Brinn Bevan said he had “mixed emotions” after marking his return to gymnastics’ world stage. Wales’ 2016 Olympian was back competing for Great Britain at the 2021 Artistic World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan alongside fellow Wales Commonwealth Games contender Joe Cemlyn-Jones – who was making his debut at a major championship. It was the first time since 1987 that Wales had two senior men’s artistic gymnasts in the Great Britain team in the same year for an Artistic World Championships.
Neil Warnock has told angry Cardiff City fans: “Be careful what you wish for.” The Bluebirds’ former manager returns to his old club for the first time with fans in the ground since he was sacked almost two years ago. Warnock brings his Middlesbrough side to the Welsh capital with many home fans having regularly called for current boss Mick McCarthy to be fired.
Welsh golfers Archie Davies and Ffion Tyan are currently in the USA, learning their craft in the most demanding competitions in the world for prospective professional golfers – the American collegiate system. Their progress is proof that the future of elite golf in Wales is in good hands with those players acting as role models for the grass roots, as Tom Prosser reports. Jamie Donaldson was the last Welshman to represent Europe at a Ryder Cup back in 2014, but with a new winning mindset introduced by Golf Wales, hopes are high that the next Welsh golfing star may be just around the corner. Gillian O’Leary - director of performance for Golf Wales - says one of her biggest tasks since swapping her native Ireland for Wales has been to change the mindset of some of the golfers she works with.
By Tom Prosser Cardiff City lost their seventh straight league game last night away to Fulham and manager Mick McCarthy admitted that his future at the club is in serious doubt. The defeat marked the Bluebirds worst run of form since 1933. "It leaves me on the back end of a really horrible run of results," said McCarthy. "And if football is true to its usual stuff then we know what happens.
Russell Martin insists there is still much more to come from Swansea City after the head coach lavished more praise on match-winning pair Joel Piroe and Jamie Paterson. Both players scored for the second successive game as the Swans beat high-flying West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night to make it back-to-back victories in the Championship for the first time this season. The 2-1 victory – achieved after Martin’s side had fallen a goal down inside the opening minute – has lifted the club up to 15th place, four points off the play-off spots.
By Paul Jones Under-fire Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy will be hoping to halt an alarming run of six straight Championship defeats, when his side travel to Craven Cottage to face third place Fulham this evening (Wednesday). This is Cardiff’s worst league return since 1985 and the fans are stunned that the veteran boss is yet to receive his marching orders. Former Cardiff players, Bobby Decordova-Reid and Harry Wilson now play their football at Fulham and could inflict further pain on their former club tonight.
Joel Piroe plans to add to his Welsh derby goal with another at home to West Brom on Wednesday night to provide more updates for his next chat with Ruud van Nistelrooy. The Swans’ young Dutch striker – who has already been compared to a rookie Van Nistelrooy – still has one of the greatest Premier League strikers of his generation on speed dial, even though they stopped working together directly when Piroe left PSV Eindhoven this summer. Former Manchester United star Van Nistelrooy is now a coach at the Dutch club where he made his name and took a hand in shaping Piroe’s progress.
Merthyr Town manager Gavin Williams pits himself against one of the most experienced men in football at the MetCoaches Stadium on Tuesday evening. Former Crystal Palace, Birmingham City, Portsmouth and Leicester striker Steve Claridge brings his Salisbury FC team to South Wales for a BetVictor Southern League Premier South match (7.30pm). Claridge,... Read More
Former Merthyr Town defender Cameron Pring made his debut for Newport County during their Checkatrade Trophy group match against Swindon Town away. Pring, signed on loan from Bristol City, slotted in a left-back and did well against a strong Swindon team at the County Ground. The home team won 1-0 thanks to... Read More
Newport County travel to Wiltshire for their first Checkatrade Trophy group match against Swindon Town on Tuesday (September 11, 7.45pm). Manager Michael Flynn is certain to make changes from County’s starting line-up in their 1-0 League Two win at Oldham with goalkeeper Nick Townsend, defenders Mark O’Brien and Cameron Pring, midfielders... Read More
Former Derby County and Rotherham United goalkeeper Steven Cann has joined Merthyr Town - and he played a key role in their 4-1 Emirates FA Cup win at Melksham Town. Cann, aged 30, was born in South Africa, but is a Welsh footballer who played for his country at under-17, under-19... Read More
Merthyr Town are aiming for a Bank Holiday Bonanza when they play two Southern League Premier fixtures in three days. The Martyrs travel to play Farnborough on Saturday before entertaining Frome Town at the MetCoaches Stadium on Monday (both 3pm). Manager Gavin Williams and his team are third in the table after... Read More
Merthyr Town are fifth in the Southern League Premier South going into this Saturday’s home match against Gosport at the MetCoaches Community Stadium. The Martyrs won 3-0 at Chesham in their opening fixture and then drew 2-2 at home against Swindon Supermarine this week. Manager Lee Spalding and his ‘Marine team, who... Read More