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Bristol or Bust - March 2008

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Sometimes the mind of Wolvesy can have some stupid ideas. Sometimes I laugh at them, sometimes I just shake my head in dismay at the fact that they actually came out of his mouth, rarely do I say, “Yeah I’m up for that”. Well the phone call I got as he and the ‘Nut of Wingedness’ returned from the Swans v Leeds game must have caught me unaware. Within two minutes I agreed to ride a bike to Mangotsfield in six weeks time to raise money for the club. I didn’t even have a bike for god’s sake!!!!
Within ten days I’m on the Taff trail from Aberfan about half way through a 10 mile training ride trying to quantify how stupid an idea it was. As we approached Rhydycar the chain jumped off the cog and I hit the handle bars with a thump, I knew the bike was an alien concept to me and that this idea was by far the most stupid one he’d ever come up with. Wolvesy left me and Wingnut to head off to Helogerrg, little did either of us know that as he went around the corner he fell off the bike and coll…

TV or not TV – that is the question! - 1989

This article was from the first issue of 'Dial M for Merthyr', written by Wolvesy.

This article is based on the BBC Wales’s attitude to football now that the ITV regions have the rights to Barclays League football action. The BBC Wales Sports Desk might as well be called the BBC Wales Rugby Sports Desk from now as football coverage is down to a minimum, which is not surprising since HTV have the rights to the Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham League action. BUT the point is that the BBC have not realised that there is a lot of great football action in Wales outside the Big Three. For instance Bangor City, Caernarfon and Rhyl’s efforts in the HFS Loans League could be mentioned every week or so with possibly some goals shown with the report. Alternatively and closer to home, Merthyr must be given more coverage this year. The League run-in last season brought the BBC cameras to the Park and it must be said that the coverage was excellent with great goal action and superb interviews wi…

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