If anyone has reached the end of the season wondering when the year after year of pain and suffering will ever end for their club, it might be worth giving the final league table of the 1997-98 Division three season a view for evidence that there might just be one day at the end of the tunnel.
Entries in Cardiff (21)
With Cardiff City confirming their status as Championship winners they will now turn their attention to the summer transfer market and how they are going to strengthen for their Premier League adventure.
Sometimes a club must uproot themselves and start again elsewhere – whether that be because 25,000 seats just isn’t enough to sustain the club anymore, or because bits of the main stand are falling and crushing passing linesmen. Whatever the reason, such a change can often affect a club’s form in the short-term.
Goalkeeping errors aren't too difficult to find.
Solomon Taiwo has had some minor injury issues in the past, he admits his temper has let him down in the past but now he just wants to get back to showing what he can do on the field.
The unoriginally named Cardiff City stadium could be set for a busy conclusion to the transfer window as boss Malky Mackay plans a double swoop to help assist the final promotion push and also the big Carling Cup final date with Liverpool at Wembley.
Often labelled as the greatest cup competition on the planet, the FA Cup started in 1871 and is loved for its ‘all or nothing’ match pace, giant-killings and its illustrious cup final day out to Wembley. The competition has been held in high prestige amongst clubs and its fans from all tiers since its creation.
Twenty five games gone in the Championship season and things are hotting up in the race for promotion to the promised land.
Being a Bristol City fan has always had its highs and lows through out my 19 year life span, but in the past few years the club seems to have lost its passion, fight and most of all stature. We used to be a club that teams feared playing against, especially at Ashton Gate.
Interviewing Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay following their 3-2 home defeat to Middlesbrough reminded me of one of the certainties in football, namely that a referee will make at least one decision a manager will disagree with.
While Messrs Aguero, Jones and Parker have garnered riotous acclaim since their summer moves, one transfer has continued to escape mass attention, yet Craig Bellamy’s return to Anfield could be the best piece of business conducted in the Premier League this season.
Saturday Morning Round Up @ Spurs eye Barca defenders, Chelsea striker loving life, Pompey turn to United legend
There has, and always will be a noticeable gap in talent and skill from the Premier League and the Championship, but in terms of entertainment and excitability the two leagues are not far off each other in my opinion.
As England did their best to betray any optimism that may have occurred to any fan before, or that may have come flooding in with a delightfully efficient first 40 minutes in Podgorica before the self-destruct button was so wilfully pressed, it was easy to miss the other game in group G, that of Switzerland’s visit to Wales with the away team still in contention for the runners-up spot, aiming to set-up an effective play off with Montenegro who were busy erasing any hopes that Fabio Capello has a team correctly equipped for Euro 2012.
When defender Ladji Sakouna inexplicably dallied on the ball in his own box and hauled down the incoming Rob Taylor of Port Vale to concede a penalty that wrapped up all three points for the away side, it was the madness of what is unfolding at Plymouth Argyle in microcosm. It was the panicky ineptitude of Sakouna that was woefully exposed in an act of helpless surrender and the latest batch of hope at Home Park was ruthlessly deflated by Gary Roberts from the resulting spot-kick.