Cardiff City have sent a 5-page formal complaint to the Premier League to argue that the club's 3-0 loss against Crystal Palace should not stand because the Cardiff team line-up was leaked to Palace manager Tony Pulis before kick-off, according to BBC Sport.
The text message allegedly read: "Straight from Gunnarsson their line up is 4-4-2 Marshall, KTC, Caulker, Turner, Taylor, Daehli, Medel, Mutch, Zaha, Campbell, Jones".
Cardiff City have reportedly written to the Premier League to formally request that their defeat against Crystal Palace from earlier this month be voided entirely on the grounds of ESPIONAGE.
BBC Sport are claiming to have seen the five-page letter, sent to the Premier League by Cardiff's legal team, which kindly requests that the 3-0 loss against Palace on April 5th be struck from the record books on account of Palace's sporting directorIain Moody (who was sacked by Cardiff in October last year, only to be snapped up by Palace the following month) successfully obtaining The Bluebirds' starting line-up for the game beforehand.
The arrival of spring means many things to people. The days get longer, snow melts as the sun shines again after it's wintery absence, flowers begin to bloom, and the English Premier League enters the business end of the season. It is in this final stretch where legends are made and unforgettable moments occur.
The name, colors, and identity are etched in the tradition of a soccer club. Recently, however, a couple of Premier League owners have tried to re-brand their clubs in an effort to appeal to a more international audience. Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan changed the club's traditional colors from blue to red and reportedly has discussed renaming the club to the Cardiff Dragons.
1. Fabio still showing moments of immaturity Fabio Da Silva showed more promise than his twin brother Rafael when they both moved to Manchester United. Now Rafael is the first choice full-back at Old Trafford and Fabio has been shipped out. He is struggling to put in disciplined performances. Fabio's problems were highlighted in this [.
When the season has less than 10 games to go, every strength and weakness in a team is crystal clear. Brendan Rodgers may have Liverpool close to winning the league than they have been in years but he knows that there is very little he can do tactically to stop his team from leaking too [...]
PHOTO: Hat-trick hero Luis Suarez holding the match ball - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's juggernaut rolls on, as the Reds wrestled back into the title race, after earning an emphatic 6-3 victory against Cardiff City on Saturday in the Premier League.
Despite going down twice in the match, Liverpool bounced back and sealed the tie in the end through goals from Daniel Sturridge, Martin Skrtel brace and Luis Suarez, who scored his third hat-trick of the season.
One year ago, Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 at Anfield for the Reds first win against a team above them in the table that season. They finished the season in seventh, twelve points off the coveted fourth spot and twenty-eight points off the champions Manchester United.
Now, after Saturday's emphatic 5-3 away victory against Cardiff City, Liverpool sit second in the table, just four points behind Chelsea while Brendan Rodgers' side have one game in hand.
High-flying Liverpool are on the road again after thumping bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend. Cardiff City come into this game in dire need of points as they sit 19th in the table, just a point above the bottom-placed Fulham and three points below Crystal Palace in 17th. The last time these [.
Possible Liverpool Starting Line-Up Against Cardiff - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool will travel to Wales on Saturday to face Cardiff City in the Premier League, with the Reds looking to close the gap on leaders Chelsea at the top.
Although Brendan Rodgers still remaining coy about the title race, the spirit in the Reds camp is very high, especially after their fantastic 3-0 triumph over Manchester United at Old Trafford in their last match.
These days, it is common to hear soccer fans saying something like "of course, soccer is just like any other business now." It is a phrase intended to establish the speaker as a hard-nosed realist, puncturing idealistic delusions about the beautiful game with a knowing appreciation of the forces of profit and commerce that are now said to underpin the sport.
According to the Daily Mail, Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan is staring down the barrel of a Premier League investigation over allegations he has offered his players an illegal bonus as an incentive to avoiding relegation this season before Sunday's game against Tottenham.
As if Cardiff City's first and perhaps only season in the Premier League couldn't have gotten any worse, but now the league is investigating claims that club owner Vincent Tan offered his players an illegal bonus of Â£3.7million to avoid relegation.
The Guardiannewspaper reports that Tan met with the players before last weekend's game against Tottenham and offered the bonus, which would be split among the footballers as a reward for keeping the club in the top flight this season.
For all the bullying and coming from their club of late, supporters of Hull City can at least take a crumb of comfort from the fact that, on the pitch, their team is holding its own in the Premier League at the moment this season. This isn't a luxury that is currently being extended to the long-suffering supporters of Cardiff City.
Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his players believe in miracles and they think their miraculous relegation escape will start at Southampton this weekend. The Norwegian boss says his squad are convinced they can avoid the drop and will travel to St Mary's believing they can get something from the game.
Cardiff City 0-3 Crystal Palace Premier League 5th April 2014
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's disastrous tenure as Cardiff boss continued on Saturday as the Norwegian watched his side lose 3-0 at home to Crystal Palace. Jason Puncheon netted a brace with from Blurbird Joe Ledley also getting in on the act as Tony Pulis' side produced an impressive display at both ends of the pitch.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Cardiff City Premier League 2nd March 2014
Since taking over at beleaguered Cardiff, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was enjoyed just one win in eight Premier League games, with Sunday's defeat at White Hart Lane keeping his side three points away from safety.
Cardiff have asked the Premier League to investigate allegations that their team was leaked to opponents Crystal Palace ahead of last weekend's game. The Bluebirds claim that Palace knew their line-up 24 hours before the game and have reportedly accused their opponents of using "unethical" means of securing the information.
Cardiff skipper Mark Hudson suffered a further injury setback earlier this week but it looks like he's finding ways to keep his spirits up. With wife Marie-Louise away on holiday with fellow Cardiff WAGs Kelly McNaughton and Shelley Cowie, the Hudson boys decided to have a bit of fun. Hudson branded his efforts "Le [.
Tottenham are said to be considering a move to bring Steven Caulker back to the club, just a year after he was sold to Cardiff City. The 22-year-old move to the Bluebirds last summer in an Â£8m deal. Many Spurs supporters were surprised to see the youth team graduate just as he was starting to [...]
Perhaps now we at least might have some understanding of why Vincent Tan has been so insistent on the subject of changing the colours of Cardiff City's shirts over this last couple of years or so. By wearing red, all associated with the club are better prepared to mask the redness of their faces as the club's owner repeatedly drags its name through the mud.
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Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wasn't in the mood for assessing Liverpool's assault on the Premier League title after his side's 3-6 defeat to them. After the game, the former Manchester United striker was asked whether the Reds looked like potential title winners. He replied: "I couldn't care less.
Daniel Sturridge put one on a gilded platter for Luis Suarez with a cute little back-heel across the Cardiff City area during Liverpool's impressive 6-3 demolition job this afternoon...
Bit of debate among the Pies' knitting circle as to whether or not The Studger intended the flick as a pass to Suarez or whether it was more of a "try it and hope for the best" kind of affair but, after all, it matters not.
Southampton defender Luke Shaw has been called up to England's squad to face Denmark next week. The 18-year-old is promoted from Gareth Southagate's England Under-21 side for his first senior call-up. Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been rewarded for his excellent form with a recall to Roy Hodgson's squad, while Cardiff defender Steven Caulker is [.
It's fair to say that the move to Manchester United from Crystal Palace has been a disaster for 21 year-old winger Wilfried Zaha, and in January he went on loan to Cardiff City, with no big clubs coming in for the once top-rated youngster. Wilfried Zaha disastrous season for the youngster But Wilfried has [.
Manchester United could sell youngster Wilfried Zaha just a year after he joined them, according to reports. The former Crystal Palace winger was signed in January 2013, but only linked up with the champions last summer. He made just two starts under David Moyes before being sent to Cardiff City on loan earlier this year.
Cardiff will be hoping to add to last weeks Fulham victory at Goodison Park today however given Everton's home form and the fact the Welsh side haven't come on as some thought they would when Ole Gunnar Solksjaer arrived so it could be a long afternoon for the Bluebirds.
Having polished off his 20-foot, dragon-shaped birthday cake, Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan gave an interview to BBC Sport earlier in the week that is scheduled to air during this Saturday's Football Focus (at least we assume it is), in which the Malaysian businessman does his outright to refute the British perception of him being a cartoon villain.
To mark the anniversary of the founding of his company, Berjaya, Vincent Tan was honoured with a collosal, 20-metre-long dragon-shaped birthday cake in Malaysia yesterday.
According to Wales Online, the huge dragon cake was the centrepiece of theBerjaya Founder's Day celebrations held on February 22 in Berjaya Times Square the gleaming 48-storey, 203m twin-tower hotel, condominium, indoor amusement park and shopping centre complex that Tan owns in Kuala Lumpur.