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 Plays a Good Game against Oldham

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.


Cardiff City Championship Selections

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.



Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Algeria forward Yacine Brahimi according to reports from England.


Portuguese tabloid A Bola reveals that the Gunners have beating competition from Turkish trio Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Galatasaray for the player. Brahimi has been linked with a move to the Premier League for a long time and it looks like he could make his long-awaited move this summer.



Cardiff City suffered a tragedy in January when record signing Emiliano Sala boarded an ill fated plane that crashed on its way across the English channel leading to the death of the player and the pilot.

The Premier League side tried to sign several replacements for the player but failed to get any player before the deadline. Cardiff coach Neil Warnock had hinted that players feared to make a transfer to the club due to the tragedy.  Now months after the incident Hull City forward Jarrod Bowen has confirmed that it was what made him reject the approach of the Bluebirds.



Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter who is currently on loan at Cardiff City has appeared as potential target for Watford following his heroics for the Bluebirds so far this season.

However, according to reports, the Irish midfielder will continue to represent Cardiff for the rest of his loan spell amid interest from Premier League outfit Watford.

Championship side Aston Villa are also rumored to be in the race to capture Arter’s signature.



English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers travel to Cardiff City on Friday night in the Premier League and are in urgent need of a reaction.

NunoEspirito Santo’s side turned in their most terrible display of the season so far in a 2-0 home annihilation againstHuddersfield Townover the weekend and everyone’s eyes will be set to see how they bounce back.


Can Warnock Pull Of Another Promotion?

Ahead of their visit to Brentford tomorrow night Cardiff City are just three points behind league leaders Wolves. They are already racing against time in a bid to get the promotion spot despite the huge odds against at the beginning of the season. Manager Neil Warnock has been responsible for the promotion drive of seven teams already and there are signs that he would pull off another with Cardiff.

Cardiff were 25/1 on Sky Bet pre season odds with the bookies favouring relegated Premier League side Sunderland and Norwich, Sheffield Wednesday, Reading and even Hull. All the aforementioned sides are now struggling in the league and are in the second half of the log. Cardiff are stable in the second spot, being four points ahead of third-placed Aston Villa.

Warnock is the joint record holder in English football regarding number of teams he has helped get promoted. He holds the record alongside Dave Bassett, Graham Taylor and Jim Smith. With his work on Cardiff, he stands to the chance of resetting that record. The manager did it through the old fashioned way with established values and a capable team.

Warnock links the success on the pitch to managing his dressing room. He ensures the players bond, care and remain committed to each other and it translates on the pitch. He led Scarborough into the professional Football League for the first time back in 1986/87. After the re-election system was abolished, he led the team to win the title and get promoted from the Football Conference to the Fourth Division.

Three years later, Warnock helped Notts County from the Third Division to the playoffs. The following year he took them from the Second Division to the top flight. In 1994/95, Warnock, who was now with Huddersfield, helped the team from the Second Division to the playoffs. The following year, it was with Plymouth from the Third Division to the playoffs.

In 2005/06, he helped Sheffield United to the top flight after a second place finish in the English Championship. In 2010/11 it was Queen Park Rangers turn as they finished winners in the Championship and made it to the Premier League. Maybe it’s Cardiff turn.