Connor Roberts has revealed how the Wales squad have been taking inspiration for their European Championship campaign by watching footage of Euro 2016. Wales scaled the heights three summers ago as Chris Coleman’s side reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after ending a 58-year wait to play at a major tournament. The journey in France began with a 2-1 win over Slovakia in Bordeaux – the same opponents that Ryan Giggs’ side face in their opening 2020 European Championship qualifier at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.
Wayne Pivac is in danger of leaving the Scarlets on a low note after admitting they served up their worst display in his five years in charge as they were hammered by the Cardiff Blues. Pivac – who is leaving at the end of the season to prepare to take charge of Wales after the World Cup – is in familiar territory for many coaches whose next job is announced long before they leave their current one. No matter what they utter in public about maintaining their focus until the last goodbye, they are often undermined by players who decide the king is dead, long live the next one.
Wales’ young female artistic gymnasts dominated the competition at the British Championships in Liverpool, with the Welsh female Espoir (under 13s) gymnasts taking eight of the top ten spots in the all-around competition and winning gold in every individual apparatus contest.
Michael Flynn brought out a Sir Alex Ferguson-style hairdryer at half-time during Newport County’s 1-0 League Two home win against Cheltenham Town. “The first-half was one of the worst games of football I’ve ever seen,” said Flynn. “We were terrible, nowhere near, sloppy in possession, weren’t brave in possession because nobody wanted... Read More
Welshman Ryan Broom returns home this evening when he plays for Cheltenham Town against home city club Newport County at Rodney Parade (7.45pm). The former Bristol Rovers player says: “I made my Football League debut at their ground. “I was born in Newport, but live outside in Blackwood. Initially, I joined a... Read More
Cardiff City have five players in the Wales under-19 team for their Uefa Championships elite round challenge later this month. Goalkeeper George Ratcliffe, Ryan Reynolds, Sion Spence, Sam Bowen and Dan Griffiths are the young Bluebirds included, while Swansea City are represented by Ben Cabango and Brandon Cooper. Jay Foulston, the young... Read More
Michael Flynn admits Newport County’s League Two play-off dream is fading, saying: “You won’t get in the play-offs with away form as bad as ours.” The Exiles suffered a 12th away defeat of the season, losing 1-0 at Northampton Town after a magnificent 88th minute goal by substitute Joe Powell. County are... Read More
Northampton Town manager Keith Curle has warned his players: “Beware the Newport backlash.” Experienced Curle, a 55-year-old Bristol-born former England international, lost his job at Carlisle last season following a draw against Newport County and was appointed Cobblers’ manager last October. “Newport on their day can compete above this level which they... Read More
Michael Flynn’s anniversary was spoiled by a Colchester United team who were simply too good for his Exiles on the day. Newport-born Flynn took charge of his home-city team two years to the year since he was first appointed, but it was a disastrous day for County in Essex. “We were outplayed,”... Read More