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Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo, Adam Nagy among the top five players in Euro 2016 Group F

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We've reviewed the top five players in every group at Euro 2016 so far on Just Football, and we bring this to a conclusion now with the final group, Group F. Won surprisingly by Hungary,...

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Retro Football: Cardiff 1-0 Real Madrid (1971) And Five Other Brilliant Scoreline Shockers

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On 10th March 1971, Cardiff City pulled offone of the greatest results in their history, and one of the biggest upsets in the entire football pantheon, when they beat Real Madrid by a single goal to nil.

Riding high in Europeafter becoming the first non-top flight club to reach the semi-finals of the Cup Winner's Cup in 1968, the Bluebirds' '71 vintage went on to achieve something perhaps even more special against Los Blancos' star-studded side.

English Football League

Cardiff City 2016/17 adidas Home and Away Kits

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Cardiff City Football Club have released their adidas home and away kits for their 2016/17 [...]

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 [...]

Russell Slade

Cardiff hire Trollope as new head coach

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London (AFP) Championship club Cardiff City appointed former Wales international Paul Trollope as their new head coach on Wednesday.

Trollope was hired as successor to Russell Slade, who was removed as manager at the end of the season and has taken up a new role as the club's head of football.

Cardiff hire Trollope as new head coach

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London (AFP) Championship club Cardiff City appointed former Wales international Paul Trollope as their new head coach on Wednesday.

Trollope was hired as successor to Russell Slade, who was removed as manager at the end of the season and has taken up a new role as the club's head of football.

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

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Hard to argue with this one...

Stellar work fromPies fan @TomtheBateman.

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.

Vincent Tan

Just Banter: Cardiff City Owner Vincent Tan Equates Scoring A Goal To Having A ‘Beautiful Wife’

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Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan is no stranger to controversy and putting his foot in his rather big mouth. This week, theMalaysian billionaire has giventhe Bluebirds' players a rather ridiculous team-talk as they look to climb into the play-off places from their current ninth placing in the Championship.

Cardiff City’s new badge to be revealed Monday

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Times are changing at Cardiff City. Owner, Vincent Tan, has announced that the Welsh outfit will be returning to a more traditional badge, showing the famous bluebird in all its glory.

Without the fans backing, the badge changed back in 2012 as part of a rebrand and the bluebird made way for a red dragon.

Cardiff City’s new badge to be revealed Monday

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Times are changing at Cardiff City. Owner, Vincent Tan, has announced that the Welsh outfit will be returning to a more traditional badge, showing the famous bluebird in all its glory.

Without the fans backing, the badge changed back in 2012 as part of a rebrand and the bluebird made way for a red dragon.

Cardiff City back in blue

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"Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars."

Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

In 2012 I was a Cardiff City supporter. I was a season ticket holder and made the two hundred and sixty mile round trip for home matches.

What makes a Bluebird blue? Vincent Tan and fan representation

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What makes a Bluebird blue? Vincent Tan and fan representation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So, the Bluebirds of Cardiff are blue again. Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan had a rethink over the Christmas break and, following discussions with supporters, agreed to switch the club's home shirt back to blue – a colour it last was two and a half years ago.

Official: Cardiff City To Wear Blue Again After Vincent Tan Admits His Re-Brand Was Just Banter

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By Chris Wright

"It was just f**kin' banter mate. Deal with it"

It's not quite official yet but Cardiff City are close to reverting back to playing in blue home shirts after owner Vincent Tan.

(UPDATE: It's official now. Vincent Tan has just released a statement in which he quotes JFK on the Cardiff City website to confirm as much.

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.

English Premier League

Video: Spurs boss Pochettino says fringe players are pushing for starts ahead of Crystal Palace game

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Aaron Ramsey claims Arsene Wenger is reason for snubbing Manchester United

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Back in 2008, Aaron Ramsey looked almost certain to make a switch from Cardiff City, his childhood club, to Manchester United. In fact, a fee was agreed between the two teams and was announced on United's official website. Nevertheless, the Gunners swooped in, made a £4.8 million offer and Ramsey chose to move to north London instead of Manchester.

Loan Deadline Day: Eight of the best deals as Arsenal, Chelsea & Manchester United youngsters boost Championship teams

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How worried should Hull City fans be?

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How worried should Hull City fans be? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Steve Bruce's Hull City are in a precarious position. Yes, they sit in 15th position of the English Premier League, three places and four points above the relegation zone. Certainly, 15th whilst heading into March is not a disaster for a club of Hull City's size and ambition, whose end of season target ever since Brucepulled the club back into the big time in his first season (2012/13) must surely continue to be consolidation and consistency by avoiding relegation and remaining in the English Premier League.

Vincent Tan Backtracks And Gives Cardiff Fans What They Want: Blue Home Shirts

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Ever since Vincent Tan took control of Cardiff City in 2010, the club has been embroiled in several high-profile cases of intrigue including the shock dismissal of Malky Mackay with the club in the Premier League, then the resulting fallout from the Scotsman's dismissal and the reasons behind it.

Vincent Tan Backtracks And Gives Cardiff Fans What They Want: Blue Home Shirts

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Ever since Vincent Tan took control of Cardiff City in 2010, the club has been embroiled in several high-profile cases of intrigue including the shock dismissal of Malky Mackay with the club in the Premier League, then the resulting fallout from the Scotsman's dismissal and the reasons behind it.

Go Back In Time to See What English Soccer Was Like In the 1960s [VIDEO]

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If you ever wanted to see how different the game of soccer is on and off the fieldcompared to yesteryear, the following video (entitled Saturday Fever from The Rank Organization) is a prime example.

Featuring footage of Tottenham against Manchester City in the 1960 season, as well as clips of fans at Manchester United, Cardiff City, Wolves and Celtic, the 9-minute film is fascinating to watch.

Go Back In Time to See What English Soccer Was Like In the 1960s [VIDEO]

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If you ever wanted to see how different the game of soccer is on and off the fieldcompared to yesteryear, the following video (entitled Saturday Fever from The Rank Organization) is a prime example.

Featuring footage of Tottenham against Manchester City in the 1960 season, as well as clips of fans at Manchester United, Cardiff City, Wolves and Celtic, the 9-minute film is fascinating to watch.

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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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.

Championship

‘Factually Inaccurate And Completely Unnecessary’ – Cardiff City Supporters Trust Not Happy About Football League Rebrand

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We think it's fairly safe to assume thatthe majority of the football community are at odds with the Football League's recent decision to rebrand themselves as the "English Football League" due to the simple fact that itequates to little more thanaglibcorporate ploy and an utterly needless one at that.

Bolton Fans Attempt To Crowd-Fund Signing Of Adam Le Fondre, Current Total Stands At £645

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By Chris Wright

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Crowd-funding. Everybody's bloody well at it, or so it seems.

Anyway, after being toldoutright thathe has no future at Cardiff, Adam Le Fondre is currently in the process of securing himself a move away, with a return to Bolton reported to be on the cards.

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.

Middlesbrough

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club Championship Preview 2015-16

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Despite the grumblings of the odd curmudgeon, AFC Bournemouth's promotion to the Premier League in 2014-5 made it a memorable campaign for up and coming clubs last year and the competition looks perhaps yet more even this time out. Relegated clubs are usually among the picks to hop straight back but here is our assessment of the riders and runners for the fray that commences tomorrow evening.

Semi Final Memories: Cardiff City 2008

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This Saturday, Reading will take the field against Arsenal in the club's first FA Cup Semi Final since 1927 against a team that has scored no fewer than 16 goals against the Royals in the three most recent meetings between the clubs and famously overturned a 4 goal deficit to win 7-5 in the first of these.

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Emerson Hyndman scores game-winner on 20th birthday

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Saturday proved to be a spectacular day for Emerson Hyndman for a few different reasons.

Not only did the American midfielder celebrate his 20th birthday, but he also started, played 90 minutes and scored the game-winning goal for Fulham in a 2-1 win against Cardiff City.

The goal which was scored deep into second-half stoppage time was Hyndman's first professional goal for the club, and it helped Fulham earn three crucial points as it attempts to avoid the English Championship relegation zone.

Book Review: The Game of Our Lives

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The Game of our Lives by David Goldblatt
Published byPenguin
2015, £7.99

The Game of Our Lives scooped the 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and deservedly so – for this is an all-encompassing overview of the socio-cultural background to British football over the past few decades.

Football Cities: Bristol

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After Ben Woolhead's analysis of the Toon on Wednesday and our call for a non-league start up to challenge the artificial hegemony of MK Donsyesterday, the third post in our Football Cities series sees us very pleased to welcome a brand new writer to The Two Unfortunates. Will Jones runs the Bristol City blog, To The Left of Ross and here provides a thoughtful analysis of how soccer .

Transfer Balls: Man Utd Set For Schneiderlin, Liverpool Love Lacazette, Dann The Man For Everton

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By Alan Duffy

Transfer Balls: Rounding up the day's football tittle-tattle so you don't have to...

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Man Utd Sweet On Schneiderlin

Considered by many to be headed for Arsenal, Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin now looks set for a move to Manchester United, according to the Mirror.

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