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Welsh Players Have Made An Interesting Request For Tonight’s Monumental Clash With Ireland

We’re about 12 hours away from one of the biggest football matches in recent memory for the Republic of Ireland when Martin O’Neill’s side take on Wales in a winner-takes-all clash at the Cardiff City Stadium.  Scotland’s draw with Slovenia yesterday means that if either team wins tonight, they will be guaranteed a playoff position for qualification for the 2018 World …

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Ethan Ampadu: Wales’ Gain Could Be The Republic Of Ireland’s Loss

EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: Ethan Ampadu of Exeter City celebrates at the final whistle during the Sky Bet League Two Play off Semi Final Second Leg match between Exeter City and Carlisle United at St James Park on May 18, 2017 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Ireland’s World Cup qualifying rivals Wales assemble for their crunch tie against Serbia in what could be a make or break game for last summer’s Euros semi-finalists. Like Ireland, Wales trimmed an extended squad with one of the men departing looking like a real prospect. Ethan Ampadu is a 16-year-old midfielder from Exeter who broke into the first XI of …

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Martin O’Neill On Seamus Coleman’s Surgery And Timescale For Return

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Ireland’s Seamus Coleman is comforted by Assistant manger Roy Keane Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Ireland’s hard-fought point against Wales paled into insignificance on Friday night once the news of a double leg break to captain Seamus Coleman was confirmed in the aftermath of the World Cup qualifier.  Neil Taylor’s collision with the Donegal man immediately had the watching Ireland and Everton fans hugely concerned, but there is now at least some semblance of positivity coming …

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Five Alternative Ireland Lineups Martin O’Neill Could Select For Wales Clash

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 22/3/2017 Manager Martin O'Neill Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The build-up to Ireland versus Wales has been dominated by talk of injuries and a reshuffling of Martin O’Neill’s pack. With five players missing from the starting eleven that defeated Austria, enforced changes are guaranteed with a change of system a strong possibility. Considering the large number of pull outs, O’Neill has still assembled a relatively strong squad. Shane Long …

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Exclusive: We Speak With Gareth Bale’s High School PE Teacher

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 09: Gareth Bale of Wales is tracked by Giorgi Navalovski (L), Jano Ananidze (2L) and Murtaz Daushvili (R) of Georgia during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Georgia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

At a time when Gareth Bale’s name is being splashed across headlines regarding his new contract negotiations with Real Madrid, we caught up with the Wales international’s former PE teacher, Gwyn Morris, who taught Bale at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff, from 2002-2005. In an exclusive interview with Pundit Arena, Morris discusses subjects such as Bale’s innate talent, unique personality and the other …

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Aaron Ramsey Suffers Yet Another Disheartening Injury Set-Back

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal - Premier League

Aaron Ramsey had been close to making a return for Arsenal. Although Aaron Ramsey was expected to make his return to the Arsenal team in the coming days after limping off against Liverpool on the opening day of the season, Arsene Wenger has today confirmed that the midfielder will not be available until after the forthcoming international break. In turn, this …

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Opinion: History On Ireland’s Side As They Face Into Tough Qualifying Group

While immensely proud of their nation’s performances at Euro 2016, many Irish fans were also overcome with jealousy while observing Wales’ extraordinary accomplishment. After all, this is a nation with a smaller population and a less lucrative football history than ours. How have they done so well? Is it all down to Gareth Bale? We have Jeff Hendrick, and we all know …

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Ryan Giggs Being Lined Up For High Profile International Job

Ryan Giggs could be about to take on his first job in management. After being earmarked as a potential Manchester United manager, Ryan Giggs was quickly swept aside when Ed Woodward rolled out the red carpet for Jose Mourinho and his coaching team. Although the legendary winger had been linked with a number of vacant positions over the course of the …

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FIFA World Rankings Review: Wales, England, Northern Ireland & Rep Of Ireland

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: (L to R) Neil Taylor, Aaron Ramsey, Chris Gunter, Jonathan Williams and Gareth Bale of Wales celebrate their win after the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between Wales and Northern Ireland at Parc des Princes on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

The FIFA world rankings were announced today, taking into consideration Euro 2016 and the Copa America Centenary finals. With three of the home nations and the Republic of Ireland taking part in this year’s championships, Pundit Arena looks at how they fared, particularly compared to the July 2012 (post-Euro 2012) rankings. Considering how much has changed in these teams, it …

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Audio: Coshcast – Italy Tiptoe Out Of The Euros

BORDEAUX, FRANCE - JULY 02: Italy players dejected at the end of the UEFA Euro 2016 quarter final match between Germany and Italy at Stade Matmut Atlantique on July 2, 2016 in Bordeaux, France. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Welcome to Episode 47! Under The Cosh Blog is delighted to announce the signing of this week’s Coshcast on a 50-minute deal. Coming up we’ve got Euro 2016 analysis as Italy’s hopes of a semi-final place go Zaza zoom, Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Vokes stoke delirium in the Welsh and a profligate Portugal profit from poor Polish penalties. Elsewhere there’s Pep …

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Pleidiol Wyf I’m Gwlad: A Wales Team For All To Be Proud Of

‘Pleidiol Wyf I’m Gwlad’ translates as “I am devoted to my country”. It’s integral to the identity and philosophy of the Wales football team that has been such a revelation at Euro 2016.  It comes from Wales’ beautiful national anthem ‘Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’ (Land Of My Fathers). Whilst money-laden outfits like Spain and England have floundered and iconic players …

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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group B

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Dele Alli of England breaks with the ball during the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

In part two of our Euro 2016 countdown we take a look at Group B, which is home to England, Russia, Slovakia and Wales. England are likely to be one of the favourites for the tournament but they will have to negate some tricky ties first to cement safe passage to the last 16. Slovakia, Russia and in particular Wales all put …

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An In-Depth Analysis Of England’s Group B Opponents

While the Republic of Ireland’s group has been the topic of much debate, there is always one eye on how England perform at major tournaments and if they will flop again. The pressure will be huge on Roy Hodgson and his players to at least make the quarter-finals and there are some potential banana skins awaiting them in Group B. …

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