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FAW: The Voice

THE VOICE
The third edition of the FAW's magazine 'The Voice' is now available.

It is available from various outlets around Wales and also as a digital book on the FAW website.

It was due to go to print just as we received the tragic news of Gary Speed's death - therefore it was not possible to fully rewrite the edition - so we took the decision to pay an initial tribute to him at the start of the magazine and left most of the rest of the issue as was.

In the next edition we will look further at the legacy left by Gary and include many more tributes to him. This should be available in February / March 2012.

In this issue we look at:
Recent Matches & Reviews.
A tribute to former Chief Executive, Alun Evans.
The season so far for the youngsters and the ladies.
Bangor City's New Stadium.
A tale from the vaults of Welsh Football History.
Interviews with Aaron Ramsey and Jayne Ludlow.
Craig Bellamy's 'Club 39'.

Plus all the news from the FAW team as they get 'out and about'.
info from faw.org.uk

 
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POSTED: 6:13pm Monday 12th December 2011

WOMEN: UEFA Youth draws

Wales Under 19WOMEN YOUTH DRAWS
The draws were held today at the UEFA HQ in Nyon, Switzerland for the Women's Under 17 & 19 tournaments.

The Under 17s Wales were drawn in Group 10 alongside Norway, Latvia and Turkey. Latvia will host the the mini-tournament from 3rd September 2012.

With the Women's Under 19 Championship for 2012/2013 being hosted in Wales, the Under 19s automatically qualify for the finals tournament in August 2013.

Elite Round news:
The Under 19s have been drawn in Group 6 with alongside England, Austria and Finland. England will host the matches and thes will be played between 31st March and 5th April 2012.


posted: Wed, 30 Nov, 2011 19:58 UK.

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POSTED: 8:26pm Wednesday 30th November 2011

UNDER 19: 2012/2013 matches

Wales Under 19U19 DRAW
The draw has been made at UEFA HQ in Nyon, Switzerland, for the 2012/2013 Under 19 Men's Championship.

The Under 19's are in Group 10 alongside Slovenia, Russia and Sweden. The matches will be held in October 2012 (10-15th October). Slovenia host the group games.

The top two teams are guaranteed qualification to the Elite Round later in the season, plus one best third-placed side.

posted: Wed, 30 Nov, 2011 19:58 UK.

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POSTED: 8:04pm Wednesday 30th November 2011

UNDER 17: 2012/2013 matches

Wales Under 17U17 DRAW
The draw has been made at UEFA HQ in Nyon, Switzerland, for the Under 17 2012/2013 Men's Championship
.

The Under 17s are in Group 7 alongside England, Northern Ireland and Estonia. The matches will be played in October 2012. Estonia will host the matches.

For the first round, the top two teams are guaranteed qualification to the Elite Round later in the season, plus two best third-placed sides.

posted: Wed, 30 Nov, 2011 19:58 UK.

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POSTED: 7:59pm Wednesday 30th November 2011

NEWS: S4C tribute to Gary Speed

Send us your thoughts.

Tribute to Gary Speed on S4C.

In a special programme tonight (Monday 28 November) the Sgorio team will pay tribute to Gary Speed, the Wales football manager, who died on Sunday 27 November at 42 years of age.

Dylan Ebenezer presents the tribute programme Gary Speed: Teyrnged at 21:30 tonight with personal tributes by former Wales internationals Dai Davies, Malcolm Allen and his friend and former team mate John Hartson.

The programme will also include tributes by The Football Association of Wales and some familiar faces from the Welsh Premier League.

Wedi 7 at 19:00 tonight on S4C will also include a tribute to the Wales manager.

Everyone in S4C extends their deepest sympathy to the family of Gary Speed.




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POSTED: 2:06pm Monday 28th November 2011

FANS: Gary Speed: Your thoughts.

Send us your thoughts.

A very sad time and what a loss of a great man,my thoughts are with Gary's family. I have so many great memories of Gary Speed. - Paul Smith.


Rust in vrede. R.I.P. My participation - Tom Verstuyft.


Still in shock days on, may you rest in peace Gary and thanks for all you have done for welsh football.  I also hope that the family are left alone to grieve without intrusion. - Mark Lowrie.


RIP gary speed,top man. - Arwyn Jones.
An inspiration to eveyone involved in football in Wales for so many years. A leader on and off the pitch and always wearing the shirt of his country with pride during his playing days and recently managing his country with all the dignity you would expect from this great man.
- Garry Jones.

Shocked and saddened by the awful news.Great captain and player for Wales, making excellent progress as manager after a difficult start. Some of the football played by Wales this season has been brilliantCondolences to his family and friends. Gyda'r cydymdeimladau. Wynne Thomas.


id like to pass on me respects to the family of gary speed the welsh poeple and the poeple who worked with him i am not welsh myself but was shocked to hear of his sudden death in such a mannor i hope the welsh football team and nation can recover and pay tribute to gary in their next match. - David Marshall


What a tragic day. Sympathy to his family, friends and all welsh football fans. Thank you for the memories. RIP Gary Speed. - Dilwyn May.

Always gave 100% to Wales as player and Manger. He will always be remembered for his commitment the Welsh National side . My sympathy go out to his family. - Gareth Evans.


A very black day for football in Wales and football in general. All our sympathies to his family at this truly awful time. - John Connah.


I'm in complete shock and wept at the news  of Speedo's passing.. A truly fantastic man and was going so well for national team......RIP - Martin Salisbury.


As a proud follower of the Welsh national team Gary was one of my all time heroes. He conducted himself so well. The future is bright for Welsh football and we will go on and achieve success in his honour. R.I.P. Gary
- Gareth James.


I am totally devastated about Gary's sudden death as we were heading in the right direction on the pitch!My memory of him was seeing him score the winning goal in the driving rain at the Millennium against Moldova but i know he was much more than that!
Where do we all go now after this tragedy?
I am no older than him and for him to die so young is tragic!
My condolences to his family and it will be hard to come to either Swansea or Cardiff next year without "Speedo" in the dugout!
RIP Speedo! - Brian.K.Outlaw -"y sais ddraig coch".

My deepest sympathy to you all in the  Welsh International Football on the sad and tradgic loss of Gary Speed. I'm a Liverpool supporter
 and I think that this comment speaks volumes for the great footballer and likeable gentleman that Gary Speed was. May you rest in Peace Gary. Yesterday was a Black day in USA. But today is a Black day in Ireland,England,Scotland & WALES. From Maurice Sweeney Enniscrone, Co.Sligo, Ireland.



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POSTED: 3:56pm Sunday 27th November 2011

NEWS: Gary Speed dies

Gary Speed: photo linked from bbc.co.uk
Gary Speed has died at the age of 42.

Send us your thoughts

- Private funeral for Gary Speed

- Inquest opens into death of Gary Speed

- Gary Speed’s sister has told of her anguish at the death of her lost loved one.

The Football Association of Wales is shocked and saddened at the tragic news that National Team Manager, Gary Speed, has died.

"I, and all of the football family of Wales, am devastated by the news of Gary’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family at this difficult time." - FAW Chief Executive, Jonathan Ford.

"I am completely shocked by this terrible news and my thoughts are with his family. We will do whatever we can as an association to help them in this difficult time. All our thoughts are with his family and this sad time. We would ask all media to leave the family to grieve in peace at this difficult time." - FAW President, Phil Pritchard.

FAW Chief Executive, Jonathan Ford, will hold a media briefing on Monday 28th November at mid-day.


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POSTED: 3:33pm Sunday 27th November 2011

PLAYERS: Appearance weekend 26 Nov 11

SUMMARY: -.

^ on loan = m = minutes; - = did not play, g= goal, t=tactical change, inj=injury, s=suspended, cs=clean sheet

* eligible for Wales

 updated: Sat, 26 Nov, 2011 17:10 UK.

Player

Club

Last game

Date

updated 26 Nov 11

Wayne Hennessey (Gk)

Wolves

v  Chelsea

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Boaz Myhill (Gk)

^Birmingham City

v Blackpool

26 Nov 11

played 90m

 

 

 

 

 

James Collins

Aston Villa

v Swansea

27 Nov 11

-

Danny Gabbidon

QPR

v Norwich

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Chris Gunter

Nottm Forest

v Cardiff

26 Nov 11

played 78m-t

Neal Eardley

Blackpool

v Birmingham City

26 Nov 11

played 90m-1g

Lewin Nyatanga

Bristol City

v Southampton

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Sam Ricketts

Bolton

v Everton

26 Nov 11

inj-out for another few weeks

Ashley Williams

Swansea

v  Aston Villa

27 Nov 11

-

Neil Taylor

Swansea

v  Aston Villa

27 Nov 11

-

Danny Collins

^Ipswich

v Reading

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Adam Matthews

Celtic

v St Mirren

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Darcy Blake

Cardiff

v Nottm Forest

26 Nov 11

sub

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Bellamy

Liverpool

v Man City

27 Nov 11

-

Robert Earnshaw

Cardiff

v Nottm Forest

26 Nov 11

sub

Joe Ledley

Celtic

v St Mirren

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Brian Stock

Doncaster

  v Watford

26 Nov 11

played 83m-t

Jack Collison

West Ham Utd

v Derby

26 Nov 11

played -m

Gareth Bale

Tottenham

v West Brom

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal

v Fulham

26 Nov 11

played -m

David Edwards

Wolves

v Chelsea

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Andy King

Leicester City

v Portsmouth

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Andrew Crofts

Norwich City

v QPR

26 Nov 11

played 90m

David Vaughan

Sunderland

v Wigan

26 Nov 11

sub on 66m

Joe Allen

Swansea

v Aston Villa

27 Nov 11

-

Andy Dorman

^Bristol Rovers

v Southend

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Ched Evans

Sheff Utd

v Chesterfield

26 Nov 11

played 90m-1g

Sam Vokes

^Burnley

v Chelsea

26 Nov 11

sub on 46m

Simon Church

Reading

v Ipswich

26 Nov 11

played 71m-t

Steve Morison

Norwich City

v QPR

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Hal Robson-Kanu

Reading

v Ipswich

26 Nov 11

sub on 72m

David Cotterill

Swansea

v Aston Villa

27 Nov 11

-

Jermaine Easter

Crystal Palace

v Millwall

26 Nov 11

sub on 81m

 

 

 

 

 

Young Guns

 

 

 

 

David Cornell (Gk)

^Hereford

v Crewe

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Jonathan Bond (Gk)

^Forest Green

v York

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Adam Henley

Blackburn

v Stoke

26 Nov 11

sub

James Wilson

Bristol City

v Southampton

26 Nov 11

sub on 77m

Christian Ribeiro

^Carlisle

v Colchester

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Ashley Richards

Swansea

v Aston Villa

27 Nov 11

-

David Stephens

Hibernian

v St Johnstone

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Elliott Hewitt

Macclesfield

v Barnet

25 Nov 11

-rested

Troy Brown

Rotherham United

v Crawley Town

26 Nov 11

-

Michael Doughty

^Crawley

v Rotherham United

26 Nov 11

sub

Jake Taylor

^Exeter

v Tranmere

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Jonathan Williams

Crystal Palace

v Millwall

26 Nov 11

-inj

Billy Bodin

^Torquay

v Port Vale

25 Nov 11

played 85m-t

Tom Bradshaw

Shrewsbury

v Morecambe

26 Nov 11

-

Elliot Chamberlain

^AFC Telford

v Barrow

26 Nov 11

played 67m-t

Eliot Richards

Bristol Rovers

v Southend

26 Nov 11

sub on 61m

 

 

 

 

 

other players

 

 

 

 

Jason Brown (Gk)

Aberdeen

v Dunfermline

26 Nov 11

sub

Lewis Price (Gk)

Crystal Palace

v Millwall

26 Nov 11

sub

Kyle Letheren

Kilmarnock

v Rangers

27 Nov 11

-

Rhoys Wiggins

Charlton

v Huddersfield

28 Nov 11

-

Ben Turner*

Cardiff City

v Nottm Forest

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Gareth Roberts

Derby County

v West Ham

26 Nov 11

played -m

Rob Edwards

Barnsley

v Leeds

26 Nov 11

-

John Oster

Doncaster

v Watford

26 Nov 11

inj-neck-2mths out

Owain Tudur Jones

Inverness

v Hearts

26 Nov 11

-inj-knee

Ben Davies

Derby County

v West Ham

26 Nov 11

played -m

Freddy Eastwood

Coventry

v Brighton

26 Nov 11

-

David Jones*

Wigan

v Sunderland

26 Nov 11

played 90m

Craig Davies

Barnsley

v Leeds

26 Nov 11

played 64m-t-1g

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POSTED: 10:04am Saturday 26th November 2011

2014 WORLD CUP: Wales in Group A fixtures

Scotland v Wales: photo linked from faw.org.uk2014 WORLD CUP
The Wales fixtures for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers have been agreed.

"This is such a well-balanced group that we knew everyone would be looking for an early advantage. As always, there had to be some give and take, but I am very glad that we did not have to use the June qualifying dates. All the matches are double headers for us so we need to keep our good form going now through the friendly matches that we have and on to the start of the qualifiers next Autumn and beyond." - Wales manager Gary Speed.

Wales fixtures:
Friday 07.09.2012 v Belgium (H)
Tuesday 11.09.2012 v Serbia (A)

Friday 12.10.2012 v Scotland (H)
Tuesday 16.10.2012 v Croatia (A)

Friday 22.03.2013. v Scotland (A)
Tuesday 26.03.2013. v Croatia (H)

Friday 06.09.2013. v FYR Macedonia (A)
Tuesday 10.09.2013. v Serbia (H)

Friday 11.10.2013. v FYR Macedonia (H)
Tuesday 15.10.2013. v Belgium (A).


Matches are set to begin in September 2012. If agreement cannot be reached at the meeting, it will be for FIFA to draw the matches on the set match dates.


Group A fixtures meeting set to take place on November 23 in Brussels.

Wales have been drawn in Group A for the 2014 World Cup qualifying rounds, also drawn in the same group are FYR Macedonia (43), Scotland (33), Belgium (22), Serbia (17) and Croatia (7).

*UEFA ranking in brackets


Wales' record against Group A nations.

FYR Macedonia: Wales has never played them.
Scotland: 105 meetings, the last this year in Dublin (1-3 defeat). 'Classic' matches in World Cup qualifiers in 1977 (Liverpool) and 1985 (Cardiff).
Belgium: 8 meetings, the last in 1997. The most memorable? Perhaps the 2-0 win in 1993 that featured a great free kick goal from Ryan Giggs. Three wins, one draw and four defeats.
Serbia: no meetings as a solo team, but 2 meetings when paired as Serbia & Montenegro in 2003 (two defeats)
Croatia: 2 meetings, both friendlies, the last in 2010. A draw and a defeat. info from FAW

With 53 European countries entered in the World Cup qualifying draw, teams have been drawn in eight groups of 6 teams and one group of 5.

The qualifying matches are scheduled to be played between 7 September 2012 and 15 October 2013.

The 9 group winners will qualify directly, and the eight best second-placed teams will be drawn in two-legged play-off matches to determine the other four qualifying nations.

Ranking of second-placed teams: Because one group has one team fewer than the others, matches against the sixth-placed team in each group are not included. As a result, eight matches played by each team will count for the purposes of the second-placed table.

Group fixtures meeting is due to take place in the Autumn.

updated: Sat, 30 Jul, 2011 20:57 UK.


Wales will learn their 2014 World Cup qualifying group when the draw is made in Rio de Janeiro this evening.

Wales will be in drawn from Pot 6. The Football Association of Wales will be represented at the draw by President, Phil Pritchard, Chief Executive, Jonathan Ford and manager Gary Speed.

Pot 1: Spain, Holland, Germany, England, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Norway, Greece.

Pot 2: France, Montenegro, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, Turkey, Serbia, Slovakia.

Pot 3: Switzerland, Israel, Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Ukraine, Hungary.

Pot 4: Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Lithuania, Albania, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Austria, Poland.

Pot 5: Armenia, Finland, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Moldova, FYR Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands.

Pot 6:
Wales, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malta, Andorra, San Marino.


Another update this evening from football-rankings.info puts Wales in pot 6 for the World Cup draw at the end of July.

FIFA world cup UEFA pots

*Please note this is yet to be confirmed by the FAW.

updated: Fri, 10 Jun, 2011 22:34 UK.


According to reports Wales are in Pot 5 for the World cup draw at the end of July. To note it has been reported earlier that Wales' seeding will be decided on the July FIFA world rankings.

It has been reported that UEFA announced on Monday (6th June) the distribution of the European national teams in six pots.

NEWS: UEFA's World Cup 2014 Qualifying Pots

Pot 1 includes world champions Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Norway, and Greece.

Pot 2 is comprised of Serbia, Slovenia, Russia, France, Montenegro, Switzerland, Slovakia, Denmark, and Sweden.

Bulgaria was placed in Pot 3 together with Turkey, the Czech Republic, Israel, Ireland, Ukraine, Belgium, Romania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Pot placement is determined by the FIFA ranking of the national teams where Bulgaria are 47th at the moment. Bulgaria barely made it into Pot 3 as the next team in line, Lithuania, which is the first in Pot 4, is ranked 48th by FIFA with only 15 points fewer than Bulgaria.

In addition to Lithuania, Pot 4 includes Albania, Hungary, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Poland.

Pot 5 features Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Macedonia, Moldova, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, and Wales.

Pot 6 consists of Iceland, Luxembourg, the Faroe Islands, Kazakhstan, Lichtenstein, Malta, Andorra, and San Marino.

updated: Mon, 6 Jun, 2011 19:32 UK.


earlier:
Wales' seeding for the 2014 World Cup draw will be decided on the July FIFA world rankings
.

Wales are currently ranked 45 out of 53 in the UEFA Confederations list, this ranking would put Wales in Pot E (using the same qualification format as for the 2010 World Cup).

posted: Fri, 3 Jun, 2011 17:02 UK.

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POSTED: 6:50am Wednesday 23rd November 2011

WOMEN: UEFA Group 4



               
  Teams P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 France France 4 4 0 0 17 2 15 12
2 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 3 2 0 1 5 3 2 6
3 Wales Wales 4 1 1 2 5 8 -3 4
4 Scotland Scotland 2 1 1 0 8 3 5 4
5 Israel Israel 5 0 0 5 1 20 -19 0


17 September 2011
Wales 0-2 Republic of Ireland
Referee: Marina Mamaeva (RUS) Stadium: Newport, Newport (WAL)


22 October 2011
Wales 1-4 France
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (RUS) Stadium: Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli (WAL)


27 October 2011
Scotland 2-2 Wales
Referee: Tanja Schett (AUT) Stadium: Tynecastle, Edinburgh (SCO)


20 November 2011
Israel 0-2 Wales
Referee: Caroline De Boeck (BEL) Stadium: Nes-Ziona, Nes-Ziona (ISR)
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POSTED: 6:38pm Sunday 20th November 2011

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