Jake Heyward revealed he believed he would have challenged Norwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen for gold at the European Championships had illness not taken the edge off his running. Heyward overcame illness earlier in the week to claim a superb silver medal for Great Britain in the 1500m in Munich on Thursday night. The Welsh record holder had edged through to the final as one of the fastest losers after finishing fifth in Monday's semi-final.
Welsh sprinting sensation Jeremiah Azu’s coach Gareth Walton has another interest in the European Championships on Friday – the fate of the Ukrainian relay squad. Walton, who played a role in preparing individual bronze medal winner Azu as part of the Great Britain 4 x 100m team, has also been sharing his wisdom with another nation. They are the squad from war-torn Ukraine, who have honed their skills at Cardiff Met University in readiness to take their marks in Munich on Friday morning for the heats.
Steve Morison believes Cardiff City have “a swagger” that is helping build an impressive start to their Championship season. The Bluebirds manager was happy with a 0-0 draw away to West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night, a result that kept his new-look team inside the early play-off positions. Despite a huge turnover of players in the summer – conducted on a shoestring budget – Morison’s team have lost just once in their opening four matches and have collected seven points.
Jeremiah Azu has vowed to show his blazing talent on the world stage next year and avenge the “nonsense” of the ranking system that denied him earlier this summer. The 21-year-old Welsh star produced a brilliant run to claim a bronze medal in the 100m final at the European Athletics Championships in Munich on Tuesday night. Azu clocked a new personal best of 10.13, finishing behind Italy's Olympic Champion Marcel Jacobs and Great Britain team-mate Zharnel Hughes, who was the reigning European champion.
Russell Martin has told Swansea City fans he takes responsibility for the collapse of their two-goal lead against Millwall that cost them two precious Championship points. The Swans head coach insists the collective lack of authority that resulted in two own goals in injury time – and a 2-2 home draw – is down to him. Martin was angered by one of his benched players – understood to be Jamie Paterson – punching the ball back towards the visitors and enabling them to take a quick throw-in, from which they scored their equaliser.
Making predictions in sport always leaves the predictor in a somewhat precarious position. "You can't win anything with kids," said Alan Hansen on Match Of The Day following Manchester Untied's opening day 3-1 defeat away to Aston Villa in August 1995. Hansen's words of warning have become a haunting catchphrase: by... Read More
Joe Allen Insists He And Wales Pal Gareth Bale Have A New Lease Of Life . . . On Swansea Bay And In LA!
Gareth Bale will spend three months living the American dream – before proving a World Cup nightmare for England. That’s the bold prediction of Bale’s long-term Wales teammate Joe Allen, who believes his national captain’s move to the MLS is already re-energising Bale’s career. Allen – who has also switched... Read More
Joe Is In The Know . . . Allen Return Provides So Much Wisdom, Insists Swansea City Boss Russell Martin
Joe Allen’s know-how will prove a vital asset for Swansea City this coming season, head coach Russell Martin has insisted. Allen could make the second Swansea debut of his career on Tuesday night in a pre-season game at Plymouth Argyle, a full 15 years after his first. The Wales midfielder,... Read More
Neco Williams Dreams Of World Cup Qualification . . . As Gareth Bale's Presence Boosts Younger Generation
Neco Williams says it would be a “dream come true” for Wales to qualify for the 2022 World Cup and end their 64-year wait to grace the tournament. Wales host Austria in a World Cup play-off semi-final at the Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday. The winners will play Scotland or... Read More
Wales and Stoke City Midfielder Joe Allen Reveals His "Desperation" To Reach A World Cup Before It's Too Late
By Tom Prosser Joe Allen says Wales “couldn’t be anymore hungrier” to get the job done as his side aim to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958. “The World Cup is the big one and the ultimately every player wants to feature in one,” explains Allen, who made his Wales... Read More