I would like to take this opportunity in introducing this page. It has occurred to me, that we all put so much time into discussing, the benefits of home grown talent staying in Wales and playing for our three
premier teams: Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham. I believe that over the forthcoming months, this very talent which has been capped in the ‘senior squad’ to date, should be recognised in some form at this site.
To be included here, a player needs to be in a present Welsh league club, and holds
at least one ‘senior’ international cap need I say, for Wales.
These players must be given some form of recognition, they have helped push teams such as Cardiff into the second division, and helped Swansea maintain its hold in the third division. Also Mark Hughes our international manager, has recognised the potential of players in lower divisions, who very rarely shine above their team mates, due to lack of television coverage etc… We hope more of this home grown talent, that stays in Wales may be recognised by him. But, we must not over emphasis this, the sad
reality may be, as Mark has quoted himself, that these very players, need to be playing in the upper two divisions to be eligible for a permanent first team spot.
It will take time to research details for each player, non of the details below will be fully comprehensive for each player mentioned yet. Bear with me and I’ll to do my best on the researching front with your help. If you can add something positive for this page-e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We seem to have six players who are in Welsh league clubs, who have senior International caps:
Cardiff: Robert Earnshaw, Danny Gabbidon, Andy Legg, and Rhys Weston
Swansea: Roger Freestone
Wrexham: Lee Jones
- By Karl-James Langford. More on this article in Issue 2