Former Wales defender Jazz Richards has signed for Welsh Cymru Premier club Haverfordwest County. The former Swansea City and Cardiff City full-back became a free agent when he was released by the Bluebirds last summer. He looked close to signing for their Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday last month, but the Owls eventually opted not to pursue a deal.
Steve Cooper has insisted he works for a “classy club” after refusing to get involved in a war of words with Neil Warnock. The clash between the pair happened both during and after Swansea City’s controversial 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough at the Liberty Stadium. Warnock could be heard referencing Cooper’s father Keith during one of several rants during the game in which Boro conceded a 97th minute penalty and also had a goal ruled out for a foul.
No-one kicks sand in the face of Newport County defender Priestley Farquharson. After, how many other players in League Two can boast 63 England caps? County’s new defender Farquharson can do just that, although his international tally hasn’t been built up playing at venues like Wembley, Stade de France or the Principality Stadium.
The Ospreys could take a giant step towards Heineken Champions Cup rugby next season if they can complete the double over regional rivals the Dragons at the Brewery Field tonight. The top three teams in the two Guinness PRO14 Conferences qualify automatically for the top tournament in Europe and Toby Booth’s much-improved side are currently on 31 points with three games to play – the Dragons at home and then Leinster and Glasgow Warriors away. If they can beat the Dragons with a bonus point to reach 36 points then they will be guaranteed third place. If not, they will need to pull some points out of the bag on their final two away trips.
Swansea City’s promotion push is being driven along the hard yards by Connor Roberts, the man the fans have nicknamed the Crynant Cafu. Roberts may not yet have hit the heights of the most capped Brazillian player of all time, but his energy levels seem to be sourced from the same type of internal battery pack. The Swans and Wales wing-back is proving the dynamo driving his team’s promotion surge, but it is anything but a stroll in the park.
Rising Cardiff 1500m star Piers Copeland finished a hugely creditable fourth place in his first major final at the European Indoor Championships in Poland on Friday night. The Welsh Indoor 1500m record holder produced a superb finish to move up through a large and high quality field in Torun to finish in a time of 3:39.99 - just outside the medals.
A star-studded field of British endurance athletes and throwers travel to Newport on Saturday for three track and field elite-only events. On the track, some of Wales’ best distance runners and race walkers compete over 10,000m and will be joined by some of the top athletes from around the UK.
Laura McAllister believes the modern FIFA she hopes to serve within bears no resemblance to the organisation which for years stood as a totem for corruption. McAllister, a director of the Football Association of Wales Trust, is aiming to become European football’s female representative on the world game’s ruling council in a UEFA Congress vote next month and its first with top-level playing experience, having captained her country on 24 occasions. A series of bribery and corruption scandals have tainted FIFA’s reputation over the last decade, but McAllister is confident that under president Gianni Infantino it has changed course significantly.
Michael Flynn has wrapped a protective arm around Newport County’s Ryan Innis after the defender’s missed penalty denied the club another trip to Wembley. Innis’s spot kick was saved during a sudden death shoot-out against Salford in the Leasing.com Trophy semi-final clash. County were bidding to reach Wembley for the... Read More
Irish goals ace Padraig Amond is aiming to complete a half century for Newport County this evening and lead them back to Wembley Stadium. Amond, from Carlow in the Republic of Ireland, goes into County’s Leasing.Com Trophy semi-final against Salford City at Rodney Parade having scored 49 goals for the Welsh... Read More
Newport County are firmly focussed on Wembley Stadium. They take on Salford City at home in the leasing.com Challenge Cup semi-final on Tuesday - and the winners will earn a place in the final. The cup clash could be a welcome break from SkyBet League Two football for manager Michael Flynn... Read More
Newport County will go into their Leasing.com Trophy quarter-final on Tuesday night without the services of leading scorer Padraig Amond. The Irish striker picked up a bizarre injury taking off his boot in training the day before the 2-0 home win over League Two leaders Swindon Town at the weekend.... Read More
Michael Flynn didn’t pick himself to play against Brighton U21 at the Amex Stadium, but he should be proud of the team he did put out on the pitch for the second round tie in the Leasing.com Trophy. Four days after travelling to deepest, darkest Essex and pinching a 1-0... Read More
Such is Newport County’s injury plight that manager Michael Flynn is threatening to come out of retirement to play in the Leasing.com Trophy tie at Brighton U21 at the Amex Stadium tonight (7.00pm, Tuesday). The Exiles picked up two more injuries in their 1-0 FA Cup win at Maldon &... Read More