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Cardiff Met FC vs Llandudno Dafabet Welsh Premier League Sunday 27th November 2016 15:00 Kick Off



Contents Cardiff Met vs Llandudno, Sunday 27th Nov 2016 04 Chairman’s Welcome

Professor Robyn Jones welcomes today’s visitors to Cyncoed.

05 Club Details

Club officials and honours.

07 Today’s Opponents

We take a look at the history of Llandudno.


10 The Big Interview

Dan Spencer talks to the matchday programme.

12 The Squad

Meet the Cardiff Met squad.

15 Met in Action

Match photos from our game against Bangor.

17 Opposition Analysis

A look at the ones to watch from today’s opponents.


18 Dafabet WPL

Latest table, news and upcoming fixtures.

19 The Final Word

A round up of recent results for BUCS, reserves, youth and academy sides.


20 Matchday Live

Full details of today’s game. @cardiffmetfc


Chairman’s Welcome Firstly, I'd like to welcome all associated with Llandudno to Cyncoed Campus this afternoon. Croeso cynnes.

One of a coach's toughest assignments is to keep those squad players who don't regularly start games happy. Often it's not a question of them having less ability or giving less effort. Rather, it's an issue of ingredients just mixing in a process beyond the wit and wisdom of coaches; combinations sometimes just work . Of course, some educated guesswork is integral to the process, but a wise coach knows the future can't be 'seen', it can only be inferred from what has gone before. In essence, we don't know if selections work out, we just guess at them. So, the question inevitably arises, 'what informs this guess work?' Here, I can say with certainty that at Cardiff Met many factors go into the mix. This relates to both on (including training) and off field performances. What has been seen (or rather interpreted) over the short and (to a lesser extent) medium terms form the basis for the coaches' discussions and selections. It a process that begins an hour or so after a game has finished and runs to about two hours before the next one begins. It is, to all intents and purposes, a process without interruption. In addition, the factors under consideration are also not always immediately visible or agreed upon by staff, which adds another level of interpretation and complexity. This has become ever more difficult with the success of our reserves and the BUCS Wednesday team, which at the time of writing, head up both their respective leagues. Success demands attention, and many players have performed well in achieving that success. Although Ron Atkinson's somewhat witty lament that the key to good coaching is to 'keep the 11 selected who love you, away from the 6 not selected who hate your guts' has a grain of truth about it, things are never quite so simple. Still, I have little doubt that the success described above is a considerable factor responsible for 1st team player motivation. Without over egging the insecurity, the starting players know that if they don't perform consistently others are just waiting for the opportunity to show what they can do. It is to those players then, that a great deal of credit should go for our WPL season to date. They show to the others that the jersey matters; playing for Cardiff Met matters. They matter. A good luck to all




Club Details Club Officials

Chief Executive: Mike Davies Club President: Graham Haines Honourary Vice President: Sue Roscrow, Mark Roscrow Chairman: Professor Robyn Jones Director of Football: Dr. Christian Edwards Academy Director: Martin Longworth Development Team Coach: Charlie Corsby 1st Team Captain: Bradley Woolridge Club Captain: Bradley Woolridge Kit Manager: Darren Jenkins International Scout: Dave O'Gorman Hon. Treasurer: Simon Evans Hon. Secretary: Simon Evans Tel: 07734 9497 14 Email: sbr.evans@gmail.com Marketing & Matchday Enquiries: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk Club Honours Welsh Amateur Cup: Winners: 1967–68, 1968-69 Runner up: 1966-67, 1969-70, 1973-74 Welsh Intermediate Cup: Winners: 1975-76 Welsh League Cup: Winners: 1996-97 Semi – Final: 2011-12 Welsh League: Division 1 champion: 2015-16 Division 2 champion: 2013-14, 1975-76 Runner up: 1974-75 Division 3 champion: 1995-96, 2012-13 Runner up: 1974- 75 Welsh Cup: Quarter Finals: 2010-11, 2015-16 FAW Fair Play The aim of the FAW Fair Play Award is to encourage a reduction in on-field misconduct and promote the FAW Fair Play Code. The FAW, players and their clubs have a duty to raise awareness of the Fair Play message for the good of Welsh football. The good name of football has survived because the vast majority of people who love the game are honest and fair. Those who defend football’s good reputation deserve the recognition of the FAW. As a result the FAW will honour and publicise these fine examples through the Fair Play Award. The FAW will reward clubs who are making a significant contribution to improving the behavioural standards in football. Through such collective responsibility the FAW aims to promote team play through Fair Play.



Every chest trap. Every incisive through ball. Every last-ditch tackle. E v e r y l a s t - m i n u t e w i n n e r. E v e r y a t t a c k . E v e r y p i e c e o f m a g i c . E v e r y fi n g e r - t i p s a v e . E v e r y g o a l o f t h e s e a s o n c o n t e n d e r . E v e r y g l o r i o u s w i n . Every second of every minute.



Today’s Opponents Llandudno FC Football in Llandudno dates back to 1878 when the club was originally known as Gloddaeth Rovers for around a decade. The club was re-formed and renamed Llandudno Football Club in 1988. The club was formed for the purpose of providing activity for cricketers during their close season. A full international, Wales v Ireland, was played on the "council field" in 1898. Llandudno were founder members of the Welsh National League (North) in 1921 and were champions in 1923 and League Cup winners in 1930. The club won the North Wales Combination FA Cup in 1926 and the North Wales Amateur Cup in 1929. Controversy struck the club in 1931 when the FAW instructed them to play in East Wales, which Llandudno refused and were suspended. Llandudno were founder members of the Welsh League (North) in 1935 and remained in the league until war broke out in 1939 and then rejoined in 1945 and stayed till 1974. Llandudno were League champions in 1936 and repeated the feat the following season, in addition the club won the North Wales Amateur Cup in 1948 and 1962, the Alves Cup in 1951 and the Cookson Cup in 1965. The club moved to its current home at Maesdu Park in 1991 after the "council field" was used for the construction of an ASDA store in the late 1970s, now the new Parc Llandudno. The current ground was officially opened in 1991 and floodlights were added in 1994. The following season saw the erection of a clubhouse and two small stands which provide covered seating for 130 spectators. The club has in the past few seasons undergone major transitions, with the addition of a new press box. In season 2004–05 new dressing rooms were completed. New grandstands, with disabled access, are in place and the stadium now meeting the criteria set down for Welsh Premier League football. In August 2014, Wales national football team manager Chris Coleman visited Maesdu Park to officially open Llandudno's new £420,000 3G pitch. After a successful 2014–15 Cymru Alliance season, Llandudno were promoted as champions to the Welsh Premier League for the first





In July 2015, Llandudno FC entered into a significant strategic partnership with local organisation, MBi Consulting Ltd. as such the club was known as MBi Llandudno Football Club and Maesdu Park was renamed as Park MBi Maesdu. Llandudno enjoyed a remarkable first season in the Welsh Premier League which saw them finish 3rd and earn them a place in the Europa League for the first time in their history in 2016–17.








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The Big Interview Dan Spencer sat down with us this week to talk today's game, his involvement and the clubs targets for the season. MET: Hi Dan, thanks for taking the time to chat to us. Today's game sees us face Llandudno who are currently one place below us. What’s the mood in camp like and what has the approach been going in to today's game? DS: We Know Llandudno have quality and their league position shows that. They we're in Europa League action at the start of the season so we're aware of how good they are. Our season was kickstarted by the 1-0 away win and we'll be looking to do the double over them. Our approach as always has been carefully thought through and we're looking forward to the game. MET: You've been heavily involved in both the Dafabet WPL team and the BUCS side, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the club being involved in so many fixtures? DS: BUCS has been a great opportunity for players not involved on the weekend to pick up game time at the highest standard of university football. Of course more games can be an issue but we've managed since the club was started and its been useful so far this year MET: Throughout the season many people have asked what the clubs aims are for the year, after the recent run of form, what is the aim for the team now? DS: The target hasn't changed at all, we're still fully focused on maintaining our Welsh Premier League status. If we do that by being in the top 6 at the split then great, if not we'll look to be outside the bottom two positions come the last day of the season. MET: Thanks Dan, good luck today!



Cardiff Met FC are grateful for the continued support of:



The Squad Will Fuller

Adam Roscrow

Isaac Philpot

Charlie Corsby

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Kyle McCarthy

Jordan Lam

Brad Woolridge

Dan Spencer

Emlyn Lewis

Richard Morgan To sponsor this player, contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Ben Bowler

John Littlemore

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Eliot Evans

Joel Letori To sponsor this player, contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Chris Baker To sponsor this player, contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk



Josh Barnett To sponsor this player, contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk

For full player information visit our websitewww.cardiffmetfc.com Gwion Howell

Chris Willis

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Will Evans

Taylor James

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Aaron James To sponsor this player, contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Graham Haines To sponsor Graham, contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Gareth Emanuel

Prof. Robyn Jones

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Harry Owen

Dr. Christian Edwards

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Liam Black

Martin Longworth

Tim Parker

Darren Jenkins

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Ryan Jenkins

Stefan Kelly

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Purely Welsh Proudly Supporting Welsh Premier League



Met in Action

Photo credit: Graham Haines






Uchafbwyntiau Nos Lun Highlights Mondays

Gemau Uwch Gynghrair Cymru Dafabet a Chwpan Irn-Bru - yn fyw Dafabet Welsh Premier League and Irn-Bru Cup matches – live

4.45 Sadwrn Saturday


O’r Bala i Bale, mae S4C yn caru pêl-droed Cymru From Bala to Bale, we’re covering Welsh football

Opposition Analysis Marc Williams (10) Last years Dafabet Welsh Premier league player of the season, Williams came through the ranks at Wrexham, playing 80 times and scoring 17 goals between 2005 and 2011. Williams' other formet clubs include Kidderminster Harriers, Chester, Northwich Victoria & Colwyn Bay. Marc has also represented Wales at U16's, U17's, U19's and U21 level.

Alan Morgan (Manager) After a playing career thats saw Morgan make over 120 apearances, Alan began his managerial career as player/ manager of Cefn Druids. A spell as assistant at Bangor followed before taking the Aberystwyth job. Morgan has been in charge of Llandudn since 2012, taking the club in to the WPL and Europa League in consecutive seasons. @cardiffmetfc 17

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The Final Word Cardiff Met FC is more than just the first team you see today, with a reserves and youth team, plus 5 sides competing in BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) leagues. We also have a fully FAW accredited academy. BUCS Roundup A fine day in BUCS on Wednesday saw the first team defeat UEL 3-1 and the second team beat Surrey 1sts 3-1 in the trophy. The fifth team narrowly lost out to Swansea 4th's 4-3 in the plate.

Reserves Team The reserves are now top of the Wels Football League Reserve Division West outright after beating closest rivals Penybont Reserves 7-0. After 8 games the team sit top with 8 wins from 8 having scored 62 goals and conceding just 6! Youth Team After 5 Dafabet Welsh Premier Development League South games the youth team sit fourth on 11 points in a highly competitive league. With games in hand over teams above and one of only two unbeaten teams, the youth will be looking to push on in the next few weeks. Social Media Social media is the easiest way to keep up to date with all the goings on at Cardiff Met FC. We have a Facebook page and Twitter (@CardiffMetFC), where you can find post match interviews and info on upcoming games and we also have a brand new website which can be found at www.cardiffmetfc.com. @cardiffmetfc


Matchday Live Cardiff Met FC

Llandudno FC

1 Will Fuller 2 Isaac Philpot 3 Kyle McCarthy 4 Brad Woolridge 5 Emlyn Lewis 6 Ben Bowler 7 Eliot Evans 8 Chris Baker 9 Adam Roscrow 10 Charlie Corsby 11 Jordan Lam 12 Dan Spencer 13 Rich Morgan 14 John Littlemore 15 Joel Letori 16 Josh Barnett 17 Gwion Howell 18 Will Evans 19 Aaron James 20 Gareth Emanuel 21 Harry Owen 22 Liam Black 23 Tim Parker 24 Ryan Jenkins 25 Chris Willis 29 Matt Taylor 30 Dan Evans

1 Dave Roberts 2 Danny Taylor 3 James Joyce 4 Danny Shaw 5 Nathan Peate 7 Gareth Evans 8 Danny Hughes 9 Lee Thomas 10 Marc Williams 11 John Owen 12 Peter Jones 13 Patrik Rutter 14 Leo Riley 18 Mike Williams 19 Liam Dawson 20 Tom Dix 21 Connor Tierney 22 Sean McCaffery 23 Lewis Buckley

Today’s Officials:

Today’s Match Sponsor:

Referee: Richard Harrington Asst Referee: Ian Bird Asst Referee: Phil Thomas Fourth Official: Dan Beckett

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Profile for Cardiff Met FC

Cardiff Met FC Programme vs Llandudno  

Cardiff Met FC Programme vs Llandudno