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Premier League Chief Tells EFL Clubs: Don't Call Us . . . We'll Call You

Premier League Chief Tells EFL Clubs: Don’t Call Us . . . We’ll Call You
Cash-starved football clubs beneath the Premier League hoping for some financial help from the top flight have been told: Don’t hold your breath. The bleak warning not to expect much help from the moneyed clubs at the top of the food chain has come from Premier League chief executive Richard Masters. Newport County and other clubs in League Two have been running on empty since the lockdown in March, while even Championship clubs such as Cardiff City and Swansea City have been left contemplating very tough times ahead.

Connah's Quay Nomads . . . New Title, Sharper Rivalry . . . And Now Their Carlos Tevez Moment

Last week, Connah’s Quay Nomads were crowned new Welsh champions thanks to their performances on the field. Now, argues Matthew Burgess, they are quickly starting to behave like champions, off the field, too. If ever Andy Morrison’s Connah’s Quay side wanted to make a statement of intent following their first ever league title, the signing of Aeron Edwards direct from rivals The New Saints certainly did the trick. Just a week after being awarded the Cymru Premier title, the Nomads declared the off-season open - bolstering their already strong squad whilst simultaneously depleting their closest rivals in the process.

United Legend Ryan Giggs Wants To Model Wales On . . . Liverpool

United Legend Ryan Giggs Wants To Model Wales On . . . Liverpool
Ryan Giggs has said he wants Wales to try and play in a similar style to runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool when international football resumes. The Wales manager has been forced to revise all his plans for 2020 with the postponement of the European Championship finals and the scrapping of all his team’s warm-up fixtures for the tournament. But with football due to return behind closed doors on June 17, Giggs is turning his attention to the lead-in to next summer and the evolving playing style he would like his young team to develop.

The Night England Came To Pick Up The Grand Slam . . . And Left With Nothing But Bruises

The Night England Came To Pick Up The Grand Slam . . . And Left With Nothing But Bruises
It’s seven years since Wales inflicted their record winning margin over England – the 30-3 hammering that moved Andy Farrell to declare the visitors’ dressing room was the quietest he had ever known. Richard Hibbard was in the noisiest, as he recalls to Graham Thomas ahead of tonight’s re-showing on S4C. Richard Hibbard recalls looking up at the clock at what he thought was the midway point of the first half of Wales v England, the Six Nations title decider in 2013. It said 12 minutes had gone.

Cheesey Come, Cheesey Go . . . Matt Bush Is Spreading The Love For Welsh Cheddar

Jonah And The Dragons . . . The Lockdown Story Behind The Wales Wing's Move From Leicester

Jonah And The Dragons . . . The Lockdown Story Behind The Wales Wing’s Move From Leicester
New Dragons recruit Jonah Holmes knows better than most the risks that rugby players will face when they are permitted to go back to training after lockdown. The Wales international can’t wait to meet up with his new team mates at Rodney Parade after securing a move from Leicester, but returning to a safe environment is the key after seeing what happened to his brother is critical. A doctor working on the front line of the NHS in the intensive care unit at Royal Bolton Hospital, Raphael Holmes was struck down with pneumonia and forced to self-isolate for two weeks. That forced his brother, Jonah, to also go into lockdown.

Celtic Dragons Fans Given Option To Donate Their Ticket Cash

The Celtic Dragons have encouraged their fans to donate their ticket money to the club, rather than seek refunds following the cancellation of the Vitality Netball Superleague season. The club state the cash would go towards attempting to secure the continuation of top level netball in Wales. In a statement on their website following the decision by England Netball – the Superleague owners – to end the 2020 competition, the Cardiff-based Dragons say supporters can either claim refunds or make a donation to the franchise by not claiming.

Olympic Rower Vicky Thornley Vows To Ride Again . . . At Home

Vicky Thornley has vowed to keep fit on her static bike at home after the road crash in which she suffered a broken elbow. The Welsh rower was hurt in an accident while out cycling last week and needed surgery on her right arm. Thornley, who is preparing for her third Olympic Games appearance in next year’s postponed event, was out on her bike near Reading with training partner Richard Egington when she hit the tarmac.

Aled Davies Will Fly At Sarries, Says Mark McCall

Aled Davies Will Fly At Sarries, Says Mark McCall
Aled Davies can take his rugby to new heights according to his new boss at Saracens, Mark McCall. The Wales scrum-half has left the Ospreys to join the London club, even though they have just been relegated from the Gallagher Premiership. The move will mean a halt to Davies’s Wales career as he was won 20 caps – 40 less than the 60 required to be eligible for national selection if a player is based outside of the four Welsh regions.

Let Fans Take Over The Clubs In Post-Pandemic Future . . . Or Else They'll Die

Let Fans Take Over The Clubs In Post-Pandemic Future . . . Or Else They’ll Die
Fans in both football and rugby should be helping run their sports, according to a report from a leading think tank. Both sports should seek the influence of supporters groups in plotting the way ahead for a sustainable and responsible future, according to Onward and their new publication. The report, called A Sporting Chance, focuses on how professional football below Premier League level, cricket and the two codes of rugby are coping during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Celtic Dragons Fans Given Option To Donate Their Ticket Cash

Olympic Rower Vicky Thornley Vows To Ride Again . . . At Home

Aled Davies Will Fly At Sarries, Says Mark McCall

Let Fans Take Over The Clubs In Post-Pandemic Future . . . Or Else They'll Die

Lockdown Life Boosts Fitness For Some In Wales . . . But Not For Others

Connah's Quay Boss Andy Morrison Sends Invite To Alan Shearer And Chris Sutton

Barry John . . . The Last Dance . . . Watch The King's Final Paso Doble On S4C

Wales' Young Cycling Star Elynor Backstedt Suffers Leg Break In Crash

Jack "Tex" Evans . . . The Amman Valley Kid Who Became The Hard Man Of The NHL

Sam Davies . . . And The Tears Of A Welsh Near World Champion

Dean Saunders, Cardiff City . . . And The Missing 243 Goals

Gavin Williams Admits: Mid-Table Merthyr Ain't Good Enough Next Time

Exclusive . . . Brett Morse Dreams Of Olympic Redemption After Panic Attacks Left Him Broken

Martyn Phillips Says CVC Stands For Sea Change

Cardiff Devils Confirm Joey Martin Is Staying For Season Number Seven

Give It To Gav, They Said . . . And Wales Went On To Win The Grand Slam

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The Night England Came To Pick Up The Grand Slam . . . And Left With Nothing But Bruises

Jonah And The Dragons . . . The Lockdown Story Behind The Wales Wing's Move From Leicester

Aled Davies Will Fly At Sarries, Says Mark McCall

Let Fans Take Over The Clubs In Post-Pandemic Future . . . Or Else They'll Die

Barry John . . . The Last Dance . . . Watch The King's Final Paso Doble On S4C

Sam Davies . . . And The Tears Of A Welsh Near World Champion

Martyn Phillips Says CVC Stands For Sea Change

Give It To Gav, They Said . . . And Wales Went On To Win The Grand Slam

Tyler Morgan Says Scarlets Style Will Suit Him

Tyler Morgan has insisted he will flourish at the Scarlets because of their playing style. The Welsh international centre has... Read More

1,607 Welsh Tries . . . But Which Was The Greatest?

The Welsh Rugby Union is asking fans to vote for the ‘Greatest Ever Welsh Try’ in a new social media... Read More

It's 1989 And The Men In Black Are Playing The All Blacks . . . Dark Days At The Gnoll

With no games to travel to, Harri Morgan is continuing his journey into Welsh rugby’s past. This time his train... Read More

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Premier League Chief Tells EFL Clubs: Don't Call Us . . . We'll Call You

Connah's Quay Nomads . . . New Title, Sharper Rivalry . . . And Now Their Carlos Tevez Moment

United Legend Ryan Giggs Wants To Model Wales On . . . Liverpool

Let Fans Take Over The Clubs In Post-Pandemic Future . . . Or Else They'll Die

Connah's Quay Boss Andy Morrison Sends Invite To Alan Shearer And Chris Sutton

Dean Saunders, Cardiff City . . . And The Missing 243 Goals

Gavin Williams Admits: Mid-Table Merthyr Ain't Good Enough Next Time

FAW Accuse BBC Wales Of Exploiting "Security Flaw" In Row Over Connah's Quay

Nathan Blake Backs Troy Deeney And Says: "Go Back To Training Now? No Way!"

Former Wales striker Nathan Blake has backed the stance of Troy Deeney and other black players reluctant to start training... Read More

Connah's Quay Crowned Champions . . . But FAW Yet To Make Call On Who Goes Up Or Down

Connah's Quay Nomads are the new champions of Welsh domestic football after the FAW confirmed it had ended the league... Read More

Cymru League Clubs To Suggest Options For Ending Season

Football clubs in EFL League Two – including Newport County – have taken the decision to end their season after... Read More

Wrexham In Line For Return To League Two . . . If New Plans Take Shape

Wrexham could soon be back playing against Football League clubs every week if radical plans to merge League Two with... Read More

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Jack "Tex" Evans . . . The Amman Valley Kid Who Became The Hard Man Of The NHL

Cardiff Devils Confirm Joey Martin Is Staying For Season Number Seven

'Chef' Joey Back For a Seventh Helping With Cardiff Devils

Welshman Lifts Ice Hockey Challenge Cup, But Cardiff Devils Have To Watch Sheffield Steelers Celebrate

Cardiff Devils V Sheffield Steelers In Cardiff Bay Today - First Elite League Trophy Of Season Up For Grabs

Devils In Seventh Heaven - Coach Lord's Men Go Top And Now Turn To Sunday's Challenge Cup Final

Sheffield Steelers' Coach Fox Ready For League And Cup Final Clashes Against Devils In Cardiff Bay

Blair Fires Up Special Moment For Devils, While Goalie Ben Makes His 400th Appearance For The Club

Title-Chasing Cardiff Devils Sent To Coventry In Search Of Third Elite League Win In Five Days

Cardiff Devils are in Coventry today aiming to complete a six-points return from three Elite League matches in five days. Captain... Read More

Simply The Tightest Group I Have Coached Says Cardiff Devils' Andrew Lord After Last Gasp Elite Victory

Andrew Lord paid tribute to his Cardiff Devils players after their 3-2 Elite League home win against Fife Flyers at... Read More

Devils Take On Flyers In Big Night At The Viola Arena

Cardiff Devils can move to within a point of Elite League leaders Sheffield Steelers this evening - if they beat... Read More

Devils' New Stars Rally Cry - 'Here Comes The Young'

Cardiff Devils fan Martyn Joseph, a renowned singer-songwriter says it in one of his most recent releases - ‘Here Come... Read More

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