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.
Ryan Taylor has two goals in his locker already for Newport County, but his real target is promotion to League One. The County striker delivered on his promise to build on his debut goal at Scunthorpe as he hammered home the winner on his League debut for Newport in their... Read More
The footballing revolution at Newport County gathered pace this week with Michael Flynn’s men taking Cambridge United to school in the Carabao Cup second round. It may only have ended in a 1-0 win, and earned the Exiles another home draw with Watford in the next round, but it was... Read More
Former Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock is backing his old club, Notts County, to play-off success at Wembley Stadium - where one former Bluebird and one current loanee are set to play their part. Warnock twice led County to promotion via the play-offs three decades ago and now they take... Read More
Manager Bryan Hughes and his Wrexham team make their longest Vanarama National League away trip of the season when they play Dover in Kent this afternoon. The Dragons have earned four points from their first two fixtures, beating Barrow at home and drawing 2-2 at Boreham Wood. “Overall, I’m looking for us... Read More
Wrexham are in the Vanarama National League promotion chase for the long-haul this season - and they will prove that over their next two fixtures. The Dragons will travel almost 1,000 miles to play Boreham Wood in Hertfordshire, a town 12 miles from Charing Cross, and then Dover in Kent. Manager Bryan... Read More
Yorkshire Jake Lawlor believes the belief among Wrexham players ahead of their opening 2019-20 fixture is infectious. The Dragons are at home against Barrow in their first Vanarama National League match and Lawlor, a midfield player or defender, says: “The gaffer (Bryan Hughes) has brought in new players and the idea... Read More