Issue 218 (New Year 2020)

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Issue 218 was published on 10th December 2019 and can be ordered for immediate delivery.



Full coverage of the Cymru Leagues and grassroots competitions.


History features looking back 25, 50 and 100 years, including a further 3-page feature on the 1919-20 season.

A look ahead to the pyramid changes being implemented in 2020.

International coverage includes feature on Wales Under 19s ()inc. cover image)

Eight page statistics insert with table, cup results and draws, and full data on Wales national squad fixtures at all levels. 



Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for payment instructions (or complete contact form on this website). 

Issue 217 - November 2019

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The November 2019 edition is now available - publication date 4th November.

The cover image features a sunny Llanelian Road, Colwyn Bay, and inside there's a feature on the Seagulls' return to domestic football in Wales. 

Also in this issue:

- Spotlight on Forden United

- History feature on how football resumed in Wales in 1919 after the Great War, featuring leading Welsh clubs Mid Rhondda, Bargoed & Ton Pentre

- Looking back to this time of year exactly 25 years and 50 years ago. 

- News and comment in our regular columns on the JD Cymru Premier and JD Cymru leagues, plus tiers 3, 4 and below. 

- International scene with Gareth Davies

- Programme and Book reviews - including a new book on HMP Prescoed's football team 

- Eight page supplement packed with latest league tables, cup results and fixtures and a summary on each international age group


Available from our usual stockists and direct from us - if you have any difficulty obtaining it please contact us via this website. 

Money-saving subscriptions are available - plus attractive gift subscription options. Please enquire to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Issue 216 (September/October 2019)


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The next issue is due to be published around 23rd September. 

Contents will include: 

Photo special from the 2019 Welsh Groundhop

Features on St. DOGMAEL'S  and BANGOR 1876

Round-ups from thje JD Cymru Leagues, and tiers 3 and below

Women's football round up.

Looking back - Welsh clubs in Europe 25 and 50 years ago

Programme reviews, Book reviews

Eight-page statistics supplement including league tables, cup draws etc. 


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