Brennan Johnson insists Wales can shock England and keep their World Cup dream alive. Wales’ hopes of making the knockout stages were left hanging by a thread after losing 2-0 to Iran. England’s goalless draw with the United States on Friday night means that Wales still have a path to the round of 16, but qualification is out of their own hands unless they beat Gareth Southgate’s side by a four-goal margin.
It must have felt a long way from Tylorstown as Robert Page starred out towards the world's media and tried to explain how the heady optimism of just 16 ago had evaporated under a hot Arabian sun. Little more than two weeks ago, the Wales manager was in his home village, announcing the squad he would take to take to a World Cup finals, the first Wales manager to do so for 64 years. Now, that adventure already seems to drawing to a close after just two games following a 2-0 to Iran which was unexpected, but felt feasible from the moment Kieffer Moore missed an early opportunity.
By Graham Thomas There were highs, lows, new heroes and old faithfuls for Welsh sport in 2021 – but the real story was about survival. Not just of the fittest, either. To survive as a sports enthusiast this year was all about adaptability and resilience. Whether you were a Welsh athlete winning gold... Read More
Jim Roberts Insists There’ll Be No Wheelie U-turn . . . Despite The Call Of The Principality Stadium
The man who has scored more international tries than any other Welsh rugby player – Jim Roberts – has announced his retirement from wheelchair rugby. He goes out at the top, having scored 24 tries in a Paralympic final, and 208 tries across two Paralympic Games, but insists there will... Read More
David Smith is the Cristiano Ronaldo of boccia and has the accolades to prove it, after winning yet another medal at this summers Paralympics, he is now focused on promoting the sport which is accessible to anyone, as he tells Tom Prosser. Paralympic champion David Smith once dreamed about becoming an... Read More
Aled Davies is not a man for looking in the rear view mirror which is why the road to Paris is his focus as he returns from Tokyo as one of four Welsh gold medalists from the Paralympics. Davies retained his Paralympic title in the men’s F63 shot put to... Read More
Aled Davies has soaked up the glory of his third Paralympic gold medal and insists he is ready to go for number four in Paris in 2024. Wales’ greatest male Paralympian is already relishing the idea of defending his title after he won his F63 shot put event in the... Read More
Wales’ javelin thrower Hollie Arnold insisted she had no regrets about her appearance on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! after being disappointed with Paralympic bronze as she relinquished her crown in Tokyo. Defending champion Arnold set a Games record of 43.01m in storming to gold in Rio but... Read More