Wales winger Sorba Thomas has swapped a relegation fight with Huddersfield for a promotion chase with Blackburn Rovers after being told he had fallen down the pecking order with the Terriers. Thomas – who went to the World Cup with Wales only two months ago – was told his chances were going to be limited at Huddersfield after they brought in some new additions. The club are languishing in the Championship relegation zone, three points adrift of Cardiff City who are in 21st place.
New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA. King joined up with the rest of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff on Monday, with the New Zealander having chosen the former England fly-half to replace Stephen Jones as attack coach. The 47-year-old has little time to get his messages and methods across ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4, but King is confident that he can do so to mark Gatland’s Wales return with a winning start.
Welsh female athletes are still waiting to hear from World Athletics who say their transgender policy is still a work in progress. Its stance follows claims made by British shot-putter that the governing body’s preferred option would “screw” female athletes. The global organisation is consulting with member federations over its preferred option for a new policy.
Former Swansea City manager Paul Clement has lost his job at Everton in the fall-out from Frank Lampard’s sacking. Clement – who was Swansea manager throughout 2017 – was assistant to Lampard, but has left the club along with the rest of the former England star’s backroom team of Joe Edwards, Chris Jones and Ashley Cole. Everton, who are now searching for their seventh manager in the last seven years, had been the latest port of call for Clement, who was sacked by the Swans five years ago.
Warren Gatland believes there is a need for discussion on Wales’ 60-cap selection rule amid uncertainty surrounding the futures of several players. The policy was established in 2017, with players who subsequently signed contracts to ply their trade outside Wales deemed ineligible for Test selection unless they have won at 60 caps or more. And the situation is now magnified due to a recruitment freeze affecting Wales’ four professional regions of Cardiff, Ospreys, Dragons and Scarlets.
Sean Morrison Says His Goodbyes . . . As The Cardiff City Stalwart Announces His Departure From The Bluebirds
By Gareth James Sean Morrison -the totemic former captain of Cardiff City - has announced his departure from the club after more than eight years of service. Morrison sustained a serious knee injury in a win against Barnsley in February 2022 and has not played since. Despite the setback, he has remained with... Read More
Feed Me Till I'm Kieffer Moore . . . Cymru's Target Man Aims To Complete A Remarkable Journey Which Started At Truro City
By Harry Corish To be sung to the tune of Guide Me O' Thou Great Redeemer (Bread of Heaven) . . . “Six foot seven, bread of heaven, feed me till I’m Kieffer Moore.” He’s actually only 6ft 5in but no wonder Wales fans felt they needed a hymn with which to praise... Read More
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