The Contrasting Signings of Bony and van Wolfswinkel

The Contrasting Signings of Bony and van Wolfswinkel

After both surviving for a second consecutive season in the Premier League last season, Swansea and Norwich looked abroad to strengthen their strike force  and further their ambitions. The Welsh side signed Wilfred Bony from Vitesse Arnhem for £12million, while their Norfolk counterparts also broke their club record fee with the capture of Ricky Van Wolfswinkel for £8.5 million. Both players were well-known to football fans with a knowledge away from British shores and were seen as good signings for …
Southampton vs Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Southampton vs Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

This Saturday, Southampton take on Cardiff City at St Mary’s. The fixture will kick off at 3.07 as all fixtures begin 7 minutes later in memory of the Hillsborough disaster. The game comes with Cardiff desperately in need of points, but Southampton safe and with nothing to play for except maintaining their 8th position. Some of Southampton’s players are playing for World Cup spots however, so the game is sure to be an extremely competitive one. The Saints have had a …
West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men Stats

West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men Stats

This coming Saturday, West Bromwich Albion welcome Cardiff City for a relegation six pointer. Both clubs find themselves separated by three league places and three league points. West Brom have only won one of their last ten, a win that was Pepe Mel’s first as manager. Last weekend saw them suffer a 2-0 defeat away to Hull, instantly bringing down the high from a first victory in long period the week before. They will have to get themselves up for …
Cardiff City 3 Liverpool 6 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Cardiff City 3 Liverpool 6 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool turned the screw on their title rivals with a crucial three points against relegation-scrapping Cardiff City. It was a topsy-turvy encounter with some early scares for the Reds, and going behind twice eventually turned it into an out-scoring contest which Liverpool felt confident they could win. Cardiff shaped up with 3 at the back, and two wing backs in Declan John and Fabio Da Silva, with a view to sitting back and remaining compact. With a midfield 1-2 of …
Cardiff City v Liverpool Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Cardiff City v Liverpool Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Saturday afternoon sees relegation-threatened Cardiff City welcome title-chasing Liverpool to the Cardiff City Stadium for what could be a pivotal match in both teams' seasons. With only 9 games to go, Cardiff City find themselves in real trouble and currently sit in 19th position, 3 points away from safety. Liverpool, on the other hand, are in second place and sit only 4 points off the top with a game in hand on Chelsea. The teams also come into the match …
The Bottom Five Strikers | Borini, Anichebe, Bent et al

The Bottom Five Strikers | Borini, Anichebe, Bent et al

The relegation fight is starting to really heat up and every team needs goals to secure their Premier League status. It is a common belief that strikers become more important during the run in, as they are the match winners in the side. There will be many tight matches before the end of the season down the bottom of the league and these will be the games that determine which sides will go down. If a striker scores 4 to …
Everton vs Cardiff City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Everton vs Cardiff City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

This Saturday, Everton host Cardiff City at Goodison Park. Everton have hit a tricky spell in their season, and have lost three of their last five Premier League games. This is a stark contrast to their early season form when they only lost two games in their first twenty-fixtures. These three defeats have all come against teams above them, so it is imperative that the Toffees win their next few fixtures in an attempt to claw back some points. Cardiff …
Relegation Watch: The Bottom Six' Chance of Survival

Relegation Watch: The Bottom Six' Chance of Survival

As the season moves into its final stretch, the battle at the bottom of the table is just as fierce as that at the top. With only six points separating 10th place from 18th, there are a number of teams that are still in danger of the drop. With 9 games remaining for most teams, it is still uncertain who will be relegated. In this article we look at the bottom six and their chances of survival. Fulham Currently sitting bottom …
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