Cardiff City FC

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Fans Forum

We’re looking for Swansea City and Cardiff City super fans. The kind that have something to say and can do it with their mobile phones and social media. Fans often know more than we do and have great analysis and opinions. ITV Wales wants to make sure it doesn’t go ignored. Which is why we’re … 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

Guest blog: What will happen to QPR?

By Paul Heaney Championship leaders QPR should be deducted points if they’ve broken FA rules, according to a Cardiff University legal expert. As Cardiff City fans deal with their slide out of the automatic promotion places, Professor Bob Lee said decisions taken in previous cases suggest stripping QPR of points is a realistic outcome. Rangers are … 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

Guest blog: Success for Cardiff City and Swansea?

Michelle Owen is a trainee journalist and football fanatic. Follow her on Twitter here. By Michelle Owen The Bluebirds’ hopes of automatic promotion were dashed in a dismal display against Middlesbrough last night. Within 21 minutes Cardiff were 3-0 down, a shock considering they had before last night only lost once at home since November. … Continue reading

Swansea and Cardiff guaranteed play-off spots

With both our Championship sides now guaranteed play-off places at least, our sports correspondent Richard Morgan ponders the prospects of Cardiff and Swansea as they close in on the promised land of the Premier League. There’ve seldom been finishes to the season as exciting as this one, with both Cardiff and Swansea in with a … 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

A great night for Welsh football and farewell to Ramsey

So, Aaron Ramsey’s return to Cardiff colours was indeed as short and sweet as we feared. Ironically predictable that the day after his finest performance in the Bluebirds shirt, capped with a classy goal, comes the announcement that Arsenal will indeed recall Rambo after Saturday’s game at Hull. Arsene Wenger’s already talking about him playing … 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

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