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Cardiff Met FC vs Bangor City Dafabet Welsh Premier League Saturday 19th November 2016 15:00 Kick Off



Contents Cardiff Met vs Bangor City, Saturday 19th 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 Bangor.


10 The Big Interview

Meet the club kit manager Darren Jenkins!

12 The Squad

Meet the Cardiff Met squad.

15 Met in Action

Match photos from our game against Airbus.

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 Bangor City to Cyncoed 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 Bangor City FC Organised football in Bangor dates from a meeting held in the city’s Magistrates' Rooms on 18 December 1876 – but not football as we might imagine because it was the handling variety that was first played in the city. It wasn’t until nearly a year later that it was decided to abandon rugby, to concentrate on association football, and to join the Football Association of Wales. Nine years later, Bangor won the Welsh Cup for the first time in 1889, beating Northwich Victoria 2 – 1 at Wrexham before a crowd of 4,000, and in 1895-96 put on an even more impressive performance, beating north Wales giants Wrexham 3 – 0 at Llandudno to win football’s second-oldest cup competition for the second time. The Welsh Cup has been a favourite trophy of Bangor City over the years. City has won the trophy eight times – only Wrexham, Cardiff and Swansea have won it more often. In 1932 Bangor City was elected into the Birmingham and District League, then the Lancashire Combination and the Cheshire League. One of the highlights of City’s years playing in the English footballing pyramid was an appearance at the ‘old’ Wembley stadium in the 1984 FA Trophy Final against Northwich – the first Welsh team to appear at the historic ground since Cardiff City in 1927. Jumping forward to more recent history, the fortunes of the club took a momentous turn in 1992, when it elected to join the new League of Wales, severing its historic links with the English system. After a slow start, Bangor won the League of Wales title in 1994 and 1995 under the management of Nigel Adkins (former manager of Scunthorpe United, Southampton, and Reading, now with Sheffield United) leading to more European exploits in Iceland and Poland. 1998 and 2000 saw further Welsh Cup victories, and these, along with high League placings, led to further European campaigns in Finland, Sweden, Romania, Yugoslavia and Latvia. Consistent success however was hard to find, but this changed with the appointment of former City player Neville Powell as manager in May 2007. In his first three seasons, Nev guided Bangor to a hat-trick of Welsh Cup wins and European qualification. In 2011 he won Bangor City’s first league championship since the Adkins era of the mid-1990s. Away from the playing side, protracted negotiations between the club, councils and developers led to Bangor City leaving the muchloved Farrar Road ground in late 2012 and moving to a new purpose-built stadium at Nantporth, on the banks of the Menai Straits. Immediately popular due to its excellent playing surface and facilities, the stadium has become the venue of choice for representative matches in North West Wales.








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The Big Interview We've used the Big Interview of late to meet the team behind the team. Today is no different as we catch up with kit manager Darren Jenkins. MET: Hi Darren, thanks for talking to the programme, first of all, how did you come to be involved with Cardiff Met FC? DJ: Halfway through the 2014/2015 season I decided to come down and watch a game at the Campus and was very impressed with the set up and professionalism of the club, therefore got hold of the fixtures and decided to go to home and away games for much of the remaining games, I was then invited into the bar by Christian Edwards (Swanny) who my brother and I had watched on the Swans terraces for years. It was that summer that Swanny offered me a roll as kit maganger at the club for the following season and I have never looked back. MET: What does an average matchday look like for you? What are your roles and responsibilities? DJ: I like to arrive at the club a good hour before the players as I have a busy match day schedule. Once I've laid the kit and warm up gear out in the players favourite places, I get to work on preparing the scoreboard, water bottles, Ice box etc before popping into the referees room to hand over a goalkeeper and outfield playing kit to show the officials the colours we will be wearing that day. Once the game starts I'm responsible for sending live match tweets via the Cardiff Met FC twitter feed. Once the game is over its back to the dressing room and sort out the dirty kit, warm up gear and coats into separate kit bags ready for washing. It's then back to the bar for a well deserved pint. MET: And how have you enjoyed the season so far? There have been plenty of new grounds and new experience like overnight stays, how has that affected your preparation? DJ: The season so far has been an amazing experience for me personally, to be involved not just in Division 1 last season but in the WPL is a dream for me and I will always be grateful to the club for giving me this opportunity. The overnight stays in luxury hotels have been very professional I must say. After our team meal and the players have gone to their rooms (early) the staff like to relax and talk about what we are about to face the next day. When I was younger I must have visited 60 or 70 football league grounds so to visit all the Welsh Prem grounds is an exciting time for me but match duties for an away game is very much the same. All in all I can honestly say the players and management have made my feel so welcome since day one that I feel I'm giving a bit back by looking after everyone as much as I can, Walking out onto the field just before kick off seeing my family in the stand makes me feel 10 foot tall and I just want to wish the players all the luck and success for the rest of the season.



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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






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Opposition Analysis Daniel Nardiello (9) Dan Nardiello brings a wealth of Football League experience with him to the Bangor University Stadium. The 33year old forward began his youth career with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United before turning professional with United in October 1999. Nardiello then went on to feature for Barnsley, Queen’s Park Rangers, Blackpool, Exeter City, Rotherham United and most recently Bury, amassing over 300 Football League appearances and over 100 goals. The Coventry-born forward has also represented Wales as a full international in 2007, following in the footsteps of his father, Donato, who played for Wales in the early 1980’s.

Andy Legg (Manager) Legg joined Bangor in August 2016 having previously managed Lanelli for 3 years between 2009 and 2012. Legg had an extensive playing career with clubs such as Swansea, Cardff, Notts County and Peterborough, making over 500 league appearances. Legg won the WPL with Lanelli and Welsh Cup twice with Swansea City. Legg was known for his long throws and once held the world record with a distance of 44.6m. @cardiffmetfc


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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 slightly less successful week in BUCS than we have been used to of late with the first team falling to an unfortunate 2-1 defeat away to Chichester and the 2nd team losing 5-2. Wins for the 3's however restored a bit of pride and there is still plenty to play for in all 5 BUCS leagues.

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

Bangor City

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 Connor Roberts 2 Lawrence Wilson 3 Sam Hart 4 Leon Clowes 5 Anthony Miley 6 Gary Roberts 7 Jamie Reed 8 Damien Allen 9 Daniel Nardiello 10 Christian Langos 11 Sion Edwards 13 Antoni Sarnowski 14 Oscar Durnin 15 River Humphreys 16 Danny Gosset 17 Shaun Cavanagh 18 Caio Hywel 19 Sion Bradley 20 Alex Boss 23 Ashley Young 24 Cai Owen 25 Brayden Shaw 26 Ifan Emlyn Jones 27 Henry Jones 28 Adam Pritchard 29 Jordan Davies 30 Pavel Vieira 91 Rodrigo Branco Araujo

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Referee: David Morgan Asst Referee: Darren Adie Asst Referee: Ben Williams Fourth Official: Ian Bird

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