When Cardiff City kick off their return to the Premier League at Bournemouth's Dean Court on Saturday afternoon, Neil Etheridge will be making history when he takes his position between the posts for Neil Warnock's side.
The 28-year-old Philippines goalkeeper will become the first player from South East Asia -- a region fanatical about English football -- to feature in the Premier League as England's top flight adds another nationality to its ever-growing list of international participants.
Cardiff City joined Wolves in claiming an automatic promotion from the Championship on Sunday, a remarkable achievement considering they were fighting against relegation last season. Nobody expected them to be in this position, but who are they and how will they fare in the Premier League?
Who's the manager?
Neil Warnock is, by number of promotions at least, the most successful manager in the history of the Football League. This is the eighth time he's taken a team up, and the fourth different club...
Neil Etheridge has played in front of 90,000 roaring fans in Jakarta, but the Philippines No. 1 has an even bigger game on Sunday.
Cardiff City are 90 minutes away from the English Premier League, with three points at home against Reading enough to guarantee a return to the top flight they departed in 2014. And there will be plenty of fans in the Philippines hoping that the Bluebirds can do it.
"There is a lot of excitement," Chris Greatwich, Etheridge's former national teammate and head coach of...
CARDIFF, Wales -- Pep Guardiola didn't even attempt to disguise his contempt and anger at Cardiff City's overly physical approach during Manchester City's 2-0 FA Cup fourth-round victory against the Championship outfit.
Having already seen Leroy Sane sustain an ankle injury that forced the Germany winger out of the game in the first half, Guardiola then turned to the Main Stand of the Cardiff City Stadium and shook his head in bewilderment as the home supporters applauded Joe Bennett off the pitch...
CARDIFF, Wales -- Three points on Man City's easy 2-0 win over Cardiff in the FA Cup fourth round.
1. Man City march on with victory
Manchester City maintained their pursuit of four major trophies this season by coasting to a 2-0 FA Cup fourth-round victory over Cardiff City.
First-half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling ensured that Pep Guardiola's team avoided the potential banana skin posed by Neil Warnock's men, who currently sit third in the Championship. But the easy manner...