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.
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Newport County and Leyton Orient pay tribute to their former manager before they clash in SkyBet League Two action at Rodney Parade this afternoon. Edinburgh led both clubs to promotion from non-League football into League Two with Newport going up in 2013 and Orient last season before his death in June... Read More
Exeter City 1, Swansea City 3 Matt Grimes says he was honoured to be made Swansea City captain in their pre-season fixture against home town club Exeter City. Grimes, 24, faced his former club for the first time since sealing his move from St James Park to the Liberty Stadium in January... 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
Almost 1,700 Bluebirds fans travelled to Newcastle United and were devastated by a 3-0 defeat, but they at least had good news on the way back to Wales. Cardiff City confirmed the £18m record signing Emiliano Sala from FC Nantes. The 28-year old has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Cardiff City... Read More
Cardiff City finally completed the loan signing of Everton’s Oumar Niasse today - and manager Neil Warnock is optimistic Emiliano Sala will join the Bluebirds from Nantes. The Argentinian striker is in Wales for a medical today and Warnock said: “We’re optimistic. “The deal is around £15million, but that’s what strikers cost.... Read More
Newport County are ready to prove they are capable of sustaining a League Two promotion challenge this season when they visit Exeter City on Saturday. For the second season in a row County travel to St James Park with Exeter City top of League Two table. There is no question manager Michael... Read More