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Rob Page Is Driven By Dream Of World Cup History For Wales . . . And A Fitting Tribute To Gary Speed

Rob Page has paid tribute to Gary Speed on the 10th anniversary of his former teammate’s death – crediting him with sparking the revival in Welsh international football. As current caretaker manager Page now looks ahead to a World Cup play-off semi-final at home to Austria in March, but he has also spoken of his gratitude to Speed for planting the seeds of success during his time in charge of the national team. Saturday marks exactly 10 years since Speed was found dead at his home in Chester on November 27, 2011, aged 42.

Gemma Grainger Urges Wales To Stay Hot For France After They Deal With Cold, Wet And Windy Llanelli

Gemma Grainger praised her team for their professionalism in overcoming awful conditions to hammer Greece 5-0 and keep their World Cup qualification dream on track. The Wales manager was full of admiration for the way her players stuck to their task at Parc y Scarlets where a howling gale, rain, hail and snow failed to deflect them. Two goals for the impressive Ceri Holland and others for skipper Sophie Ingle, Kayleigh Green and Natasha Harding demonstrated Wales’ superiority and put them in good heart ahead of their clash with Group I leaders France on Tuesday.

David Edwards Hopes To Get Bala Town To Their First Major Final Since 2017

Welsh Boxer Gavin Gwynne Is All Tooled Up To Build A Title Defence In Front Of The Cameras

It’s a big weekend for Welsh boxing as Jay Harris fights in Cardiff on Friday night, looking to get another world title shot, and Gavin Gwynne returns to the ring in Swansea. The “Merthyr Mexican” has undergone a significant career switch as he looks to defend his Commonwealth title, as he tells Tom Prosser. Welsh lightweight Gavin Gwynne has locked away his carpentry bag as he feels he still has all the tools to thrive as a professional boxer. Until the beginning of the year, the Merthyr Tydfil fighter was combing his sporting career with working on building sites as a carpenter.

Ospreys Bid To Get Back On A Roll . . . As Reuben Morgan-Williams Looks To Make Another Impact

Scarlets Chairman Simon Muderack Admits: We've Had A Sleepless Night And The Priority Is Safety Not Rugby After New Covid Crisis

Cardiff and the Scarlets are trying to return to Wales from South Africa after the country was added to the UK Government’s travel red list. The Scarlets were set to face the Sharks in Durban on Saturday, with Cardiff also due to feature in the United Rugby Championship against the Lions in Johannesburg on Sunday. Irish province Munster and Italian club Zebre Parma are also in South Africa ahead of fixtures against the Bulls and Stormers respectively, and all four sides are due to play a second round of matches in the country next weekend.

Osian Pryce And Jason Pritchard Are Joint Favourites To Win Britain’s Longest Rally

Swansea Boxer Jay Harris Aiming For World Title Shot. . . As He Makes Light-Flyweight Debut This Friday

By Tom Prosser Swansea boxer Jay Harris is excited to start a new chapter in the light-flyweight division as he looks to get back into the world title mix by securing victory in Cardiff on Friday evening. Harris, who challenged for the WBC world flyweight title in 2020, will take on unbeaten Mexican Hector Gabriel Flores for a WBA ranking title at the Vale Sports Arena. "I'm really excited to be fighting back in Wales. I haven't fought there since 2019 and I'm looking forward to a home crowd,” said Harris, who is a former Commonwealth and European champion.

Cardiff City Still Haven't Scored A First Half Goal This Season. . . As Steve Morison Says He "Doesn't Understand" Negative Fan Reaction

By Tom Prosser The Cardiff City fans still haven’t been able to cheer a first half goal so far this season and manager Steve Morison says he “doesn’t really understand” the fans negativity during their 1-0 defeat at home to Hull. The Cardiff fans voiced their frustration at the end of both halves and were disappointed that their side couldn’t kick on from their recent back-to-back victories. "I don't really understand it, if I'm honest," said Morison.

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 lack of firepower in a dominant first-half where the home side chased the ball, but the visitors failed to have a strike at goal.

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Swansea City Reminded What Might Have Been As Thomas Frank Praises "Brave" Brentford Strategy

The coach who denied Swansea City a place in the Premier League has an early chance to remind Swans fans what they are missing on Friday night. Brentford head coach Thomas Frank – who ended hopes of a Welsh club in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory for the... Read More

Swansea City's Steve Cooper Admits Play-Off Defeat Will Be Hard To Come Back From

Steve Cooper insists there will be no sulking at Swansea City over the lost ticket to the Premier League. The Swans’ head coach has claimed he will soon get down to work on implementing plans for next season despite uncertainty over his own future following the play-off final defeat to... Read More

Swansea City's Freddie Woodman . . . Fishing In Wembley's Waters And Hoping For The Catch Of His Life

Freddie Woodman will be Swansea City's last line of defence at Wembley today when they face Brentford in the Championship play-off final. The club's immediate future - and £170m - could literally rest in his hands. But that's the kind of pressure he thrives on, plus another type, as he... Read More

Swansea City's Steve Cooper Insists He's Not Counting The £170m At Stake . . . As Brentford's Thomas Frank Insists: We're Not Favourites

Steve Cooper believes being an England World Cup winner will help Swansea City seal a return to the Premier League. Swansea meet Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley on Saturday, three seasons after their seven-year stay in the top flight ended. Cooper says his ethos is... Read More

Jamal Lowe . . . From The Wembley Arch Shadows To The Swansea City Spotlight

Jamal Lowe hopes to complete the journey from PE teacher to Premier League player in the shadows of the Wembley arch he knows so well. Harrow-born Lowe grew up 15 minutes away from England's national stadium with dreams of making the big time dominating as he set out on his... Read More

Wayne Routledge To Be Denied Special Swansea City Wembley Goodbye

His time at Swansea has yielded more than 300 appearances over 10 consecutive seasons, but Wayne Routledge looks set to be cruelly denied the send-off he merits. The 36-year-old was stretchered off in the second half of last night’s 1-1 play-off draw with Barnsley, a result that ultimately sealed a... Read More
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