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Guest blog: Are Wales best footballers any less Welsh for wanting to compete on Team GB?

By Tzevai Chong With London 2012 less than a year away, public interest has been increasing regarding the make up of the Team GB football squad. Current England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce has been confirmed as the head coach for the tournament but the four home nation Football Associations have failed to reach any agreement … Continue reading

Fans Forum

We’re looking for Swansea City and Cardiff City super fans. The kind that have something to say and can do it with their mobile phones and social media. Fans often know more than we do and have great analysis and opinions. ITV Wales wants to make sure it doesn’t go ignored. Which is why we’re … Continue reading

Saving Wrexham FC

Yesterday morning Wrexham FC was facing the very real possibility that the club would not be allowed to start the footballing season because of financial difficulties. Yesterday evening fans had raised enough money to grant the north-Walian side a reprieve. Our reporter Rob Shelley was there throughout the day.  All through the day, as the … Continue reading

Swansea City fan paints house in team colours

Is this Swansea City’s biggest fan? Footie fanatic Michael Rees loves the Swans so much that he painted the front of his Carmarthenshire terraced house in the team’s colours.

Coming back home – ‘Earnie’ on being a returning hero

A lot has changed since Robert Earnshaw left Cardiff City in 2004. There’s a new stadium and new training facilities, and, as Earnshaw acknowledged when speaking today for the first time since his Bluebirds return, now very few familiar faces at the club. Watch Earnie’s interview online at ITV.com/Wales But the fans never forgot about … Continue reading

Wales and Scotland FAs deny ‘historic agreement’ to join Olympics Team GB

The Football Associations of Wales and Scotland have fiercely denied reports of an “historic agreement” between the nations to form a Great British football team for the London 2012 Olympics. Earlier today, the British Olympics Association said controversial proposals for a Team GB football squad in next year’s games had been agreed by the FA, … Continue reading

Social media, fast cars and theatre

As the Online Producer at ITV Wales, I spend most of my time with my nose at a computer monitor (or in lieu of that, a smart phone) fervently typing away on the blog or editing extended interviews while firmly attached to some form of social media (Twitter, Facebook and Flickr being three big favourites). … Continue reading

Swansea FC victory parade – the route

Swansea will welcome home their Wembley heroes with an open-top bus victory parade this evening. Barely 24 hours after securing a dream promotion to the top flight of English football, thousands of fans are expected to turn out to welcome home the Swans. The open-top bus parade will kick off from the Swans’ historic old … Continue reading

More tickets allocated to Swansea fans after 39,376 sell

Swansea fans have been given more tickets for next weeks playoff final against Reading after selling out their original allocation. The new tickets for the Wembley match take the number of seats sold to Swans fans to 40,000. Tickets are being sold from the ticket office only on a first come first serve basis. Have … Continue reading

Cardiff City FC releases 2011 retained list

Cardiff City Football Club has confirmed details of the players set to leave the club this summer. Jay Bothroyd and Chris Burke are to make their exit, along with Adam Matthews, Gavin Rae and Martin John. The full statement on the club’s website reads: ‘Contracts have not been offered to Jay Bothroyd and Chris Burke following an inability for … Continue reading

One girl’s first football match – the aftermath

It was the first football match I’d ever attended, and before Cardiff City’s championship play-off against Reading on Tuesday I was jokingly called a ‘glory supporter’ by friends. By the time the final whistle blew, I was a ‘bad luck charm’. I never did get to see that eagerly-anticipated Ayatollah. The Bluebirds were defeated 0-3 … Continue reading

What’s an Ayatollah? One girl’s first football match

For years, I had merely a cursory knowledge of football and all to do with it. Granted, I knew the offside rule – demonstrated to me over dinner using salt and pepper shakers and a garden pea – but to say I was sketchy on the finer points of the game is an understatement of … Continue reading

Wrexham FC new owner unveiled

The current owners of Wrexham FC have agreed to sell the troubled club to businessman Jon Harris. Mr Harris will assume the role of managing director with immediate effect. There have been a number of parties interested in buying the club, including the Supporters Trust and local businesswoman and personality Stephanie Booth. Commenting on their … Continue reading

The other cup finals

Alright: it says, very clearly in the TV schedules, that Manchester City are playing Stoke City in the cup final this Saturday. But spare a thought for the few who have their own cup finals to bear – bear being the operative word, because you never enjoy seeing the work of a season boiling down … Continue reading

Guest blog: What will happen to QPR?

By Paul Heaney Championship leaders QPR should be deducted points if they’ve broken FA rules, according to a Cardiff University legal expert. As Cardiff City fans deal with their slide out of the automatic promotion places, Professor Bob Lee said decisions taken in previous cases suggest stripping QPR of points is a realistic outcome. Rangers are … Continue reading

Cardiff and Swansea: to the play-offs?

Both Cardiff and Swansea have seen their dreams of automatic promotion fade and die over the last week – barring any dramatic points deduction imposed on title-winning Queens Park Rangers. Sports reporter Rob King looks at where we stand, and what could come next. By Rob King Very well then, the play-offs. That seems to be … Continue reading

Bluebirds captain Craig Bellamy becomes Fred Keenor Statue Appeal patron

Cardiff City captain Craig Bellamy has signed up as a patron of The Fred Keenor Statue Appeal Committee. The committee is fundraising for an £85,000 statue of Fred Keenor, captain of Cardiff City’s 1927 FA Cup winning team, to be placed outside the Cardiff City stadium. Craig Bellamy said: “Fred Keenor and the FA Cup … Continue reading

Guest blog: Success for Cardiff City and Swansea?

Michelle Owen is a trainee journalist and football fanatic. Follow her on Twitter here. By Michelle Owen The Bluebirds’ hopes of automatic promotion were dashed in a dismal display against Middlesbrough last night. Within 21 minutes Cardiff were 3-0 down, a shock considering they had before last night only lost once at home since November. … Continue reading

Swansea and Cardiff guaranteed play-off spots

With both our Championship sides now guaranteed play-off places at least, our sports correspondent Richard Morgan ponders the prospects of Cardiff and Swansea as they close in on the promised land of the Premier League. There’ve seldom been finishes to the season as exciting as this one, with both Cardiff and Swansea in with a … Continue reading

Rhondda footballer, 16, signed up by favourite team Manchester United

A Rhondda teenager has scored the ultimate goal after being signed by his favourite football team. Talented footballer Declan Dalley, 16, has supported Manchester United his entire life, along with the rest of his family – including his late father, Michael. He will now take to the pitch himself wearing the famous red jersey after … Continue reading

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