Alive And Kicking [Radio Wales]

A history of Welsh soccer.

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20080329A history of Welsh soccer. 1/6. In the Beginning: Wales boasts the world's third oldest football association. This programme traces the game back to its spiritual roots in Ruabon.
20080405History of Welsh soccer. 2/6: Between the Wars. Welsh soccer prospered during the inter-war years, dominating the home international scene and even winning the FA Cup with Cardiff.
20080412A history of Welsh soccer. 3/6: In the Court of King John. After the war, fans have a new generation of heroes to cheer: Allchurch, Ford, Burgess, Paul, Tapscott and Charles.
20080419A history of Welsh soccer. 4/6: The Swinging Sixties. As the golden era of Charles and Ford came to an end, new heroes such as John Toshack and Mike England emerged.
20080426A history of Welsh soccer. 5/6. Handballs and Head Cases: Bad luck and the importation of the English disease of hooliganism see Welsh football in decline.
20080503A history of Welsh soccer. 6/6: Penalty Takers and History Makers. Welsh football goes through the wilderness years before the advent of Mark Hughes.
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20080524Neil Kinnock reflects on a topsy-turvy season in Welsh club soccer, featuring the adventures of Cardiff City, Swansea City and Wrexham.
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01In The Beginning20080329

Wales boasts the world's third oldest football association. This programme traces the game back to its spiritual roots in Ruabon.

02Between The Wars20080405Welsh soccer prospered during the inter-war years, dominating the home international scene and even winning the FA Cup with Cardiff.

History of Welsh soccer. 2/6: Between the Wars. Welsh soccer prospered during the inter-war years, dominating the home international scene and even winning the FA Cup with Cardiff.

03In The Court Of King John20080412After the war, fans have a new generation of heroes to cheer: Allchurch, Ford, Burgess, Paul, Tapscott and Charles.
04The Swinging Sixties20080419As the golden era of Charles and Ford came to an end, new heroes such as John Toshack and Mike England emerged.
05Handballs And Head Cases20080426Bad luck and the importation of the English disease of hooliganism see Welsh football in decline.
06 LASTPenalty Takers And History Makers2008050320080505Welsh football goes through the wilderness years before the advent of Mark Hughes.
06 LASTPenalty Takers And History Makers20080510