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WELSH SPORT IN REVIEW | SPORTS FEATURE

WELSH SPORT IN REVIEW | SPORTS FEATURE

It only seems like yesterday that we were barely waiting for the Six Nations to start, and yet now it is December, bringing with it a time of merriment, frost and reflection. Football Fresh off an impressive run at Euro 2016, expectations were understandably high for Wales’s team to reach their first World Cup in […]

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WALES VS IRELAND | SPORTS PREVIEW

WALES VS IRELAND | SPORTS PREVIEW

As domestic football takes a break, all Welsh eyes will be on Mon 9 Oct as Wales host the Republic of Ireland in the defining Group D match for World Cup qualification. It seems like an age ago since Wales’ impressive run at Euro 2016, which saw them top their group (above England, we should […]

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WALES WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS | SPORTS FEATURE

WALES WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS | SPORTS FEATURE

Conor Knight looks into Wales’ upcoming games to qualify for the 2018 world cup in Russia. While we have finally welcomed back regular league football onto our screens, a lot of Welsh fans will still be anxiously looking at the calendar until Sat 2 Sept when Wales face Austria in the Cardiff City Stadium. The […]

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GAVIN CHESTERFIELD: BARRY TOWN UNITED | INTERVIEW

GAVIN CHESTERFIELD: BARRY TOWN UNITED | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks to Barry Town United’s manager Gavin Chesterfield about securing their return to the Welsh Premier League after the team was withdrawn from the Welsh Football League in 2013. How did it feel when Barry Town United returned to the Welsh Premier League? Elation mixed with relief, I suppose. It’s been a […]

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MENTAL HEALTH AND ELITE SPORT IN WALES | SPORT FEATURE

MENTAL HEALTH AND ELITE SPORT IN WALES | SPORT FEATURE

Ben Woolhead looks at the taboo of mental illness within the world of Welsh elite sport. The death in 2011 of Wales football manager Gary Speed sent shockwaves around the globe. That the popular former Premier League player suffered from depression, that he had sought to conceal it from even those closest to him and […]

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL | SPORTS PREVIEW

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL | SPORTS PREVIEW

For the biggest match in European club football, it could only be the Principality Stadium. On Sat 3 June, Spanish giants Real Madrid face Serie A champions Juventus in the Champions League Final – an exhibition of world class attack and defence. Indeed, the Old Lady’s defensive record has been impeccable both in Europe and […]

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DON’T TAKE ME HOME | FILM PREVIEW

DON’T TAKE ME HOME | FILM PREVIEW

Wales’ triumphant performance in the Euros last year feels like a distant dream, and we still almost can’t believe it. If you want to relive their historic victory, this film will definitely succeed in doing so. Following the epic journey of Chris Coleman’s side, this film will bring back memories that will last a lifetime. Named after the song bellowed by Welsh football […]

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THE ROAD TO WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION | SPORT PREVIEW

THE ROAD TO WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION | SPORT PREVIEW

Rhys Richards analyses the path ahead for the Welsh men’s international football team as they take the first steps towards qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. If we were to rewind two years ago, the Welsh football team would be in a very difference place to where we see it now. September 2014 […]

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FOOTBALL | BOOK REVIEW

FOOTBALL | BOOK REVIEW

Jean-Phillippe Toussaint (Fitzcarraldo Editions) Belgian writer Toussaint begins with a self-effacing disclaimer: that this compendium of intellectually-minded essays about football will be a turnoff to both intellectuals and football buffs. This isn’t necessarily true (wonderful, deep things have been written about the sport over the decades), but I was largely left unmoved by his musings. […]

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UEFA EURO 2016: WALES | SPORT FEATURE

UEFA EURO 2016: WALES | SPORT FEATURE

  Conor Knight takes a look at Wales’ chances in their first major international competition in over 50 years: the UEFA European Championship. Wales Now that the domestic season has finished and the silverware has all been engraved and won, there’s still one more competition left: UEFA Euro 2016. The coveted European prize has returned […]