BELLAMY COMES TO LIVERPOOL

Cardiff city striker Craig Bellamy will be coming up against his former club Liverpool during the weekend. Even though he is unlikely to start the match, the Welsh international has revealed that he wants Cardiff to win the encounter. Three points will be crucial for the relegation threatened team, who sit just one place above the bottom of the table. Even though Bellamy says that he wants Liverpool to lose this weekend, the striker has stated that it would be a great feeling to see Liverpool win the league title once again.

Bellamy Banned Due To A FA Charge

Craig Bellamy (Welsh footballer) will be facing a suspension for around three football matches because the Football Association has filed a charge of violent conduct against the Cardiff Forward.

The violent conduct took place in a match of the Premier League that was held on the 8th of February, 2014. The match was between Cardiff City and Swansea City. Craig Bellamy actually clashed with Jonathan De Guzman during the 2nd half of the football match. The Football Association confirmed on 9th of February, 2014 that the violent incident did occur and the association was aware of it.

GABBIDON BACKS PULIS

The former Cardiff city and West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon has said that the arrival of Tony Pulis has worked to the benefit of Crystal Palace, as the former Stoke city manager has been able to organise the defence. Pulis has been out of work after leaving Stoke city at the end of last season.

He returned to management after taking over the difficult job at Crystal Palace. The club have been installed as the favourites for relegation, which is something Pulis has never experienced in his long managerial career. However, many expected Crystal Palace to go down even after the arrival of Pulis.

STILL A BIG PLAYER

The head coach of Cardiff City Malky Mackay has insisted that the 34 years old Welshman Craig Bellamy still is an important player for the team even though he has only made 6 appearances for the Premier League team in this season and was left on the sidelines in their last few matches.

“Craig is absolutely part of and involved in everything we do here.He has been rested over the last couple of matches, but is always in contention." said Mackay

Cardiff City is struggling in the Premier League fighting their way out of the bottom relegation spots alongside Sunderland and Crystal Palace as those are the only 2 clubs behind them in the standings.

BELLAMY RETIRES

Craig Bellamy confirmed his retirement from international football some weeks ago when he played during Wales’ match against Belgium and later revealed it to be a very emotional moment for him.
"To soak in your national anthem. I'm speechless about it, but it is really nice. It's something I do cherish.

"It did hit home a bit that I'm not going to be this side of it again.

"I've enjoyed every second of it. To reach 78 [caps] and the injuries I've had down the years. I'm delighted."

He also expressed his desire to manage Wales in some way or another. Although he does not seem to be as appreciated in his club as he is in the international level.

FRESH ENERGY

The manager of Cardiff City, Malky Mackay, has said that he had dropped Craig Bellamy from the starting line up against Fulham just to bring in some fresh energy. Mackay insisted that the 34 years-old Welsh forward is still a vital player for him.

In the match against Fulham, Bellamy was replaced by Peter Odemwingie in the starting XI of Cardiff. Bellamy did come onto the ground, but, towards the end of the game.

Nevertheless, Cardiff won that match by 2-1 courtesy an injury time goal by Jordon Mutch.

In a press conference yesterday, when Mackay was asked about his decision of not including Bellamy in the starting line up against Fulham, he said, “I just wanted to have some fresh energy in the XI. So, I went with Peter.”

Quitting international football

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay believes Craig Bellamy should retire from international football in order to prolong his club career. It is expected that Bellamy will retire from playing for Wales once the FIFA World Cup qualifiers come to an end in October and according his club manager, the decision will ultimately turn out to be good for the player.

According to Mackay, it is time that the former Newcastle United and Liverpool man calls time on his international career as he has said he will do so that a new breed of players from an entirely new generation comes through. He went on to add that the veteran striker has had a long history of injuries and the lack of traveling for international football will only be good for his career.

BELLAMY IS BACK

The manager of Cardiff City, Malky Mackay, has made it clear that Craig Bellamy will return for the match against Blackburn Rovers which is going to be played at Cardiff City Stadium on Monday.

Bellamy was not included in the Cardiff City squad for the previous match against Peterborough United. He was just back from the national duty and after playing for Wales for full 90 minutes in the World Cup qualifying matches against Croatia and Scotland, he was completely exhausted. So, Mackay decided to rest him.

The Australian soccer season

The Australian A-League season is fast approaching the end of the regular season – with this weekend being week 24 of the 27 that make up this part of the season. Thus a lot of those interested in betting on the winners of the A-League will be eager to get their bets in before the top six sides at the end of regular season move on to the elimination finals. At the moment, you could either bet on which teams will make it to this stage, or on the outright winners of the championship, but are there any tips to help with this?

POOR FORM

The manager of Cardiff City, Malky Mackay, has admitted that his team played poor football in the match against Brighton & Hove Albion, but, he has assured the fans that the team will bounce back in the next match against the Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Cardiff City was defeated by Brighton & Hove Albion by 2-0 on Tuesday. This was only the seventh defeat for Cardiff City in the ongoing Championship. However, despite this defeat, Cardiff City maintained its top position in the points table.
This was Cardiff City’s first defeat in the last 10 matches.

Talking to the reporters in the post match press conference, Mackay said, “We have played amazingly well in this season, but, in today’s match, our performance was poor. But, this happens once in a while. You can’t put up top performances every day.”

“Today, we let our fans down, but, I want to assure them that the team will bounce back against the Wolves.”
“We shouldn’t asses this defeat in a different manner. It was just one of those days when a lot of things went wrong for us. It’s not going to happen every day.”

When asked if there was a sign of complacency in team’s performance today, Mackay said, “No, not at all. It’s not that the boys didn’t try today. They tried hard, but, it was not their day.”

“We haven’t got complacent at all. The players are working hard during the training sessions and they are giving their 100% on the field. But, as I said, things do go wrong occasionally and that’s what happened today.”

Cardiff City has played 32 matches in the ongoing Championship so far out of which they have won 21, lost 7 and in the remaining 4 matches, they have shared points.

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