Scenes at CCS as the Blues are going up

Neil Warnock has led Cardiff City to the Premier League. Having been there just a few seasons ago you might think that Cardiff had every chance to go up again but when you look back just 18 months or so Cardiff were in a relegation fight.

Paul Trollope was sacked and the club turned to a proven winner and a man who was thinking about retirement. But thanks to his desire to get an 8th promotion and the backing of his wife (who didn't want him moping around at home), Neil Warnock has produced a modern day miracle and turned a club in turmoil into a Premier League outfit.

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Cardiff's 0 - 0 draw at home to Reading today was an anti-climax as far as a football match was concerned but as an occasion it was magnificant, especially when the pressure was lifted when updates from St Andrews brought news of a faultering Fulham (they had to better Cardiff's result to pip the Bluebirds).

That game ended 3 - 1 to Birmingham (thank you Garry Monk, a Jack pulled off the result that ensured Cardiff a smooth passage today to promotion). Cardiff fans were on the pitch, the whisltle hadn't gone yet, they were ushered off, a flare burned blue before Bobby Madley ended the game and a full pitch invasion ensued.

Celebrations all round, a trophy for Sean Morrison and Neil Warnock to lift and the turning of a dream into reality. Now, as fans, we can sit back, put our feet up and look forward to Old Trafford, The Emirates, the New White Hart Lane, Anfield etc.

We can also enjoy the plays offs without the threat of a heart attack, that worry falls on Middlesbrough, Derby, Villa and Fulham.

The Championship lost Burton and Barnsley today, both defeated and go down with Sunderland. The Black Cats actually beat Wolves 3 - 0 but it was all in vain. They were doomed already, as much as Wolves were already on the beach (but they did blow the chance for 100 points).

Enjoy the day, the week the summer. These days don't happen so often.

Cheers