Edin out? Valencia plot raid for City striker Dzeko


We’ve heard it once or twice before but Edin Dzeko remains a wanted man. Valencia could have between 30-40 million euros to spend should Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim complete his takeover of the Spanish club. Los Che are still struggling to replace Roberto Soldado and view Bosnia & Herzegovina striker Dzeko as the ideal man. We’ve got some interesting rumors on the future of Erik Lamela, plus the latest on the managerial searches at West Brom and Cardiff. Click here for more.  


Sneijder would take pay cut to seal United move


Wesley Sneijder is thought to be making encouraging noises abut what he is prepared to do in order to seal a move to Manchester United. The Galatasaray midfielder would take a $1.64 million pay cut in order to join David Moyes’ men, but the big question is do they want him. There are plenty of other good rumors around today, including the latest managerial situations at Tottenham, West Brom and Cardiff. Click here for more.


Craig Bellamy pours water all over referee

During Sunday’s famous victory over Manchester City, Cardiff City striker Craig Bellamy played a practical joke on referee Lee Probert, pouring water all over the man in black. Now, normally you would never see this kind of thing. It’s common knowledge that referees are the most humorless lot in the world, and any slight physical contact with them almost never goes unpunished.

However, Bellamy probably knew who he was dealing with. After all, this is the same man who proved that referees can, in fact, have a playful side. Last season, after inadvertently finding himself sandwiched between Fulham’s Steve Sidwell and Wigan’s Ben Watson, Probert jestingly showed Watson a red card while getting attended to on the pitch:

Фаулираха съдията на мача Уигън - Фулъм by FootballKing2192


Cardiff City net first ever Premier League win

Cardiff waited over fifty years to see the return of top-flight football, and lost out on Premier League promotion three consecutive years before making the jump last season. On Sunday all that patience finally paid off as Cardiff notched its first ever BPL win, and it just so happened that it came against one of the favorites for the Premier League title: Manchester City.

After Edin Dzeko scored a wonderful strike to hand City the lead at the start of the second half, the newly-promoted Welsh side scored three unanswered goals, two by Fraizer Campbell - to secure the famous victory.

Afterwards, the home fans celebrated the win the only way they knew how, by singing along extra loud to “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley. The song is an homage to the club’s alias as the Bluebirds, despite new club owner Vincent Tan controversially changing the team’s colors  from blue to red and adding a giant red dragon to the team’s crest last summer.

If you’ve not seen it before, this is what the Cardiff tradition sounds like (here after the team’s promotion last season):


Cardiff fans celebrate first Premier League promotion


Image via @DeanGard86

Cardiff City fans are just a little bit excited about their club’s first promotion to the Premier League.

Alright, maybe more than a little. After securing a spot in England’s top division next season, the fans rushed the pitch, creating this wild and crazy scene.

The Welsh club’s won promotion came exactly 53 years to the day since they last won promotion to soccer’s top tier, but a first since the Premier League came into being.

Party in Cardiff tonight!