The Race To Rio: England CB's | Lescott V Jones V Smalling V Caulker

The Race To Rio: England CB's | Lescott V Jones V Smalling V Caulker

After the likes of Sol Campbell, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King, England are now lacking in depth at centre back; but, the new generation have now got their chance to assert themselves on the national side. Only Phil Jagielka and Gary Cahill are guaranteed to be going to Brazil and they are likely to be England's starting pair. The likes of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Joleon Lescott and Steven Caulker will be hoping they are selected …
Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City Preview | Key Men, Stats, Team News

Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City Preview | Key Men, Stats, Team News

Sunday 2nd March 2014 see's relegation threatened Cardiff City visit Champions League chasing  Tottenham Hotspur. The White Hart Lane faithful will be expecting more goals after seeing their side score 3 in rapid succession in their 3-1 victory over Dnipro in The Europa League on Thursday evening. Cardiff on the other hand would do anything for a clean sheet having shipped 4 goals to Hull last time around. Tottenham's home form has been patchy with only 6 home victories coming so far …
Swansea City 3 Cardiff City 0 | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Swansea City 3 Cardiff City 0 | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Garry Monk’s reign as Swansea City boss got off to the perfect start after his side blew past Cardiff City 3-0 in the south Wales derby at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. A trio of second-half goals from Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Wilfried Bony lifted the Swans into the top ten of the Premier League, whilst Ole Gunnar Solskjær's men stayed 19th in the table and three points adrift of safety. In a game where the Bluebirds made the …
Manchester City v Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City v Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City host Cardiff City this Saturday in the Barclays Premier League and currently sit second on 47 points whilst challenging on four fronts this season for trophies. Cardiff City, however, find themselves in the bottom 3 after weeks of speculation resulted in the departure of manager Malkay Mackay and his replacement Ole Gunnar Solksjaer faces a huge job in keeping them up. Not many would have predicted Mackay would have lost his job after Cardiff's impressive 3-2 over Manchester City in …
Arsenal Vs Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal Vs Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On new years day, Cardiff City travel to the Emirates to take on the league leaders, Arsenal.  Arsenal will look to continue their two game winning streak and prove the three game winless stretch just a couple of weeks ago was nothing more than a blip.  Cardiff will be looking to end their first three game losing streak of the season.  After the firing of popular manager, Malky Mackay, Cardiff's controversial owner, Vincent Tan, could use a victory to help …
Cardiff City Vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Cardiff City Vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On December 28th, Sunderland travel to the Cardiff City stadium to take on Cardiff City.  In a game of teams that will both be fighting off relegation, the teams are coming off results sending each other in opposite directions.  Cardiff is coming off a heavy defeat to Southampton whilst Sunderland are coming off a shock victory at Goodison Park. With Malkay Mackay sacked and Vincent Tan making all the headlines for all the wrong reasons, Cardiff are desperate for a victory. …
Cardiff vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Facts and Key Men

Cardiff vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Facts and Key Men

Both these teams head into this game under very different clouds as both teams look to stop the rot which seems to have set in during recent weeks. Cardiff are in turmoil off the pitch thanks to Vincent Tan’s best efforts to remove talented manager Malky Mackay from the club and the Saints have stuttered since their early season form saw them challenge for the Champions League places, albeit temporarily. Cardiff might find home soil more forgiving than the dangerous …
Liverpool 3 Cardiff City 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 3 Cardiff City 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool made it four wins in a row with a 3-1 victory to go temporarily top of the league until the resolution of  Arsenal and Chelsea's meeting on Monday night. A high tempo first half performance which gradually picked up intensity as it went on, saw Liverpool put the game out of sight early. It proved difficult to match the fluidity and co-ordination in the pressing shown against Spurs last Sunday. However despite not quite reaching those peaks without the …