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Lyn Jones: the man for Cardiff Blues

by Marrick on April 23, 2012

This weekend the RFU Championship "Dream Team" was announced. As expected it is dominated by Bristol Rugby, who have been the form team of the season. Curiously, of the four semi finalists in the Championship playoffs, only one team goes unrepresented – London Welsh.  

Two more games and they’re legends

by Marrick on October 11, 2011

It##Q##s funny how things turn around. Especially in the psyche of we Welsh supporters. The boys only need to win two more games and they##Q##ll be forever legends, talked of in the same awed tones as JPR, Barry and Gareth. My son will be saying to my grandson, “Yes, I went to school with Sam, […]

Useful phrases for the English / Saes, when they visit Cardiff / Caerdydd for the rugby

by Marrick on January 25, 2011

As everyone knows, most residents of Cardiff are fluent in Welsh, so be prepared to enjoy a warm Welsh welcome by speaking a few words of the lingo. To help you on your way, I've prepared a small number of handy phrases: Mae fy hofrenfad yn llawn llyswennod – My hovercraft is full of eels […]

Richard Thompson at St David’s Hall, Cardiff

by Marrick on January 23, 2011

If Mark Knopfler could write songs like Bob Dylan and had a half decent singing voice, he would be Richard Thompson. If there were any justice, Thompson would be a superstar and if I ever go to a better concert than this, then it will be the day after Wales beat the All Blacks… in […]

January Marshes

by Marrick on January 8, 2005

I went for a lovely long walk with Patch today – trying to keep up my New Year Resolution to lose weight. We set off about nine this morning, across the playing fields at the back of my house, where semi-comatose schoolboys limbered up in sub-Beckham-esque fashion, preparing themselves for their weekly dose of parental […]

Bangers and Smash

by Marrick on January 5, 2005

There are many ways to send a perfectly good car to an early grave, the most obvious is to give it to a company rep. Less apparent, but lots more fun is to take it to Llandre Airfield on the third Sunday of the month and enter it into a contest with the bargain basement […]