By Paul Jones Under-fire Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy will be hoping to halt an alarming run of six straight Championship defeats, when his side travel to Craven Cottage to face third place Fulham this evening (Wednesday). This is Cardiff’s worst league return since 1985 and the fans are stunned that the veteran boss is yet to receive his marching orders. Former Cardiff players, Bobby Decordova-Reid and Harry Wilson now play their football at Fulham and could inflict further pain on their former club tonight.
Joel Piroe plans to add to his Welsh derby goal with another at home to West Brom on Wednesday night to provide more updates for his next chat with Ruud van Nistelrooy. The Swans’ young Dutch striker – who has already been compared to a rookie Van Nistelrooy – still has one of the greatest Premier League strikers of his generation on speed dial, even though they stopped working together directly when Piroe left PSV Eindhoven this summer. Former Manchester United star Van Nistelrooy is now a coach at the Dutch club where he made his name and took a hand in shaping Piroe’s progress.
By Alex Bywater Cardiff Rugby and Wales full-back Hallam Amos caused a shock last week when he announced he was retiring from professional rugby at the end of the season aged just 27. Amos has been studying to become a doctor alongside his career at the highest end of the sport but will call it quits on his on-the-field career come the summer. Amos won 25 caps for Wales scoring six tries and he featured in two Rugby World Cups in 2015 and 2019 after making his debut against Uruguay in Cardiff in the first of those two tournaments.
Newly appointed Newport County manager James Rowberry could end up working alongside current caretaker boss Wayne Hatswell. County’s dramatic 2-2 draw at home to Carlisle on Tuesday night was the last match in charge for Hatswell, who stepped up after the resignation of Michael Flynn at the start of the month. Flynn’s former assistant is in talks about whether to stay on as Rowberry’s assistant after the Cardiff City coach was confirmed as County’s new boss just before the game.
By Tom Prosser Welsh football star Jess Fishlock says “It’s Heart-breaking to see the abuse aimed at female footballers who are playing purely for their love of the game”- this has led to The Football Association of Wales and the Welsh Government joining forces to tackling online hate towards girls and women. “Trying to put someone down because of something they love, is not big, smart or funny,” explains Fishlock, who is Wales’ most capped footballer. “I always say that people should think about how the person receiving the abuse could be affected before sharing and I’m glad to have worked with my Cymru teammates and the FAW to further educate others on what is and isn’t acceptable online."
Meirion Evans had to admit that you can’t win them all, although it speaks volumes for his driving ability and competitive nature that he feels slightly disappointed to have finished second on a rally in Ireland – beaten only by a former Irish Tarmac rally champion.
"The Sky Is The Limit" For Wales New Boy Sorba Thomas. . .According To Huddersfield Team-Mate Harry Toffolo
By Tom Prosser “The sky is the limit” for Wales new boy Sorba Thomas, according to his Huddersfield Town team-mate Harry Toffolo, who has loved witnessing the 22-year-old’s meteoric rise so far this season. Thomas had a breakthrough first month of the season which finished with him winning the Championship player of... Read More
Mick McCarthy Expecting Toughest Test As Cardiff City Boss But Won't Be Fooled By Injury Doubts Over Watford Ace
Mick McCarthy reckons Cardiff City are facing an acid test in their promotion hopes - but insists he will not be fooled by injury doubts surrounding Watford skipper Troy Deeney. The Bluebirds face second-placed Hornets at home on Saturday with McCarthy knowing victory would be a huge boost to his... Read More
New Swansea City signing Ben Hamer was allowed to leave Huddersfield in order for young goalkeeper Ryan Schofield to gain a contract, according to the Yorkshire club. Hamer has joined the Swans on an 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee and will provide back-up to Freddie Woodman for the promotion-chasers... Read More
Neil Harris Hails Lee Tomlin . . . Again . . . And Insists Promotion Surge Is Now On For Cardiff City
Neil Harris insists there is a Lee Tomlin-inspired feel-good factor at Cardiff City that can lift them all the way into the promotion chase. The Bluebirds managers saw his side earn an emphatic 3-0 victory at Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night which lifted them into eighth place in the Championship... Read More
Lee Tomlin has been pinpointed as Cardiff City’s major threat by Huddersfield Town ahead of the Championship clash at The John Smith’s Stadium. The Bluebirds midfielder has scored three goals in his last four games and has been praised for his increasing influence by manager Neil Harris and captain Sean... Read More
Neil Warnock Follows Lead Of Ex-Bluebirds, Newport Manager Len Ashurst After Crushing Reading Defeat
Cardiff City 2, Huddersfield Town 1 Neil Warnock rang former Cardiff City and Newport County manager Len Ashurst in the aftermath of the Bluebirds’ 3-0 defeat at Reading on Sunday. Warnock called a player meeting on Tuesday morning and went into detail about why that had happened, speaking to every member of... Read More