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News

/ 15 days ago

Wales picks Bellamy over Henry as the team's next manager

Craig Bellamy has been officially named as the Wales national team head coach. The former star forward now replaces Rob Page at the helm. Page previously held the position for around three-and-a-half years. Nevertheless, Welsh soccer officials fired their manager following two disappointing showings in recent friendlies. Page could only manage a draw against Gibraltar […]

News

/ 32 days ago

Wrexham providing free Welsh language lessons to players, fans

Wrexham has revealed that they have been providing players and staff at the club with Welsh language lessons. Welsh remains the official language of Wales, despite the fact that it is only spoken by around 18% of the nation's population. According to a recent census, almost 75% of people inside the country claimed that they […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 120 days ago

Euro 2024 playoffs conclude as Ukraine and Poland advance

The Euro 2024 playoffs wrapped up the final three spots available at this summer's tournament in Germany. After Georgia secured a spot in a major international tournament for the first time, eyes turned to the other two playoffs. Iceland faced Ukraine in a neutral-site game in Wrocław, Poland. In the other game, Wales hosted Poland […]

Leagues: League Two

/ 203 days ago

Rob and Ryan effect: How Wrexham is thrust onto world stage

The Welsh team's recent rise to international prominence is largely down to Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who have had an impact at Wrexham. The 2021 acquisition of Wrexham by actor duo McElhenney and Reynolds generated a great deal of interest and media attention. But since assuming ownership, the two Hollywood superstars have made revolutionary […]

Roy Keane

/ 284 days ago

Roy Keane linked to coaching return amid reports of fantastic plot

In June, Wales hoped that Roy Keane would end his coaching exile to take over for Robert Page. With his 2018 dismissal from his role as Ireland's assistant coach under Martin O'Neill, Keane has been absent from the global stage. A year after reuniting with O'Neill at Nottingham Forest, Keane's coaching career came to a […]

Leagues: League Two

/ 290 days ago

Welcome to Wrexham takes crown as best-ever soccer series

When Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham FC in 2021, nobody could have quite anticipated the impact the new owners would have on reviving a football club and the town it calls home. The club’s fortunes have ebbed and flowed under the new ownership but its brand has never been stronger thanks in large […]

Euro 2028

/ 293 days ago

UK and Ireland set to host Euro 2028 after Turkey drops out

Euro 2028 is going to the UK and Ireland. Turkey had previously been a direct rival to the nations as hosts of the tournament. Nevertheless, UEFA revealed on Wednesday that Turkey has since backed out. This leaves the UK and Ireland bid as the only contender for Euro 2028. Turkey has withdrawn from the bidding […]

England

/ 300 days ago

Soccer-related arrests reach record high in England, Wales

Arrests during soccer matches in England and Wales have reportedly reached a nine-year high. According to United Kingdom government officials, there were 2,264 total soccer-related arrests during the 2022/23 season. This was a slight increase over the previous campaign and the most since 2013/14. Included in the figures were any arrests during domestic men's and […]

Leagues: La Liga

/ 315 days ago

Club with world's longest name gets surprising sponsor in La Liga

LaLiga inked the longest name in the sport to go along with its collection of icons, Llanfairpwll. The Spanish Primera Division signed a one-year jersey sponsorship contract with Clwb Pel Droed Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch, a team from the Welsh fifth division. The whole name appears on the club's crest. Yet, most fans just call the club 'Llanfairpwll'. […]

Euro 2024

/ 317 days ago

Portugal scores nine in Euro 2024 Qualifying

Even without Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal had no issue finding the back of the net in Euro 2024 Qualifying against Luxembourg. Against Ronaldo's favorite international opponent, the side's all-time leading scorer missed out due to suspension. If you saw the scoreline from Monday's fixture, one would think Ronaldo played. Instead, three players from Portugal grabbed braces. […]

Gareth Bale

/ 398 days ago

Bale: No consequences to losing in MLS due to lack of pro/rel

Gareth Bale has claimed the more relaxed atmosphere in MLS comes down to the fact that it is a closed league. The former Los Angeles FC winger made the comments during a recent interview with BT Sport. Fellow retired players Peter Crouch and Jermaine Jenas conducted the interview. Crouch asked Bale if he had any […]

Transfer News

/ 411 days ago

Wrexham brings back goalkeeper Ben Foster on new 1-year deal

Veteran goalkeeper Ben Foster will return with Wrexham next season on a one-year deal. The 40-year-old keeper joined the Welsh club as a free agent in March after previously retiring from the sport. Nevertheless, Foster has now signed on to continue on with the club. Goalkeeper impressed with team from top to bottom “At the […]

Chelsea

/ 424 days ago

Welsh town’s fake sign makes fun of Chelsea losing record

A small Welsh town with one of the longest names in the world was temporarily extended further. Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales, typically shortened to Llanfairpwll, has a welcome sign at the edge of town. The sign shows the full length of the town's name. Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch. A betting company tinkered with the sign to reference Premier League side […]

BBC

/ 448 days ago

Wrexham is now a global phenomenon: Rob Phillips interview

The latest episode of the World Soccer Talk Podcast is presented by Sling. Rob Phillips is a commentator and reporter for the BBC Radio Wales, and the preeminent radio voice for soccer in Wales. With a 40-year plus career in journalism and broadcasting, Phillips has called many of Wrexham’s games this season as the club secured […]

Gareth Bale

/ 455 days ago

Rob McElhenney wants Gareth Bale to sign for Wrexham AFC

Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney has made his move in an attempt to sign Gareth Bale. The recently retired forward sent a video to the Hollywood actor congratulating him on Wrexham's historic season. The Red Devils earned promotion to League Two after collecting the National League title last weekend. McElhenney Tweeted the video along with a […]