Steve Cooper insists he respects the staying power of Neil Warnock, but will be looking to outfox the old master when Swansea City visit Middlesbrough tonight. Swansea head coach Cooper already has one victory over Warnock in his locker – the only other time they locked horns in October 2019 when a Ben Wilmot goal was enough to give the Swans a much celebrated victory over Cardiff City. That was the beginning of the end for Warnock at Cardiff, although it was Cooper who had a hand in the 72-year-old’s re-emergence at Boro.
Michael Flynn has admitted he is suffering from altitude sickness. Newport County are still top of League Two, but the manager is sick of telling his players they need to be more ruthless. Flynn felt the latest squandering of opportunities came in the 1-1 draw away at Forest Green Rovers, where the Exiles went ahead, had chances to wrap the game up, but eventually were pegged back and had to settle for a point.
Jayne Ludlow said Wales are getting closer to qualifying for a major finals after their UEFA Women's Euro2022 heartache was confirmed. Natasha Harding, Rachel Rowe and Jess Fishlock all struck in an emphatic 3-0 victory over Belarus in their final qualifying game at Newport's Rodney Parade.
When Wales meet Italy in Llanelli on Saturday, it will be for the less than cherished title of fifth-place play-off winners of the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup. If that title doesn’t sound too grand then it’s because Wales’ result have not been either, during the fractured year of 2020. The corresponding Six Nations match back in February saw Wales head coach Wayne Pivac begin his reign as Warren Gatland’s successor on a winning note.
Alex Smithies insists he is focussed on winning against his former club Huddersfield Town tonight and any nostalgia can wait. The Cardiff City goalkeeper spent eight years with the Yorkshire club, playing in 274 matches before moving on to QPR and then the Bluebirds. Smithies left Huddersfield in 2015 but says: “It’s always nice to play your old clubs, you always want to beat them.
Wales' world champ Lauren Price will again launch her bid for Olympic glory in London next April. The Boxing Road to Tokyo European Olympic Qualifying event has been rescheduled for April 22-26 at the Copper Box Arena.
Dewi Lake has been tipped as the Wales hooker of the future but only if he improves his throwing in at the line-out. The former Wales Under 20s captain has been in red hot form for the Ospreys recently with his dynamic ball-carrying and raw physicality catching the eye, despite their struggles in the Guinness Pro 14. In the absence of veteran hooker Ken Owens, both Ryan Elias and Elliot Dee have struggled to fully convince for Wales in this autumn’s Nations Cup.
Jamie Lewis can end a difficult year on a high after producing a superb display to qualify for the World Championships. The Carmarthen darter took tie out of the PDC Tour this year for personal reasons but has bagged one of the final six spots along with fellow Welshman Nick Kenny.
Stevie Williams will make his debut on one of the toughest Ardennes Classics in Belgium on Wednesday. The... Read More
Three hours before the first riders in the OVO Energy Women’s Tour were due at the summit of the Black Mountain in Carmarthenshire, the mini gazebo and trestle table were set up and ready for action. Members of the Ammanford Triathlon and Cycling Club were offering free hot drinks and... Read More
Scott Davies was rewarded for a brave ride on the second stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain as he took the King of the Mountains jersey. The Carmarthenshire rider was part of a five man breakaway from which he made a solo bid for the stage win when... Read More
It won’t just be Geraint Thomas who will feel very much at home when the OVO Tour of Britain kicks-off with a Grand Depart in Carmarthenshire on Sunday. The Tour de France winner will be joined by Chris Froome in the Team Sky squad that will launch their bid for... Read More
Whitchurch High School Makes Room For A Yellow Jersey As Geraint Thomas Provides Another Miracle For The Holy Trinity
They have cleared a yellow jersey-sized space on the wall at Geraint Thomas’s old school – right next to Gareth Bale’s framed Real Madrid shirt and the rugby jersey worn by Lions captain Sam Warburton. Teachers and pupils hope it won’t stay empty for long. Nothing underlines the incredible roll... Read More