Gary - The True Medel Liverpool Should Pursue This Window

Gary - The True Medel Liverpool Should Pursue This Window

The conclusion of Copa America has yet again brought the football markets to the forefront and we are back with yet another of our many eccentric suggestions. Its time someone sat up and noticed the brilliance of Gary Medel as a destroyer and it is our pleasure doing so. Who would need him more than a team that has seen its legendary captain leave, its main defensive midfielder being plagued by injuries over the last few seasons and its status …
Cardiff City v Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Cardiff City v Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

With both sides losing at the weekend, Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer's Cardiff City host Paul Lambert's Aston Villa side at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday night, with both sides in dire need for all three points.   Team News Both sides look like they came away from last weekend's action without any casualties, but the respective club captains still remain a doubt for both sides, with Ron Vlaar and Mark Hudson out. Interesting Statistics Cardiff are yet to win back to …
Strengths and Weaknesses of Mackay's Cardiff City | Tactical Analysis

Strengths and Weaknesses of Mackay's Cardiff City | Tactical Analysis

On paper, Cardiff’s game plan against Fulham should have played into Fulham’s strengths: the towering duo of Brede Hangeland and Fernando Amorebieta. Cardiff City’s strengths can be categorised into four different elements of play: Set Plays Positional play when playing out from the back (in their own half) The defensive organisation of their medium and low blocks Wide play as an entry route into the opposition’s box It is by no coincidence that each of Cardiff’s strengths are that of …
Cardiff City Vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Preview | Stats & Key Players

Cardiff City Vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Preview | Stats & Key Players

A Cardiff City side unbeaten in three Premier League games host Tottenham Hotspur who look to continue their impressive start to the season. Cardiff got a draw away to fellow newly promoted side Hull City last weekend and will hope they can continue their decent start at home, where they are still unbeaten after a win and a draw against Manchester City and Everton respectively. Tottenham won their 3rd game of the Premier League season in exquisite fashion last week …
Cardiff City vs Everton Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Men

Cardiff City vs Everton Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Men

Cardiff City stunned the rest of the Premier League last weekend with an emphatic 3-2 win over big-spending Manchester City and they will host their second home game in a row on Saturday at 3.00pm, as Roberto Martinez’s Everton make the trip to Wales. A late Fraizer Campbell brace over Manuel Pellegrini’s men proved decisive in the end, as the Bluebirds bounced back from their opening day defeat away to West Ham in superb style. The visitors have started the …
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 …
EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

EPL Preview: The La Liga Influx - Navas, Soldado, Aspas & Medel et al

The current financial mess that clubs in La Liga find themselves in means there is little transfer spending in evidence in the domestic game. Aside from Barcelona and Real Madrid, only Villarreal, Granada, Valladolid and Elche have a net spend in transfer dealings. Cumulatively, the four clubs have a net spend of approximately £12m, enough to buy you half of Roberto Soldado. Spanish clubs have had to improve their scouting network and youth development to secure players for their squads. …