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Which Team Do You Love To Hate The Most? [POLL]

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Everyone has an opinion and we'd like to get yours in order to find out what is the one team you love to hate the most. Any team, any league, any confederation. You must have one. The team you love to see lose. The team you always want your club to beat. In a massive way.

As a Swansea City supporter, the likely answer for me is Cardiff City.

Which Team Do You Love To Hate The Most? [POLL]

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Everyone has an opinion and we'd like to get yours in order to find out what is the one team you love to hate the most. Any team, any league, any confederation. You must have one. The team you love to see lose. The team you always want your club to beat. In a massive way.

As a Swansea City supporter, the likely answer for me is Cardiff City.

5 of the Worst Owners and Chairmen In English Football History

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Every now and then we all get a little bit frustrated with the higher-ups at of our respective clubs. We all want to see a little more money invested, a few more players drafted in and a dose of extra ambition shown.

But there are some chairmen and some owners who have posed supporters with issues that go beyond minor gripes.

5 of the Worst Owners and Chairmen In English Football History

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Every now and then we all get a little bit frustrated with the higher-ups at of our respective clubs. We all want to see a little more money invested, a few more players drafted in and a dose of extra ambition shown.

But there are some chairmen and some owners who have posed supporters with issues that go beyond minor gripes.

5 of the Worst Owners and Chairmen In English Football History

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Every now and then we all get a little bit frustrated with the higher-ups at of our respective clubs. We all want to see a little more money invested, a few more players drafted in and a dose of extra ambition shown.

But there are some chairmen and some owners who have posed supporters with issues that go beyond minor gripes.

Arsenal star explains why he feared for place in starting XI this season

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Arsenal star explains why he feared for place in starting XI this season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wojciech Szczesny has revealed he feared for his place in the Gunners' starting lineup when David Marshall was linked to Arsenal.

The 29-year-old was one of the very few standout players for Cardiff City in their disappointing campaign last season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Steps Down As Cardiff City Manager After Just Nine Months In Charge

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By Chris Wright

There had been rumblings for the past few days but the Vincent Tan-shaped hammer has fallen at Cardiff City and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is their manager no more.

Solskjaer took over followingthe grubby end to Malky Mackay's tenureat Cardiff backbut was unable to keep the club in the Premier League as mandated.

What We’ve Learned From the Cardiff, Crystal Palace and LMA Fiasco

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As evident in the recent revelations of text messages between former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay and former sporting director of Crystal Palace (also former Head of Player recruitment of Cardiff) Iain Moody, anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, and xenophobia are all still very much alive in British football.

Mackay & LMA Show the Worst of English Football

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Mackay & LMA Show the Worst of English Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When you have to issue an apology for a press release that was supposed to act in part as an apology, you know you're in big trouble.

The Malky Mackay situation went from repugnant to absurd to borderline comical after the LMA's press statement released on Thursday had the audacity to downplay racist, homophobic, and sexist texts exchanged between Malky Mackay and Iain Moody.

Former Premier League Manager Probed In ‘Sexist And Racist’ Text Messages Row

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Former Premier League Manager Probed In 'Sexist And Racist' Text Messages Row - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League has been hit by another serious scandal. After Andy Gray and Richard Keys' sexist comments and John Terry and Luis Suarez's racism incidents, we now have a case with both the discriminations rolled into one.

Vincent Tan Delivers Revenge On Malky Mackay to Scupper Move to Crystal Palace

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Less than 24 hours ago, Malky Mackay looked set for a return to Premier League management with Crystal Palace following his acrimonious departure from Cardiff City last December. However the offer has now been taken off the table following the intervention of Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan.

The exact details are as yet unclear.

Malky Mackay to Be Named Crystal Palace Manager to Replace Tony Pulis

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Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is set to be confirmed as the manager of Crystal Palace, to replace Tony Pulis who left the club by mutual consent last week.

In December, Mackay was sacked by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan despite the club being in 15th position in the Premier League.

Managers

Shit Lookalikes: Russell Slade & Miss Rosa From ‘Orange Is The New Black’

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By Chris Wright

Hard to argue with this one...

Stellar work fromPies fan @TomtheBateman.

Vincent Tan Crowbars Sly Dig At ‘Mediocre’ Malky Mackay Into Club Statement Welcoming New Cardiff Manager

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By Chris Wright

Not that we wish to overshadow ex-Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade's appointment as Cardiff City's new manager, but Vincent Tan has used the opportunity to get in yet another sly dig at former Bluebirds boss (and Tan's perennial arch-nemesis), Malky Mackay.

While welcoming Slade to Cardiff via a statement on the club website, Tan slid this little zing-a-linger into the third paragraph:

"Look at Russell's track record.

‘I’m No Racist Or Homophobe, I’m A Human Being And I Made A Mistake’ – Malky Mackay Apologises Over Gay Snake-Gate

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By Chris Wright

Malky Mackay has publicly apologised forthe offensive text messages that have come to light as part of the ongoing FA investigations into Cardiff City's allegations of misconduct against their former manager.

In what is now being referred to across the board as "Gay Snake-gate", Mackay is alleged by Cardiff City to have sent and received a number of offensive texts from ex-Bluebirds sporting director Iain Moody.

LMA Release Statement To Apologise For The Lameness Of Their Malky Mackay Statement

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By Chris Wright

"Totally just called him a gay snake, mate! It was hi-la-rious!"

The League Managers' Association (LMA) have released a statement this morning to publicly apologise for the general lameness of their defence of former Cardiff City boss Malkay Mackay in the wake of what Pies will now be referring to as "Gay Snake-gate" from now on.

Malky Mackay No Longer In Crystal Palace Frame After Former Club Cardiff City Complain To FA About ‘Racist, Sexist And Homophobic’ Text Messages

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By Chris Wright

Despite looking to be the preferred candidate up until last night, it looks like Malky Mackay won't be taking the Crystal Palace job any time soon after the Eagles became aware of a dossier sent by the Scot's former club Cardiff City to the FA in which they haveoutlined their allegations of misconduct against the former Bluebirds boss.

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Entertaining Vincent Tan Will Add Spice to New LA MLS Team [PHOTOS]

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Just because Vincent Tan may become a minority investor in Chivas USA doesn't mean that the Malaysian is not going to actively involved in making key decisions at the MLS club, which is more than likely to relaunch in 2-3 years from now.

Out of the investors linked to acquiring Chivas USA, Tan is the only one with any experience in running a soccer team.

Vincent Tan as a Minority Investor At Chivas USA; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!

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The debacle that Chivas USA has become is an indictment of MLS's obsession with the shiniest new objects while their current properties rot. Reports are now flying that the team could be put on hiatus, folded, or neither, and as much as we may joke about the empty stadiums and anti-Galaxy fan base, this public wavering that would make Hamlet proud really does a disservice to the fans and players.

Cardiff Owner Vincent Tan Interested In Buying MLS Club

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Vincent Tan just won't go away.

The enigmatic and controversial Cardiff City owner, who has avoided dullness at all costs since coming to the Welsh club, has been quoted in an interview today saying he'd be interested in buying an MLS club.

Tan responded to rumors that he is looking to get out of Cardiff and looked towards his future in an interview with Sky Sports aboard a yacht in Malaysia.

Championship

West Ham’s ex-Man Utd youngster Ravel Morrison joins Cardiff City on loan

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West Ham starlet Ravel Morrison has joined Championship side Cardiff City on a three-month loan deal. The controversial midfielder, aged 21,...

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer steps down as Cardiff City manager

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Cardiff City have parted company with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian has left his post after just eight months in charge. His departure...

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Dilemmas of Football Ownership: Property is Theft

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[O]nce upon a time, earlier on in my real career in book publishing, I was present at some tense negotiations in which a nicotine moustachioed representative of the National Union of Journalists lost the room a bit with the old adage that 'property is theft'. At the time, our smooth operator of a company MD plunged his head into his hands, the look on his face something akin to that of a Newcastle United supporter on being told that Joe Kinnear would be returning to Tyneside.

Dilemmas of Football Ownership: Property is Theft

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[O]nce upon a time, earlier on in my real career in book publishing, I was present at some tense negotiations in which a nicotine moustachioed representative of the National Union of Journalists lost the room a bit with the old adage that 'property is theft'. At the time, our smooth operator of a company MD plunged his head into his hands, the look on his face something akin to that of a Newcastle United supporter on being told that Joe Kinnear would be returning to Tyneside.

Dilemmas of Football Ownership: History and the Need for Change

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[F]or the second of our posts exploring the theme of football ownership, we are pleased to welcome Jon Keen, a long-standing supporter of Reading Football Club and founding memberofSTAR (the Supporters' Trust at Reading). Jon is also aregular contributor to Reading blog, The Tilehurst End. Here, Jon unpacks the issue while asking the inevitable question of how it came to all this?

Dilemmas of Football Ownership: History and the Need for Change

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[F]or the second of our posts exploring the theme of football ownership, we are pleased to welcome Jon Keen, a long-standing supporter of Reading Football Club and founding memberofSTAR (the Supporters' Trust at Reading). Jon is also aregular contributor to Reading blog, The Tilehurst End. Here, Jon unpacks the issue while asking the inevitable question of how it came to all this?

Dilemmas of Football Ownership: Are Foreign Owners or Dodgy Owners the Problem?

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[W]hen Vincent Tan, the Malaysian owner of Cardiff City, made the – apparently unilateral - decision to change the club's colours from blue to red, I posted a few remarks on Twitter intended to express some solidarity with those Cardiff supporters who felt that this change was the last straw. Some fans had even made the painful decision to stop going to watch their own club as a result.

Dilemmas of Football Ownership: Are Foreign Owners or Dodgy Owners the Problem?

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[W]hen Vincent Tan, the Malaysian owner of Cardiff City, made the – apparently unilateral - decision to change the club's colours from blue to red, I posted a few remarks on Twitter intended to express some solidarity with those Cardiff supporters who felt that this change was the last straw. Some fans had even made the painful decision to stop going to watch their own club as a result.

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TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club Championship Preview 2014-5

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[F]ollowing on from John McGee's freeform assessment of League 1 yesterday, here is a somewhat more plodding assessment of the level above. That, however, is no reflection on the ins and outs of this season's Championship - a competition where extortionate transfer fees, underqualified managers and frankly terrifying owners hold sway, where parachute payments warp the competition and everyone is indulging in the filthy scramble for Premier League riches - apart from Blackpool.

TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club Championship Preview 2014-5

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[F]ollowing on from John McGee's freeform assessment of League 1 yesterday, here is a somewhat more plodding assessment of the level above. That, however, is no reflection on the ins and outs of this season's Championship - a competition where extortionate transfer fees, underqualified managers and frankly terrifying owners hold sway, where parachute payments warp the competition and everyone is indulging in the filthy scramble for Premier League riches - apart from Blackpool.

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Cardiff City 2014/15 Cosway Sports Third Kit

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Sky Bet Championship promotion aspirants Cardiff City Football Club debuted a white 2014/15 third kit [...]

Leyton Orient Players Reluctantly Agree To Star In Their Own Reality TV Series

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By Chris Wright

It's fair to say that things are a little on the shambolic side at Leyton Orient at the moment, with the League One club in upheaval following the arrival of the new owner,Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti.

One of Becchetti's first moves at Brisbane Road was to unceremoniously oust popular manager Russell Slade, who subsequently took over at Cardiff City following a long, protracted and increasingly ugly parting of ways at Orient.

October U-23 call-ups announced

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You could also say this list includes several who we now know will not be with the USMNT this month.G - Charlie Horton (Cardiff City), Cody Cropper (Southampton)D - Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Oaxaca), Will Packwood (Birmingham City), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids

Snapshot: The Finest Vincent Tan Themed Stag-Do You’re Ever Likely To See!

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By Chris Wright

Spotted outside theEuston Tap pub in London over the weekend: a stag-do theme for the ages...

Bravo gentlemen, bravo.

Spot on, right down to the finest detail.

(Photo: @LittleWillAFC/Twitter)

Photo: Stag do attendees dress as Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan

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At the Euston Tap earlier, we bumped in to some blokes on a stag night. Their costume idea... pic.twitter.com/fFkKEKe1Gf Will Sparks...

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Leaves Cardiff City ‘By Mutual Consent’

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Reports began surfacing from Wales on Wednesday afternoon regarding the immediate future of Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. It can now be confirmed that the 41-year-old Norwegian boss has left the club 'by mutual consent'.

A statement from chairman Mehmet Dalman on Cardiff City's website reads: "Having spoken with Ole on deciding the best course of action for all parties, I'm sorry to say that we have agreed that it is in the best interest of the club for us to go our separate ways.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer invited ex-Man Utd team-mate Ryan Giggs’ grandparents into his office for a cuppa

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#51526556 / gettyimages.com Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has revealed that his grandparents have visited Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar...

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Just before departing for their first U.S. Men's National Team camp, teenagers Rubio Rubin and Emerson Hyndman returned to their respective clubs' lineups.

Rubin and Hyndman both earned starts this past weekend after failing to dress in recent games, with the former playing 57 minutes in a 3-1 loss to Heerenveen and the latter going the distance in a 1-1 draw with Cardiff City.

O novo craque do Bessa

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O Boavista ainda não pontuou neste regresso Primeira Liga e a direcção do emblema axadrezado decidiu fazer um esforço no sentido de dar a Petit mais e melhores opções. E eis que surpreendeu ao assegurar a contratação de Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, um extremo esquerdo que admiro há muito mas que, aos 28 anos, nunca conseguiu verdadeiramente "explodir" e confirmar o talento que demonstrou precocemente.

Welsh Sunday League Team Forced To Fold After ‘Contravening Rules’ By Playing On A Wednesday

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By Chris Wright

Welsh Sunday League side Malsters Arms FC have been forced to call it a dayafter contravening league rules by playing in a recent one-off fixture on a Wednesday evening.

We're as shocked and appalled as you are!

According to the Independent, Malsters Arms snagged themselvesthe chance to play in a friendly game at the home of Cardiff City after winning a Barclays "grass roots football" competition.