Showing posts from April, 2016
Mickey Carter at Barry Town. Everyone in that pic bar two is probably from Merthyr.

Blue Moon Day

Matthew Davies has done a great job on the 1987 story but let's not allow him to rest on his laurels, hey mate what about the story of the 1990 4-1 win at Ninian Park? Webley was after all white hot and of course he destroyed the city. Sanderson flying on the wing. Russ the bus nipping in with a goal. It's gold dust. Altogether now, "We can see you sneaking out!"

The Martyrs of 87

The Martyrs of 87 film is amazing. If you're from Merthyr, whether you follow the Martyrs or not, it should be essential viewing for everyone. Matthew Davies has excelled in bringing together everything about that year that made Merthyr Tydfil the hub for Welsh football. From the players to the fans it resonated with everyone who viewed the premiere on Friday in the new Romans room at our brand new clubhouse facility. It was especially poignant to see John Reddy speaking on the film, his vision now rightly being recognised by everyone. Here was a man who refused to allow Merthyr to be second best, be that in kit, stadium or even friendly opponents. It was great to see the new film dedicated to his memory. The goals, the fashion, the tackles, the hair styles and even the spaghetti took us back to another time when our town was at the centre of the perfect storm of football. Baird, Beattie, Latchford, Webley, Georgie and of course Lyn Jones (is God) all sharing their memories of an u

Teifion Williams

We're looking to help Ceri Stennett with his research on former Wales schoolboys internationals from Merthyr Tydfil. One of those players is called Teifion Williams who played for Wales schools at Wrexham v Scotland in 1935. Do you have any info on this player? If so please get in touch via