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 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
Ashley Williams can remind Wales fans he still has plenty to offer Ryan Giggs when he returns to Swansea City tonight. The Wales captain – who has lost his starting place for the national side after also struggling to be selected at club level – is poised to lead a... Read More
Axed Wales captain Ashley Williams has admitted the new broom are ready to sweep in and carry Wales to Euro 2020. Williams – currently struggling for game time at Stoke City – has confessed he felt frustrated at being left out of Wales’ opening qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday. But... Read More
Welshman Nathan Jones has vowed to put his own stamp on Stoke City after taking over as manager from the sacked Gary Rowett. The Potters have moved quickly to snap-up the 45-year-old from Luton Town having agreed a compensation package with the League One outfit and having been turned down... Read More
Swansea City’s unbeaten away record was ended by “a gift from heaven” according to Stoke City manager Gary Rowett. The Swans lost 1-0 on Tuesday night to drop to 10th in the Championship table, but the only goal of the game should have been ruled out by referee Paul Tierney.... Read More
Graham Potter heads back to one of his former clubs on Tuesday night hoping the Stoke City faithful have finally forgiven him for missing a header in the Championship play-off semi-finals 22 years ago. Swansea City manager Potter played more than 50 times over three seasons for Stoke, but left... Read More