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.
Daniel James can prove to be an “unplayable nightmare” for Premier League defender this season, according to former Wales and Manchester United star Clayton Blackmore. James scored within six minutes of his league debut on Sunday as United began their campaign with a convincing 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea at Old... Read More
Daniel James has thanked his Manchester United teammates for guiding him through his transition at the club – but warned Chelsea that United are ready to start the season with a bang. The former Swansea City winger marked his return to Wales by scoring the winning penalty against AC Milan... 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
Swansea City have agreed to sell top scorer Oli McBurnie to Sheffield United for a fee that could be worth £20m. After initially rebuffing the newly promoted Premier League club’s offers for the Scotland striker, the Swans have chosen to sell just two days before the start of the new... Read More
George Byers has signalled his determination to push for promotion with Swansea City after signing a new three-year contract at the club. The former Watford midfielder enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last season and was one of the club’s most consistent performers from the turn of the year. Along with Daniel... Read More
Daniel James will find Manchester United fans are desperate to take him to their hearts, according to Ryan Giggs. The Wales manager and United legend believes James – the club’s £15m capture from Swansea City - will excite, inspire and infatuate the club’s fan base who are yearning for another... Read More