Tomorrow's news today

Last updated : 13 October 2004 By Michael Morris
Cardiff City 0 Rotherham 0 - City have 2 disallowed and 2 hit the post, there is general praise for the performance, Andy Campbell gets a standing ovation as he comes on a late sub according to Lennie.

Brighton 2 Cardiff City 1 - Kav misses a penalty, Alan Lee gets sent off but is furious about his unjust treatement by referees and how nobody respects his international class.

Millwall 1 Cardiff City 0 - Fans don't leave ground until 9pm on the organized coaches.

Bournemouth 1 Cardiff City 1 (City win poor game on penalties after extra-time, Campbell doesn't take one)

Fans are furious but Lennie but pleads not to be judged until Christmas and how he is close to turning our fortunes around. Sam admits to being disappointed at how the season progresses and declares our play-off dreams are over for the season but Lennie is the man and reiterates that he just doesn't do relegation ... even that he has once before.

Sam at last acts but astounds everyone by changing the coach yet again. This time, it's Ferris coaches who took over from Pencoed Travel for away trips. He also brings in a new youth advisor from Wimbledon whose phone number he has just discovered. He's been tipped off that a scout called Baden Powell may find us the players we need and we also get linked to some Scandinavian players but may not move for them until the transfer window opens.

Finally, after his international displays, Danny Gabbidon is the talk of the football world. Sam instantly quells the rumours by advising that he will never sell our "crown jewels" and that he will bet anyone £1 Million that it doesn't happen. The media unfortunately fail to hear him inaudibly mutter "not until the window opens anyway".

City show they still have teeth and buying power as The Echo advise the club have allegedly made several £400,000 offers (have you noticed every reported offer is for £400,000 these day?) for several Premiership reserve strikers, leading First Division midfielders and, even, a couple of England Under-21 players. Incredibly, these aren't even known by the clubs in question, let alone turned down but Lennie states that he knows the right price to pay and he will not make any further offer.

Cardiff finally get their man - a loan player from Leicester "with a view to a permanent signing" that had several Premiership outings for The Foxes last season ... mostly as a late substitute.

Finally, the Bluebirds announce that stadium work will commence in Easter 2005 due to "unforeseen circumstances" but the good news is that David Temme confirms that it will all still be ready by August 2005 as scheduled.

City draw Arsenal at home in the next round of the Carling Cup and so everyone's happy ... until the club announce ticket allocation arrangements and prices.

On a serious note Matt Gabb will be previewing the games and bringing you any latest news and Nigel will of course be writing the match reports. See you in two weeks time. MM.