Sunday, September 02, 2007

The Welsh Premier

The cream is starting to rise to the top. TNS, who are no longer my clear favourites for the title celebrated their move to thier new stadium at Park Hall, Oswestry with a 6-0 thrashing of Caersws. Case of back on track. Llanelli chalked up another win, this time 1-0 over Newi Cefn Druids - and Rhyl another win over luckless Llangefni, who are finding the step-up to the Premier really tough going. Rhyl and Llanelli are now right up there with the champions in my betting. A real three horse race now. And Connahs Quay and Carnarfon kept their unbeaten records as well - but I'm still not convinced about that these two have got enough. The two teams most local to me had great wins, especially Welshpool, 3-2 at Aberystwyth. Newtown beat Pothmadog 4-2 with Marc Lloyd Williams notching up two more. Things are already looking bleak for Caersws and Llangefni. I really hope that the former can turn things around.


ianjamesjohnson said...

Interesting, but the title is a marathon, not a sprint - it's going to be between TNS, Rhyl and Llanelli at the top (money dictates that as much as anything else), but there's an awful lot of football to be played yet.

Do you get to many of the local games yourself, Glyn?

Glyn Davies said...

Ian - my first love has always been rugby (and squash). But I also enjoy football and am really keen to develop interest in the Welsh Premier. If I begin to have comments to any significant extent, I would set up a network of contacts to ring after the matches on a saturday. I aim to watch my 4 local clubs (TNS, Welshpool, Newtown and Caersws) at least once over the season - and more if politics permit.

You are right about the marathon nature of the season of course. I would like a surprise team to challenge. I'm just trying to start a convesation with fans.

Martin Eaglestone said...

Hi Glyn

Caernarfon looking far better this season although not quite Brazil as I blogged below :

Glyn Davies said...

martin - could be the surprise team I was talking about