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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

Celebrate your community football heroes, urges Wales international Gareth Bale

  With less than a week until nominations close for the Welsh Community Football Awards 2011, Wales international Gareth Bale is urging people to name their local football heroes. The Welsh Community Football Awards, presented by McDonald’s, celebrate those who make a difference to grassroots football in their community – from coaches and clubs through … Continue reading

Fabio Capello condemns use of lasers by fans during Wales v England Euro 2012 qualifier match in Cardiff

England manager Fabio Capello has criticised fans for shining laser pens at players during the Wales-England match at the Millennium Stadium. A laser was shone at England player Jack Wilshere as he left the field for a replacement during the game, with Ashley Cole also being targeted. England won the Euro 2012 qualifier by two … Continue reading

Injured Bale out of Euro 2012 qualifier

Gareth Bale is out of Saturday’s Euro 2012 qualifier due to a hamstring injury. Wales will now face England at the Millennium Stadium minus their 21-year-old winger. In a statement, the Football Association of Wales said:  “Due to a hamstring problem, Gareth Bale has had to withdraw from the Wales squad to face England on … Continue reading

EURO 2012: new Wales era to start against England, says Joe Ledley

Will Bain is a trainee journalist at Cardiff Journalism School and is the editor of the This is Canton blog By Will Bain Wales star Joe Ledley believes the Gary Speed era will begin in earnest this week, and predicts a bright future under the former international midfielder. Speed, who won 85 caps for his … Continue reading

Swansea sign Chelsea youngster Fabio Borini on loan

Swansea have secured the signing of Chelsea’s highly-rated young striker Fabio Borini on loan until the end of the season. The Italy Under-21 international, who turns 20 next week, rejected interest from Lazio, Parma and Juventus to join Swans` quest for promotion to the Premier League. Borini trained with the squad on Thursday morning and … Continue reading

Welsh FA apologise for ticket blunder for EURO 2012 qualifier against England

The Welsh FA has apologised and expressed its regret over a hugely damaging and embarrassing error which has forced the FA to ask England fans to return 951 tickets for this month’s Euro 2012 qualifier in Cardiff. The FAW have also admitted the problem is not exclusive to England fans and a number of Welsh … 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

Wales international Sam Ricketts to miss rest of season

Wales international Sam Ricketts will be out for the rest of the season with an Achilles injury. The Bolton Wanderers defender ruptured his Achilles tendon against Wigan Athletic on Wednesday. Bolton manager Owen Coyle said: “Unfortunately Sam has ruptured his Achilles and he will be operated on today. “The likelihood is that he will be … Continue reading

2012 Olympics first event to be held in Cardiff

Cardiff’s Millenniumn Stadium is hosting the first event of the 2012 Olympics two days before the opening ceremony on the 27 July. The women’s football tournament is set to start in the city on the 25 July according to Games schedules released today. The first match will be held at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday, … Continue reading

Ireland v Wales: Blackpool defender hails the new Welsh manager Gary Speed

Wales defender Neal Eardley has hailed the appointment of Gary Speed as national team manager and cannot wait to work with a “legend” of Welsh football Speed was named as John Toshack’s full-time successor in December and tomorrow night’s Carling Nations Cup opener against the Republic of Ireland sees the 41-year-old take charge of his … Continue reading

Ireland v Wales: win against the Irish will help team confidence, says Andy King

Wales midfielder Andy King believes victory in tomorrow night’s Carling Nations Cup opener against the Republic of Ireland would be the perfect boost ahead of next month’s EURO 2012 qualifier at home to England. New manager Gary Speed will take charge of Wales for the first time at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday with Wales … Continue reading

Ireland v Wales: three more players added to injury list increases problems for manager Gary Speed

Three more players have pulled out of the Wales squad for Tuesday’s Carling Nations Cup clash against the Republic of Ireland. Midfielders Aaron Ramsey, on loan with Cardiff from Arsenal, has withdrawn along with Wolves midfielder David Edwards and Sheffield United forward Ched Evans. Crystal Palace’s Andy Dorman has been called up to replace Edwards. … Continue reading

South Wales derby: Swansea City v Cardiff City

Sport reporter Rob King previews Sunday’s derby match between Swansea City and Cardiff City; Liberty Stadium (1.15pm kick-off) I know we said, in spring last year, that it was the biggest ever South Wales derby; but this is the biggest ever South Wales derby! This time around, both Swansea and Cardiff still have realistic chances … Continue reading

Wrexham FC: sale of the club and new ownership imminent

Wrexham FC is set to be sold “as soon as possible” with its owner Geoff Moss and chairman Ian Roberts stepping down from the board. Robert Bickerton has joined the Board of Directors as Chairman and Tony Allan has joined the Board as a Director, he will also take on responsibility for running the Club as … Continue reading

Gareth Bale and Craig Bellamy not in Gary Speed’s first Wales squad

Wales manager, Gary Speed, hasn’t included Gareth Bale and Craig Bellamy in his first squad for the Carling Nations Cup match with the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday 8th February 2011. Tottenham star Bale is injured while the Cardiff captain Bellamy wasn’t considered. There are three returns to the squad: Danny Gabbidon (West … 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

FA Cup: Stoke City v Cardiff City

Cardiff City 0-2 Stoke City Cardiff City’s FA Cup run came to an end as Jon Walters scored both of Stoke’s goals to set up a fourth-round trip to Premier League rivals Wolves. Walters struck just 100 seconds into extra-time following a miserable, scoreless 90 minutes, and then added a second goal during the closing … 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

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs rules out return to international football with Wales

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has ruled out a Wales comeback but offered to help  Gary Speed in any other capacity. Cardiff-born Giggs is one of the greatest players in Welsh history. He made his debut for Wales in 1991 and went on to win 64 caps and captain the side. He stood down to … Continue reading

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