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Championship

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.

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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Manchester United

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.

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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Portsmouth

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.

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?

English Premier League

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.

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.

Vincent Tan

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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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.

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.

Lookalikes

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.

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

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The Rest

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.

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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.

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.