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BOTH Rhyl and Wrexham, finalists in this season's FAW Premier Cup, have hit back at Cardiff City owner Hammam's suggestions that the competition is a 'Minnie Mouse' affair.
Rhyl chairman Dave Simmons, whose side meet the Dragons in the final next month at Belle Vue, says: "Qualifying for the final has already guaranteed us 50,000 and, who knows, if we're on top of our game and manage to beat Wrexham, we would get 100,000."
"No club in our position, no matter how much money they have got, is going to reject financial rewards like those."
And Wrexham chairman Mark Guterman says, "The Cardiff players didn't look as if they regarded it as a Minnie Mouse competition when they played us in the semi-final.
"The dejection on Lennie Lawrence's face after we beat them didn't look as if Cardiff had no interest in the competition.
"It was a great semi-final. We looked as if we cared about it, and Cardiff looked as if they cared about it.
Guterman went on, "Not for one minute would we regard the Premier Cup as a Minnie Mouse affair.
"Financially, it's important to us, but that's not the only thing.
"We enjoy taking part in the competition. We won the cup last season and we want to win it again this season. We want to be the pride of Wales once more."
24 April 2021
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