Losing My Religion: Cardiff City prepare to cash in and sell out

The battle lines of football are often drawn between red and blue, cities divided between the two colours. Manchester City and Manchester United. Liverpool and Everton. The Steel City derby. But now one club in one city may be forced to cross that divide in pursuit of the Premier League. Cardiff City supporter Joe Harrison shares what the idea means to him.


There have been a number of incidents this …

Six reasons why this Championship season has been worse than last year

The overall impression from many seasoned Championship watchers is that this has not been a vintage year for the second tier. Reading are worthy champions and their extraordinary run has been something to behold, but the remarkable has been few and far between this term in comparison with the 2010/11 campaign. Here are six reasons why.


Fewer goals

The headline reason is the average number of goals scored per game …

What I want from my football club – Part 5: Play-off hopefuls

The Seventy Two has canvassed the opinion of several Football League writers from a variety of different clubs to ask one simple question: what do you want from your football club? Given around 300 words to play with, there were numerous responses so we will be looking at a cross-section every day this week, continuing with the thoughts of supporters of four clubs who will end the 2011/12 season with

Are Cardiff City “doing a Cardiff” again this season?

Cardiff City are one of several teams that don’t seem to want to secure their place in the Championship play-offs any time soon. Joe Harrison examines whether this is the same old Cardiff, bottling things again at the business end of the season, or a set of overachievers who are unfortunate to be following a familiar pattern.


On 2nd January, Cardiff beat Reading 3-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium, completing …

Visiting the Championship theme park

The large man fiddles with his awkward, tilted claret and blue rosette. As he does so, he mutters to himself and even his whispers boom out like an announcement at a county fair. He cuts a strange figure, his face somehow as big as his head and his constant chattering providing a soundtrack to his every move.


“It wasn’t meant to be this way”, he says with a glance up …

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