Cardiff City grab headlines as Bluebirds, Man United and Liverpool face safe trial, emotional open letter from fan to club and ex-winger makes history in Ukraine
Here are the latest Cardiff City headlines for Wednesday 22 September.
Cardiff among first clubs to test safety
Cardiff City are set to become one of the first Premier League and Championship clubs to test ‘safety’.
Standing zones during football matches have been banned in football for around 25 years, but the Sports Grounds Safety Authority is now set to invite clubs in the top two divisions to show interest in piloting seating plans German-style railroads on the grounds.
According to the Times, Tottenham Hotspur, Wolves, two clubs Manchester, Liverpool, Chelsea and Bristol City are among other clubs that may be looking to accommodate safe standing areas.
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Confirming its own intention to test the program, Cardiff said in a statement: “Following the publication of a CFE research report for the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA), Cardiff City Football Club is pleased to provide an update. positive day on its security arrangement at Cardiff City Stadium.
“The final report, which included responses from spectators in Cardiff City and references to the club’s work, found that installing barriers or rails has a positive impact on spectator safety, among wider benefits .
“Although club policy remains unchanged in the Ninian Grandstand, Grandstand, and Family Grandstand (where persistent standing is not permitted), the Canton Grandstand meets CFE Research’s definition of a ‘tolerated standing zone. “.
“There are plans to introduce an additional safety position away from home in 2022/23.”
Morison satisfied with the course for the youngsters
Cardiff City Under-23 boss Steve Morison said he continues to work with Mick McCarthy to help unearth the next talented youngsters who can break into the Bluebirds’ first team.
Kieron Evans is the latest player to make the jump from the Under-23s to the senior squad, following in the footsteps of Mark Harris, Rubin Colwill and Joel Bagan in recent times.
Chanka Zimba is the latest starlet to make a big impression, recently scoring the 2-0 victory over Sheffield United, and Morison believes there are plenty of opportunities now for the rest of her young squad to gain attention.
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“It’s real teamwork,” he said. âThat’s something we’ve really focused on this year, being back on the training ground – and having a locker room. The guys are buzzing. Four out of four.
âThey want to win and play for each other. I think what has helped is that the goof has been so good to us. And TC (Terry Connor) too. They involve us all the time and involve them. players, then they feel like they’re wanted.
âThey know that if they do well there, when the opportunities open up with the first team, the gaffer will put them in place.
âLast week Kieron Evans played for me on Friday, scored two goals. I have to wake him up on Saturday morning to make him travel, and he makes his debut on Sunday and then makes another appearance against Coventry.
âThe proof is in the pudding. We do our job and the manager sees it and is a part of it.
âEverything goes hand in hand. So, this is excellent.
Harris makes historic debut
Former Cardiff star Kadeem Harris made history after scoring on his debut for Ukraine’s Metalist Kharkiv side.
Harris made a free transfer to the Ukrainian squad earlier this week and made an instant impact, clinching the 2-1 cup victory over Desna Chernihiv on Tuesday night, making him the first Englishman to score in Ukrainian football.
Explaining the move, Harris said recently, âI’ve done a few workouts already, plus I’ve seen the city and the Metalist infrastructure – it’s all very beautiful. I am impressed with what is going on here.
âI also met the club management – and their vision coincides with mine. I understand that this is a great club, a cool project, and it is very pleasant for me to be a part of it.
âI learned that I could become the first Englishman in the history of Ukrainian football. It puts a double responsibility on me, so I’m looking forward to my debut even more, to step forward with the club and make history.
Open letter from fans to the club
Cardiff local councilor Peter Bradbury is an avid Bluebirds fan and desperate for his home club to succeed.
But three defeats in four league games have set alarm bells ringing for many Cardiff fans, who want to see their team play more exciting and bigger football than the road-focused approach and the set piece we have. view from McCarthy’s side this season. .
Cardiff have looked extremely one-dimensional in back-to-back 1-0 defeats to Coventry City and Bournemouth. They still haven’t scored in the first half this season and most of their goals have come from the head.
Here, in comments that will resonate with many of his fellow Bluebirds fans, Councilor Bradbury is making a passionate appeal to the McCarthy and Cardiff hierarchy to address clear issues ahead of the next game at Blackburn this weekend.
Read his open letter to the club here
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