Month: September 2017

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 …