Crystal Palace forward Wilfred Zaha has revealed in a recent interview that his stint at Cardiff City helped shape his career and is part of what made him the footballer that he is today. Zaha graduated from the youth academy at English Premier League giants Manchester United and showed signs of a promising future at a very young age. But he was unfortunately not trusted enough and was not given ebkigh chances to prove just how good he is. He was handed his professional Premier League debut by legendary Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson at a young age but there were already a lot of top players at the club back then so he found it very difficult to break into the starting team.
Most of the chances that Zaha got at Manchester United was given to him by the former Red Devils manager David Moyes but it was still not enough for him to prove his worth. Moyes would mostly give substitute appearances to Zaha during his tenure as United manager because he was still trying to figure out his best team since getting the Old Trafford job. After a few months into the reign of David Moyes, it was agreed that Zaha would have to be sent out on loan if he really wants to get more playing time under his belt.
English Championship outfit Cardiff City have cooled their interest in Portsmouth winger Ronan Curtis. This is according to the report from The News which stated that the Welsh team has decided against stepping up their interest in the 25-year-old winger.
Curtis has been a player of interest for Cardiff City and manager Mick McCarthy. The Portsmouth winger is not a stranger to Bluebirds boss McCarthy due to their time together in the Republic of Ireland setup.
The odds of Tottenham Hotspur attacker Gareth Bale joining Cardiff City has been slashed as revealed by Welsh media platform Wales Online. It was revealed that the odds of Real Madrid loanee Bale signing for the Bluebirds is now 10/1. Bale has been on loan at Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur from Spanish La Ligagiants Real Madrid.
Bale signed for Tottenham for a second time last summer as he joined on loan from the Los Merengues after he was deemed to be surplus to requirements by then manager Zinedine Zidane. The Welsh international was rarely played as Real Madrid won the La Liga title at the end of last season prompting the player to sign for another team for the just concluded season albeit on loan.
Premier League promotion chasers Brentford have been backed to resurrect their bid to secure a place in the English top flight next season with an home win over Welsh team Cardiff City.
London club Brentford have been backed by ex-Southampton player David Prutton who made his predictions on the latest set of matches in the English Championship including the Brentford v Cardiff City game.
With new manager Mick McCarthy kicking off his managerial career at Cardiff City, the boss has attracted reviews and reactions from fans after naming his very first lineup that will be facing Barnsley on Tuesday night. The fans of the Bluebirds were somewhat provoked after being greeted with the lineup, with some questioning the coach’s decision over his choice of selections.
McCarthy’s first game in charge sees Aden Flint slotted straight into the starting line-up following his return from a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday after struggling with niggling injuries and for form. The manager’s decision to start Flint was backed by football expert from Ipswich Town Andy Warren as he said that the decision to start the strong defender could not go wrong.
Cardiff City hosted Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night and it was a successful outing for the club as they thumped rivals Huddersfield by three goals to nil. Kieffer Moore was the star of the show as Cardiff played the match with an unchanged starting eleven.
The win now means that Cardiff have won back-to-back games for the first time this season. Robert Glatzel was the other scorer for the Bluebirds as he followed up on Moore’s finely taken Brace that powered the home side to an emphatic win.
Manchester United will play their second game of the restarted Premier League on Wednesday night when Sheffield United travel to Old Trafford.
Few would have predicted this particular fixture to be a Champions League six-pointer at this stage of the season when the season began. But that is the nature of the game given Sheffield United’s impressive first year back in the top flight. They have exceeded all expectations including their own, which was likely to keep themselves in the league. But here we are, they are on course to get at least an European finish at the end of the season.
Arsenal center back ShkrodanMustafi has been out of the first squad for quite some time but since Mikel Arteta resumed his duties at the Emirates, the Germany international has been brought back into the team and now says he is ready to commit to the Gunners long term.
During the ill-fated reign of Unai Emery, there was a growing concern that majority of the players didn’t want to continue working under him even if it meant leaving for teams like Cardiff City since at that point, everyone has become fed up with life under the Spaniard.
Carlisle played against Oldham during the last weekend
of September and it resulted in a win for the team. This was made possible by
Olufela Olomola who was able to provide an early strike and this resulted in a home
win, first of the League Two period. The victory score of the team was 1-0
against Oldham. While the game was on both sides put up a struggle. Both had to
improve their positions in the league and Carlisle was glad that they were able
to do so in front of the supporters in home ground.
The team had a start with flying action as Olomola was
able to make a goal in the third minute. Olomola was trying to get another goal
in the next few minutes but the goalkeeper of Oldham was able to block his
shot. The ball, while in midfield, was played by the Latics with the fair
measure as well. Missilou was able to put in effort across 20 yards; indeed,
the visitors were able to come out strong after the break. There were several
chances missed by both sides though the first goal by Olomola was a deciding
one for Carlisle. He is a lone striker, was a boon for the team. The goal he
scored in the game was his fifth and the team was able to get a clean sheet as
well as three points.
Neil Warnock is the current boss of Cardiff City who is
seeking to increase strength amidst the ranks in the Championship squad.
However, there is a selection dilemma that needs to be overcome as he plans a
visit to Queens Park Rangers at Welsh capital. Warnock’s currently plays back
four while Robert Glatzel and others are at the top. Five players are then left
for midfield positions which also includes number one role.
Among others who are waiting to be selected, Marlon
Pack will remain key player, as preferred by Warnock. He made an impressive
debut but he was then crippled with a hamstring injury. Another star player as
per Warnock is Leandro Bacuna. He has been starman and Warnock is trying to fit
him in some role.