After failing to snatch a top 5 spot, Russell Slade’s future is uncertain

Cardiff City was unable to secure a position in the top 6 spots of the English League Championship and now Russell Slade is being rumored of getting sacked from coaching Cardiff City as fans have voiced their desire to see Craig Bellamy take charge and replace Slade in the managerial position of the club.

The Championship play-offs is out of the reach of Cardiff City and Russell Slade stated that he has done everything in his power to help push the team to the highest possible position in the 2nd tier English League.

“I am an honest person. I can look in the mirror and know I have done my best that might not be good enough for some people.” Cardiff City’s Russell Slade said.

Russell Slade’s contract with Cardiff City expires at the end of the season, more specifically after the final match of the season on May 7 when Cardiff City faces off with Birmingham City.

During the final stages of the English League Championship, Cardiff City consistently dropped points and this has angered and disappointed them at the same time as the club had a genuine chance of sealing a Championship play-off position but after a number of underwhelming results, Cardiff City won’t be able to snatch a top 6 spot and now his managerial position is at risk.

Cardiff City’s first league match of April was against Derby County and they claimed a 2-1 triumph but from there on out, things started to fall apart as Cardiff City lost against Fulham, Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday while drawing with QPR. Read more »

Fabio da Silva misses game against Derby

The Brazilian defender, Fabio da Silva misses out important game against Derby because of a virus. The Brazilian full-back who is only recently backed in the team after an injury missed out the game which his team won 2-1.

In front of a record crowd, the Welsh club managed to hold on to beat Derby and to boost their chance of making it to the play-off along the way.

Bruno Manga opened the scoring for the host with a powerful header in the 37th minute to give Cardiff City a well-deserved lead at halftime. However, Derby County came back stronger after the break and managed to equalize through Martin. The goal in itself was a scrappy one and would not be really pleasing for the Cardiff manager.

After conceding the goal, Cardiff defense became a bit shaky and clearly missed the presence of Fabio da Silva. Fortunately for them, their forward players did not let themselves affected and continued to press for another goal.

In the 68th minute, Stuart O’Keefe managed to score on a corner to give Cardiff back the lead in this crucial clash that will determine their presence in the play-off or not. Cardiff is now 2 points from the 6th place and will be hoping that they could qualify come to the end of the season. Read more »

Fabio da Silvais being dropped to the bench

Back in January of 2014, Fabio da Silva completed his move to Cardiff City as he joined from Manchester United. The Brazilian defender had to exit Old Trafford after having spent the majority of his career as a substitute player. One of the main reasons of why Fabio da Silva moved to Cardiff City was simply to get more playing time in the pitch with the first team and this is what happened.

Fabio da Silva made 30 appearances for Cardiff City in his first season and the Brazilian player sparked his career back to life. During these initial stages, Fabio da Silva made a number of outstanding performances which helped his new club in collecting vital points for their English League Championship but after a memorable start with Cardiff City, things have been slowly falling apart for Fabio da Silva who recently has been suffering injuries.

The 25 year old player received praise from his teammates, from the manager and the supporters of the club after impressing everyone in his debut season as an official player of Cardiff City but recently, he has been getting less time in the pitch.

Fabio suffered a foot injury in November of 2015 which kept him out of the playing grounds for around a month but even now that he is fully recovered, he hasn’t been getting the playing time that he used to some time ago. Read more »

Fabricio Coloccini sacked from Head of Coach

A few months ago, Newcastle United’s Fabricio Coloccini was being considered as a possible contender to take over the Premier League club as the new coach. Alan Pardew was sacked as the head coach and rumors started to emerge linking the Argentine defender as a manager instead of player but it was John Carver who was signed as the new coach of the club.

Even with the arrival of John Carver as the coach of Newcastle United, Coloccini was still being viewed as someone who can have a managerial role in the Premier League but things have started to fall apart for FabricioColoccini as his latest performances have been heavily critiqued.

Coloccini received a red card when Newcastle United faced off with Everton on March 15 of the current year and the influential defender is now being linked with a summer exit.

Newcastle United is believed to be preparing a summer transfer spree in the region of €60 million as there are a few players that the owner of the club Mike Ashley wants to sign but at the same time, some performers in the current squad might have to be offloaded in order to create enough space and cut down wages. Read more »

Cardiff City continues Poor Form in FA Cup

Cardiff City continued their poor form with yet another defeat, but this time it cost them a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The 2-1 defeat against Reading was also labelled by manager Russell Slade as the worst of his Cardiff tenure.

The manager has been unable to create an improvement in results after taking charge of the club a few months ago. This defeat against Reading was the third consecutive for the team in all competitions. The last two defeats have come in the Championship and this is likely to be the biggest priority for the club.

Those defeats have seen Cardiff slip to 13th place in the table. Even though there are a number of teams around them on the table, the prospect of even finishing in the play-offs looks to be slipping away from the Wales team. They are already 13 points adrift of the final play-off spot. Read more »

Dunga dont consider Paulo as someone who can Coach

The manager of Brazil national football team, Dunga, does not think that Paulo Henrique Ganso is the player that suits to his coaching style.

According to Dunga, he believes in counter attacking football and only wants those players who can play that kind of game.

Ganso is a bit of a languid player, who at times is very pleasing to the eye, but, in high-intensity matches, he can become the weak link for his side.

Dunga has actually never liked Ganso that much as a player.

The 25-year old midfielder was a contender to be selected for the Selecao for the World Cup 4 years ago, but, Dunga left him out.

At that time, it was thought to be a fair enough move as Ganso was very young. But, he has made some strides since then.

But, definitely, he hasn’t been able to make enough improvement to impress Dunga.

When Selecao in-charge was asked about Ganso the other day, he said, “Paulo is a different sort of player who probably does not suit to the modern game as much as some of the other guys do. Nowadays, playing collective football is very important.”

“If you want someone to develop, you should not talk too much about him. In Brazil, we often hype about the youngsters. The minute somebody produces a good performance at the domestic level, the talks start going on whether he should be called up to the senior team. These things don’t help the young players.”

Dunga has been having fantastic time in his second tenure as Brazil boss. He has managed the team six times so far since taking over from Scolari and in every game, the Selecao have emerged out winners.

Brazil’s next big target is to win the Copa America next year.

Gabbidon Returns To Cardiff As Coach

There have recently been more and more players that are starting to take up the position of manager/player of a specific club. This is the case of Ryan Giggs with Manchester United as he assists Louis van Gaal in the tactical side of the club and even more recently is the case of Didier Drogba with Chelsea as he made his return to the club where he was once considered to be one of the best players in the world and the Ivorian forward aids Jose Mourinho with decision making as well as making appearances and performing in certain matches.

Danny Gabbidon is one of the latest players to join the wagon as the Wales defender has made his return to Cardiff City in a one year long deal that will be seeing the 35 year old player turning into a first team player-coach of Cardiff City.

Gabbidon performed for Cardiff City between the years of 2000 and 2004 where he formed part of the squad that managed to push Cardiff City from the third league division to the Championship League as the Welshman made over 190 appearances for the team.

“It’s a chance for me to come back to a club that’s close to my heart. I was really delighted to accept the offer. This is the club where it all took off for me. When I came to Cardiff was when I really developed as a player. I owe a lot to the club so to have a chance to come back here and help the team is as exciting as when I signed for the club the first time’’ Gabbidon said after making his return to Cardiff City.

This is the first time that Gabbidon has accepted a coaching and player role in a club but he remains optimistic about doing it with the club where he managed on making more appearances than any other club in his entire career.

Di Silva Reveals Cardiff Intentions

After only being able to make 22 league appearances for Manchester United in 5 seasons, the Brazilian defender Fabio da Silva was offloaded from the club in Old Trafford as he went on to join the newly relegated Cardiff City.

For the entirety of Cardiff City’s history it was their first time playing in the Premier League during the previous season as it was something that the club had never managed on accomplishing and this was huge milestone as they had the opportunity to play in the top tier English league, the Premier League.

Cardiff City struggled playing against some of the best teams that England has to offer which ultimately resulted with them taking the last spot of the Premier League as they got relegated.

Even with the disastrous debut season of Cardiff City as they played in the Premier League for the first time, Fabio da Silva revealed that all the players in the squad are hoping and aiming on earning a promotion spot in the Championship League and eventually make a return to the Premier League.

“I believe in the plan they have for our future here. Everyone in the team wants us to bounce back and I really hope we will bounce back this season. Every game I have to impress the manager and work hard every day because that’s what pre-season is about, working hard to be fit for the season.” Da Silva said.

Fabio da Silva could never really make an impact in Old Trafford at Manchester United which is why he was eventually released from the club and Cardiff City signed him. Now the Brazilian player has the chance to make a name for himself in a club where his chances of getting into the first time are guaranteed.

Zaha’s Future Uncertain

There have been a lot of rumours surrounding the future of Wilfried Zaha at Manchester United. After being signed for £ 15 million from Crystal Palace in the summer, the England international found very little first-team opportunities at Old Trafford this season. It is partly believed that he had fallen out with manager David Moyes, who was not responsible for bringing him to the club. It was the responsibility of former manager Sir Alex Ferguson to have signed him in the first place. After a very frustrating first half to the season, Zaha was loaned out to Cardiff until the end of the season.

After having impressed in his loan spell at the club, Zaha is widely expected to return to Old Trafford in the summer. However, fresh rumours have suggested that Moyes will not be interested in keeping Zaha at United on a permanent basis. After having played with him closely at Cardiff, Manchester United defender Fabio Da Silva, who is also on a loan spell at the club, says that Zaha has all the qualities to become a successful player at Old Trafford. It has been a troubled season for the Red Devils and they are expected to make significant investments on players in the summer.

This may reduce the chances for Zaha making an impact at Old Trafford.

“He has the talent to make a breakthrough at Old Trafford. Wilfried’s a fantastic player. A fantastic footballer. I think he can go back to Manchester United next season, perform and do well,” said the defender, whose own future at the club is in doubt. Zaha consistently made more than 40 appearances in the last few seasons, but this campaign he has managed just 11 – combined United and Cardiff figures. He has also not scored any goals during this period.


The Brazilian player Fabio da Silva never seemed to be stable at Manchester United despite playing over 4 years with the current champions of the Premier League. He only made 22 appearances in all of his time spent at Old Trafford.

Fabio da Silva had to settle with a place on the sidelines for the majority of time as he watched Manchester United sign new players each season and most of them advancing through the main squad of the club while da Silva stayed as a backup option more than anything else.

On 2012, United decided to send him out on a loan deal to QPR where he enjoyed making 21 appearances for the side that is currently on the Championship league after being relegated from the Premier League.

When making his returning to Manchester United, the Brazilian made 3 appearances for the club led by David Moyes and ultimately was offloaded to Cardiff City on a permanent deal.

The 23 years old defender spoke about what it felt like to join his new club, Cardiff City.

“I’m very excited to be part of this and I’m looking forward to helping Cardiff City. I know this is the right move for me.”  Fabio said.

Cardiff City also managed to secure Wilfried Zaha on a loan a deal until the end of the current season as he made his way from Manchester United to the relegation threatened side Cardiff City.

Solskjaer praised the arrival of Zaha as he said: “He has pace, power, technical ability and goes past people. He will give us that extra change of tempo in the final third, where we really need it,” the Norwegian continued. He will bring that little final bit to find pockets of space and produce a bit of magic.”