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Michael Flynn Blasts EFL After Newport County Denied In Wembley Play-Off Controversy

Michael Flynn gave a scathing verdict on EFL officials after seeing his battling but beaten Newport County side denied a place in League One next season. The County manager was furious that a key penalty decision went against his team as they lost their League Two play-off final 1-0 to Tranmere Rovers at Wembley. Before they were reduced to 10-men, Newport were pressing for the first goal of the game when referee Ross Joyce refused to award an 85th-minute penalty even though Emmanuel Monthe clearly tripped County striker Jamille Matt as he tried to go past the defender.

Padraig Amond Insists Michael Flynn Is Upwardly Mobile . . . And So Are Newport County

Padraig Amond believes Newport County manager Michael Flynn is destined for big things regardless of the outcome of today’s Wembley shoot-out. Amond will carry the goal-scoring duties as his club’s leading marksman when County face Tranmere Rovers in the League Two play-off final. For Amond and most of his teammates, promotion to League One would represent a new high-water mark in their playing careers, but the 31-year-old Irishman reckons his young boss will climb far higher.

Defending Champ Melissa Looking To Go The Extra Mile In Westminster

Wales' Commonwealth Games 1500m bronze medallist Melissa Courtney is hoping to launch her outdoor season by retaining the Vitality Westminster Mile title on Sunday. Courtney has just returned from a four week training camp in Arizona and is champing at the bit to get racing again.

Cardiff City Keeper Neil Etheridge Says He Wants To Get Back To The Premier League

Neil Etheridge has spoken of his desire to make a quick return to the Premier League. The Cardiff City goalkeeper – who was arguably the club’s most consistent performer during a season that ended in relegation two weeks ago – is desperate to play again at the top level. Etheridge has been linked with both West Ham and Brighton and although the 29-year-old has two years left on his current contract, manager Neil Warnock has said if the club received an offer of £20m, he would personally chauffeur Etheridge to the buying club.

Jenny Set To See Naples After Getting World University Games Call

Jenny Nesbitt will again compete for GB at the World University Games in Naples in July. The Bath University runner lines-up in the 10,000m in Italy as part of the 22-strong squad of athletes.

How Lennies's Advice Proved Spot-On To Take County To Wembley

The input of former Cardiff City manager Lennie Lawrence has been crucial over the last three seasons. And the man who led the Bluebirds to promotion via the play-offs in 2003 will play a key role before and during the final against Tranmere Rovers at Wembley Stadium.

Dan Biggar Says He Left The Ospreys To Search For Fame And Not Fortune

Dan Biggar aims to thrive again under the big match spotlight on Saturday - the type of opportunity he admits were starting to pass him by at the Ospreys. The Wales fly-half may have played a significant part in securing the Six Nations Grand Slam this season, but his club’s achievements at Northampton are something of a throwback. Not just for the Saints – who have not on any serious silverware for five years – but also for Biggar himself, who left Welsh regional rugby long after the heady days of Ospreys’ finals and big occasions had passed.

James And Sarah Thrown Halle Of An Opportunity By GB

James Tomlinson and Sarah Omoregie have been called up for the GB Under2- team for the prestigious Halle Throws International in Germany from June 1-2. The Welsh duo will be part of a 10-strong squad for the meeting which is one of the most highly-regarded on the international throwing calendar.

Wayne's World Is Swansea As Routledge Re-Signs Days After Departing

Wayne Routledge has re-signed for another year at Swansea City - less than a week after the club announced his departure. The 34-year-old has agreed to stay on at the Liberty Stadium as a senior pro to try to bring through the new generation at the cash-strapped club.

Tesni Bows Out Of British Open After A Hull Of An Effort

Tesni Evans aw her British Open hopes ended in a third round defeat against former champion Camille Serme in Hull. The Rhyl-based player staged a third game comeback after losing the first two games to her French rival.

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Dean Ryan Bids To Ignite The Dragons' Fire . . . And He'll Be In Charge Of The Matches

Dean Ryan is stepping back in time to try to re-build the Dragons into a major force in Welsh rugby. The former Worcester Warriors and Gloucester head coach has quit his job at the RFU, where he has been head of international player development since 2016, to try to breathe new... Read More

Michael Flynn Praises Newport Recovery And Says The Pressure Is All On Mansfield

Michael Flynn insists all the pressure will be on Mansfield on Sunday after his Newport County side earned a battling but controversial 1-1 draw in the first leg of their play-off semi-final. Padraig Amond ensured County will go to the One Call Stadium on level terms after he scored an 83rd... Read More

Chilled Michael Flynn Aims To Take The Jurgen Klopp Road To Glory

Michael Flynn will try and exude the Germanic calm and certainty of Jurgen Klopp when Newport County begin their play-off quest tomorrow night. Flynn – a lifelong Liverpool fan - is feeling inspired by the club’s incredible 4-3 aggregate victory over Barcelona on Tuesday night that took that took them... Read More

The Dragons' New Head Coach . . . Which Of These Can Finally Ignite The Fire?

The Dragons’ Judgement Day victory over the Scarlets was their first win away from Rodney Parade for four years. Heady days. Now, all they need do is find a permanent coach and the scars suffered as long-term whipping boys may finally start to heal. Jamie Phillips looks at the candidates... Read More

Welshman David Out To Ensure League Two Promotion Finish For Newport County Is No Pipe Dream

Wales international David Pipe could yet end his professional playing career on a spectacular high. Caerphilly-born Pipe, who has announced his retirement, would love a repeat of his 2013 Wembley Stadium experience. He was Newport County captain when they earned promotion to the Football League, beating Wrexham in the play-off final at... Read More

Sol Campbell's Recipe For League Two Success Against Newport County - 'We Can Talk Our Way To Safety'

Manager Sol Campbell believes his Macclesfield team can talk their way out of trouble in League Two - and put a huge dent in Newport County’s play-off hopes. Newport have fired up promotion hopes thanks to an unbeaten six-match run, scoring 10 goals, conceding two and keeping four clean sheets. Macclesfield are... Read More
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