Where has the cutting edge gone? Stodgy Millwall draw continues trend towards Cardiff decline (a bit on Vincent Tan too)

After a month without a home game Cardiff’s draw with Millwall was hardly worth the wait and will not live long in the memory of many fans of either side. Many Cardiff fans were unhappy with the referee, while others bemoaned Millwall’s ‘strangle’ or ‘parking the bus’. In reality the visitors did neither. They did …

Back to the Coalface: A look ahead to another crucial month for Cardiff City as league action returns this weekend

After a heartbreaking international window in which Wales’ hopes of World Cup qualification were ended by Republic of Ireland’s smash and grab win at the Cardiff City Stadium on Monday night, attention returns to domestic football this weekend. For Bluebirds we take up the promotion campaign again with Neil Warnock’s league leaders looking to consolidate …

Leeds, the stats and why if you bought a £5 ticket you need to turn that into regular commitment

It wasn’t a record club attendance in the end, but more than 27,000 supporters saw Cardiff lay down their most convincing marker as promotion hopefuls with a dominant 3-1 victory over Leeds United at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday night.   With a big crowd in attendance it was fantastic that Neil Warnock’s team …

La La Bamba: Sol saves Cardiff’s soul, but where have the August Bluebirds gone? (Sheffield Wednesday draw analysis)

There’s nothing in football quite like celebrating an equaliser deep into injury time. They are moments that seem to enjoy an extra burst celebration from supporters as something is snatched from the jaws of defeat. Conversely, nothing seems to hurt quite as much seeing a win slip in the death throes of a match. When …

Deepdale Despair: Cardiff’s first league defeat of the season raised a number of issues.

Cardiff City don’t usually travel very well to Preston North End, so Tuesday night’s defeat at Deepdale didn’t come as too much of a surprise. Given Cardiff had started the season so well, unbeaten and top of the league after six games, the manner of the defeat was shocking: Cardiff were thoroughly outplayed on the …

Head of the Valleys: road trip to the home of The Martyrs (and a brush with the FA Cup in September!)

Last Saturday while thousands of Welsh football supporters were heading toward Cardiff for Wales’ crunch World Cup qualifier against Austria, I found myself heading north away from the capital. My destination: Merthyr Tydfil. It wasn’t the World Cup I had on my mind; it was instead the FA Cup.   Long before the mainstream media …

Plenty of bottle from Cardiff City to overcome the Holloway hoodoo (and stay top of the league)

When QPR took the lead at the Cardiff City Stadium this afternoon disappointment naturally set in, but when that initial frustration subsided a different feeling set in: an excited curiosity. Plenty has been said about this Cardiff side’s start to the season, but what we haven’t yet been able to assess is the team’s bottle, …