Listen to Dai and Ruth, two Welsh exiles living in the Netherlands and US, talk Welsh football. They explore the Welsh football fan experience, as well as discussing Welsh football news, gossip and matches.
Club Round Up and WWC Draw
Dai and Ruth return for a mixed and varied pod.
Starting with the decision to allow teams 26 players for the Euros, and how it may affect some players, and who picks the squad. From there we discuss the Women's World Cup Qualifiers draw, plus a new initiative set up by the pair, as well as others.
We conclude with a club roundup for Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Wrexham PLUS a debate about Manchester United fans weekend protest.
Giggs And WCQ Draw
Dai and Ruth return to discuss the goings on the world of Welsh football and beyond, in another quiet seven days in the footballing world...
We start by talking about the Ryan Giggs situation, and the conclusion that Rob Page will be leading the team at the Euros in a few months. From there we move to the spectacular collapse of the European Super League and what sanctions could or should be given to clubs involved.
We have a large chunk dedicated to the World Cup Qualifying draw, for the Wales Women's side. The draw takes place at 12.30 UK time on Friday, so we look at who our dream (and nightmare!) draws would be against.
We finish with an update on the Euros situation, which developed again this week, regarding location and ticketing.
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Super League Debate and Denmark Draw
Dai and Ruth return for a rant about the shambles in European football, a chat about Danny Ward's ambition, Laura McAllister's FIFA vote and some actual football, as Wales women secured a great battling draw with an excellent performance against a talented Danish side.
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Canada Women's Review
Dai and Ruth are back to discuss the Wales friendly match against a well respected Canadian team. The match, the tactics, the goals and the new style of play, in Gemma Grainger's first match.
Following this we look at the Denmark game, and look ahead to what will be an interesting contest. A team containing the most expensive female player in the world come to the Cardiff City Stadium. Dai and Ruth look at how they will play, but how teams like this will be teams Wales aim to try and compete against regularly if we are to qualify for the World Cup in 2023.
We finish with a quick round up of some younger age group results, Tom Lockyer's injury which will likely see him miss the Euro's and a collective congratulations to the Swansea media team and players for this week's twitter blackout. As ever, thanks for listening. If you like what we do, please follow us on facebook and twitter (links below) as well as look at our website - colemanhadadream.com
Czech Republic Review And Gemma Grainger
Dai and Ruth return to discuss a lot of what has just happened for the men, and what is about to happen for the women! The nail-biting victory over the Czech Republic is first on the agenda. The game, the tactics, the red cards, the goal and Joe Rodon's wonderful block - we go through it all. The "bigger picture" issues also get mentioned in terms of the group, and how this leaves us looking forward, plus questions surrounding Page and Ramsey.
The concerning levels of abuse towards our players is also a topic for us here, both personal abuse toward players like Conor Roberts and the appalling racial abuse given to Rabbi Matondo and Ben Cabango.
Following this, we move on to the women's team and the appointment of Gemma Grainger. We look at her past and discuss how she will get on as Wales manager, looking ahead. We also look at the Canada game in particular, including some simply staggering goalscoring stats for the opposition.
All in all a varied chat, looking at some key games for both sides, plus some of your questions get answered as well.
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Belgium And Mexico Review
Dai and Ruth return for an extended podcast, discussing the 3-1 defeat to Belgium in the opening World Cup Qualifier, as well as the very encouraging 1-0 victory over Mexico in Cardiff. This is followed up by a preview of Tuesday's huge game against the Czech Republic.
The opening section is based on the qualifier against the Belgians, and the frustrating manner of the defeat. Whilst we scored a great goal, there was certainly a feeling of an opportunity missed. The line ups, the tactics, the key decisions and the goals themselves get dissected as well as a few bigger picture issues.
From there, we move on to Mexico, and the man of the moment, Chris Gunter. We riff a little on the centurion himself as well as dissect the bonkers starting line up, which turned out to not actually be that bonkers. From players who took their opportunity, to players who need to improve, we discuss it all.
We finish with a preview of the Czech Republic game, and mention their impressive 1-1 draw with the Belgians this week, and the impact that has on the group.
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A great and insightful listen!
I’ve really enjoyed listening to this podcast especially the summer series. These two are a great laugh and I thought the Jess Fishlock episode was just brilliant!
Owain Fon Podcast
Excellent open discussion, especially brilliant insight on Euro ‘16 from a players perspective.
Great to listen to, funny and insightful. Really enjoyed the interview with Owain Fon Williams.