For decades, the Greens had been an up-and-down team. No solidity in defence. All over the place in midfield. Playing so much down the left as to be boringly predictable. No surprise that they attracted poor crowds. But did have a really promising season in '99 - but flattered to deceive and have been total cr*p ever since. And then they put a nice little run of results together at the end of last season and finished up just one game away from the Cardiff Bay title. Surprised even themselves.
Final was on a knife edge. Could have gone either way. But out of the blue, the little Ynys Mon skipper Ieuan found himself in front of an open goal. Just a tap-in for the title. Not unreasonably he wanted to savour this historic moment for his team - but then his little brow furrowed with uncertainty. "Which side of the goal shall I put the ball. Oh Dear! Should I put the ball to the right or the left. I just can't make up my mind. I know what I'll do. I'll ask the team". Problem was that some said 'the right' , while the back four said 'the left'. "Oh Dear. What's to be done now. Where's Wiggers when I need him. But I know what I'll do. I'll go and ask all of our supporters what they think I should do. This will make them think that I am the consumate team man. Nobody can blame me if I go for the wrong side. Better than taking the risk of being blamed for taking the wrong choice. In reality, I never was much of a one for decisions - used to leave that to Wiggers. I may even refuse to score at all if they don't want me to."
And the people who were watching from the stands rose up as one and roared out "What the hell is the matter with you. Can't you make up your bl***y mind. You don't damn well deserve the title. It would serve you right if someone else nipped in and pinched the ball from under your nose".
And that is the story of how the Greens lost the only chance they ever had to win the title. The Greens never recovered from the shock, and eventually disbanded as their disillusioned supporters drifted away to support other teams. Or is this just me away on another fantasy.