City in the papers. Friday June 20th.

Last updated : 20 June 2003 By Michael Morris
Bring all of them on, says Lawrence.

CARDIFF CITY versus West Ham, West Brom and Sunderland in the space of just 14 days... and Lennie Lawrence says he can't wait.

By a quirk of fate, yesterday's fixture schedule for the new season saw the Bluebirds pitched in against the three clubs who were in the Premiership last season in a daunting October schedule.

But far from being intimidated, Lawrence said, "This is what it is about."

The Bluebirds open their new Division One campaign with a trip to Rotherham on August 9, and their first home game is against Bradford.
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Cardiff quest for success continues.

DANNY GABBIDON admits Cardiff City's promotion to Division One is only just beginning to sink in now that the fixtures for next season have been released.

Up until yesterday, the Bluebirds defender insisted, he and his Cardiff team-mates had still been wrapped up in the euphoria of last month's Division Two play-off final success against QPR.

But Gabbidon said glancing at a fixture list containing the likes of Sunderland, West Ham and his former club West Bromwich Albion has finally hammered home the reality of City's achievement.

"Before the fixtures came out, I think most of us were still celebrating the play-off success and reflecting on what happened at the Millennium Stadium," said the 23-year-old Wales international.
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Lennie closing in on target.

LENNIE Lawrence is making good progress with his bid to sign John Robinson from Premiership club Charlton Athletic.

Cardiff City manager Lawrence is keen to add Robinson to his squad for their First Division campaign and said: "It's going well - I'm pleased with the way negotiations are going."

Nothing has been finalised yet, but Lawrence would love to see Welsh international Robinson lining up against Charlton in Scott Young's testimonial match at Ninian Park on Friday, August 1st.
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"Tough start but Bluebirds can cope" - Kavanagh

SKIPPER Graham Kavanagh today welcomed Cardiff City's opening First Division matches as: "Tough, but we have a real chance."

Kavanagh is currently in Ireland visiting family and friends, returning for the start of pre-season training on Monday, June 30.

The Republic of Ireland international will again be a key figure next season when the footballing style of the First Division could suit his game.
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Moore the merrier with opening day clash with City.

RONNIE Moore is looking forward to a host of reunions and success on the opening day of the Nationwide League season.

The former Cardiff City striker takes on his former club - and meets up with his old friend Lennie Lawrence.

Liverpool-born Moore, 50, scored six goals in 56 appearances for the Bluebirds in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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