Former Swansea City coach Pep Clotet insists he still loves the club but that won’t prevent him from ruining their day on Sunday at the Liberty Stadium. The Spaniard was former manager Garry Monk’s right-hand man for two years and then followed Monk to Birmingham City before one of the Blues’ habitual coups left him in charge this summer. This afternoon, he will seek out some old friends but aim to deny his old club the three points they need to put them joint top of the Championship with Leeds United.
Sam Gordon is crossing his fingers that sixth place in the British Championships 100 metre final will be enough to earn him a relay place at next month's World Athletics Championship in Doha. On a mixed first day of the championships for Welsh athletes, Gordon fought his way through to the final, where he was up against the likes of Adam Gemili, Zarnel Hughes and surprise winner Ojie Edoburun. In the first round Gordon cruised to victory and a place in the semi-finals where he was joined by 17-year-old Neath Harrier Owain Lloyd Hughes, who produced a brilliant run to finish second in his heat in 10.66.
Wales served up one of the best results in their history – one which former hero David Kettle admitted brought him to tears – as they thrashed Ireland 4-0 to retain their place among hockey’s elite. The comprehensive victory in their final match at the EuroHockey Championships in Belgium means they have guaranteed their presence in the top level for the next tournament in 2021. The convincing win means instead of Wales dropping down a level, they have sent both Ireland and Scotland down, instead.
Neil Warnock admitted Cardiff City are just trying to “hang on to the coat-tails” of the Championship leaders even though they picked up their first points away from home this season. The Bluebirds manager saw his team draw 0-0 at Blackburn Rovers to stop the leakage of six goals conceded in their previous two away defeats. But an uneventful match, in which Cardiff lacked creative spark, leaves Warnock’s side back in 15th place, already six points behind leaders Leeds United, who could be joined at the top by Swansea City if they beat Birmingham City on Sunday.
By Kieran O'Loughlin Frustrated Wrexham boss Bryan Hughes admitted it was "two points dropped" against promotion rivals Barnet. The Dragons squandered their second-half chances and had to settle for a 1-1 National League draw at the Racecourse Ground.
Ashley Williams believes he is heading back towards the Premier League – having signed for Bristol City. The axed Wales captain – who was left out of Ryan Giggs' squad to face Azerbaijan and Belarus - has joined the Robins on a short-term contract. The 35-year-old has signed an initial deal until mid-January with the option of an extension, the Championship club have confirmed.
Graham Potter is loving joining the 'lunatics' and getting involved in the hurly burly of the Christmas fixture bonanza. The Swansea City boss has for the past few years been able to put his feet up with the family at this time of year as the Swedish league had already... Read More
Paul Clement returns to Swansea City on Saturday with an appreciative thumbs-up from a player who will try and ruin his day. The former Swans manager brings his Reading side to the Liberty Stadium 10 months after he was sacked in a gamble that eventually backfired and led to the... Read More
Graham Potter wants the Swansea City fans to give Angel Rangel a heroes welcome on his return to the Liberty Stadium with QPR this weekend. But the new Swans boss hopes that’s where the goodwill ends when the Spanish defender, who spent 11 years at the club, makes his emotional... Read More
Graham Potter will use his Swedish blueprint as he bids to lead Swansea back to the Premier League. The Englishman was finally confirmed as the club's fifth manager in the last two years on Monday afternoon. Potter has signed a three-year contract with the Championship side following his exit from... Read More
Graham Potter has tried to dampen speculation that he is about to be named as Swansea City’s manager. The current boss of Swedish club Ostersunds is understood to be close to being named as the successor to Carlos Carvalhal at the Liberty Stadium. The Swedish media are reporting that Potter... Read More
Swansea City are considering appointing a director of football to work alongside their new manager. Jaap Stam, Frank de Boer, Graham Potter and others are all options being weighed up by the club as they seek a successor to Carlos Carvalhal, who left last week. But relegation to the Championship... Read More