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Ashley Williams signs new four-year Swansea contract

Swansea City and Wales captain Ashley Williams has signed a new four-year deal with the Swans, ending speculation over his future.

"I’ve enjoyed fantastic success at this club and I want to keep helping Swansea City progress" said Williams.

Welsh side's tweet mocking Man Utd goes viral

A tweet from Aberystwyth Town poking fun at former European champions Manchester United for missing out on this year's competition has gone viral.

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Difference between these two grounds? One will host European football this season..one won't. #ATFC http://t.co/37aavC5c5s

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It's been retweeted almost 6,000 times in three days and favourited by almost 2,000 other users.

Aberystwyth will travel to Ireland on 3rd July to face Derry City in the first qualifying round of the Europa League. They qualified for the tournament by finishing runners-up in the Welsh Cup, while Manchester United missed out after finishing seventh in the Premier League.

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Gareth Bale stars in advert with Beckham and Zidane

The world's most expensive footballer, Gareth Bale, stars alongside previous 'Galacticos' David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane in a new advert for sports brand Adidas.

In the advert, Wales and Real Madrid star Bale teams up with Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura as a game of football breaks out - and does some damage - in Becks' house.

The 24-year-old recently scored a goal in the Champions League final, as Real won the competition at the end of his first season at the club.

Read More: Gareth Bale scores crucial goal as Real lift 10th European Cup

Safe standing would 'give football fans a choice'

Cardiff City football club says it would welcome a pilot scheme looking at the introduction of safe standing areas at football grounds. Tim Hartley, Chair of the club's supporters' trust says fans should get a choice of whether to sit or stand.

“Cardiff City has a very innovative approach to standing at matches and supporters know where and when they can stand.

“However we believe that a limited pilot of safe standing, based on the continental model, and a change in the regulations would allow clubs and supporters to decide whether to bring back safe terracing.

“We all fondly remember the great days at Cardiff City of big crowds standing shoulder to shoulder. Not everyone wants to stand, but at least allow the fans a choice.”

– Tim Hartley, Chair of Cardiff City Supporters Trust

Leader of Welsh Conservatives backs safe standing

The leader of the Welsh Conservatives says he would like to see Wales lead the way in safe standing areas at football stadiums. Andrew RT Davies AM says people need only look to the European continent to see how standing areas can work.

“I would be keen to see Wales leading the way in adopting a position which is supported by the vast majority of football fans._

Football fans are stigmatised by a piece of legislation which was drafted in a different era, to address a different set of problems. Clearly fan safety has to be the top priority but the continental experience has shown that standing areas can be incorporated safely, dramatically improving the atmosphere at games.

“The beautiful game has moved on from its past and today’s crowds are as diverse and family friendly as they have ever been. I believe that it’s time for the UK Government to look at this issue again and I look forward to working proactively with colleagues to take the discussion forward.”_

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– Andrew RT Davies AM, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives
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