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.
Steve Cooper insists his high-flying Swans will not be “snobby” about their elevated status. The Swansea City manager remains unbeaten since he took charge at the club after a 3-1 victory at QPR on Wednesday night lifted his team to second place in the Championship table. With four matches played,... Read More
Mark Hudson, the Bluebirds captain who led Cardiff City to the Championship title in 2013, returns to South Wales intent on piling more misery on Neil Warnock’s team. Hudson is now caretaker head coach of Championship rivals Huddersfield Town, who play at Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday, and he says: “We’re... Read More
Steve Cooper says Borja Bastón was revelling in the role of leading the line after his two goals secured their 3-2 win over Preston. The £15m Spanish striker went 1,022 days without a Swansea goal before this season but now has three goals in three league games. It was his... Read More
Marlon Pack’s first visit to Wembley Stadium came when he was a first year scholar at his home city club, Portsmouth FC, and they faced Cardiff City in the FA Cup final. Nwankwo Kanu scored the only goal for manager Harry Redknapp’s Pompey, who battled to a 1-0 win against Dave... Read More
Cardiff City 2, Luton Town 1 Neil Warnock scored 10 out of in Cardiff City’s first SkyBet Championship win of the 2019-20 season. Substitute Isaac Vassell capped off Warnock’s day with a winning goal six minutes into injury time. The Bluebirds manager has never lost a Football League against Luton Town in 10... Read More
Rather like Boris Johnson’s strategy of suggesting simple optimism can somehow overcome complex problems, Swansea City fans are being asked to put hope ahead of reality again this season. As the club prepare for their second campaign in the Championship, it is difficult to find many concrete reasons to believe... Read More