Posts Tagged "Cardiff City"

The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Cardiff City 0-3 Reading (0-3 Agg)

By on May 17, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

For so much of this season, Cardiff City’s promotion to the Premier League has had a feeling of the inevitable about it. Perhaps it was the arrival of Craig Bellamy on loan from Manchester City at the start of the season. Bellamy has matured with age, and had the feel of being a player around which Dave Jones could build a team capable of getting back into the...

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How Cardiff City Handed Automatic Promotion To Norwich City

By on May 2, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

A bright, if blustery, afternoon at The Cardiff City Stadium, then, and what should be a routine day at the office for Cardiff City. They are still chasing the heels of Norwich City, but a home match against sixteenth placed Middlesbrough should bring home a comfortable three points today and keep the pressure on the Canaries as they travel to Fratton Park to play...

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Tales From The Sharp End: Cardiff City, Tranmere And Plymouth Argyle

By on Mar 16, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 2 comments

I’ve been off-line for most of the last month – my PC is older than my jokes and I can’t afford a replacement on this money. And I was hopeful that, beyond Plymouth, there wouldn’t be much football financial mess to cover. Some hope. There was good news. The fact that West Ham’s losses were only £20.6m seems to be the starting pistol for a good ol’ Cockney knees-up,...

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FA Cup Replay: Cardiff City 0-2 Stoke City (AET)

By on Jan 18, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

One of the sure-fire signs of the arrival of the New Year, along with even guiltier than usual looking smokers, piles of reduced Thorntons chocolate reindeer and streets littered with sad looking, decaying Christmas Trees is that January is the season for the annual obituaries for the FA Cup. This annual debate is unlikely to ever be conclusively resolved (the...

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2010: A Football Financial Review

By on Jan 1, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

You could frame it. If you wanted a short, pithy representation of all that has been wrong with football finance in 2010, you could do no better than quote a Plymouth Argyle fan known as “Sensible Surfer” on the BBC Football website over the Christmas period. “Ridsdale set to take control… good news,” he/she said, a phrase which would sit nicely as an explanation of...

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