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Cardiff City's Mick McCarthy Wanted To Call Someone To Cheer Him Up . . . He Rang Steve Bruce

Under fire Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy admitted he rang up Steve Bruce before his 1,000th game as a manger because he wanted “to speak to someone who is feeling worse than me”. For Bruce it was 1,000 and out after the 3-2 home defeat for Newcastle United against Spurs and McCarthy could well follow him onto the dole queue if his side suffers an eighth successive defeat to Middlesbrough on Saturday. “I spoke to Steve the week before and I actually rang him because I thought I’d find someone who is feeling worse than me. He was top of my list,” said McCarthy.

No Ordinary Joe . . . Hawkins Keen To Keep Pace With Football Pal Rubin Colwill As Ospreys Bid To Topple Munster

The top end of the Swansea Valley has been a hotbed breeding ground for sporting talent for years. Bleddyn Bowen, Robert Jones, Greg Thomas, Justin Tipuric and Ben Davies are just some of the stars the local schools have honed in various sports. The current crop isn’t bad, either – Wales and Cardiff City footballer Rubin Colwill and Ospreys centre Joe Hawkins, who plays against Munster on Saturday night, and who spoke to Graham Thomas. Joe Hawkins is keen to follow his old football rival Rubin Colwill onto the full international stage, but is happy to bide his time. Ospreys centre Hawkins and fellow 19-year-old Colwill – already a senior Wales football international after a breakthrough year at Cardiff City - used to play football against each other as 15-year-olds, until Hawkins gave his sole attention to rugby.

Brinn Bevan Vows To Build On Positives Of Return To World Stage

Brinn Bevan said he had “mixed emotions” after marking his return to gymnastics’ world stage. Wales’ 2016 Olympian was back competing for Great Britain at the 2021 Artistic World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan alongside fellow Wales Commonwealth Games contender Joe Cemlyn-Jones – who was making his debut at a major championship. It was the first time since 1987 that Wales had two senior men’s artistic gymnasts in the Great Britain team in the same year for an Artistic World Championships.

Gemma Grainger's Wales Reach 200th Milestone Against Toughest Opposition So Far

Neil Warnock Tells Cardiff City: You Got Me Out But You Should Have Been Careful What You Wished For

Neil Warnock has told angry Cardiff City fans: “Be careful what you wish for.” The Bluebirds’ former manager returns to his old club for the first time with fans in the ground since he was sacked almost two years ago. Warnock brings his Middlesbrough side to the Welsh capital with many home fans having regularly called for current boss Mick McCarthy to be fired.

Archie Davies And Ffion Tynan Can Take Welsh Golf Global Again, Says Performance Chief

Welsh golfers Archie Davies and Ffion Tyan are currently in the USA, learning their craft in the most demanding competitions in the world for prospective professional golfers – the American collegiate system. Their progress is proof that the future of elite golf in Wales is in good hands with those players acting as role models for the grass roots, as Tom Prosser reports. Jamie Donaldson was the last Welshman to represent Europe at a Ryder Cup back in 2014, but with a new winning mindset introduced by Golf Wales, hopes are high that the next Welsh golfing star may be just around the corner. Gillian O’Leary - director of performance for Golf Wales - says one of her biggest tasks since swapping her native Ireland for Wales has been to change the mindset of some of the golfers she works with.   

Wales' Captain Sophie Ingle Is "Excited To Get Back" As They Prepare To Take On Slovenia And Estonia

Mick McCarthy Admits Talks With Cardiff City Owner Vincent Tan. . .After A Run Of Seven Straight League Defeats

By Tom Prosser Cardiff City lost their seventh straight league game last night away to Fulham and manager Mick McCarthy admitted that his future at the club is in serious doubt. The defeat marked the Bluebirds worst run of form since 1933. "It leaves me on the back end of a really horrible run of results," said McCarthy. "And if football is true to its usual stuff then we know what happens.

Joel Piroe? He Needs To Relax In Front Of Goal, Jokes Swansea City's Russell Martin

Russell Martin insists there is still much more to come from Swansea City after the head coach lavished more praise on match-winning pair Joel Piroe and Jamie Paterson. Both players scored for the second successive game as the Swans beat high-flying West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night to make it back-to-back victories in the Championship for the first time this season. The 2-1 victory – achieved after Martin’s side had fallen a goal down inside the opening minute – has lifted the club up to 15th place, four points off the play-off spots.

Mick McCarthy's Cardiff City Future Hangs By A Thread. . .As Bluebirds Hope To End Worst Run Since 1985 Against Fulham

By Paul Jones Under-fire Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy will be hoping to halt an alarming run of six straight Championship defeats, when his side travel to Craven Cottage to face third place Fulham this evening (Wednesday). This is Cardiff’s worst league return since 1985 and the fans are stunned that the veteran boss is yet to receive his marching orders. Former Cardiff players, Bobby Decordova-Reid and Harry Wilson now play their football at Fulham and could inflict further pain on their former club tonight.

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Swansea City's Russell Martin Promises Worried Fans: We Won't Finish 21st (No Mention Of 22nd, 23rd or 24th)

Russell Martin has promised worried Swansea City fans their lowly position in the Championship will not be the one they occupy at the end of the season. The Swans had a to settle for a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to Hull City on Saturday – a result which leaves... Read More

Swansea City's Russell Martin Has Imposed New Training Methods . . . And Admits, Not Everyone Likes Them

Russell Martin insists Swansea City’s players are responding to his new regime – on and off the training field. The Swans head coach believes the 12-day break during the international window has enabled him to firmly establish the new methods that were hurriedly brought on board when he was appointed... Read More

Neil Harris Salutes The Welsh Miracle . . . 180 Minutes From A Cardiff-Swansea Wembley Final

The first Cardiff v Swansea play-off final could be a reality next week, even though Cardiff City manager Neil Harris had dismissed it as fantasy before Wednesday night. Harris always believed his team would not falter at the final hurdle and they duly clinched their own play-off place with a... Read More

Move Over Wes, Big Brother Curtis Nelson Wants His Moment In The Sun

Curtis Nelson plans to feel the love of Cardiff City fans tonight and enjoy his own time in the sun. The Bluebirds defender – whose little brother Wes made the final of Love Island in 2018 alongside his now ex-girlfriend Megan Barton Hanson – is determined to clinch the point... Read More

Swansea City Pray For Two Firsts For 2020 . . . A Conor Gallagher Goal And A Hull City Away Win

Steve Cooper hopes Conor Gallagher can finally break his Swansea goal duck as his team makes a last-gasp bid for a play-off spot.  Chelsea loanee Gallagher, 20, impressed with Charlton in the first half of the season before heading to South Wales where he has made another big impact. His... Read More

Steve Cooper Knows Swansea City Need A Hull Of A Miracle To Make Play-Offs

Steve Cooper insists anything can happen in the Championship - but he knows the stars must align on Wednesday night or else the season will end for Swansea City. Barring a dramatic collapse from Nottingham Forest, who would have to lose their final two games by significant margins, the final... Read More
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