JUST FANCY THAT!
 
I'M GONNA BITE YOUR EARS OFF!
According to a post on the Altrincham F C fans forum, Ken McKenna lunged at the Wycombe bench after being red carded in an F A Trophy semi-final in 1982 and threatened to bite their ears off!
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1 July 2021
YOU'RE JUST A MAGGOT!
AN astonishing row has erupted in Welsh football after the man who runs the Wales non-league side was branded a "maggot". The remark was directed Tomi Morgan's way by Ken McKenna, manager of Welsh Pemier title chasers TNS Llansantffraid.
Morgan, who held a press conference earlier in the week to help promote a Four Nations semi-pro tournament which Wales are hosting, said he thought Barry Town - who knocked TNS off top spot in midweek - would win the Welsh Premier league as they were a better footballing outfit.
But the comments met with a furious riposte from TNS boss McKenna, who called Morgan a "maggot" in a radio interview.
"Where I come from in Liverpool, it is a term for people who are a bit two-faced," said McKenna.
"As far as I'm concerned, anyone who has got something to say should say it to my face."
Carmarthen Town manager Morgan declined to comment on the row but McKenna added, "Let me say I find it astonishing that a manager of, not only a fellow Welsh Premier club, but one that is struggling near the bottom should have said what he did.
"How can he find the time to criticise my team? I would have thought he had enough on his plate at the moment.
"I'm not one for getting involved in little feuds like this, but I have reacted this way because I think what he said was totally unprofessional."
McKenna's team head into a crucial Easter sequence of matches one point off the lead-ers with three games to go in the league season.
And McKenna dismisses Morgan's claim that TNS have mounted their challenge for the championship by playing too much of a direct style of football.
"I would point to the things like our 6-0 win at Afan Lido and a 5-0 win at Rhyl - you've got to have some sort of quality about you to get results like that," said McKenna, whose side travel to Cwmbran tomorrow.
"As far as I'm concerned, we are a good football side. But sometimes football isn't totally about playing pretty patterns and one-touch football.
"It's a physical game and some of the pitches you play on in this league dictate the style of football you play.
"When everything is said and done, if Tomi doesn't like my team's style of football, that's up to him.
"It's nice to be able to get on with other managers, but if you fall out with someone, so be it. I didn't come into football to make friends."
[From the Western Mail - The National Newspaper Of Wales
18 Apr 2021
GAZZA IN SHOCK TALKS WITH TNS!
A SENSATIONAL swoop has been made to bring ex-England megastar Paul Gascoigne into Welsh football.
Little Mid Wales club TNS Llansantffraid have opened talks with Gazza's agents in the most audacious move yet by a Welsh Premier club.
TNS want the 35-year-old midfielder - without a club - to boost their chances of clinching the championship and going into next year's Uefa Champions League.
Liverpool and Wales legend Ian Rush, a TNS advisor, spoke to Gascoigne's representatives earlier this week.
TNS - who say they could meet Gascoigne's wage demands - are waiting for a reply as he is also considering an offer from Malta.
Clinching Gascoigne's signature would be a massive coup for TNS and the Welsh Premier - formerly the League of Wales - which has attracted a number of former Premiership stars since its inception in 1992.
And Mike Harris, owner of the Llansantffraid club, said it under-lined TNS's commitment to wrestling the league title from Barry.
"Gazza would be a fantastic advert for the club and the league," Harris told The Western Mail.
"But he wouldn't just be coming here as a gimmick. We're looking to strengthen the team and Gazza would have to do a job for us.
Gascoigne, who has failed to find a club since being released by Burnley last season, would come at a price, but Harris said TNS could meet any wage figure.
"The deal would finance itself through the number of extra fans we would get through the turnstiles," said Harris.
He added, "We spoke to Paul's representatives earlier in the week and the ball is now in their court.
"Paul has had an offer to play in Malta, but we were encouraged by the fact his agent told us he would prefer to stay in the UK."
Maltese club Marsaxlokk announced this week that the former England star was flying out to discuss a possible move.
But, if Gazza opted for TNS instead, he would be the latest in a long line of big-name figures to join the Welsh Premier, including:
* Graham Sharp, the first, the ex-Everton title winner becoming Bangor boss.
* Peter Davenport, the former Manchester United striker who is current boss of Bangor.
* Ian Rush, ex-Liverpool and Wales legend, who is a coach and advisor at TNS.
* Clayton Blackmore, the former Man U man who played for Bangor.
* John Fashanu, the ex-Wimbledon man who has just taken over as chairman of Barry.
[From the Western Mail - the national newspaper of Wales]
10 Jan 2021