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.
Graham Potter always stressed it was a long shot, but after watching Swansea City’s play-off dream die an unnecessary little death the manager admitted they were not among the best six teams in the Championship. Despite leading 2-0 against Hull City at the Liberty Stadium with only 13 minutes to... Read More
Oli McBurnie has paid tribute to Wilfried Bony after becoming the first player since the Ivory Coast striker to hit 20 goals in a season for Swansea City. McBurnie’s brace in the Swans’ 4-3 victory over Rotherham on Good Friday took his tally to 21 for the season. The last... Read More
Graham Potter insists Swansea City will just focus on winning rather contemplating the chances of a successful late charge into the play-offs. Another Daniel James-inspired victory – this time over Stoke City on Tuesday night – has moved the Swans to within seven points of sixth-placed Aston Villa. Given that... Read More
Oli McBurnie is poised to return for Swansea City this weekend after recovering from his recent illness. The Scotland striker missed the club’s last three matches – all lost with just two goals scored – against Norwich City, West Brom and Manchester City – due to a bug which medical... Read More
Graham Potter knows Swansea City’s youngsters must improve at solving puzzles like Bolton – but he’s willing to let them learn. Whether all, or some, or even Potter himself is still around to continue the education next season remains to be seen. The Swans’ 2-0 victory at home to Bolton... Read More
Swansea City are sweating on the fitness of star striker Oli McBurnie ahead of their FA Cup fifth round clash with Brentford on Sunday. The Scottish international was only well enough to play for the final 30 minutes in the 2-1 defeat at Leeds United earlier in the week, but... Read More