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Be very wary of those welcoming messages, they might just be hiding something more sinister for unsuspecting visitors…

Welcome to Cardiff City Stadium

“It’s those immigrants, coming here and taking our overpaid prima donna roles.” [With only five Welsh players in the whole squad, three of whom you never hear about!]

“How is our local economy going to survive?” [Our home grown talent has to make do with only a few grand a week!]

“It’s those foreigners, coming here and taking all off our points!” [Cardiff City 0 Queens Park Rangers 2.]

“What is happening to our sovereign status as an independent sporting power?” [Oh yes, we are in hock to a Malaysian owner!]

Until we speak again, keep the welcome in a language designed to keep all of those interlopers baffled…

Welcome in Welsh

 

Wales Euro Stars!

Ready to eatCats all over Wales have had a month of excited bewilderment, as the focus of the nation’s passion for sport took a seismic shift from rugby to football. We could be forgiven for thinking after a 58-year wait, that turning up to make up the numbers was a great achievement. But this is Wales, a land with a passion for the spectacular.

Apart from Gareth Bale, who would have thought in the heady days of early June that we would go further than the former World Champions and current European Champions, Spain; and then equal the current World Champions, Germany? Along the way we managed to send home the hosts of the next World Cup, Russia; and magnificently dispatch the so-called World’s second ranked team, Belgium! We might have scrapped a win against Northern Ireland, and lets just forgive and forget the generosity we offered England (while thanking Iceland for the non-Wales highlight of the whole tournament). All great stories need to come to an end, and for us Portugal in the semi-finals is recognised as the game too far.

The City of Cardiff decorated itself with banners and flags to raise expectations…

Welsh football [2]

Brewery Quarter banner

St Mary Street waits

Then there was the reminder that we had a little matter of group games to negotiate…

Welsh football [1]

But fairy tales happen (not just shit, then); and they often begin with some kind of castle in the picture…

Castle [1]

… and just a few adoring fans lurking in wait for a glimpse of the heroes of the story…

Castle [2]

And who would have thought that over-paid young football players would forgo the expensive cars to travel anywhere on a bus?

On the bus [1]

On the bus [2]

On the bus [3]

On the bus [4]

This was a one-way ticket to adoration, destination Cardiff City Stadium, and a rousing rendition of the Manic Street Preachers Welsh football anthem. And this was a squad that didn’t win the competition! But, perhaps the salutary lesson of the great homecoming was a sign that even Solicitors have a heart… occasionally!

Solicitor

Until we speak again the great new footballing super power will be recuperating in time to stride towards the even bigger stage of the 2018 World Cup. Look out world, we are coming.

[With acknowledgement to BBC Wales for some of the images used in this post].

[Football explained, or not!] O & P is for…

ONTOLOGICAL OBJECTIVISM… otherwise known as OVERWHELMED by a need to stay dry. OPPUGN the passion if you will, but OODLES of the wet stuff from PREDICTED PERSISTENT PRECIPITATION turns out to be a recipe for OBFUSCATION. News of a PITCH inspection PRODUCES PALPITATIONS, after all, who PAYS to see PLAYERS PADDLING?

City v Blackburn [2]

Water [1]Us cats are nothing but PERSPICACIOUS in our OUTLOOK on all things to do with water. The PORTENTOUS PREDICTIONS of my OPAQUE PRAGMATIST are for the game to be POSTPONED.

But, it’s no OVATIONS for my resident OBDURATE PAGAN, as the rain-soaked game goes ahead with at least one PUTATIVE PHENOMENON missing.

Until we speak again this Bella will remain OMNIPRESENT. For the record it was Cardiff City 0 MK Dons 0, with the locals having played 30, won 11, drawn 12, and lost 7, which puts them currently 9th in the league.

The Andrex effect

Cardiff City 2 Watford 4

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“STRONG ON PAPER, MOSTLY ASSOCIATED WITH CRAP IN PRACTICE!”

City v Watford

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Didn’t Muhammad Ali say…

Cardiff City 2 Brentford 3

Home of generosity... half-time score 0-3

Home of generosity… half-time score 0-3

“FLOAT LIKE A BLUEBIRD GET STUNG BY THE BEES.”

Defeated bluebird

                                                 Defeated bluebird

Triumphant bee

Triumphant bee                                             

 

 

Until we speak again I have been Pundit Juno bringing you everything you need to know about football in less than 10 words.

[With special thanks to http://www.gettyimages.com and http://www.gograph.com for posting the original images used to illustrate this post].

P is for…

Cardiff City 0 Rotherham United 0

The match highlight!

The match highlight!

“PASSIONATE PAYING PUNTERS PREVIEW PLAYERS PERFUNCTORY PISSTAKING PERFORMANCE… PROBABLY.”

bored-cats

Until we speak again I have been Pundit Juno bringing you everything you need to know about football in under 10 words.

[With special thanks to photo bucket.com, socialphy.com, pollyannaofkaren.blogspot.com and jacktherat.wordpress.com for posting the images borrowed here to illustrate the collective feelings experienced at the Cardiff City Stadium today].

Culture Clash

Cardiff City 2 Reading 1

Do the Ayatollah

“ROYALS OF READING SUCCUMB TO LOCALS DOING THE AYATOLLAH!”

images

Checked out the You Tube clip so you can become wiser about the Ayatollah thing? Nope… me neither. So, until we speak again this is Pundit Juno bringing you all you need to know about football in less than 10 words.

[With thanks to Graham Chadwick for uploading the image].

Take that, Sheriff!

Cardiff City 2 Nottingham Forest 1

City v Forest

“#TRENDING WITH MORE LIKES THAN A FACEBOOK CONVENTION!”

Cartoon Sheriff of Nottingham

Until we speak again this has been Pundit Juno bringing you everything you need to know about football in under 10 words.

[With thanks to coolclips.com for the image of the Sheriff of Nottingham].

Pick a day, any day

Cardiff City 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1

Welcome to CCS “WEDNESDAY ON SATURDAY, RELIGION IS NOT JUST FOR SUNDAY.”

Weekly Updatewednesday quotes quote days of the week bugs bunny wednesday humpday wednesday quotes happy wednesday loony tooms

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[With thanks to Maura Anderson’s blog ‘realmsoftheraven’, and pinterest.com for the posted images].

Confused systems

Whack Job 1 Whacked Assassin 0

“4-4-2, 4-3-3 OR SIMPLY AN UNORTHODOX CRANIO-RECTAL FORMATION?”

Until we speak again this is Pundit Juno bringing you all you need to know about football in less than 10 words.

[With thanks to Sky Sports website for the posted image].