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Listen to Dai and Ruth, two Welsh exiles living in Boston, talk Welsh football in their local pub. They explore the Welsh football fan experience, as well as discussing Welsh football news, gossip and matches.

Coleman Had A Dream Dai and Ruth

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

Listen to Dai and Ruth, two Welsh exiles living in Boston, talk Welsh football in their local pub. They explore the Welsh football fan experience, as well as discussing Welsh football news, gossip and matches.

    Faroes And Norway Women's Review

    Faroes And Norway Women's Review

    Dai and Ruth to discuss the 4-0 victory for the Welsh Women’s side over the Faroe Islands, and the heart-wrenching, and ultimately fruitless game against Norway. It’s an in depth discussion of the two games, and the pair talk through the lineups, tactics and more.

    Given its importance, the focus of the pod is mainly on the Norway game and the tactics around it. Were we too defensive? Do the statistics tell a different story to how the game panned out? What did we deserve from this game? Would Jayne Ludlow do things differently if she had her time again? All these questions get answered, all before Dai offers the Welsh team some singing lessons. It isn’t all doom and gloom!

    There is a brief look at the future, as well as the permutations surrounding the final games of the group, and we end on a positive note. It is far from over! We keep fighting. Please have a listen, share, and let us know what you think.

    • 52 min
    October Nations League Review

    October Nations League Review

    Dai and Ruth are back to look over and discuss the "big picture” issues which have arisen from the October edition of the Nations League matches. From the games themselves, to the big talking points off the field - we’ve got it covered.

    Thank you to everyone who has contributed questions to the podcast too - we did our best to answer them all and discuss everything that was raised. From the goalkeeper situation following Wayne Hennessey’s injury, to what our preferred starting XI would be, and should Dylan Levitt be in the squad.

    Alongside your questions, we discussed the games, the change of formation, and where Welsh football currently finds itself under Ryan Giggs. Has he led us well through his first 19 teams, and are we a team in transition still, whilst performing well and achieving our goals, or are we capable of more?

    Please do listen, and if you like the pod, share it on social media and with your friends.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    England & Ireland Review

    England & Ireland Review

    Dai and Ruth get together for a chat about the friendly defeat against England and the Nations League draw against Ireland in Dublin.

    • 44 min
    England, Bulgaria and Republic Of Ireland

    England, Bulgaria and Republic Of Ireland

    Dai and Ruth return with an in depth preview of this weeks games. Wales face England in a friendly, and then key games in the Nations League, away to both the Republic of Ireland and Bulgaria.

    The triple header has a lot of talking points. Does the England game matter? How will our opponents play given their first games are playoffs for the Euros? Will we miss Bale? Who will play where? How badly will our predictions fare?!

    Lots of questions, and in the most part, a lot of answers. The pod is finished with a look at the women's game broadcast on S4C, and some unfortunate views from it. Social media and other issues surrounding both the mens and women's game get aired too.

    We hope you enjoy it. Up the Welsh.....

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Wales Women vs Norway

    Wales Women vs Norway

    After a pulsating and exciting tie for the women’s team in Oslo, Dai and Ruth return to talk through the game, how it leaves us in the bigger picture of the campaign, among other things.

    Laura O’Sullivan has come under some criticism, and rightly so in Dai’s eyes, although Ruth seems keen to find solutions elsewhere, rather than changing goalkeepers. We discuss whether the lack of goals has been an issue a little bit of late, but overall this is a very positive review of a great performance, and fairly unfortunate outcome for the women’s team.

    Dai and Ruth also discuss the transfer we have all been hoping for - Gareth Bale going somewhere he is loved. The move to Spurs seems a match made in heaven, but will it work out? We also discuss Aaron Ramsey’s positive start to the season plus the glitzy news of the moment….Will Wrexham be bought by Deadpool?!

    We discuss the long term implications of the move, and what the news we have at the moment actually means. We finish off by talking about Newport and their great start to the season, ahead of their cup tie in the league cup against Newcastle this week. Enjoy the listen, and let us know what you think!

    • 56 min
    A Glut of Late Goals!

    A Glut of Late Goals!

    Dai and Ruth are back to discuss Wales’ first two matches since November. Whilst they weren’t exactly classics, they were eventful to say the least!

    We discuss the games, the style of football, and if we were lucky to beat the Finn’s given their astonishing miss in the second half. We talk about Dylan Levitt and the merit of his inclusion, and should Kieffer Moore look to be less aggressive in certain situations.

    The Bulgaria match is the next on the agenda, and the poor first half negativity is replaced by some second improvements. Praise for Ampadu, Hal, Jonny and of course our match winner, Neco Williams. Despite the less than glittering football on display, we enjoyed chatting through two important and impressive wins given the circumstances. We hope you enjoy too!

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Icicle65 ,

Love these ‘guys’

Great updates on Welsh football !

Loveagoodbook31 ,

Unreal

A great review with lots of informative viewpoints. Really enjoyed it, keep up the great work!!

clevs ,

What a little cracker!

Just stumbled across this podcast and being a welsh man and a welsh football fan it is now a must listen every week. Trying frantically to catch up on every episode but can’t wait for more of the same. Keep up the good work.

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