Tag: Cardiff City

Vincent Tan as a Minority Investor At Chivas USA; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!

The debacle that Chivas USA has become is an indictment of MLS’s obsession with the shiniest new objects while their current properties rot. Reports are now flying that the team could be put on hiatus, folded, or neither, and as much as we may joke about the empty stadiums and anti-Galaxy fan base, this public wavering that would make Hamlet proud really does a disservice to the fans and players. However, the solution to this problem and public embarrassment is apparent and available. Reports are circulating that none other than Vincent Tan, current majority owner of Cardiff City, is interested ... Read more

Manchester United Will Continue To Build On Their Momentum Against Cardiff On Sunday

Manchester United travel to South Wales to take on Cardiff City on Sunday. The Red Devils are coming off their biggest win of the year over Arsenal and have rejoined the pack of teams who are challenging for this season’s Premier League title. For United, the match against Cardiff City is one where football managers find the most difficult to prepare their team for: the game following a big win and against a team they “should” beat. Most teams find it hard to equal the levels of emotion and concentration they showed in the previous game. It’s almost a forgone ... Read more

Cardiff City vs Swansea: The South Wales Derby Takes the Premier League’s Center Stage

There’s a first time for everything. The Football League in England was founded in 1888, and since its inception there has never been a matchup in the top flight between two clubs from Wales. There are nine Welsh clubs competing in the English football league system and only two have ever won a major honor in England: Cardiff City (1927 FA Cup) and Swansea City (2013 League Cup). It just so happens that both those clubs are from South Wales and have one of the nastiest rivalries in the sport. There are many derbies of varying intensity throughout the world ... Read more

Cardiff City Owner Vincent Tan is the New Flavio Briatore

For soccer fans, the relationship between a club’s manager and owner is usually open to speculation. In most cases, the owner remains behind the scenes, offers few interviews, and only surfaces during an occasional match for their requisite camera shot while sitting in their private seats. There are more outgoing individuals such as Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan. By his own efforts, he is one of the more popular owners in English football. He never shies from the media and his interviews are usually positive and insightful. Then there is Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who remains secluded and never allows ... Read more

The Early Season Roller Coaster Ride for Premier League Managers Continues

The Barclay’s Premier League season kicked off on Saturday August 17, 2013. Each club has now played six matches and one manager has been fired (Sunderland’s Paolo Di Canio). Even after just six matches, some Premier League managers have been riding one hell of a roller coaster ride. And you can bet there will be plenty more ups and downs over the course of the next thirty-two matches. Week One It didn’t take long for one group of supporters to start screaming for the head of their manager. Shortly after their opening day loss at home to Aston Villa, an irate ... Read more

Npower Championship Transfer Round Up: Winners And Losers

We'll miss you Gylfi! Well now that Sky Sports is calming down a bit from its day of “twist and turns” (sure), the transfer deadline is upon us and teams can no longer make any more permanent signings. The football league sides can still sign free agents and make short term loan signings, but any permanent signings in these hard economical times are all complete until January. When it comes to the Championship, teams are often on a strict budget and new signings are very common, but who were the biggest winners and losers in this window? Winners: Cardiff City: Craig ... Read more

Welsh Dragons Bellamy and Speed Look To Shake Up The Championship

Bluebirds player Bellamy and Blades Manager Speed It’s a good week for Welsh football, as not only has one of the greatest ever Welsh players produced become manager of Sheffield United, but a Welsh striker of top Premier League quality has joined the Bluebirds. Gary Speed is expected to be named manager of Yorkshire outfit Sheffield United and Craig Bellamy will make a dream move to play for Cardiff City on a season long loan. The move to management for Speed was something I always felt was coming and it is great to see one of the most likeable people ... Read more

Blackpool Win Championship Playoff Final: In Pictures

Congratulations to Blackpool FC for winning the Championship Playoff Final today and being promoted to the Premier League. Here are some pictures from Blackpool’s day in the sunshine. More after the jump.