Swans’ Win – And A Helpful Fixture Run-In – Puts Them Back In The Play-Off Picture
Wayne Routledge’s goal – combined with the stumbles of other Championship clubs above them – has suddenly revived Swansea City’s play-off hopes.

The Swans are still rank outsiders to finish in the top six. But as they ended their awful run of away defeats with a 1-0 win at Ip
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Free for all

A controversial Welsh university has startlingly admitted certain students will be offered unconditional places, against the strong advice of UK officials, The Eye can reveal.

In an internal email we have seen the huge University of South Wales (USW) has insisted that pupils predicted to secure certain A-levels will receive a automatic offers.

The email
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Cardiff City’s Pogba Lacuna . . . It’s Being Filled By Leandro Bacuna
Leandro Bacuna insists Cardiff City have what Aston Villa lacked three years ago – the unity to stay in the Premier League.

The Bluebirds midfielder – who could replace Aron Gunnarssson against Liverpool today – was part of the Villa squad that crashed out of the top level in 2016.

It was a divided dress
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Radioactive

The controversial Editor of Wales' only national English-language radio which scored record-breaking low audience figures has provoked a social media storm and was forced to apologise after making false claims about how listeners were offered a unique programme in his contentious schedule changes, it has emerged.

Colin Paterson the Editor of BBC Radio Wales (RW) said Claire Summers "
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No holiday

The extraordinary internal dirty tricks campaign which The Eye have been alone in reporting shows no sign of letting up during the holidays at a controversial Welsh university where the Vice-Chancellor VC was suspended along with several of his senior officials as a top-level investigation is conducted into a contentious multi-million pound land deal, we ca
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Learning from experience

On The Eye our Editor Phil Parry has described how he was helped to break into the South Wales Echo office car when he was a cub reporter, recalled his early career as a journalist, making clear that ‘calls’ to emergency services and court cases are central to any media operation, as well as the vital role of speed and the accurate quotation.

He has
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Wayne’s World . . . Two Defence Coaches As Byron Hayward And Shaun Edwards Climb On Board With Wales
Wayne Pivac looks likely to be working alongside both Shaun Edwards and Byron Hayward with Wales next season.

The Scarlets head coach – who takes over from Warren Gatland after the World Cup – appears to have persuaded the Welsh Rugby Union to employ both defence co
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Cardiff City Are On The Cliff Edge, Says Neil Warnock . . . And We Could Be Dumped On By Seagulls
Neil Warnock believes his Cardiff City team have reached the point of no return and that if they lose at Brighton on Tuesday they will be heading for relegation.

That is not to say Warnock thinks the fight has left his squad – far from it – but with games fast running out a
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Deadline disarray

Our columnist The Rebel tries to explain the background to yet another delay with Brexit at the end of a further extraordinary week in politics. 

The Rebel is a leading political figure close to senior politicians in London as well as Cardiff Bay, and will always give readers the inside track on what is being discussed in the corridors of power. 

Even 'Leavers' are now starting to sa
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Embarrassing bodies

It is surely embarrassing to report a key event days after it has been published elsewhere - especially if it concerns one of your own former reporters.

Cardinal rules of journalism are to be first with the news and never to report matters which have already appeared.

But the South Wales Echo has driven a coach and horses through these rule
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Deadline disarray

Our columnist The Rebel tries to explain the background to yet another delay with Brexit at the end of a further extraordinary week in politics. 

The Rebel is a leading political figure close to senior politicians in London as well as Cardiff Bay, and will always give readers the inside track on what is being discussed in the corridors of power. 

Even 'Leavers' are now starting to sa
the-eye.wales/dateline-disarra

Shaun Edwards Mystery Deepens As Wales Wait For Decision
Shaun Edwards has revealed he has still not decided on a return to Wigan – increasing the possibility he could yet remain with Wales.

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young is also very keen to take on Edwards, who is in demand despite his claim during the Six Nations that he would be unemployed after the World Cup.

The Wales defence coach
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Steve Tucker
It is with great sadness that we note the death of Steve Tucker.

He was known best as an acerbic commentator on Cardiff City, but he was also a fine contributor on all sorts of issues to The Eye.

Here we reproduce links to some of his writings:

 

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Howard’s way

A crooked South Wales 'Estate Agent' who had his legs broken when an illegal drugs deal soured, spent years in jail and was exposed exclusively by The Eye, withdrew from the property business a day after we revealed his controversial practices.

Fraudster Howard Williams changed his name to ‘James Daniels’ and has been in prison for more than four years on a variety
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The Special Dan . . . Tony Pulis Gives His Verdict On Tormentor James
Tony Pulis has described Daniel James as “a special player” after the Swansea City winger made it a painful return over the border for Middlesbrough’s Welsh manager.

James was part of a Swansea side that tormented Boro and might easily have doubled the 3-1 scoreline that kept alive the Swans’ faint hopes of
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Dead wrong!
There is little doubt that Paul Flynn presented a firm image to many of his constituents.

But proclaiming him as the MP for Newport West a month and a half after he died and three days following a widely-reported by-election installed someone else is pushing it a bit.

Yet this is exactly what happened in the rugby programme yesterday when the Dragons from Newport played in South Africa.

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Airheads

Edwin Phillips reads another Press Release to the mainstream media in Wales from officials at controversial Cardiff Airport endorsing the decision not to mention that the country it has linked up with in a new service, stands accused of supporting terrorism and has ignored reports in UK newspapers the country was paid millions of pounds d
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Learning from experience

On The Eye our Editor Phil Parry has described how he was helped to break into the South Wales Echo office car when he was a cub reporter, recalled his early career as a journalist, the importance of experience in the job, making clear that ‘calls’ to emergency services and court cases are central to any media operation, as well as the vital role of speed and the accu
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Lone star

The reaction has been interesting to information that a new fund is to be created for 'independent journalism in Wales'.

Bethan Sayed (as she now is) is a leading Plaid Cymru politician and Chair of the National Assembly Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee.

She has stated:  "It will be no secret to many of the readers of this site (Nation.Cymru) that jo
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