Neil Harris has dampened expectation that Cardiff City are in the market for Anthony Knockaert by suggesting links with the Fulham winger have been led by an agent. The Bluebirds manager knows he needs to add some spark to his squad after a second successive sluggish home display led to a 2-1 home defeat to Reading on Saturday. But Harris – who confirmed that Scotland international Callum Paterson is close to joining Sheffield Wednesday – claimed Knockaert for Cardiff as a loan deal was currently a figment of someone’s else’s imagination.
Steve Cooper saw Swansea City set a club record in the 2-0 Championship victory at Wycombe Wanderers - then urged the owners to match the ambition off the pitch. The shut-out made it the first time in Swansea's 100 year history that they have started a league season without conceding a goal in the first three games.
Geraint Thomas has revealed how he rode the World Time Trial Championships in Italy without any information after his Garmin bike computer was mislaid. Wales' 2018 Tour de France champ just missed out on a bronze in Imola by seven seconds as he finished fourth.
The last time Newport County went to Bolton for a league game they got hit for six, but that is unlikely to happen when they return today. The last clash was 32 years ago in the old Fourth Division and the thrashing at Burden Park came a week after a 6-1 defeat against Torquay United. Those were dark days for County and a year later they dropped out of the Football league.
Jonathan Davies admits it will take some time for him to return to his world class best after he made his long-awaited comeback. The Wales centre returned to action for the first time in nearly a year as his Scarlets side were beaten 25-15 by the Ospreys in Llanelli. Both regions were warming up for the start of the new Guinness PRO14 season with a pre-season friendly and Davies was the headline act.
It’s the first senior Welsh derby of the season on Sunday, when Cardiff City Women host Swansea City Ladies at Leckwith Stadium. It’s 40 miles between the cities but that’s nothing for Swansea midfielder Emma Beynon, who’s clocked up far more than that this week as she tells Graham Thomas. Emma Beynon is the postwoman who plans to deliver a first class victory for Swansea City in Sunday’s derby against Cardiff. The 24-year-old – who walks 10 miles every day delivering the mail – already has the stamp of approval from her teammates after being voted players’ player of the year for the Welsh champions.
Marlon Pack says striker Kieffer Moore is not just a big lump but still wants his Cardiff City team-mate to bash up opponents. The £2million summer signing opened his Bluebirds account with a double in the 2-0 Championship victory at Nottingham Forest last weekend.
Welsh cricket has never known a summer like it and those involved are praying that next season is a whole new ball game. Neyland Cricket Club were just one club that had to get used to a very different world, as Tom Pritchard reports. Very few cricketers in Wales, myself included, would have expected to put the whites on this summer after the pandemic appeared to have put paid to any chances of leather on willow. However, at the beginning of July, it was announced that recreational cricket could return, albeit with a number of new, strict measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those involved.
The Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales at Newport will stage the first round of the inaugural UCI Track Cycling Nations’ Cup. The event - which will take place from 22-25 April 2021 - will be the first elite-level international track cycling event to be held at the since velodrome since 2013.
Geraint Thomas just missed out on a medal as he blasted to fourth place at the UCI World Time Trial Championships at Imola in Italy. The Cardiff-born rider missed out on the bronze on his debut for the GB team in the TT at the championship by just eight seconds.
Wrexham are still looking to strengthen their squad even though the January transfer window has closed. Manager Dean Keates signed five players in January - Davis Keillor-Dunn, Dan Jarvis, Jordan Ponticelli, Jay Harris, Jordon Thompson - but the Dragons are keen to add more talent. “We are delighted as a football club,”... Read More
Dear Old Blowers would have been in his element. The retired BBC radio cricket commentator Henry Blofeld loved an attractive cricket ground which inspired him to use his vast vocabulary as a palette from which to paint pictures for his listeners. There are few more picturesque grounds in county cricket... Read More
Wrexham’s Red Army are heading to Derbyshire and Wrexham manager Sam Ricketts says: “The away following is fantastic. I love it.” Away end tickets are still selling fast and well over 1,000 Dragons’ fans are making the trip to Chesterfield for the Vanarama National League clash. Wrexham are intent on earning a... Read More
More than 600 Wrexham fans will follow their team to Derbyshire for Saturday’s crucial League Two clash with Chesterfield. The Dragons earned their place in the Emirates FA Cup first round thanks to a midweek replay win against Harrogate and are now focused on playing the Spireites. Martin Allen, the highly experienced... Read More
Glamorgan captain Michael Horgan has paid tribute to Usman Khawaja as the Australian star bids to become the first in the county’s history to score centuries in his first three appearances. Khawaja struck 126 against Derbyshire – following his 125 against Warwickshire – to become the first Glamorgan player to... Read More
Newport County are in it for the long haul as they prepare for Saturday’s final League Two fixture of the season. The Exiles follow a 1-0 defeat against relegated Chesterfield with a 600-miles round trip to play Carlisle United this weekend. “We’ve been on a decent run of form lately and just... Read More