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Phil Howells writes ...

THE TIMES THEY ARE A'CHANGING or HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE?

The ramblings of former journalist, former civil servant and playboy PHIL HOWELLS, who wishes to remain anonymous.


ANOTHER Day In Paradise or Dead And Gone? The former a hit for Phil Collins (did anybody like him?) and the latter an entrant in the US Billboard charts before its official release by someone called TI (I never heard of it or him either).

Well, those ditties could sum up Merthyr Tydfil Football Club over the 20 years since Dial M For Merthyr first came into the world, brash and informative, full of forthright opinions and criticisms but never libellous ( I hope).

Martyrs fans were always looking to a glorious future although the vision seemed more than just rose-tinted but this year the club could have been Dead and Gone!

As it is, we face a long battle to achieve security but there is a definite pulse there. We hope that progress can be made just as Dial M matured over the years and became a…

Dial M For Merthyr - then and now

1989 Dial M for Merthyr



Curtain Hair.

Flared C17 Jeans

Polo by Ralph Lauren after shave (even though we didn't shave ;-)

Away in the car (an escort)

Being skinny

Wales away in Germany (pack your head bag mun!)

Swansea in the cup

The Weegies down for a game of football

The Stone Roses

Egg fried rice from Jen Chang, bottom of town

Brecon Road wars

Armani t-shirt

Beanie hats

The film Platoon

Word of mouth

Drinking in the Belle and onto Koolers

Spain with the lads

ZX Spectrum

A tattered copy of Catcher in the Rye

Dance music all night long

YSL brown chord jacket

Being young

Adidad Gazelle trainies...





2009 Dial M for Merthyr



Greying hair

Diesel jeans

Mortgages

Kasabian

Penguin polo tops

Waltzing with Bashir

The internet

Getting chunky

Drinking in the Anchor

France with the wife

Wine bars in Soho

A red label Levi coat

Mac Book

Galette with Langoustine Veloute from the Ivy

Glasvegas

A pristine copy of The White Tiger

Adidas Gazelles...It's good to know some things will never change..;-)