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 on the younger generation. The caretaker boss - whose own deal with Wales only runs as far as the end of the World Cup campaign - has heaped praise on fit-again Kieffer Moore, and believes he can bring something different to the team, but has stressed the importance of preparing the younger players in the squad for the future of Welsh football.
"It's what we have been training for and preparing for a long time, so it’s both nerve-wracking and exciting.” Those are the words of Welsh rhythmic gymnast Gemma Frizelle as she and her team-mates prepare for a massive next three weeks. First up is the Rhythmic Gymnastics British Championships in Telford this weekend, followed a fortnight later by the Welsh Championships in Cardiff.
Tesni Evans faces the biggest task in women’s squash on Tuesday night when takes on world No.1 Nouran Gohar at the World Championships. Welsh No.1 Evans – who is seeded 13 at the tournament in Cairo – has shown good form so far in overcoming Poland’s Karina Tyma and Coline Aumard of France in reaching the last 16. But she will have to produce the form of her life to unseat Gohar in front of her home Egyptian fans at the Club S Allegria.
Matthew Maynard insists Glamorgan are still reaping the rewards of a positive approach to their County Championship campaign despite their latest defeat. The Welsh county lost by 58 runs to Durham in a match they looked well placed to win at the start of the final day. Instead, they were bowled out for just 137 with England Test hopeful Matty Potts taking 7-40, to leave Glamorgan in third place in Division Two with two wins, two defeats and two draws from their opening six matches.
Wayne Pivac has admitted French referee Pascal Gauzere got it badly wrong at the Principality Stadium – he should definitely have yellow carded Maro Itoje. Whilst all the focus may have been on Gauzere’s controversial decisions to allow tries for Josh Adams and Liam Williams to stand in Wales’ 40-24... Read More
Swansea City's Steve Cooper Facing Possible FA Charge After Claiming: "It's Personal" Between Him And Referee
Steve Cooper declined to divulge the roots of his unhappiness with referee Andy Woolmer for fear of getting fined – but he may already have said enough to alert the interest of the FA. The Swansea City manager gave an honest appraisal of the abilities of Woolmer after his side... Read More
Swansea City's Steve Cooper Left Stunned By Referee But Says: We Knew What To Expect When We Saw His Name
Steve Cooper gave a scathing assessment of referee Oliver Langford after Swansea City were forced to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw at Bristol City. The Swans head coach was angry over the penalty decision in the 83rd minutethat enabled Nahki Wells to cancel out Jamal Lowe’s opening goal. The... Read More
Ryan Giggs says Kieffer Moore must wise up to European referees after being banned from Wales' Nations League game in Bulgaria. Moore was ruled out of Wednesday's Group B4 tie in Sofia after picking up his second booking of the competition during the 0-0 draw against the Republic of Ireland... Read More
Mike Flynn has revealed he would have called for Newport County’s weekend match at Cambridge United to have been called off were it not for the coronavirus pandemic. A first defeat of the League Two season for the Exiles came at Abbey Stadium and in awful conditions with torrential rain... Read More
An apoplectic Steve Cooper has insisted Swansea City will go above the normal level of feedback to complain about referee Tim Robinson. Swans manager Cooper was left in a despairing fury over the calls made by Robinson after seeing his team lose 1-0 at Fulham where a succession of critical... Read More