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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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Gareth Bale Expected To Be Fit For Ireland Clash Next Month

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 12: Gareth Bale of Wales warms up prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Gareth Bale is expected to be fit for next month’s crunch World Cup qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and Wales. The Irish Times report that the Real Madrid star is on course to return from injury to line up at the Aviva Stadium in March. Bale was injured while playing for Real Madrid in the Champions League and has been …

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Football’s British And Irish ‘Lions’ XI

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 12: Gareth Bale of Wales (r) in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Ireland and Wales are in the same World Cup qualification group, as are England and Scotland. Therefore yet another hypothetical fantasy team is necessary. So, what would football’s equivalent of a British and Irish Lions team look like? Goalkeeper: Fraser Forster (Southampton) A few mistakes don’t make a bad goalkeeper but for Joe Hart the mistakes have kept coming. His …

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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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Watch: Stoke City’s Allen Nets Brilliant Edge-Of-The-Box Goal For Wales

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 05: Joe Allen of Wales scores his sides second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Moldova at the Cardiff City Stadium on September 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

While Ireland were clawing their way to an unimpressive draw in Belgrade last night, Wales easily dispatched Moldova. Granted, Moldova are likely to be the whipping boys of the group but Wales looked very impressive and seemed to have transferred their stellar performances from the Euros to this opening qualifier match far more than Ireland have done. Gareth Bale got his obligatory goal …

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Opinion: Why The Hull City Job Is Perfect For Ryan Giggs

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Ryan Giggs, assistant manager of Manchester United, leaves the pitch after the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester United at Britannia Stadium on December 26, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

With the surprising news that Steve Bruce has decided to leave his position as manager of Hull City just three weeks before the start of the new campaign, many names have been linked with the task of keeping the newly-promoted side in the Premier League. David Moyes has already been appointed as manager of Sunderland thus ruling him out. His …

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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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Real Madrid: Fascinating Stats Point To Ronaldo’s Decline And Bale’s Upward Trajectory

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: James Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale of Real Madrid run during a Real Madrid training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on April 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Bernie Uche from Under The Cosh Blog takes a look at the contrasting performances of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale over the last few seasons, predicting that Real Madrid are shifting to a more Bale-centric side. Three years ago Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record £85.1 million. Real Madrid fans were upset because his signing came at …

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Video: Rhyl’s Hughes Scores Wonder Goal After 70-Yard Run

Welsh Premier League side Rhyl beat Carmarthen 3-1 midway through this month, with their third goal from Robert Hughes now causing a stir online due to the quality of his dribbling skills. The 23-year-old midfielder will remember this goal for a long time to come, while some have even tipped it to be included for consideration in the FIFA Puskás award. We …

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Video: Real Madrid’s Bale Nets Unstoppable Free-Kick vs Israel

Gareth Bale proved last night that his game is not only scintillating for his club side Real Madrid but he is also doing it for Wales, scoring two goals last night. The 25-year-old cracked home this free-kick to double Wales’ lead after Aaron Ramsey had put Chris Coleman’s side ahead. Bale also scored Wales’ third and final goal on the night. Wales …

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Jason Koumas: Back Where It All Began At Tranmere

It may come as a surprise to many that Jason Koumas is back playing football regularly, now plying his trade in League Two with Tranmere Rovers. Tranmere is also the club where it all started for Koumas back in the late 1990s before going onto make over 90 appearances in the Premier League with Wigan and West Brom. Koumas came out of …

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FIFA World Rankings: Republic Of Ireland Stay At 61

The latest FIFA World rankings are out and the Republic of Ireland stick at number 61, now sandwiched by Egypt at 60 and Zambia at 62.  This may not sound very good but Ireland had risen to 61 last month from 66 in August and 62 in September, following a drop from 42 down to 67 between 2012 and 2013. …

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