Georgia, Ireland and the end of the World Cup dream. For now.

For our first official Youtube show we were hoping to serve you up a glorious celebration of Wales’s march to the World Cup in Russia, even without Gareth Bale.

Sadly of course that didn’t happen. What we have then is a glorious adventure in the fantastic city of Tbilisi followed by the heartbreak of watching an Ireland side inflict the first qualifying defeat of the campaign, right at the death.

The pain on the faces of the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Joe Ledley, Ashley Williams and of course the gaffer, Chris Coleman, was plain to see. Joe Allen had that pain coupled with concussion of course after a particularly brutal challenge. One that he apparently can’t even remember.

The fans we spoke to were gutted but philosophical. We weren’t unlucky, there was no higher power at play, no floodlight failure or missed penalty. We didn’t deserve it because we didn’t capitalise on the pressure we had in the first half and Ireland took the one real chance that fell to them.

The big question of course is whether or not Chris Coleman will stay on as manager. Earlier in the campaign he said this was his last. At the end he said he would take some time to think about it.

Wales needs him. The players want him to stay, the fans want him to stay and the FAW wants him to stay.

The one thing we at EatSleepFootyRepeat are sure of though is that there has still never been a better time to be part of Welsh football. There are bright new talents like Ben Woodburn, Ethan Ampadu, Harry Wilson and David Brooks breaking through.

The women’s game is also looking stronger and stronger, and we will be following their own World Cup qualifying campaign which continues with a home game against Russia on 24 October.

And every week we are still meeting fantastic clubs, fans and volunteers in Welsh football’s grassroots giving up their time and money to support this glorious game. We’ll be featuring more of you guys throughout the season.

A huge thank you to everyone we spoke throughout the World Cup campaign. Wales Away is a true privilege to be a part of and the welcome we have had has been fantastic. It doesn’t stop for us. Once you’ve tried it you can’t go back. We look forward to the next great journey. Together Stronger.

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Welsh Women World Cup qualifiers and a love letter for Ashley Williams

 

We find out who’s who in the Wales women’s squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier in Kazakhstan.

We also meet the grassroots heroes of Welsh football and the FAW Community awards.

And you guys strip away that hardened Welsh, manly exterior to show us how much you love the skipper – Captain Fantastic, Ashley Williams.

Woodburn reignites Wales’ World Cup qualifying campaign

A starman was born as 17-year-old Ben Woodburn rocketed into Welsh footballing folklore with two starring roles in Wales’ World Cup qualifiers.

This show is a journey from the nervous pre-match atmosphere of the Austria through the elation, the celebration, the confidence, the nerves and then the relief of scrapping it out in Moldova.

The dream is still alive!

Austria World Cup qualifier and we lift the lid on the ‘Wales way’

We met the good people of Goytre AFC as they played Cardiff Met in the league cup. The sort of club where the chairman serves the half time teas!

We also look ahead to the World Cup qualifier with Austria by reminding you of that fabulous trip to Vienna with awesome pastries, great beer, fans singing and a valuable point in a brilliant stadium.

We lift the lid on the Wales Way with its brainchild Osian Roberts, Wales manager Chris Coleman and Wales legend Ian Rush.

And it’s the return of Blowing Their Barry Horns as we feature the very best of Welsh footballing social media.

Once upon a time in Bordeaux

 

It was one day. One glorious day.

The day Wales arrived at the European Championships in 2016.

The day Wales moved en masse to fulfil a dream.

To see their heroes on the world stage at a major tournament.

Bordeaux will live long in the memory and bring a mist eyed smile to any Welsh football fan fortunate enough to say they were there.

We wanted to relive that glorious day. Through you. Enjoy.

Belgrade bound for Serbia vs Wales

For our last show of the season we went to Belgrade to watch Serbia versus Wales. 

We also watched the Serbia v Wales supporters game and went to the Gol Cymru party where they were raising money for Serbian orphans. Check out their website to see the fantastic work they’ve been doing.

A huge thanks to everyone we’ve met, we’ve interviewed, who have liked, shared, retweeted and everything else.

We can’t do this without you.

The Great Escape, more grass roots and ‘Toss like Gareth’

We were at Newport County to see if they could pull off the Great Escape for the second time.

An amazing afternoon at Rodney Parade and our programme brings you all the drama.

Not only that but we continue our look at grass roots football with a trip to Dinas Powys, and we have another fantastic Blowing Their Barry Horns.