The BBC website produces match reports for all of the games every single Premier League side plays during the season. From Premier League and FA Cup, to Champions League to League Cup ties the BBC reports on them all. I thought it would be interesting to compile all of these reports for each of the twenty Premier League sides, and to produce word-clouds for each side.
Some would say this is a thankless task picking a starting XI and a bench from the three relegated sides. I examined the three relegated sides to see what could be salvaged and turned into a functional, if not stylish, Premier League team.
Stats, whether you love or hate them, paint a clear picture of why these sides struggled.
After a long and grueling Premier League season, Cardiff, Fulham and Norwich have bitten the dust. Instead of looking forward to another year of outings at Old Trafford, Anfield, the Emirates and Stamford Bridge, these three clubs will travel to the likes of Ipswich Town, Bournemouth and Huddersfield.
It's awards season in the world of football and while the outstanding efforts of the likes of Luis Suarez, Yaya Toure and Adam Lallana are being duly recognized, some players are being somewhat forgotten. Here we take a look at those players who can count themselves unlucky not to have received more accolades after a great season.
Premier League Final Day Fixtures: Predicting Perfect Pandemonium - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Time flies when you're having fun. This is certainly the overwhelming sentiment when talking about this season's Premier League campaign.
With more twists and turns than a sped-up ivy vine, the English top flight has once again succeeded in captivating it's baying public, with both ends of the table putting on a show of epic proportions.
There are some reports that Davide Santon may be fit for tomorrow, and it's possible he could come in at left back at Liverpool, but we will probably see 21 year-old Frenchman Massadio Haidara get a start tomorrow afternoon, in our final game of the season. Haidara in action against Cardiff City Here's the [.
Swansea City today announced that Garry Monk has been appointed manager on a three-year deal. The former Swansea captain and defender was promoted to interim manager in February after Michael Laudrup was sacked by the club.
In his short spell as interim manager, Swansea defeated derby rivals Cardiff City.
Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy and Steven Taylor scored the goals for Newcastle this afternoon, and we were the better side in the first half, but allowed Cardiff City far too much of the ball in the second half, and Cardiff had chances to win this game, before Loic Remy got his 14th goal of the [...]
Sunderland's win against Manchester United at Old Trafford coupled with heavy defeats for Fulham against Stoke (1-4) and Cardiff against Newcastle (0-3) means that both Fulham and Cardiff were relegated today, while Sunderland are just one step away from safety.
After Sunderland's impressive 1-0 victory against Manchester United, Sunderland will be guaranteed safety if Chelsea beat Norwich tomorrow.
The English Premier League is hurtling towards an exciting final two weeks. With most of our attention affixed to the top three and their no holds barred struggle to stay perched at the top of the league come May 11th, we mustn't forget the grueling battle at the other end of the table. In a Kenny Loggins fueled fury, I can't help but hum the tune of "Danger Zone" when thinking of the bottom five clubs.
With some (but not all) Newcastle fan organizations pushing for a walkout at the game after 69 minutes tomorrow, it's got to be very difficult for the lads to win the game, even if we manage to score a goal and are ahead at that time, and it seems a terrific chance for Cardiff City [...]
With Chelsea's victorious visit to Anfield and City's win at Crystal Palace, headlines in world football are rightly dominated by the final league games and their implications on the title fight. This is a thrilling conclusion to an admittedly insane season of English Premier League football; however, I wanted to focus on the implication of the weekend's games on the bottom of the table, focusing on the form, fixtures, and fortunes of teams currently fighting for their lives.
With football obviously on the back-burner this season, Wilfried Zaha has spent his time improving his sponsorship and endorsement portfolio, signing up to become the the face or, more accurately, the crotch- of a new range of gentleman's sports underwear designed specifically to offer much-needed support in the "danglies" area.
Liverpool plot swoop for £10 defender, Wenger targets Manchester United star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are eyeing a move for Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker in the summer according to reports in the British Media. Caulker joined Cardiff from Tottenham last summer in a£9m move to Wales but with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side looking to go down, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants to being the 22 year to Anfield in the summer.
There are a number of even positive reports out that Newcastle have both been offered Cardiff City defender StevenCaulker, but he's not yet the finished product, but he's available for £8M since that's the supposed release clause in his contract. Steve Caulker while at Tottenham Andwe cannot find any information that Cardiff paid [.
Well Newcastle won this game 3-0 against a poor looking Cardiff City side who are now relegated to the Championship, and while Newcastle played well in the first half, and Sissoko put over a great cross for Shola to head home his second successive goal in home games, it was a nervous second half for [.
News today that Newcastle United could make a move for 6'3″ center-back Steven Caulker if his club Cardiff City are relegated at the end of the season. Steven Caulker 22 year-old England center-back Steven is still only 22 but he has been capped once already for England and he scored on his debut against [.
[I]n the run up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, we ran a series of profiles of Football League players who had been named in their countries' squads. Hence, the likes of Middlesbrough's Rhys Williams (Australia), Ipswich's Tommy Smith (New Zealand) and West Brom'sGonzalo Jara (Chile) featured in our coverage.
[T]he first point that needs to be made in this article is remarkably counter-intuitive for one emblazoned with the heading Great Teams: objectively speaking, Cardiff City's 2002-3 season represented one of underachievement. The division's pre-season title favourites could only stumble to a disappointing sixth place finish, despite a team expensively assembled due to Sam Hammam's backing (by which of course I mean his pre-hadron collider physics experiment which ultimately succeeded in creating a voracious black hole in the middle of the club's finances).
Cardiff City 1-2 Chelsea Premier League 11th May 2014
Chelsea had to work hard to secure a win on the final day as the already-relegated Cardiff pushed the Blues all the way. Craig Bellamy bagged an early goal and for much of the game the visitors struggled to make their mark.
Newcastle United 3-0 Cardiff City Premier League 3rd May 2014
Cardiff's first-ever season in the Premier League will end with a disappointing whimper after the Bluebirds were relegated on Saturday at St. James' Park. The hosts have been struggling themselves lately, with some of the home fans staging a walk out in the second-half to protest against the club's owner Mike Ashley and manager Alan Pardew.
Steven Caulker has been at Cardiff City only for one season, and that was after spending a season on loan at the other south of Wales club Swansea, but with Cardiff relegated last season, Steven now wants to move to another club probably in the Premier League. . Steven Caulker Cardiff center-back wants [.
Of this season's horrors, Bradford City's redistribution of their traditional stripes into one vertical band of maroon on an amber background just didn't seem right, although at least its design was relatively clean and organised - too many others were marred by cumbersome sponsors' logos or template designs to mention.
Chelsea posted the following photo to their Facebook page yesterday in orderthank theclub'stravellingfans for their "superb away support as always"throughouttheir final game of the season against Cardiff City on Sunday.