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Coming back home – ‘Earnie’ on being a returning hero

A lot has changed since Robert Earnshaw left Cardiff City in 2004. There’s a new stadium and new training facilities, and, as Earnshaw acknowledged when speaking today for the first time since his Bluebirds return, now very few familiar faces at the club. Watch Earnie’s interview online at ITV.com/Wales But the fans never forgot about … Continue reading

Cardiff City FC releases 2011 retained list

Cardiff City Football Club has confirmed details of the players set to leave the club this summer. Jay Bothroyd and Chris Burke are to make their exit, along with Adam Matthews, Gavin Rae and Martin John. The full statement on the club’s website reads: ‘Contracts have not been offered to Jay Bothroyd and Chris Burke following an inability for … Continue reading

One girl’s first football match – the aftermath

It was the first football match I’d ever attended, and before Cardiff City’s championship play-off against Reading on Tuesday I was jokingly called a ‘glory supporter’ by friends. By the time the final whistle blew, I was a ‘bad luck charm’. I never did get to see that eagerly-anticipated Ayatollah. The Bluebirds were defeated 0-3 … Continue reading

What’s an Ayatollah? One girl’s first football match

For years, I had merely a cursory knowledge of football and all to do with it. Granted, I knew the offside rule – demonstrated to me over dinner using salt and pepper shakers and a garden pea – but to say I was sketchy on the finer points of the game is an understatement of … Continue reading

The other cup finals

Alright: it says, very clearly in the TV schedules, that Manchester City are playing Stoke City in the cup final this Saturday. But spare a thought for the few who have their own cup finals to bear – bear being the operative word, because you never enjoy seeing the work of a season boiling down … Continue reading

Cardiff and Swansea: to the play-offs?

Both Cardiff and Swansea have seen their dreams of automatic promotion fade and die over the last week – barring any dramatic points deduction imposed on title-winning Queens Park Rangers. Sports reporter Rob King looks at where we stand, and what could come next. By Rob King Very well then, the play-offs. That seems to be … Continue reading

Bluebirds captain Craig Bellamy becomes Fred Keenor Statue Appeal patron

Cardiff City captain Craig Bellamy has signed up as a patron of The Fred Keenor Statue Appeal Committee. The committee is fundraising for an £85,000 statue of Fred Keenor, captain of Cardiff City’s 1927 FA Cup winning team, to be placed outside the Cardiff City stadium. Craig Bellamy said: “Fred Keenor and the FA Cup … Continue reading

Promotion battles in the Championship

Five games to go, and the picture changes once again! The twists and turns at the top of the Championship make it exciting viewing for neutral observers, an agonising experience for committed fans. Last night’s results now leave Cardiff in pole position for that second automatic promotion spot, behind runaway leaders QPR, for the moment … Continue reading

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis backs Cardiff City for promotion to Premier League

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has backed Cardiff to feature prominently in this season’s npower Championship promotion shake-up. Watch highlights of Cardiff v Stoke The Bluebirds were beaten 2-0 after extra-time by Stoke in last night’s FA Cup third-round replay at Cardiff City Stadium, but Pulis has no doubt about the Welsh side’s quality. Read the … Continue reading

Cardiff City sign Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on loan from Arsenal for the rest of the season

Cardiff have signed Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season. The attacking midfielder arrives in the Welsh capital having made four first-team appearances for the Gunners this season. The 20-year-old was a late substitute in Arsenal’s 2-0 Premier League defeat at Chelsea in October. He’s also come off the bench … Continue reading

Guest blog: Tribute to a Cardiff hero; the Fred Keenor statue appeal

The Fred Keenor Statue Appeal hopes to raise £80,000 to build a monument honouring the 1927 Cardiff City FA cup winning captain. This is Canton blogger Will Bain looks at Keenor’s legacy and the campaign to commemorate him at the new Cardiff City stadium. By Will Bain Fred Keenor is unique in British sporting history. … Continue reading

Cardiff City striker Michael Chopra’s dream to play for India is close to coming true

More at ITV.com/Wales Cardff City striker Michael Chopra has spoken of his desire to play for India. The Cardiff striker flew out to Dubai following Saturday`s 4-2 win at Scunthorpe to hold talks with India coach Bob Houghton before watching the national side go down to a 9-1 friendly defeat against Kuwait in Abu Dhabi. … Continue reading

Jay Bothroyd’s England career will soon be history after Cardiff City striker makes the history books

Jay Bothroyd will always remember his England debut but that will be it for the Cardiff City striker, according to Tim Hart Jay Bothroyd made history by being the first footballer from a Welsh club to play for England in the 2-1 defeat to France on Wednesday. And the Cardiff City striker rightly hailed his … Continue reading

Cardiff City for promotion? Too early to tell

There is a clear feeling of déja vu hanging over Cardiff today after the Bluebird’s 4-0 victory against Leeds United last night. There’s talk of the Premier League, again, after yet another promising start to the season. Maybe this is Cardiff’s season but with us yet to even don our Halloween costumes it’s simply too … Continue reading

Match Preview: Cardiff City vs. Hull City

The Bluebirds are looking for another win as they go into their match against Hull on Saturday. Unbeaten so far this season, and currently second in the table City are off to a fantastic start to their Premiership campaign. Hull, on the other hand, have gone 26 away matches without a victory and last won … Continue reading

Wolverhampton manager Mick McCarthy confirms Andy Keogh will join Cardiff City on loan

Wolverhampton manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed on his club’s website that strikerAndy keogh is to join Cardiff City on a season-long loan. Keogh will add to what is already the most potent strike force in the Championship. The Wolves forward joins Craig Bellamy, Jay Bothroyd, Michael Chopra and Ross McCormack. However, the Bluebirds manager Dave Jones would have … Continue reading

Craig Bellamy: Cardiff City Press Conference

Craig Bellamy: Cardiff City Press Conference on the ITV Wales blog ITV Wales Tim Hart is heading down to the Cardiff City Stadium to report on this afternoon’s press conference about the Bluebirds latest signing – Wales Captain, Craig Bellamy. 17 August – 16:28: Right that’s it. Press conference over. Heading back to newsroom. 17 … Continue reading

Manchester City allow Craig Bellamy to train with Cardiff City

From ITV.com/Wales Manchester City have allowed Wales captain Craig Bellamy to train with Cardiff City. This has only fuelled the rumorus and speculation that the former Liverpool striker will sign for the Championship club on loan. Cardiff have said they “would love” to sign Bellamy on a six-month loan deal from Manchester City. A Cardiff … Continue reading

Cardiff City’s transfer embargo lifted

Cardiff City claim their transfer embargo has been lifted just one day before the new Championship season begins. The sanction was imposed on the Welsh club by the Football League in May as they had not paid a £1.3m PAYE to HM Revenue and Customs as well as other football related debts. But it now … Continue reading

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