Showing posts from August, 2009

Transport Top Trumps

I'm hoping to keep everyone up to date with the standard of motor coach tranport for those lucky visiting teams arriving at the Lyn Jones Gates during the season, and so to the first league table of the current campaign; Bedford - a nice orange coach, with nice leather seats, Sky TV also on board so they could grab a quick glimpse of Y Clwb Pel Droed on S4C before they headed over the bridge Bashley - non-descript but they steal 2nd place with their classy "Pride of the New Forest" bus plaque Tiverton - unimpressive, can't remember it to be honest, which is a bit of a drawback for a definitive review More to follow - will Nuneaton be able to shine on arrival? Can Bedford be knocked off the top of the table? We can envisage this being the new crowd-pleaser at Penydarren Park, crowds thronging the Dai Martin Drive to catch a first glimpse of the away team charabanc, extra stewards being required, copies of "Bus Monthly" being on sale in the Club Shop, or do we

Late News

Dial M For Merthyr is delighted to announce that Mr. Colin Mewett will be available to the media on Saturday 5th September following his appearance to cut the ribbon to re-open the Colin the Monk Stand at Penydarren Park prior to the Nuneaton Town match. Colin will be happy to take questions on football stadium architecture, the relevance of Shalespeare to current football programmes' content and the necessity of stocking Rhymney Bitter in the Candac Suite but is unable to comment on Burnley's great start to the season.

The fine art of simulation

It seems the football world is getting rather hot under the collar with the current spate of players indulging in a bit of simulation, in other words diving. Now you cannot fail to have seen the footage of the Eduardo penalty incident for Arsenal against Celtic last week, this has sparked the usual backpage controversy as pundits from all aspects of the media try to have their say without upsetting anyone from within the game, did he dive? Do we care? Or to be honest, would we care if our player dived for us? Of course for all Merthyr fans of a certain generation this is a moot point because we have seen the greatest proponent of the fine art of simulation in the shape of Chris "The Legend" Williams. The Legend joined us from Bridgend Town I think and was an instant hit with the Penydarren Park faithful, a decent goalscorer who pitched in with a dozen or so goals a season but it was for the dark arts that he was most admired. And let no-one tell you different, it was an art f