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South Wales Evening Post 13 hours ago
LEE TRUNDLE: Andy Robinson could have played in the Premier...

LEE TRUNDLE: Andy Robinson could have played in the Premier...

ANDY Robinson could have played in the Premier League if he'd stayed at Swansea City — but you can't blame him for leaving.My old mate decided to hang up his boots this week after a wonderful career.He finishes aged 35 following a short stint with Shrewsbury.It comes to us all, that point where the knocks take a little too long to shake off and that post-match stiffness doesn't go away.I will remember Robbo as being a brilliant player. Like myself, he probably produced his best football at...
South Wales Evening Post 15 hours ago
Former Wales manager Bobby Gould defends his national team record

Former Wales manager Bobby Gould defends his national team record

BOBBY Gould insists foundations laid during his time as Wales boss have helped fuel the current side's success. Gould was in charge of the national team between 1995 and 1999, a period not remembered fondly by Welsh supporters. After going within a whisker of qualifying for the 1994 World Cup under Terry Yorath, momentum seemed to stall. Wales finished bottom of their Euro 96 qualification group and second from bottom — in front of only minnows San Marino — in World Cup 98...
John Hartson bumps into former West Ham United team-mate Eyal...

John Hartson bumps into former West Ham United team-mate Eyal...

FANCY meeting you here! Former West Ham United striker and Swansea boy John Hartson bumped into former team-mate Eyal Berkovic today - a full 17 years after an infamous incident between the two during a Hammers training session.Big John is in Israel ahead of Wales's crucial Euro 2016 Championship qualifier tomorrow - and was reunited with Berkovic in Haifa.The incident between the pair made headlines in 1998 after Hartson kicked out at his team-mate during a training session. The controversial...
Transfer talk: Arsene Wenger to replace Arsenal's Theo Walcott...

Transfer talk: Arsene Wenger to replace Arsenal's Theo Walcott...

ARSENAL will turn their attentions to Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus this summer as Theo Walcott's contract negotiations hit the buffers.The England forward, whose last deal took what seemed like an age to finalise, has found himself on the fringes of Arsene Wenger's squad this season since his return from long-term injury.And Wenger is set to resurrect his interest in Reus, regarded as one of the finest attacking players in Europe. Other wide players Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell also look...
PICTURES: Swansea City and Wales captain Ashley Williams to...

PICTURES: Swansea City and Wales captain Ashley Williams to...

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Swansea City boss Garry Monk keeps fingers crossed for internatio...

Swansea City boss Garry Monk keeps fingers crossed for internatio...

GARRY Monk will watch with fingers crossed ahead of Hull City as Swansea City's international stars do battle for their countries.Ki Sung-Yueng's South Korea take on Uzbekistan today before playing another home friendly against New Zealand next Tuesday.Jefferson Montero is with the Ecuador squad for their friendly games against Mexico (Sunday) and Argentina (Wednesday) in the USA.Iceland star Gylfi Sigurdsson is also on his travels.The attacking midfielder is in Kazakhstan for a Euro 2016...
Swansea City defender Dwight Tiendalli joins Middlesbrough on...

Swansea City defender Dwight Tiendalli joins Middlesbrough on...

Dwight Tiendalli has joined Championship side Middlesbrough for the rest of the season. The Swansea City defender headed to the Riverside Stadium on a temporary basis just before the Football League loan window closed. He has featured six times for Garry Monk's men this season, but only one of those was a Premier League start. Tiendalli last played in Swansea's 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Blackburn in late January. The arrival of Kyle Naughton, who can operate on either defensive flank, has added to...
Transfer talk: Gareth Bale to snub Manchester United and Chelsea...

Transfer talk: Gareth Bale to snub Manchester United and Chelsea...

WALES star Gareth Bale is set to disappoint Chelsea and Manchester United by staying at Real Madrid beyond this season. Rumours had been circulating the former Tottenham man was heading towards the exit door after a difficult start to his second season in Spain. But it is now believed Bale is determined to stay at the European champions next season.On-loan winger Aaron Lennon says there has been no talk about making his Everton switch permanent, but he admits the move to Merseyside has been...
Rio Ferdinand and Rickie Lambert pay tribute to Swansea City's...

Rio Ferdinand and Rickie Lambert pay tribute to Swansea City's...

RIO Ferdinand has paid tribute to Ashley Williams's huge achievement as the Swansea City skipper prepares to win his 50th cap for Wales.Williams, who made his first international appearance seven years ago today, will reach the landmark when Chris Coleman's team face Israel in a key Euro 2016 qualifier this weekend.And former England and Manchester United stalwart Ferdinand reckons that even at the age of 30, Williams can and will improve as a player.Ash's a great guy,...
LEIGHTON JAMES COLUMN: Swansea City should go for Liverpool's...

LEIGHTON JAMES COLUMN: Swansea City should go for Liverpool's...

GARRY Monk should get on the blower to Brendan Rodgers as he searches for a new striker.And he should ask his old boss about Rickie Lambert.If reports are to be believed, Liverpool were prepared to sell Lambert to Aston Villa when they came calling at the back end of the last transfer window.The suggestion was that it was the player who turned the move down.But he might just be tempted if a club like Swansea City were to come calling in the summer.It seems pretty obvious that he is not part of...
Former Swansea City striker Itay Shechter opens up on disappointi...

Former Swansea City striker Itay Shechter opens up on disappointi...

ISRAEL striker Itay Shechter is preparing to face Wales in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday, two years since he left the country following a disappointing loan spell with Swansea City.Shechter spent 2012-13 at the Liberty after sealing a temporary switch from German outfit Kaiserslautern.It was a campaign in which Swansea claimed a ninth-place Premier League finish and lifted the Capital One Cup, their first piece of major silverware.But Shechter failed to make a major impact, scoring...
Swansea City's Neil Taylor backs Gareth Bale to put club troubles...

Swansea City's Neil Taylor backs Gareth Bale to put club troubles...

NEIL Taylor has backed Gareth Bale to put club troubles to one side and shine for Wales against Israel on Saturday.Bale is going through a difficult spell with Real Madrid.Criticised by supporters and the Spanish press, who have accused him of being selfish, Bale was one of several players to have his car damaged by fans following Real's loss to rivals Barcelona on Sunday.That has fuelled speculation he might be set for a return to the Premier League, with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester...
Neil Taylor: I will discuss Swansea City future at the end of the...

Neil Taylor: I will discuss Swansea City future at the end of the...

NEIL Taylor says he will wait until the summer to discuss a Swansea City contract extension.Huw Jenkins has told the Evening Post that Swansea are keen to sort out a new agreement with Taylor this spring as the left-back approaches the final year of his current deal.Taylor is currently on international duty ahead of Wales's Euro 2016 qualifier with Israel on Saturday.And with less than two months of the Premier League campaign remaining, the former Wrexham man is happy to leave talks until this...
Mark Orders: 'Dramatic but unfair' Why Super Saturday failed the...

Mark Orders: 'Dramatic but unfair' Why Super Saturday failed the...

REVIEWING the book Birdsong, one critic said it was so powerful that as soon as he finished it he turned to the front to start again. Some will suggest the chap in question had too much time on his hands. Others will argue it is some book that is being spoken about, one that lives up to its billing as an all-time classic. It came to mind after last weekend's Six Nations finale that saw Ireland crowned champions after what has been called the championship's greatest day. In terms of drama,...
Swansea City's 50-cap club: The 10 Swans who reached Wales...

Swansea City's 50-cap club: The 10 Swans who reached Wales...

ASHLEY Williams is set to win his 50th cap against Israel, making him the 11th Swansea City man to rack up half-a-century of appearances for Wales. But who does Williams join in the 50-cap club? Here are the ten other players who have played for Swansea and reached the milestone with Wales. Dean Saunders Sitting fourth in the all-time list of Welsh cap winners, former Swansea striker Saunders amassed a total of 75 international appearances and scored 22 goals. He began his career at...