Even if the state of Welsh regional rugby is not good, the same cannot be said of Welsh football. Swansea City FC are doing very well in the English Premiership, lying mid-table and with several big wins this season. They have also just got through to the final of the League Cup, beating Chelsea 2-0 on aggregate last night. And Cardiff City FC are flying high in the Championship, the league below the Premiership.
With 28 games played of the 46 in the season, Cardiff City have 60 points, 10 points clear of their nearest rivals. Of course, as anyone who has been following Cardiff City will know, they have failed to gain promotion to the Premiership several times in the last few seasons. Having grown up in Pembrokeshire I don’t have the same tribal loyalty towards Cardiff City that its die-hard supporters have. So most of them would not join me in saying how wonderful it would be to see both Cardiff and Swansea playing in the Premiership. But surely that can only be good for Welsh football and for Wales as a country.