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.
Daniel James has earned rich praise from Manchester United legend Roy Keane after the Wales winger’s role in his club’s 6-2 thrashing of Leeds. James scored the fifth goal of United’s half dozen, against the club he was linked with ahead of the January transfer window. James has endured a... Read More
Cardiff City players have voluntarily agreed to take partial pay deferrals for three months. The club say the agreement will help "maintain financial stability" during the "unprecedented time of global economic concern". It says it has taken the step in order to support the club and protect the livelihood of... Read More
Will Vaulks, an energetic, effective central midfield player, is ready to somersault past Derby in the English Midlands - and land firmly at Cardiff City Stadium. Wales international Vaulks has committed to the Bluebirds, preferring a switch from South Yorkshire to South Wales despite interest from Derby. He has agreed terms on... Read More
Neil Warnock believes Cardiff City’s Harry Arter will patch up his differences with Roy Keane and play for the Republic of Ireland again. A leaked WhatsApp message, spoken by Burnley’s Stephen Ward, detailed a bust-up between on-loan Bluebirds midfielder Arter and Jonathan Walters on one side - and Republic assistant manager Keane on the other. Arter declared himself... Read More
Former Cardiff City and Merthyr Town footballer Elliot Scotcher has signed for newly-promoted Welsh Premier League club Barry Town United. Scotcher, 23, is the third signing for Barry manager Gavin Chesterfield, following Kayne McLaggon from Merthyr and Cambrian winger Sam Jones. “Throughout our discussions, Elliot has shown a real desire to be... Read More