Lee Trundle, Welsh football’s Royal Showman

THE Royal Welsh Show week is one of the busiest for journalists in Mid Wales and this year brought not only another chance to interview David Cameron but also former Swansea City player Lee Trundle.

Lee Trundle at the Royal Welsh Show (Peter Williams)

Lee Trundle at the Royal Welsh Show (Peter Williams)

The Prime Minister last year visited the opening day of what is known as Europe’s biggest agricultural show, signalling the start of the Tory general election campaign in Wales. Trundle, now an ambassador for the club where he enjoyed his most high-profile period, admitted the Welsh based English Premier League side were on a similar charm offensive in rural Wales. Continue reading

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Junior the first Brazilian to play football in Wales

IN the past two weeks or so you may have noticed an increasing number of television shows handily comprised of footage from previous World Cups and it’s in that tradition I’ve dug into the archives for my World Cup Special. JuniorBrazil1

Fittingly enough the story I’ve reprinted below, about ambitious Brazilian, Junior who left his home in Sau Paulo searching for a football future in Rhayader, Mid Wales, was originally written as an anniversary type piece in October 2012 marking the 20th season of football’s Welsh Premier League. Continue reading