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Solskjaer Takes Cardiff City Job To Prove Just How Mental He Is

HE may have worked under a demanding boss under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must be the most mental, masochistic man in football for taking the job at Cardiff City to work with the batshit Vincent Tan.

 

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Previously, Tan’s money saw him changing Cardiff’s kit from blue to red, because of some bunkum about ‘luck’ and changed the club’s crest while he was at it. Some fans sucked it up because Tan was throwing enough cash at the club to get them into the Premier League. Of course, it takes more than mere pennies to make a side successful (hey there QPR!) and in recently-axed manager Malky Mackay, they had a good head at the helm, popular in football and performing well under a crazy chairman who liked wearing football shirts over a shirt and tie.

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Posted: 2nd, January 2014 | In: Sports | Comment


The Championship finale in photos: Hull gain, Barnsley survive, Wolves sink and Leicester’s last gasp glory

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Hull City v Cardiff City - KC Stadium

 

FOOTBALL. Bloody hell. Hull City have been promoted to the Barclays Premier League. It wasn’t easy. It was nerve-shredding tension. Unless you were a Cardiff city fan.

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Hull City v Cardiff City - KC Stadium

 

 

When Nicky Maynard converted a penalty for already promoted Cardiff City, they were drawing with Hull 2-2. Watford’s match became all-important. Radios were tuned in.

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Hull City v Cardiff City - KC Stadium

 

 

A win for Watford would see them occupy the second automatic promotion spot. Could they beat Leeds United?  Hull City players gathered around a television to watch the Watford game. It’s kick of had been delayed  because of an injury to Watford’s goalkeeper, Jonathan Bond. For sixteen minutes Hull waited and Watford toiled. Then Ross McCormack scored in the 90th minute. Leeds were 2-1 up. Watford were gutted. Watford’s manager Gianfranco Zola summed it up.

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Watford v Leeds United - Vicarage Road

 

Hull went nuts.

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Hull City v Cardiff City - KC Stadium

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Hull City v Cardiff City - KC Stadium

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Hull City v Cardiff City - KC Stadium

 

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Hull City v Cardiff City - KC Stadium

 

Meanwhile, at the foot of the table, Wolverhampton Wanderers lost to Brighton & Hove Albion. That meant back-to-back relegation.

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Brighton and Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers - AMEX Stadium

 

 

But it’s Peterborough who were crushed. They were drawing 2-2 away to Crystal Palace when disaster struck.  Mile Jedinak scored in the 89th minute.

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Crystal Palace v Peterborough United - Selhurst Park

 

Barnsley, who only managed a 2-2 draw with Huddersfield, would be up if they hung on for the point. They did.

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Huddersfield Town v Barnsley - John Smith's Stadium

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Huddersfield Town v Barnsley - John Smith's Stadium

 

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Huddersfield Town v Barnsley - John Smith's Stadium

 

Nottingham Forest are also gutted at the last.  They will not be in the play-off places because Leicester City scored in the 90th minute.

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Nottingham Forest v Leicester City

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Nottingham Forest v Leicester City

 

 

And for Crystal Palace fans, it might soon be goodbye from him. What price Manchester United-bound Wilfried Zaha taking Palace to the Primer League via the play-offs?

Soccer - npower Football League Championship - Crystal Palace v Peterborough United - Selhurst Park

Posted: 4th, May 2013 | In: Sports | Comment


Daily Mail’s Pornographic Mind Pollutes Cardiff By Night: Photos Of Life Being Lived

CADIFF After Dark is a collection of photographs by Maciej Dakowicz. He’s a Polish photographer who lived in Cardiff for five years.

He says:

‘Welsh people are very friendly and open. The atmosphere is very cheerful and everyone is having a good time.”

His photographs are on show at the International Festival of Photojournalism Perpignan, France.

To the untrained eye the photos show a lively cityscape. There is warmth in the photographer’s eye and love of his subject matter. But to the Daily Mail’s Robert Hardman they “look like images you might find in some depressing police dossier“.

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Posted: 22nd, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (6)