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Neil Warnock Claims Bluebirds Can Stay Unbeaten At Home All Season

Neil Warnock believes Cardiff City can stay unbeaten at home for the rest of the season after Lee Tomlin preserved their record with a late equaliser against Sheffield Wednesday. The Cardiff manager was in bullish mood, despite an at best mixed performance in their 1-1 draw on Friday night. Cardiff were outplayed for an hour, but managed to rouse themselves in the late stages and were thankful to Tomlin’s set-piece skills.

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Women's Sport In Wales Is Changing . . . But Not Fast Enough, Says Jayne Ludlow

Jayne Ludlow is preparing her Wales team for a vital upcoming Euro qualifier against Northern Ireland. Like the previous World Cup campaign, it’s a momentum-builder that is gathering energy and changing the perception of women’s sport in Wales. But she still sees limits on the opportunities for girls in all sports – football, hockey, netball - and tells Graham Thomas how more needs to be done. When Jayne Ludlow recalls her own sporting childhood in the Rhondda, one of her more formative memories is of a door closing when she was 11. That was when the current manager of the Wales women’s football team left Dunraven Primary School and moved up to Treorchy Comprehensive.

Steve Cooper Defends Wide Boy Call On Bersant Celina

Steve Cooper has defended his decision to use playmaker Bersant Celina as a wide player, rather than as a central No.10. The Swansea City manager – whose team travel to Barnsley on Saturday hoping to make amends for their shock home defeat to Championship bottom club Stoke City – has been deploying Celina in an unfamiliar wide left role in recent matches. It’s a decision that has perplexed some Swans supporters, as the former Manchester City player appears to have been less effective than in his previous central position.

The Worst - And Longest - Match Of My Life . . . Luke Charteris On The 2011 Defeat To France

Luke Charteris doesn’t want his former teammates to go through the same post-match agonies he suffered the last time Wales met France at the World Cup. The towering Bath lock – now on the coaching staff at the English club - played the full 80 minutes in the 9-8 defeat in the 2011 semi-final, when Wales lost skipper Sam Warburton to a red card after a mere 12 minutes. That defeat remains the biggest disappointment and regret in Charteris’ long career and it still hurts even to this day.

Dan Biggar Has Cleared Every Hurdle, Insists Warren Gatland After Wales Bring In Independent Medic

Warren Gatland insists Wales have done everything they can to ensure Dan Biggar has fully overcome concussion. Biggar suffered head injuries in successive World Cup games against Australia and Fiji, but he has met all targets and will line up in Sunday’s quarter-final appointment with France. “He felt better after the (Fiji) game, it was clear,” said the Wales head coach.

Lee Walker Halts The World Champion Juddernaut . . . And Strolls Into Last 16

Lee Walker claimed one of the biggest scalps of his 25-year career by knocking world number one Judd Trump out of the 19.com English Open. The Gwent player had tasted victory just once this season before the tournament began, but made it three wins in as many days to set up a last 16 clash with Gary Wilson. In a high quality match, Walker stunned the world champion by taking the opening two frames with breaks of 74 and 67, only for Trump to reply with back-to-back centuries.

It's Wales v France . . . In Sydney . . . At The World Cup Nines

Wales are preparing for a huge test of their rugby credentials against France this weekend, but it isn’t just happening in Japan. This is the Wales rugby league team and the tournament is the World Cup Nines, which start in Sydney on Friday – just part of a busy current schedule for the league code, as Graham Thomas reports. Wales and the Rugby World Cup may be fixing much of the nation’s attention at present, but the sport’s other code is working hard to grab some of the limelight. Rugby League in Wales has always faced a challenge to move beyond the shadow of rugby union and this season might be their biggest yet if Warren Gatland’s team go all the way in Japan.

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High Five For Young Bluebirds In Academy Win

Southampton 0, Cardiff City 5 The Bluebirds produced a five-star performance in their under-18 pre-season match against Southampton at Staplewood Campus. The Saints have one of the most acclaimed youth academies in Britain, but their under-18 team could not contain rampant Cardiff City. Isaak Davies (2), Joel Bagan, Ryan Kavanagh and Rubin Colwill... Read More

Manager Neil Warnock's Bluebirds Can Still Beat The Premier Drop - And Win At Burnley Will Prove It

Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds still have hopes of avoiding the drop. They are arguably among six, maybe seven teams, still in danger. Realistically, though, Burnley, Southampton and Brighton are the teams Cardiff will try to chase down. All three could falter if Warnock’s men can earn the wins needed. Huddersfield Town (14 points)... Read More

Bluebirds Face Tough Premier Tests In Survival Battle

Cardiff City are battling with Burnley and Southampton are the teams battling to avoid an Premier League relegation slot. Bottom two Fulham and Huddersfield Town looked doomed, while the Bluebirds remain hopeful of staying up and are at home against Chelsea on Sunday. That fixture is followed by Manchester City away in... Read More

The Changing World Of Bluebirds Boss Neil Warnock

Neil Warnock has turned from chiropodist to psychologist over his 40 years in football management and is banking on his tough mental approach keeping Cardiff City in the Premier League. When he first took over as manager of non-league Gainsborough Trinity he was working as a chiropodist, but rose through the... Read More

Neil Warnock Hopes Changing Room ‘Chat’ Will Spark Response Against Wolves

Neil Warnock never likes to leave anyone wondering about what he thinks and his Cardiff City players got a piece of their manager’s mind in a behind-closed-doors session this week. On the back of two heavy home defeats to Watford and Everton, and having slipped back into the relegation zone,... Read More

Gylfi Sigurdsson Says Cardiff City Must Keep Their Home Fires Burning If They Are To Survive

Gylfi Sigurdsson enjoyed his Welsh home-coming but says Cardiff City can only survive in the Premier League if they sort out their form on their own patch. Sigurdsson returned to Wales with Everton on Tuesday night and scored two typically classy goals as the Bluebirds were humbled 3-0 in front... Read More
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