Swansea City failed to sign a single player in the January transfer window after the club’s plan to bring in West Bromwich Albion striker Karlan Grant on loan backfired. In the dying minutes of Tuesday night’s window, Swansea's attempt to secure a loan for the West Brom forward fell through. The deal was expected to see Grant join the Swans on loan for the remainder of the season – filling some of the gaps exposed by the six players who have left the club this month.
Warren Gatland believes Wales will relish being underdogs for Saturday’s Six Nations opener against Ireland. The Principality Stadium encounter kicks off Gatland’s second stint as Wales head coach, with his previous reign between 2008 and 2019 yielding four Six Nations titles, three Grand Slams and two World Cup semi-finals. Ireland will arrive in Cardiff as the world’s top-ranked team following a memorable year when they beat New Zealand twice, South Africa and Australia.
Rhys Webb has taken inspiration from football greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after ending more than two years in the international rugby wilderness. Ospreys scrum-half Webb is on course to make his first Wales appearance since November 2020 in next Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland. Webb, who toured New Zealand with the 2017 British and Irish Lions, featured on just five occasions during Wayne Pivac’s 34-Test reign as Wales head coach.
Michael Flynn has hinted he could be on the move from Newport County following their heart-breaking Wembley play-off defeat to Morecambe. The Newport boss has admitted to unhappiness after learning the club intend to appoint a sporting director to work either over or alongside him. Flynn suggested he could have... Read More
As the song says, we all need somebody to lean on. Newport County manager Michael Flynn had Lennie Lawrence whose wisdom could prove the foundation for play-off success at Wembley on Monday against Morecambe. Rob Cole spoke to him. Lennie Lawrence used to sit just behind Michael Flynn in the... Read More
Kevin Ellison looks more like Ming the Merciless than Roy of the Rovers, but appearances can be deceptive. Not even the old Roy himself could have written a script like the one currently being played out by the Newport County striker. Ellison compared himself to the dark character of the... Read More
Michael Flynn was proud of his rain-lashed Newport County heroes and claimed their Wembley shot at promotion is just reward for a year of playing by the rules and keeping their risk-taking to events on the field. Goals from substitutes Kevin Ellison, Joss Labadie and Nicky Maynard might not have... Read More
Kevin Ellison accused Morecambe’s Derek Adams of disrespecting him after the Newport County substitute celebrated loudly into his former manager’s face. Ellison came back to haunt the man who kicked him out at Morecambe as he scored the vital third goal that allowed Newport County to cruise to a 3-1... Read More
Michael Flynn is hoping to evoke the spirit of 2017, and Newport County’s Great Escape, as his side tries to stay on track for promotion from League Two. Back-to-back wins for the first time since the beginning of December have put them right back in the thick of the promotion... Read More