Rhys Jones has described being selected for a third Commonwealth Games as his “gold medal moment”. Anything else he achieves on the Alexander Stadium track in Birmingham this summer will be a bonus, says the para sprinter.
So, the Ryan Giggs Wales era has officially ended. It was an announcement which almost certainly represents a full-stop conclusion to the strained 30-year association between the Cardiffian and his national football team. The word “officially” is important here: in both practical and emotional terms Robert Page is already Wales manager.
Profits made from Wales qualifying for the World Cup – expected to be around £4m - will go into improving grassroots facilities, the Football Association of Wales have pledged. The overall commercial revenue from Wales reaching their first finals of the tournament for 64 years could be at least £10m, it has been estimated. But the guaranteed part of that income – which comes from the FIFA prize money pot – will go straight into benefitting the game at lower levels.
By David Williams Steve Morison insists the tunnel bust-up between Cardiff City and Barnsley was just “handbags” but that is unlikely to prevent the FA from launching an investigation. Coaches and players from both teams clashed at the end of Cardiff’s gritty 1-0 win at Oakwell, with Morison and Barnsley assistant manager... Read More
Kieffer Moore forced his way out of Cardiff City by declaring he wanted to leave, manager Steve Morison has insisted. Wales striker Moore joined Bournemouth on deadline day for a fee variously reported as between £3.5m and £5m. Morison, whose Bluebirds side face Barnsley on Wednesday night, has claimed he... Read More
Swansea City Go Close To 900 Passes, Fire No Shots In First Half, But Win 2-0 . . . It Was Brilliant, Says Russell Martin
Russell Martin has praised his Swansea City players for their patience and dominance after a near 900-pass runaround of Barnsley at Oakwell. The Swans made 899 completed passes in their 2-0 victory on Wednesday night, even though they managed only three shots on target. Martin made no apologies for the... Read More
Marlon Pack admitted Cardiff City’s tribute to Peter Whittingham left him with a lump in his throat – and a protective arm around teammate Joe Ralls. For the first time since Whittingham died last year at the age of just 35, the return of supporters for the opening day 1-1... Read More
Mick McCarthy Hails New Cardiff City "Weapon" Ryan Giles As Loan Star Honours Memories Of Peter Whittingham
Mick McCarthy joined Cardiff City fans in an emotional tribute to the late Peter Whittingham – before hailing another sweet striker of the ball playing in blue. The Bluebirds manager admitted he once tried to sign Whittingham, who died in March of last year, meaning this was the first opportunity... Read More
By Fraser Watson Swansea City manager Steve Cooper insisted, “3,000 felt like 35,000” as he praised the impact of the supporters who returned to the Liberty Stadium to see the hosts reach the Championship play-off final. Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Matt Grimes spectacularly doubled that advantage before the break but... Read More