Rhys Jones has described being selected for a third Commonwealth Games as his “gold medal moment”. Anything else he achieves on the Alexander Stadium track in Birmingham this summer will be a bonus, says the para sprinter.
So, the Ryan Giggs Wales era has officially ended. It was an announcement which almost certainly represents a full-stop conclusion to the strained 30-year association between the Cardiffian and his national football team. The word “officially” is important here: in both practical and emotional terms Robert Page is already Wales manager.
Profits made from Wales qualifying for the World Cup – expected to be around £4m - will go into improving grassroots facilities, the Football Association of Wales have pledged. The overall commercial revenue from Wales reaching their first finals of the tournament for 64 years could be at least £10m, it has been estimated. But the guaranteed part of that income – which comes from the FIFA prize money pot – will go straight into benefitting the game at lower levels.
Rob Page praised the blossoming talent of Brennan Johnson after the Wales striker scored his first international goal to earn a 1-1 draw with Belgium. Johnson slid home Aaron Ramsey’s pass three minutes from time, to give Wales their first points in their Nations League campaign at a vibrant Cardiff... Read More
Nottingham Forest's Brennan Johnson Hopes Premier League Experience Will Boost His Chances. . . As He Dreams Of A Starting Spot At The World Cup With Wales
By Paul Jones Brennan Johnson believes playing Premier League football at Nottingham Forest will boost his ambition of starting for Wales at the World Cup. Johnson scored 19 goals last season to help fire Forest into the top flight and is one of the most exciting talents to emerge in Welsh football... Read More
Steve Cooper Carries Welsh Flag Back Into The Premier League . . . After Admitting He Feared Top 10 Was Beyond Nottingham Forest
Steve Cooper will become the first Welsh manager in the Premier League since Mark Hughes in 2018, after revealing he first doubted Nottingham Forest might even climb into the Championship’s top 10. The former Swansea City head coach hailed “magical” Forest for reminding the world of the City Ground club’s... Read More
Boot Boy Sorba Thomas Is Kicking On With Huddersfield . . . Towards Wembley And A Wales World Cup Play-Off
Wales midfielder Sorba Thomas hopes to complete a remarkable journey this weekend by winning Premier League promotion with Huddersfield. If the Terriers beat Nottingham Forest in Sunday’s Sky Bet Championship play-off final, Thomas will have risen from non-league football to the top flight in the space of 16 months. The... Read More
Wales' Rob Page And Scotland's Steve Clarke Face Edgy Weekend As Liverpool, Nottingham Forest And Huddersfield Take Centre Stage
Wales’ potential World Cup play-off opponents, Scotland, are praying captain Andy Robertson comes through the Champions League final unscathed on Saturday. Robertson is expected to start for Liverpool against Real Madrid in Paris for what could be the Reds’ seventh Champions League win or Madrid’s 14th. The left-back will line... Read More
Wales may be about to have their first shot at World Cup glory in 64 years, but manager Robert Page, is already looking to a future built around the likes of Bennan Johnson. As Page prepares for the do-or-die play-off against either Scotland or Ukraine, he also has a mind... Read More