Cardiff City are seeking a new manager, the 10th who will have managed the club in some form or other over the past 10 years. But the legacy and impact of Neil Warnock is one that stands alone in a turbulent decade, says Josh Thomas. The Sevenside Derby is almost up and Bristol City are attacking towards the Canton Stand. The ball is slipped through to Kasey Palmer but Leandro Bacuna comes across to clear the danger and send the ball upfield in search for a Cardiff City equaliser. Moments later the final whistle blows and The Robins secure their first away win over the Bluebirds in 17 years. Loud boos are heard from all parts of the stadium, some fans sit down, dejected, while others stand up hurling abuse towards the players and, in particular, manager Neil Warnock.
Hollie Arnold celebrated her fourth consecutive World Para Athletics title on Monday, but instantly turned her attention to re-claiming her world record at next year's Paralympics in Tokyo. The Loughborough-based athlete set a new personal best on her way to the F46 title in Dubai, but fell short of regaining the world record she broke to claim gold for Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, last year. Having pouched her fourth world title, Arnold's focus is now on Paralympic gold and the world record she lost to New Zealand's Holly Robinson in April.
Jackson Page claimed the biggest win of his professional career to progress to the second round of the 19.com Northern Ireland Open. The Ebbw Vale teenager looked to be heading out of the second of four Home Nations events when he trailed veteran Barry Pinches 3-1 in their best-of-seven encounter on Monday night. But breaks of 81 and 71 either side of a scrappy sixth frame booked the 18-year-old’s place in the last 64 – where last weekend’s Champion of Champions winner Neil Robertson potentially lies in wait.
Harri Jenkins marked his first ever World Para Athletics Championships by winning a brilliant bronze medal in Dubai on Sunday night in the T33 100m final. The Neath speedster clocked a time of 18.98 to finish third behind fellow Great Britain athlete Andrew Small who pipped him to the silver medal. For Jenkins, the reigning European champion, it was a breakthrough performance on the global stage. The gold went to Ahmad Almutairi, of Kuwait.
As the World Cup reviews, inquests and best XVs begin to fade in the rear view memory, Harri Morgan has an idea for the road ahead. Make the tournament more competitive by changing the rules of eligibility. It works for others, he says. For us fans, the joys and disappointments of Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 can now be shoved neatly into the library of sporting memories. Okay, perhaps Springbok fans can milk it for a while longer.
Aled Davies described his fourth consecutive World Championships shot put gold medal as his most difficult yet and immediately paid tribute to his fiancée and newborn daughter for inspiring him to victory. Davies had to fight every step of the way to retain his title as Luxembourg's Tom Habscheid threw a personal best of 15.10m to lead the Welshman going into the fourth round at the World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai. But the Cardiff AC athlete, who has been struggling for form this season and went into the competition ranked third, dug deep to produce the F63 competition-winning distance of 15.38m with his fourth attempt and never looked back.
Ashley Williams’ influence on Bristol City was hailed as a major factor in their 1-0 victory at Cardiff City. The Wales captain – whose career had stalled just a few months ago after leaving Everton for an unsuccessful period on loan with Stoke City – was pinpointed by his manager Lee Johnson as a key influence in the ending of the Bluebirds’ unbeaten home record in the Championship.
Under-18: Colchester United 3, Cardiff City 7 The young Bluebirds were in seventh heaven after a storming Professional Under-18 Development League win against Colchester United in Essex. Cardiff City fought back from a goal down to win thanks to goals from Kieron Evans (2), Siyabonga Ligendza, Josh Rippon, Isaak Davies, Sam Parsons and substitute... Read More
Cardiff City 0, Birmingham City 1 Will Vaulks was named captain for Cardiff City in their Professional Under-23 Development League match against Birmingham City at Cardiff Sports Campus and Gary Madine led the attack. But coach Andy Legg’s Bluebirds slipped up against the Blues with midfield playmaker John Concannon firing the Birmingham winner. Worcestershire-born... Read More
Way to go Joe! Hat-trick hero of Cardiff City's 4-2 victory at home to Birmingham City. I’ve known ‘Rallsy’ since he first signed for City getting on for a decade ago. Full of energy, a box-to-box midfield player who shines in the Championship. Personally, I love watching all-action Joe play - and... Read More
Cardiff City 3, Crystal Palace 0 Sol Bamba and Jazz Richards have taken a huge stride towards full fitness after playing for Cardiff City’s development team against Crystal Palace. Both players completed the 90 minutes during a convincing Bluebirds victory at Cardiff City Stadium and will be available for Saturday's home match... Read More
Swansea City 1, Cardiff City 0 Neil Warnock left Swansea a beaten man. It was the first time in seven visits he had suffered that experience. The Bluebirds manager had a good record in West Wales with one win and five draws in six visits, but he was left down and out... Read More
Watford (u-18) 3, Cardiff City (u-18) 2 The young Hornets stung Cardiff City with a last gasp winner in their Professional Under-18 Development League match at the University College London Athletic Ground, Shenley. Josh Rippon had equalised for the Bluebirds after 86 minutes, but substitute Enoch Muwonge scored Watford’s winner in the... Read More