Zinedine Zidane had admitted that Gareth Bale does not fit in with his current Real Madrid side as speculation grows the Wales skipper's time at the Bernabeu is up. The club's world recored £85million buy was an unused sub as a nightmare season ended with a 2-0 home defeat to Real Betis.
Jess Roberts saw her unbeaten run at the OVO Energy Tour series ended after she was beaten into second place in Durham. The Carmarthen-born rider was competing for the fourth time in little over a week having triumphed in the previous rounds in Redditch, Motherwell and Aberdeen.
He fought back the tears, and vowed to return to rugby sooner rather than later, but Ceri Sweeney had every reason to smile at the weekend after bringing down the curtain on a great career. More than 20 years after making his Pontypridd debut against Ebbw Vale, with his PE teacher Paul John as his scrum-half, the 39-year-old former Wales outside-half steered his side to a 47-19 win over Principality Premiership champions Merthyr. It was the perfect way to bow out at Sardis Road and both teams formed a guard of honour to welcome him onto the field.
Graham Potter will hold talks with Brighton today over their vacant managerial position after the Seagulls agreed to pay the release clause in his Swansea City contract. The 43-year-old was offered a new contract by the Swans in an attempt to ward off Brighton's interest, but told his employers he's keen to move quickly into managing in the Premier League after just one season working in the Championship. Brighton saw an initial approach to Swansea knocked back on Tuesday with Potter still having two years left on the deal he signed when he joined the club from Swedish side Ostersund last summer.
Friday night’s play-off clash between Llanelli and Pontypool has brought plenty of sympathy for the losers as Pooler were yet again denied promotion to the Welsh Premiership following a 27-16 defeat. But as Paul Jones reports, this was a game with so much to lose for two of the most famous names in Welsh rugby. All the pre-match talk had been about whether or not Pontypool’s three year dream to reach the top tier of the semi-pro game would become a reality at the end of their second unbeaten season in the Championship, but few had considered what the play-off game at Aberavon meant to Llanelli.
Cardiff Met are chasing glory, history and a big bundle of cash when they visit Bala Town today in a make-or-break Europa League play-off final. The tie is worth £194,000 in prize money to the winning side but for the students it is also about securing European qualification for the first time in their history after heartbreaking defeats in the previous two play-off finals. Met midfielder Will Evans believes his team are feeling confident of ending their unwanted play-off record following an impressive semi-final display against Caernarfon Town.
Jade Jones made it fifth time lucky in Manchester by defeating holder Ah-Reum Lee to be crowned World taekwondo Champion. Wales' double Olympic Games gold medallist had won silver and bronze medals at her previous four world appearances since 2011.
Cardiff City have won a championship. The young Bluebirds lifted the Professional Development League Under-18 Southern title, having led the table for most of this season. They have qualified for the play-offs and will face Leeds United at home in the semi-finals. That one-off tie is to be played at Cardiff... Read More
Cardiff City 5, Burnley 1 The young Bluebirds are back on top in the Professional Under-18 Development League. They moved above Ipswich Town thanks to a 5-1 home win against Burnley, while the boys from Suffolk crashed 4-0 against Sheffield United. Cardiff City have completed their regular season fixtures and are two points... Read More
Sheffield Wednesday 1, Cardiff City 0 The young Bluebirds slipped to a damaging defeat in their Professional Development Under-18 League match against Sheffield Wednesday at Cardiff International Sports Campus. Teenage midfield player Liam Shaw scored Wednesday’s winner after 72 minutes and Cardiff City slipped from top spot in the PDL South table... Read More
Cardiff City’s under-18 team, leaders of their Professional Development League division, suffered a 2-1 defeat against Ipswich Town in Suffolk. Captain Sam Bowen fired the young Bluebirds in front at Playford Road, but Ipswich hit back to win thanks to goals from Lounes Foudil and Zak Brown. It was an eventful day... Read More
Barry teenager Sion Spence scored a hat-trick for Cardiff City in their 5-0 under-18 win against Bristol City at the Cardiff International Sports Arena. Spence netted two goals in a minute during the first half and then completed his treble seven minutes after the break. Ntazana Mayembe and Connor Davies were the... Read More
Cardiff City are intent on taking a step towards winning the Professional Development League Under-18 South title when they entertain Bristol City in a Severnside derby on Saturday. The young Bluebirds take on the Robins at Cardiff International Sports Campus, Leckwith (February 9, 11am). Cardiff are three points clear at the top... Read More