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Opinion
Heading for change? Should the ball stay on the carpet to prevent concussion?
17:01 Saturday 7th March 2020

After NFL star Aaron Hernandez died in a Massachusetts prison, researchers at Boston University found his brain severely damaged. Repeated head traumas over the course of his sporting career had rendered his grey matter withered and warped. The…

A League
Can Welsh Dragon Joe Ledley breathe fire into the Jets' season?
12:01 Wednesday 26th February 2020

Joe Ledley has swapped South Wales for life in New South Wales. The Welsh midfielder signed a deal with A-League side Newcastle Jets until the end of the season. Since his one-month contract with English Championship side Charlton…

Premier League
Daniel James' Manchester United Honeymoon period is over
19:01 Tuesday 18th February 2020

When Manchester United signed little-known Daniel James over the summer, many expected he'd be a squad player or rotational option at best. After all, he'd only scratched the surface at Swansea City before the Red Devils came calling…

A League
Can Carl Robinson lift Newcastle Jets from the doldrums?
17:01 Thursday 23rd January 2020

More than a year after his sacking from MLS outfit Vancouver Whitecaps, Carl Robinson looks poised to take the reins at A-League side Newcastle Jets. Robinson watched on from the stands as the Jets went down 2-0 to Melbourne City at the…

European Championships
Will Hungary face the Topknot of God?
12:01 Tuesday 19th November 2019

November 18 2009, Stade de France, 104th minute: As Florent Malouda lined up the free-kick from  45 yards, centre-half Sebastien Squillaci hustled into the Ireland box. Referee Martin Hansson blew the whistle to resume play. Malouda’s…

International
Can Wales qualify for Euro 2020?
12:00 Wednesday 13th November 2019

With two games left, the EURO 2020 qualifying groups are really heating up. The time has come for Wales manager Ryan Giggs to show the world what he’s made of and lead his squad into second place in group E; meaning automatic…

Welsh Premier
Can big money investment transform Cefn Druids?
12:01 Tuesday 12th November 2019

It’d be hard to find a more literal example of a club between a rock and a hard place than Cefn Druids. The Cymru Premier outfit’s small ground, appropriately named The Rock, was built in a disused quarry and is dominated by an…

International
Can Steve Clarke revive Scotland's fortunes?
12:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Heedless of the rain falling in relentless sheets over the stadium, the midfielder steps up for the free-kick. The ball curls neatly into the top corner. The 6-0 rout is complete. Despite a dominant display, no one is particularly…

European Championships
What must Ryan Giggs change to ensure Wales qualify for Euro 2020?
12:00 Wednesday 4th September 2019

Ryan Giggs is facing a defining moment in his managerial career. Wales’ poor start to Euro 2020 qualification leaves the possibility of another red wave cascading over the continent – a la France 2016 - in jeopardy.  Back-to-back…

Premier League
Why is Daniel James getting an unfair reputation as a diver?
19:00 Tuesday 27th August 2019

Football is subjective. That's why we love it. Heated debates down your local boozer are part and parcel of our beautiful game. Even with VAR now in common practice, differing opinions still leads to strong discussions as we look…

Premier League
Harry Wilson's war goes to the South Coast
08:01 Sunday 25th August 2019

Having joined Liverpool’s academy as a 15-year-old, Harry Wilson, like many young British players, is yet to receive a real opportunity in the Premier League. The Welsh winger has had loan spells at Crewe Alexandra, Hull City, and Derby…

Managerial News
What do you call a French man in Africa?
15:01 Sunday 28th July 2019

Suave, sophisticated and stylish are three fitting adjectives to describe Herve Renard. A sculpted face befitting a model and a body not completely in line with a man his years. Now 50, set to age again in two months' time, he is without…

World Cup
Homeless World Cup: The guide to Cardiff 2019
15:01 Thursday 25th July 2019

A summer jam-packed with exciting international football gradually winds down. Prior to European leagues taking centre stage, there's one last showing for national sides. The Homeless World Cup.  The FIFA U20 World Cup ushered a busy…

Premier League
What to expect from Manchester United new boy Daniel James?
12:00 Tuesday 18th June 2019

Albeit later than anticipated, Manchester United has got off the mark in this transfer window. The Red Devils have acquired Daniel James from Swansea City after the 21-year-old enjoyed an excellent breakthrough season in professional…

Spain
Equal time: Is Gareth Bale done?
08:00 Monday 27th May 2019

Six years ago, a young Welsh lad who played for Spurs was the hottest property around. He was destroying Premier League defences for fun as an attacking left winger, a long way from the scrawny left-back almost sold to Birmingham for £3million…