0 Have your say Jos Luhukay has challenged Sheffield Wednesday’s youngsters to help revive their stuttering season. The new Owls chief has only been in charge for 12 days but there is already a noticeable sea-change in attitudes at Hillsborough.While previous manager Carlos Carvalhal rarely wavered from his trusted group of big-name players, Dutchman Luhukay has arrived with a clean slate.In his first game as Owls manager, eight days ago, he included five players who had come through the club’s Academy for the Steel City derby at Bramall Lane.Granted, he was forced into drafting in 21-year-olds Jordan Thorniley and Sean Clare into the squad due to 10 first-team regulars ruled out with long-term injuries.But then on Tuesday night, in the FA Cup win over Carlisle United, Luhukay brought in another two rookies from Wednesday’s Under-23 side in centre-backs Connor O’Grady, 19, and Frederik Nielsen, 19, for their home debuts. I don’t look to … [Read more...] about Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff City: Owls youngsters get chance to graduate
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0 Have your say Neil Warnock believes Cardiff City have rediscovered their sparkle after thrashing struggling Sunderland 4-0. Cardiff halted a run of four straight Championship defeats as Callum Paterson’s brace plus goals from Joe Ralls and Anthony Pilkington sealed a comfortable win following a dismal second half Sunderland performance."We were bound to be a little bit low on confidence," said Cardiff boss Warnock. "Even in the first half you could see we were a little bit apprehensive in front of goal."We had to work hard to get that goal, but you could see the relief when we scored at the start of the second half."We were then free to play and we really stepped up a gear, we played some good stuff and the energy was back."We looked a little bit lethargic over Christmas, so it was just nice to get back on to winning ways."Yanic Wildschut, who joined on loan from Norwich on Friday, produced an impressive cameo performance from the bench.Wildschut set up fellow … [Read more...] about Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock reacts as his side put Sunderland to the sword
PAUL SMYTH scored a dream debut winner for Rangers to complete a dismal holiday whitewash for tumbling Cardiff.Northern Irish striker Smyth, 20, was called up by Ian Holloway after the Rangers boss complained about his team's lack of fire-power in their defeat at Millwall last Friday."For the past couple of years in the Premier League and the Championship it has been very poor.He also went to the Euros in 2016 with Northern Ireland top help out in training games.Smyth then latched on to Smith's forward header and surged down the right - before jinking in to the box and scoring with a smart chipped shot.It was Rangers' big striker Smith who had the best chance of the goalless first-half when he headed against a post from six yards following Freeman's awkward free-kick. … [Read more...] about QPR 2 Cardiff City 1: Hoops hand Bluebirds fourth defeat in a row with comeback victory
PUBLISHED: 16:55 01 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:55 01 January 2018 Ned Keating at Loftus Road Paul Smyth (right) marked his Queens Park Rangers debut by scoring against Cardiff City (pic: John Walton/PA) PA Wire/PA Images Sky Bet Championship: Queens Park Rangers 2 (Smith 62, Smyth 72) Cardiff City 1 (Ralls 54p) A debut goal from forward Paul Smyth earned Queens Park Rangers all three points as they came from behind to beat Cardiff City 2-1. After starting the opening period slowly, QPR grew into the game and could have led at the break had they taken one of several chances just before the interval. The Rs fell behind early in the second half, but battled back superbly to win, with Smyth’s goal the crowning moment. QPR made four changes following the loss at Millwall on Friday, with Jack Robinson, Josh Scowen, Matt Smith and Smyth coming into the starting XI. After missing the last game through illness, Robinson returned at the expense of Grant Hall, who dropped out of the … [Read more...] about Queens Park Rangers 2 Cardiff City 1: Paul Smyth nets winner on debut as QPR overcome Bluebirds
Paul Smyth is named in the QPR starting line-up as the Hoops prepare to face Cardiff City at Loftus Road. The former Linfield youngster makes his first start for Ian Holloway's side since arriving in August. There is also a recall for Jack Robinson. The defender missed the 1-0 defeat against Millwall at The Den due to illness, but has recovered in time for today's clash with the Bluebirds. Josh Scowen is also recalled after he served a one-match suspension on Friday night, while Matt Smith also comes into the team. QPR vs Cardiff City LIVE: Team news and updates from Loftus Road The players to make way are Grant Hall, Pawel Wszolek, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Idrissa Sylla . QPR: Smithies, Baptiste, Onuoha, Robinson, Cousins, Luongo, Scowen, Freeman, Bidwell, Smyth, Smith Subs: Lumley, Lynch, Wszolek, Chair, Osayi-Samuel, Oteh, Sylla. … [Read more...] about Paul Smyth starts as QPR make four changes for Cardiff City test
It's a predicament familiar to any football fan - do you spend your wedding anniverary supporting your beloved team - or your beloved other half. But for Sally Letman, who admits her life is organised around husband Mark's love of Cardiff City , the game against Preston on Friday, December 29, caused her a particular problem. With the couple celebrating their 11th anniversary on the 29th, and with Mark determined to spend the evening watching his team play at Cardiff City Stadium, Sally wrote a letter to Bluebirds manager Neil Warnock to explain her predicament. She wrote: "I am married to Mark, a Cardiff City season ticket holder, and I often moan that he spends more time with you watching football than he spends with me. "I must say , most of the time I really don't mind as it is nice to to have my Saturdays free, but I keep up the annoyed wife act as it earns me brownie points for later in the year. "However, the fixtures this year are for home games on Boxing Day and the 29th, … [Read more...] about Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has a brilliant response when a wife comes to him with match clash anniversary woes
CARDIFF CITY are looking to continue their promotion charge when they head to Bolton.They go into the clash four points clear of third-placed Bristol City but trail Championship leaders Wolves by four and will be hoping to close that gap this weekend.The Trotters are equally as desperate for the points to help with their survival fight.Here's everything you need to know ahead of the match: CLAIM YOUR FREE £30 BET Check out this new sign up offer from Sun BetsWhat time is kick-off?The match takes place on Saturday, December 23.The Macron Stadium will host it.It kicks-off at 3pm.What TV channel is it on and can I stream it?Bad news for those unable to attend.The game will not be televised live in the UK.But you can keep updated with all the action in our SunSport blog.What is the team news?Neil Warnock will provide an update on the Cardiff injury front during his pre-match press conference on Friday.But they are expected to be without long-term absentees Jazz Richards, Lee … [Read more...] about Bolton vs Cardiff City: Live stream, TV channel, kick off time and team news for the Championship clash
SHEFFIELD UNITED take on fellow high-fliers Bristol City on Friday night.Both teams have 37 points from 20 games so far in the fiercely competitive Championship promotion race.City sit in third place behind leaders Wolves and Cardiff City because they are +2 better off than the Blades.It’s been a great season for both sides. Lee Johnson’s Robins were wafting around near the relegation zone for most of 2016/17 but have hit their straps now.Sheffield, under Chris Wilder, are newly-promoted and are looking to return to the Premier League for the first time since 2007.Where can I watch Sheffield United vs Bristol City?The Championship showdown at Bramall Lane will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.Keep up to date with SunSport’s live blog or listen in for up-to-the-minute news of TalkSport, Radio 5 Live and local radio stations. TATTOO GOOD Meet Scott Maclaren, the go-to tattoo artists for stars like Hazard and MourinhoTeam newsGeorge … [Read more...] about Sheffield United vs Bristol City: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for Championship clash
SCOTLAND'S friendly with tiny Canada at Easter Road is live on Sky Sports 1/Sky Sports 1 HD/Sky Sports 5 /Sky Sports 5 HD at 7.45pm on Wednesday.You can also follow the best of the action with SunSport's live blog. CLAIM YOUR FREE £10 BET ON SCOTLAND v CANADA WITH SUN BETSThis is a forerunner to Sunday's World Cup qualifier with Slovenia. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news, transfers and goals from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryIt's a tussle that's hardly likely to set the hearts racing: Scotland are ranked at 67 in the Fifa list of world nations and Canada an even more lowly 117th.In fact, the suggestion is this will be the worst attended home match in 100 years.Only 5,000 tickets have been sold for the match as the Tartan Army save their money for the showdown with Slovenia at Hampden Park.Scotland's worst ever attendance was in 1902 for the match with Wales at Cappielow.But there were valid reasons for arranging this … [Read more...] about What TV channel is Scotland vs Canada on, when does it kick off and what is latest team news?
GORDON STRACHAN'S under-performing Scotland entertain tiny Canada in a friendly at Easter Road on Wednesday night.This forerunner to Sunday's World Cup qualifier with Slovenia kicks-off at 7.45pm. CLAIM YOUR FREE £10 BET ON SCOTLAND v CANADA WITH SUN BETSIt's a tussle that's hardly likely to set the hearts racing: Scotland are ranked at 67 in the Fifa list of world nations and Canada an even more lowly 117th. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news, transfers and goals from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryIn fact, the suggestion is this will be the worst attended home match in 100 years.Only 5,000 tickets have been sold for the match as the Tartan Army save their money for the showdown with Slovenia at Hampden Park.Scotland's worst ever attendance was in 1902 for the match with Wales at Cappielow.But there were valid reasons for arranging this game.Scotland boss Strachan needs to get his side back in shape for Sunday's must-win … [Read more...] about What time does Scotland vs Canada kick off, what TV channel is it on and what is the latest team news?