Welcome to the Premier League Hull City, Crystal Palace & Cardiff City

Welcome to the Premier League Hull City, Crystal Palace & Cardiff City

The first date marked in every football fan's calendar is the day the upcoming season's fixtures are released and this date for the 2013-2014 campaign came this past Wednesday with newly promoted Hull City, Crystal Palace and Cardiff City all finding out their first opponents in the top flight. Hull City have arguably the most Premier League experience amongst their staff with Steve Bruce having managed Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Sunderland across numerous Premier League campaigns, Crystal Palace's Ian Holloway has …
Cardiff City Sign Steven Caulker | A Statistical Analysis of His Potential

Cardiff City Sign Steven Caulker | A Statistical Analysis of His Potential

After missing out on a UEFA Champions League berth by a whisker last season, this summer was always going to be one that carried major significance in depicting whether Tottenham can achieve that feat this time around by adding a few quality additions in the transfer market. Andre Villas-Boas and the Spurs boardroom have so far managed to deliver following the arrivals of Paulinho and Nacer Chadli, with Valencia hitman Roberto Soldado expected to soon follow, but the club’s planning …
Capoue Stalling On Cardiff Move | Capoue Stats

Capoue Stalling On Cardiff Move | Capoue Stats

Premier League newcomers Cardiff City have agreed a €12M fee with Toulouse for defensive midfielder Etienne Capoue, however the player is yet to be convinced by the Welsh club. He has held contract talks, but he may be waiting for a  high profile team to match the bid made by Malky Mackay. The 25-year-old is very highly rated in France so it would be a coup if he moved to Wales, there is other interest from Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina, …
What Gary Medel Can Bring To Cardiff City | Analysing 'El Pitbull'

What Gary Medel Can Bring To Cardiff City | Analysing 'El Pitbull'

Following the jubilation at securing promotion to the Premier League as Championship victors last season, all eyes soon became fixated on what Cardiff City’s transfer policy would entail this summer and how the rumoured £25m transfer budget would be distributed by manager, Malky Mackay. But with less than a week to go until the start of the new top-flight season, the Bluebirds have significantly exceeded everybody’s expectations with who they have managed to bring in, installing hope into the supporters …
Cardiff City defeat the mighty Man City | Formation Stats Info-Graphic

Cardiff City defeat the mighty Man City | Formation Stats Info-Graphic

Cardiff City's opening game at home was nothing short of dramatic. The second half saw five goals with Cardiff coming back from behind to lead 3-1! Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo scored a consolation goal, to add to Edin Dzeko's thunderbolt opener, to make it 3-2 but it was too late and goals from Aron Gunnarson and Fraser Campbell made history in the Cardiff City Stadium. There will be a full report on the site in the coming days however we …
Player Performance Analysis | Gary Medel Vs Manchester City

Player Performance Analysis | Gary Medel Vs Manchester City

After a fairly uninspiring first Premier League game versus West Ham last weekend, resulting in a 2-0 loss to the East London side, Malky Mackay's Cardiff City side welcomed Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City side to the Cardiff City Stadium. Most anticipated this fixture to be a straightforward victory for Manchester City, with Edin Dzeko putting his side 1-0 ahead with an exquisite finish in the 52nd minute - what was about to happen in the last 40 minutes was pure …
Becca's Weekly PL Round Up: United-Chelsea Bore-draw, Mignolet & Soldado

Becca's Weekly PL Round Up: United-Chelsea Bore-draw, Mignolet & Soldado

The Barclays Premier League is back in full swing as this weekend's games were filled with the drama that makes our league the most exciting in the world. That's if you weren't at Old Trafford on Monday night. Starting with the show-stopping fixture that is Manchester United vs Chelsea, neutrals were expecting the game to live up to past meetings, not the "bore draw" that we were eventually faced with. With the focal point limelight inevitably on Wayne Rooney, and the transfer saga that surrounds …
Cardiff City v Manchester City Preview | Odds, Stats & Team News

Cardiff City v Manchester City Preview | Odds, Stats & Team News

Cardiff City will hope to hit back after their disappointing 2-0 defeat to West Ham United on the opening day of the season last week, but their task will be made all the more difficult by the visiting Manchester City on Sunday afternoon. This will only be Cardiff’s second game in the top tier of English football for 51 years and while they failed to really get going in East London last week, the fact that this is their opening …
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