Featured Matches
Previous
Real Salt Lake
Montreal Impact
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
AC Milan
Olympiakos
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vélez Sarsfield
Estudiantes de Caseros
10:15 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Groningen
Aberdeen
5:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Sligo
Rosenborg
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
Stjarnan
Motherwell
7:15 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 2
Game Details
Shakhter Karagandy
FK Atlantas
12:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Shakhter Karagandy
FK Atlantas
12:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Hapoel Be'er Sheva
RNK Split
1:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 2
Game Details
MyPa
Dinamo Minsk
3:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 3
Game Details
Omonia Nicosia
FK Buducnost Podgorica
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Haugesund
FK Sarajevo
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Kuban Krasnodar
Sillamae Kalev
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 4 - 0
Game Details
Inter Baku
Elfsborg
4:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
IFK Goteborg
Györi ETO FC
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 3 - 0
Game Details
Lech Poznan
Kalju
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Liberec
MFK Kosice
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Tromso
Víkingur Gøta
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
KS Flamurtari Vlorë
Petrolul Ploiesti
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 2
Game Details
SV Grödig Amateure
Cukaricki Belgrade
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 4 - 0
Game Details
Chikhura Sachkhere
Bursaspor
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
AIK Solna
Linfield
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
Zimbru Chisinau
CSKA Sofia
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Shakhter Soligorsk
Derry City
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
FC Vaduz
Ruch Chorzow
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 3
Game Details
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Astana 1964
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 3
Game Details
Esbjerg FB
Kairat Almaty
5:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
FC Spartak Trnava
FC Zestafoni
5:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
FC Groningen
Aberdeen
5:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
FC Zorya Luhansk
Laci
5:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 3 - 0
Game Details
Sligo
Rosenborg
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
Zawisa Bydgoszcz
S.V. Zulte Waregem
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Vojvodina
AS Trencin
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 4
Game Details
Asteras Tripolis
RoPS
6:00 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Hajduk Split
Dundalk
6:15 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 0
Game Details
ND Gorica
Molde
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 4
Game Details
Jagodina
CFR Cluj-Napoca
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
NK Koper
Neftchi Baku PFC
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 1
Game Details
Ferencvaros
Rijeka
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 1
Game Details
Siroki Brijeg
Mlada Boleslav
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 2
Game Details
Diosgyor VTK
PFC Litex Lovech
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Crusaders
Brommapojkarna
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 4 - 0
Game Details
St Johnstone
FC Luzern
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
St. Pölten
Botev Plovdiv
7:05 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 2
Game Details
FH Hafnarfjordur
Neman Grodno
7:15 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Stjarnan
Motherwell
7:15 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 2 - 2
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Montreal Impact
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vélez Sarsfield
Estudiantes de Caseros
10:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Sport
Paysandu SC
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2. Aggregate: 1 - 2
Game Details
AC Milan
Olympiakos
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next

Ole out of his depth

Cardiff City Apr 7, 2014
Read

A mess on and off the field

Cardiff City Mar 4, 2014
Read
May 3, 2014

Loss at Newcastle seals Cardiff's relegation

Cardiff City's stay in the Premier League is over after Saturday's loss at Newcastle.
Cardiff City's stay in the Premier League is over after Saturday's loss at Newcastle.
Cardiff City have been relegated to the Championship after just one season in the Premier League.

A 3-0 defeat at St James' Park on Saturday coupled with Sunderland winning at Manchester United means Cardiff are down and Fulham join them after a 4-1 defeat at Stoke.

- Report: Newcastle 3-0 Cardiff

So another heavy defeat, this time to a side that had lost their last six games in a row. This after a 4-0 defeat at Sunderland last week, a team that in their last four games have drawn at Manchester City and won at Chelsea and now Manchester United as well as beating Cardiff.

Sunderland have shown Cardiff just how to battle together and fight for each other and for their fans.

Shola Ameobi headed Newcastle into a first half lead before late goals from Loic Remy and Steven Taylor completed a home win for the Magpies. The result looks more comfortable than it was for Newcastle. Cardiff had chances but once again failed to take them.

So it's back to the Championship after a disaster of a season. Yes, there were some highs: Beating Manchester City and Swansea, taking a point off Manchester United and managing a couple of away wins, but overall the club has been a laughing stock off the field, and on it the team has not been good enough.

Under former manager Malky Mackay ,the side were not pretty but they were not in the bottom three. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the team, he has been all over the place. Just once Solskjaer kept an unchanged side; he brought players in and out of the squad at random and appeared to make his squad selections by pulling names out of a hat.

The season was derailed by owner Vincent Tan and his handling of the sacking of Mackay. Tan was ridiculed worldwide and rightly so. Mackay's treatment was appalling and Tan showed just how out of his depth as a football club owner he really is. The way he has made unpopular and ultimately very poor decisions proves that he knew little about the business he is running.

A season that should have been the best in Cardiff's history has turned out to be the most disappointing. Relegation happens, but for the majority of the support at Cardiff, it's the first time they will have experienced it. The last time the club dropped a division was in 2000 from League 1 to League 2. Since then Cardiff City have grown from a small-time club with crowds of a few thousand to a Premier League side with attendances over 28,000. The stadium is being expanded at the moment to a 33,000 capacity but this will now be far too big as season ticket sales will be hit by the relegation.

Once Mackay had left in December and Solskjaer came in the signings made by the Norweigian have been a total letdown. Players that have left have flourished -- none more than Peter Odemwingie: A disaster at Cardiff, a hero at his new club Stoke.

Solskjaer brought in Fabio and Wilfried Zaha; they showed some nice touches but ultimately disappointed.

Three Norweigians signed in January and they have barely featured and, apart from Mats Daehli, they appear to have been a waste of money.

The biggest let down has been Kenwyne Jones -- a goal on his debut and then nothing. He's proved a better defender than attacker as he is pretty good at heading away corners. At the other end he has been dreadful.

Since January, Solskjaer led his sides to the following shambolic results: West Ham 0-2 Hull 0-4 Swansea 0-3 Crystal Palace 0-3 Sunderland 0-4 Newcastle 0-3

That's a record of 19 goals against and no goals for in six key games that should have shaped Cardiff's survival.

West Ham came to Cardiff City Stadium in total disarray but strolled away with three points. The South Wales derby at The Liberty was conceded by Cardiff in a lacklustre effort. Losing heavily to the other promoted sides showed just how poor Cardiff had become. And in the last seven days, when two wins would have possibly kept Cardiff up, they lost both matches conceding seven goals in the process. There is no way Mackay's team would have crumbled in that way.

It's going to be a very interesting summer. Will Tan try to sell up and leave? Hopefully. Will he finally realise that he is working against the fan base rather than with it? I doubt it.

Relegation should hurt. For me this time it doesn't. It upsets me that I am not hurting. Tan has taken the passion out of me for this football club. The wins don't feel so good. The defeats don't feel so bad. That's wrong.

Please can we have our club back?

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.