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Is Neil Warnock a good appointment for Cardiff City?

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Cardiff City fans probably didn’t envisage going into the second international break of the season lying second from bottom in the Championship table. Then again, maybe some fans did, as Paul Trollope was not exactly a universally popular appointment. The 44-year-old English-born ex-Welsh international got the sack after just five months in charge at the Cardiff City Stadium, which is …

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How can the Cardiff City roller-coaster be stabilised?

It is a tough time to be a Cardiff City fan. The highs of the Premier League seem a distant memory, with the club showing no signs of challenging for a return there. Embed from Getty Images What right do we have to moan, though? This is the worst that it has been for Cardiff fans for many years. Admittedly, the …

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Mackay faces FA charges after leaked texts – The story

Just as it looked as if Crystal Palace had found their new manager in the shape of ex Cardiff boss, Malky Mackay, news has broke over the last twenty-four hours that Mackay and former Cardiff director of football Iain Moody have been accused of exchanging sexist, homophobic and racist views by text, dating back to as far as their time working …

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Five players set for an instant Premier League return

With the Premier League campaign over, clubs will now be looking towards the transfer market with the intentions of improving their sides ahead of next season. The division’s recently relegated clubs, Cardiff, Norwich and Fulham, could provide a fantastic pool of players to be snatched up by the top flight’s survivors. Here we look at the top five names who could …

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Is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer The Right Man For Cardiff City?

The game appears to be up for Cardiff City. After a spirit-crushing home defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke of a ‘miracle’ being the club’s only chance of survival. Now 6 points short of safety, anything short of victory at Southampton on Saturday could spell the end of a disastrous first season for the Norwegian. The …

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Cardiff’s Malaysian Owners – My View

  Whilst rich foreign owners are now no strange site in the Premier League, Cardiff City’s are perhaps the most talked-about and most controversial in the current situation. Vincent Tan, from Malaysia, took over the Bluebirds in 2010 along with one of his fellow countrymen, and has invested heavily in trying to establish Cardiff in the top flight after a …

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Team by Team Review of the Transfer Window

Arsenal In: Mesut Ozil (Real Madrid, £42.3m) Mathieu Flamini (AC Milan, Free) Yaya Sanogo (Auxerre, Free) Emiliano Viviano (Palermo, Loan) Out: Gervinho (Roma, £8m) Vito Mannone (Sunderland, £2m) Marouane Chamakh (C Palace, Free) Andre Santos (Flamengo, Undis.) Andrei Arshavin (Zenit, Free) Denilson (Sao Paolo, Free) Sebastien Squillaci (Bastia, Free) Joel Campbell (Olympiacos, Loan) Johan Djourou (Hamburg, Loan) Francis Coquelin (Freiburg, Loan) …

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EPL: New boys on the block

Each transfers window brings unfamiliar and peculiar goal scorers to these shores, Michu and Benteke being the standout of 2012. This year other clubs have seen the value of the unvalued or young and dynamic and here is a list of new in the Premier League strikers that can bring that most glistening and visceral thing to a side, goals. …

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2013-14 Premier League Season Preview – Part One

With five days left before the start of yet another Premier League season, I take a short look at all 20 teams competing in the 22nd edition of the Premier League. It may not cover everything in a lot of detail, but it’s a short preview, all teams are covered, with, hopefully, most of the key footballing points.

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The Boot Room Predicts: EPL Fixtures August 17-19th

With the season getting ever closer, teams have began to add to their to squad, while letting go players. With the likes of Manchester City, who have spent nearly £90 million on four players, and Chelsea, who have Jose Mourinho back and have brought Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel and Mark Schwarzer. I look at the opening weekend of fixtures …

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What Lies Ahead for Cardiff City?

After ten long years playing in the Championship, Cardiff have finally made that extra step to the promised land – completing one of the greatest achievements in the clubs History. 8 of those seasons being managed under Dave Jones. In this time Cardiff have faced various play-off and cup final disappointments. Malky Mackay signed a 3 year contract with Cardiff on …

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