City in the papers. Friday 1st August.

Last updated : 01 August 2003 By Michael Morris
Blab and the deal's off blasts Lennie. Western Mail.

CARDIFF CITY boss Lennie Lawrence last night launched a blast at the agents who he says have wrecked the Bluebirds' summer spending plans.

Lawrence revealed he had got tough with the middle men by warning them, "You blab and the deal is off."

Lawrence's frustrations spilt out after seeing a host of his Division One transfer targets snub the Bluebirds and join other clubs.
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The acid test for City. Western Mail.

GRAHAM KAVANAGH last night spelt out the magnitude of the task ahead of Cardiff City this season by declaring, "This is the toughest Division One for years."

The Bluebirds captain surveyed the list of teams - and players - Cardiff will come up against and admitted, "It's the acid test for us. There won't be a single easy match."

But while Kavanagh acknowledged Lennie Lawrence's team still needed strengthening, he also offered real hope by drawing a comparison with Reading.
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One to Bak for Bluebirds. Western Mail.

CARDIFF CITY are close to signing a Polish international defender.

Bluebirds boss Lennie Lawrence would not reveal the player's identity.

But he did confirm the Ninian Park club are seeking a work permit for the centre-back who is a regular in Poland's Euro 2004 team.
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Young still has goals to achieve at Ninian. Western Mail.

REMEMBER the time when Leeds were top of the Premiership, David O'Leary was touted as the best young manager around ... and young talent like Rio Ferdinand, Harry Kewell, Lee Bowyer and Alan Smith were going to help the Elland Road club overtake Manchester United?

They had reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

And then on came Scott Young!
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