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FANS: Serbia v Wales Travel
Saturday 30th June 2012

Serbia v Wales - TravelSerbia v Wales: 11th September 2012.
World In Motion Travel.

Transport provided from Belgrade to Novi Sad and back to Belgrade straight after game.

Central pick up and drop off point, departure provisionally 2pm but to be advised.

Transport £18 per person return.

3* and 4* central Belgrade Hotels also available on request.

For further details or to book a place(s) email Neil at or Leigh at


FANS: Football Aid 2012 Play at The Millennium Stadium
Friday 17th February 2012

Football Aid 2012  Play at The Millennium Stadium!PLAY AT THE MILL
The Millennium Stadium Community Department have once again shown magnificent support and joined forces with Football Aid, allowing football fans the opportunity to represent their country vs a Rest of the World (Away) team and play on the hallowed turf at the magnificent Millennium Stadium on Thursday 12th April 2012, while at the same time raising funds for charity.

Our magical events allow Dragons supporters to ‘Live the Dream’ in an authentic match day experience. Players will gain exclusive access to the pitch and tunnel areas, pull on their own personalised shirt in the official changing rooms, walk down the tunnel to the sound of a cheering crowd and ultimately step out on to the hallowed turf and represent their nation in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football.

The matches have also been supported by a host of national legends, with the likes of Clayton Blackmore, Pat Nevin and Trevor Steven all lending their valuable support in recent years, by playing alongside or managing the supporters in the hugely enjoyable matches at The Millennium Stadium.

Securing your position couldn’t be easier, just visit, and select Wales. Positions are available for Bidding and to Buy Now and close on Tue 13th, Wed 14th and Thu 15th March. Please visit the Wales International Event Page for details of availability and how to secure your position now!

So if you're keen to secure your place on your Field of Dreams this season, why not visit today to make sure you're part of the team! Alternatively if you’d like any additional information, you can call Football Aid on 0131 220 5999 or email

Football Aid celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2010 and have allowed over 12,225 football fans the chance to ‘Live the Dream’ in more than 460 matches. They are a groundbreaking organisation which generates funds annually by hosting charity football matches at iconic stadiums all over the UK. The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid Chairman Craig Paterson and funds raised from the event will benefit the work of a charitable project nominated by the club, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.



FANS: Wales Under 21 v Andorra
Wednesday 8th February 2012

Wales Under 21: Photo linked from v ANDORRA
The Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium will host Wales U21’s next Euro 2013 qualifying game and fans can get in for free.

The game against Andorra, the third U21s game at the stadium since Glyndŵr University took over ownership of the ground, will kick off at 4pm on Wednesday 29 February 2012.

Fans will be able to watch the game for free but need to pick up a ticket in advance. Only the Mold Road Stand will be open for the game.

Professor Michael Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Glyndŵr University, said: “We bought the stadium as a facility for the community and we’re delighted to be able to open it up to the people of Wrexham for major events such as this. We want as many groups as possible to attend families, schools, football supporters to get behind the next generation of Welsh football stars as they compete for a place in the 2013 European Championships.”

The game will precede the Welsh senior team’s Gary Speed Memorial Match against Costa Rica, which kicks off at 7.45pm in Cardiff on the same day.

A spokesperson for the Football Association of Wales said: “It had been hoped to move the game by 24 hours so that there would not be a clash with the senior international v Costa Rica in Cardiff. After consultation with UEFA, it has not been possible to do this. Therefore, an earlier kick off has been agreed to at least allow fans to go to the Under 21 match and then view the senior match on TV later that evening.”

School groups will be able to obtain tickets for the game through the Racecourse Community Foundation on 01978 296397.

Football clubs and teams should direct enquiries through Mark Roberts the FAW Trusts Football Development Officer on 

Corporate boxes, including a buffet, are available for £100 and can take a maximum of 10 guests. Businesses or groups interested in taking up the offer should email Phil Bennett at

Tickets are available by calling into the Glyndŵr University Sports Centre reception between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or by calling 01978 293275.


FANS: Gary Speed: Your thoughts.
Sunday 27th November 2011

Send us your thoughts.

A very sad time and what a loss of a great man,my thoughts are with Gary's family. I have so many great memories of Gary Speed. - Paul Smith.

Rust in vrede. R.I.P. My participation - Tom Verstuyft.

Still in shock days on, may you rest in peace Gary and thanks for all you have done for welsh football.  I also hope that the family are left alone to grieve without intrusion. - Mark Lowrie.

RIP gary speed,top man. - Arwyn Jones.
An inspiration to eveyone involved in football in Wales for so many years. A leader on and off the pitch and always wearing the shirt of his country with pride during his playing days and recently managing his country with all the dignity you would expect from this great man.
- Garry Jones.

Shocked and saddened by the awful news.Great captain and player for Wales, making excellent progress as manager after a difficult start. Some of the football played by Wales this season has been brilliantCondolences to his family and friends. Gyda'r cydymdeimladau. Wynne Thomas.

id like to pass on me respects to the family of gary speed the welsh poeple and the poeple who worked with him i am not welsh myself but was shocked to hear of his sudden death in such a mannor i hope the welsh football team and nation can recover and pay tribute to gary in their next match. - David Marshall

What a tragic day. Sympathy to his family, friends and all welsh football fans. Thank you for the memories. RIP Gary Speed. - Dilwyn May.

Always gave 100% to Wales as player and Manger. He will always be remembered for his commitment the Welsh National side . My sympathy go out to his family. - Gareth Evans.

A very black day for football in Wales and football in general. All our sympathies to his family at this truly awful time. - John Connah.

I'm in complete shock and wept at the news  of Speedo's passing.. A truly fantastic man and was going so well for national team......RIP - Martin Salisbury.

As a proud follower of the Welsh national team Gary was one of my all time heroes. He conducted himself so well. The future is bright for Welsh football and we will go on and achieve success in his honour. R.I.P. Gary
- Gareth James.

I am totally devastated about Gary's sudden death as we were heading in the right direction on the pitch!My memory of him was seeing him score the winning goal in the driving rain at the Millennium against Moldova but i know he was much more than that!
Where do we all go now after this tragedy?
I am no older than him and for him to die so young is tragic!
My condolences to his family and it will be hard to come to either Swansea or Cardiff next year without "Speedo" in the dugout!
RIP Speedo! - Brian.K.Outlaw -"y sais ddraig coch".

My deepest sympathy to you all in the  Welsh International Football on the sad and tradgic loss of Gary Speed. I'm a Liverpool supporter
 and I think that this comment speaks volumes for the great footballer and likeable gentleman that Gary Speed was. May you rest in Peace Gary. Yesterday was a Black day in USA. But today is a Black day in Ireland,England,Scotland & WALES. From Maurice Sweeney Enniscrone, Co.Sligo, Ireland.


FANS: S4C Live webcast
Thursday 20th October 2011

 S4C to webcast women’s football international live

S4C will broadcast the Wales Women Football’s match against France Women live on-line on Saturday, 22 October.

Flagship show Sgorio’s production team will provide the live coverage from Parc y Scarlets. Llanelli, with the match set to kick off at 18:00.

This is the fist time that S4C has broadcast one of Wales Women’s football internationals live. It also breaks new ground as the first international football for S4C to stream as a web broadcast only.

The game will be shown live on S4C’s Sgorio website - with Bryn Tomos providing the commentary in a Rondo production for S4C.

The match is an important UEFA European Championship qualifier against a country which reached the semi-finals of the Women’s Football World Cup in the summer. 

This will be the second live football game on S4C this Saturday as the Welsh Premier League match between Bangor and Neath will be televised live on Sgorio at 15:00 in the afternoon.

The Football Association of Wales has heartily welcomed the broadcast. Ian Gwyn Hughes, the FAW’s Head of Public Affairs said:  “This is a great opportunity to promote the women’s game in Wales. We are breaking new ground here and once again we welcome the close working co-operation between us as a sports organisation and S4C.”

Geraint Rowlands, S4C’s Director of Commissioning said that the Channel was looking forward to broadcasting women’s international football. Geraint Rowlands: said: “We are delighted to be broadcasting women’s international football. It reflects S4C’s commitment to broadcast the widest possible variety of Welsh football. The interest in the women’s game is growing all the time and this broadcast will be welcomed by S4C’s many football followers.”

posted: Thu, 20 Oct, 2011 17:00 UK.


FANS: Press conference LIVE
Tuesday 4th October 2011

Gary Speed and Aaron Ramsey answer Euro 2012 questions live online.

Live streamed press conference featuring Welsh Manager and Captain.

  Show date: Thursday October 6th 
  Show time: 13.30 
The Welsh national football team face a busy few days in the latest round of Euro 2012 qualifiers with a home game against Switzerland on 7 October and a trip to Sofia to play Bulgaria four days later.

Following the recent away win against Montenegro and the narrow defeat to England hopes are rising that Welsh fortunes are on the rise.

Manager Gary Speed is expected to field a strong side against a Swiss team who are still in the hunt to qualify for the finals in Poland and Ukraine, knowing that a win in Swansea and victory over Montenegro in the final match will secure second place in the group and a place in the play-offs.

posted: Tue, 4 Oct , 2011 12:15 UK.

FANS: Player of the season
Wednesday 14th September 2011

The FAW is introducing a Fans Player of the Season Award that can be voted for online - by you!

On Tuesday 4th October, the annual SA Brains / FAW Awards evening will be held in Cardiff at the National Museum. It will be a star-studded evening with the senior squad in attendance before the match later in the week with Switzerland at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. There will also be many former internationals at the evening also, to mark last season's achievements.

For the first time, we are giving the fans a chance to vote for their player of the season for 2010/11. All you need to do is go to the link below and fill-in your details and choose the player from the short-list provided. Votes must be in by 5pm, Friday 23rd September 2011. One lucky voter will have the chance to win a fully signed football by the Wales squad.

So, tell your friends to get voting. Will it be Gareth Bale, Craig Bellamy, Robert Earnshaw, Wayne Hennessey, Aaron Ramsey or Ashley Williams?

To vote, go to:

updated: Wed, 14 Sep, 2011 13:12 UK.


FANS: New items in the dragonsoccer shop
Thursday 25th August 2011

dragonsoccer - 70s retroNew items. has updated its items in its shop. All proceeds from the shop will go towards our local junior football side. for more information.

updated: Thu, 25 Aug, 2011 09:08 UK.


FANS: FSF Cymru catch up with FAW
Sunday 14th August 2011

Wales v Australia: Photo by David Rawcliffe/PropagandaFSF meeting with the FAW.
With tricky trips to Bulgaria (Sofia) and Wembley in the coming months the hard working bunch at FSF Cymru took the opportunity to meet with the Welsh FA on Thursday 4th August. These regular meetings aim to boost understanding and communication between fans and the FAW.

FSF Cymru is also happy to hear from Welsh fans who would like to attend these meetings in future - email Paul Corkey for further information.

You can download a summary of the meeting from this link. - PDF format


updated: Sun, 14 Aug, 2011 11:40 UK.


FANS: No Team GB campaign
Sunday 5th June 2011

No Team GB campaign call for an Ethical Decision for the 2012 London Olympics

The ongoing corruption allegations against JS Blatter and his lieutenants at the very top of the FIFA tree come as no surprise to the No Team GB campaign. For the past five years we have been questioning the assurances that FIFA representatives have been making with regards to protecting the independence of the football teams of the four home nations (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales).

FIFA have flip flopped on their views towards a GB football team participating at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In March 2008 Mr Blatter stated “If you start to put together a combined team for the Olympics, the question will automatically come up that there are four different associations so how can they play in one team”. This was then contradicted by Jerome Valcke the following year when he offered assurances that that the four home nations would have their independent identities protected. This assurance from Mr Valcke was made in spite of the fact that no individual from FIFA can make this promise on the basis that it could be altered at any future FIFA congress.

This was the same Jerome Valcke who was sensationally sacked from his Marketing position at FIFA in 2006 by Mr Blatter after he was found guilty of violating the negotiation rules with the FIFA sponsor MasterCard after going behind their back and holding concurrent discussions with VISA. Mr Valcke was then made FIFA General Secretary in 2007 in yet another flip flop decision by Mr Blatter. Perhaps Mr Valcke was party to certain information that forced Sepp’s hand to bring him back into the FIFA family?

Mr Blatter and Mr Valcke are now at the centre of allegations of cheating, unethical behaviour and corruption. They are in the dock with Jack Warner and Mohammed Bin Hamman. Meanwhile, FIFA have cleared the unethical charges against Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii who were exposed in an article in the Sunday Times of promising world cup votes for cash.

Lord Coe was the first chairman of the FIFA Ethics committee when he was appointed to the role in 2006. After the farce of England’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA world cup, it would be interesting to hear Lord Coe’s views on the FIFA ethics committee and the rules and scope which govern that committee.

In the past few years there have been a number of high profile British citizens who have been on the receiving end of FIFA surprises (Lord Triesman, Geoff Thompson, John McBeth, David Cameron, David Beckham, Lord Coe, Prince William to name a few). Quite how the British Olympic Association and the English Football Association can continue to propose that a GB Football Team participates at the 2012 London Olympics on the back of FIFA assurances beggars belief.
Tam Ferry, spokesman for No Team GB said, “All along we have said that FIFA assurances are worthless. Blatter being in denial about FIFA being in crisis is like the Iraqi Information minister denying the US troops were anywhere near Baghdad as their tanks drove behind him”

Paul Corkrey, spokesman for No Team GB is also quoted, "Its no surprise to the Welsh fans that Blatter got 186 votes in his re-election, as to vote against him would be like Turkeys voting for Christmas"

Can any assurances from FIFA be trusted?

Would you trust these people?


FANS: New FAW crest
Thursday 21st April 2011

Wales t-shirt:NEW FAW CREST
JJB Sports has started selling FAW merchandise with the new FAW crest

for more click here

updated: Thu, April 21, 2011 23:05 UK.


FANS: FSF Cymru meeting with the FAW
Monday 18th April 2011

Wales t-shirt:
Summary of Football supporters Federation Wales (FSF Cymru) meeting with FAW

The meeting took place at the FAW offices in Cardiff at 4 pm Wednesday April 13th in attendance from the FSF were Paul Corkrey, Vince Alm and Neil Dymock and from the FAW. Mark Evans, Lynsey Owens (Ticketing), also present was Wayne Palmer from the south Wales police.

This was a routine meeting with questions generally been asked that were sent in from members and people who expressed a view, the following is a summary of the meeting.

Team GB has raised its head again and many Welsh fans are concerned about the possible consequences, once again Mark Evans emphasized the position of the FAW, They do not support this, they will not help with it and they will not insure players to play in it, that is an important point, insurance, many clubs will be very reluctant to release players for this, never mind the FA'S due to the insurance costs. On another point it was asked if someone like Bale or Ramsey chose to play would the FA take sanctions out against them in the future. A firm no was the answer but the players will be asked to consider seriously before agreeing taking part.

Ticket issues surrounding the England game took up a lot of time and Lucy said that she had replied to all e mails that had been sent to her from both Welsh and English fans…there were issues with fans not getting tickets through the kickback scheme, including Porth and Newport who had been particularly unhappy about what had happened…Lucy said that all applications were dealt with in a pro rata basis and the huge take up for the scheme had caught everyone out, many thousands benefited but it was accepted that due to this huge demand some clubs missed out and the FAW regret this and apologise to those clubs but it was down in a non-malicious fashion.

Anyone may e mail the ticketing department if they still feel that they have not had a satisfactory reply.

The fact that fans missed out on tickets and there was a massive segregation area also riled fans and Wayne Palmer explained that this was decided well in advance of the game and the SAG(Safety advisory groups) were more concerned about fans safety and security than adding extra seats, there had been problems with away fans in the past near to the North stand. The other area that appeared empty was a middle section near the corner flag; this was due to 150 supporters not attending who had tickets.

England away tickets were discussed and it is expected that we will get around 7,000 tickets which will ensure all Gold and Silver members will get a ticket (there are over 5,000 members) we mentioned the FA councillors tickets being returned at the Old Trafford game but Mark said this happens now and then and you are talking about only a few tickets and they are always put back on sale.

In the unlikely event of there being spare tickets the FAW may consider offering Gold members the chance of another ticket on their name but that is only one possible option and this will be looked at closer to the time, but they will try to make it as fair as possible whatever is decided.

On a security note for the England game, there is a huge coach park outside the stadium that can accommodate hundreds of coaches; there are good rail links too with a nearby tube station.

Welsh fans were prevented from hanging flags whilst English fans were allowed, Mark Evans put his hands up to this and admitted it was their fault, the stewards were not briefed properly beforehand and this led to them trying to stop fans placing their flags, Mark has promised that this will not happen again and that he personally will be at future pre match meetings with stewards and police at all future home venues.

Welsh Assembly government funding issues were raised and fans have asked why the WRU seem to get far more financial support than the national football team, Mark explained that this is not as big a difference as what it appears and Welsh football gets a lot of support in community initiatives and especially the Welsh football trust, but it was agreed that the FAW need to match the WRU in the work they put in to acquire grant funding. This is something that they are looking at and will be more proactive in the future.

We asked them to explain the benefits of the new centre at Newport and why that City was chosen over other venues especially those in north or mid Wales? It was explained that tenders were put out and the Newport city council pulled all the stops out to get the centre located in the city, the advantages of the M4 corridor will obviously be a plus point and it is hoped the centre will benefit Welsh football for many years to come. It will be a joint venture and the Football Association of Wales, Welsh Football Trust and Newport City Council aim to build the venue. The centre would develop the under-21, women's and younger age-group squads.

Membership issues and costs have been a constant irritation to the fans and we asked what the plans are for future membership schemes. Lucy suggested that they were looking at a lower price for renewals next year and fans can upgrade to Gold or Silver, the membership price will stay the same for new members and will always remain open until it reaches a level where the member benefits cannot be operated.

The data gathered from the membership scheme and from ticket sales to new customers in the kickback scheme must be put to good use and the FSF have put forward an expert in that field to meet with the marketing department later this month, hopefully progress can be made and marketing opportunities for the FAW can be improved.

One question asked by the fans is the terrible ranking position we find ourselves in and what is being done to improve this, it seems a silly question but Mark said that they were very concerned and plans were in place to get better quality friendly matches in the future, playing teams ranked below us was pointless and the other obvious answer was to help develop new Welsh talent and the Newport centre was part of that plan.

Concerns were raised amongst fans of the club rivalries raising their head at the England match and the fact three coach loads of fans were absent from the game after some problems in the city centre pre match…the FSF had received a letter via the human rights organisation "Liberty" from one of those fans that said he was refused the opportunity to see the game. Wayne said that the police were well aware of possible risk supporters entering the city and were well on top of everything…the fans mentioned were allowed access to a pub and were told that if they split up in to small groups they could continue on to the game but they decided against this and left the city.

Wayne also informed us that despite pre match concerns everyone was very pleased with the event day, over 100,000 fans had come into the capital and there were only 13 arrests in total and 8 of those was for ticket touting (part of an Olympic games police preparation initiative). There were minor scuffles in parts of the stadium but in general it was a good, safe event.

Neil Dymock brought up the Gol initiatives and explained about the fans' teams and the success they had been in bringing fans together. We have another fans tournament in Dublin next month and once again Carling has been outstanding in sponsoring the event.

Neil mentioned that the charity work had enabled them to arrange trips for 4 Montenegran Orphans to attend the Wales game against Montenegro and he also had plans for more orphans to attend the Welsh cup final, this is not a Gol initiative however but work done in conjunction with Llanelli FC. The FAW said that they would continue to support these ventures and supply signed shirts and raffle prizes to help fund raising.

The Bulgaria match is almost definitely in Sofia but still not confirmed, the last two home games will be played at the Liberty stadium and Cardiff City stadium (details available soon) there are thousands of vouchers sent out to clubs in the kickback scheme offering half price tickets for one of these games. Dublin prices have been confirmed..

The prices for the remaining Carling Nations Cup games have been confirmed today, 20 Euro each for our fans so we will sell at £18.00 each. We'd hoped there would be a concession for juniors for the May games but unfortunately there isn't. It's only for the ROI fans buying via general sale.

The FAW will get application forms sent out to Gold and Silver members in the next week or so, may take longer with the bank holidays

Road shows will continue with Jonathan Ford visiting many areas over the next few months.

We handed in some correspondence to Lucy, some good and some bad regarding the England tickets and the feedback will be taken into consideration…we then ended the meeting in agreement that it would be a good idea if more fans attended these regular meetings maybe from the other areas of Wales, anyone is welcome to come along but please e mail Mark Evans in advance.

information taken from Wales Away Yahoo group.

updated: Mon, April 18, 2011 22:15 UK.


FANS: Competition
Friday 15th April 2011

Wales t-shirt:Spirit of '58
dragonsoccer has a Spirit of '58 T-shirt to give away. (Size - Small)

to enter competition click here

updated: Fri, April 15, 2011 11:45 UK.


FANS: As Good As It Gets
Monday 4th April 2011

Welsh Schools: photo linked from Centenary History of the Welsh Schools Football Association. Written and compiled by Ceri Stennett

"As Good As It Gets" is a 200 page soft-back book (235x135mm) that traces the history of the Welsh Schools Football Association (WSFA) from the early years of the 20th Century to the current day.


Football Association of Wales Press Officer and Historian, Ceri Stennett, has spent the last three years researching the association that has provided international football at Under 15 and 18 levels for more than 2,500 players. Of these, more than 100 have gone-on to represent Wales at senior international level. These include such well-known names as Fred Keenor, Cliff Jones, John Toshack, Terry Yorath, Brian Flynn, Mark Hughes, Robbie Savage, Wayne Hennessey, Joe Ledley and current Wales international captain, Aaron Ramsey.


The WSFA is the body that has been charged with the responsibility for discovering and nurturing young football talent in Wales through the schools system. The association runs countless competitions for schools at various age levels to compete in and then organises international matches against the other home countries, plus many more across Europe, for the age-group teams. All has this has been done by legions of teachers across the Principality who have given their time freely to advance the cause of football in Wales.


As well as focusing on the players and teams, Ceri also includes chapters written by many of the former Welsh Schools team managers. There are contributions from Chris Whitley, Lyn Jones, Dai Davies, Adrian Jones, Dafydd Owen, Roger Skyrme and Iolo Owen. In addition the current Under 16 and 18 managers, Osian Roberts and Martin Evans have also written chapters. Contributions have also been made by team administrators from the last forty years, including Derek Flye, Wyn Davies, Cledwyn Ashford, Keith James and David Nickless.


There is a full listing of all matches played with dates, results and goal-scorers, plus player appearances. All that is listed in book form for the first time ever. In addition, there are more than 250 pictures, many never before published of teams and players.


The publication will be of great interest to former players and administrators, as well as the many fans of Welsh football.


‘As Good As It Gets’ is published by Stennett Books, and will be available from April 2011 onwards, priced at £9.99. ISBN 978-09568420-0-8. Further information and orders can be placed via: Ceri Stennett

updated: Mon, April, 2011 20:34 UK.


FANS: DS Web chat
Monday 21st March 2011


New to is the DS web chat, this feature is a replacement for the message board.

The Web chat will allow supporters to interact with each other LIVE when the "chat screen" opens.

for more please goto:

posted: Mon, 21 March 2011 14:20 UK.






FANS: Wales shirts for sale on Ebay
Tuesday 1st March 2011

Wales football shirt: photo linked from ebay


Several children’s Wales shirts for sale on Ebay.

posted: Tue, 1 March 2011 21:10 UK.

 Shirt 1 - Red -ebay

 Shirt 2 Red -ebay 

 Shirt 3 Red -ebay 

 John Charles shirt -ebay



FANS: Signed Ebay items
Tuesday 7th December 2010

Aaron Ramsey: photo linked from

Official Nottingham Forest Auction 2010.

All proceeds gained from this auction will go towards the Nottingham Forest 2010/11 Toy appeal.

Click on the link (on the right) to bid for items such as Ramsey and Gunter's signed boots as well as a Robert Earnshaw signed shirt!

posted: Tue, 7 December, 2010 19:32 UK.

 Signed Ramsey boots -ebay






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