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Discontent overshadows Blackpool's first three points of the campaign

Jordon Mutch v Mohamed Diame: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Cardiff City and West Ham

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Cardiff City Stadium

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) and Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan

Gary Neville on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 'He will not accept interference from Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan'

Former United right-back not surprised Solskjaer is managing in the division

Sam Allardyce looks to the sky during West Ham's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City on Wednesday

Premier League: Cardiff v West Ham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium

Sam Allardyce looks to the sky during West Ham's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City on Wednesday

Sam Allardyce tells West Ham fans: ‘We’ve got to face the music, use it to anger us, make us mad...’

Allardyce comes out fighting at last with email to fans – but is it a losing battle?

The Sport Matrix: Friday 10 January

Defiant Allardyce: West Ham will ‘come out fighting’

Cardiff and West Ham target Islam Slimani

Transfer news: Cardiff and West Ham show interest in Sporting Lisbon star Islam Slimani

Algerian star could be set for Premier League switch from Lisbon

New Cardiff City signing Magnus Wolff Eikrem

Transfer news: Cardiff snap up Magnus Wolff Eikrem as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seals first deal

New Bluebirds boss gets his feet under the table as Cardiff make early move

Muangthong United's new signing Jay Bothroyd

Transfer news: Former QPR striker Jay Bothroyd signs sensational £5m tax-free deal with Thai side Muangthong United

"This is a fantastic challenge and I am looking forward to life in Thailand with my family," Bothroyd says upon signing the deal

Muangthong United's new signing Jay Bothroyd
Cardiff supremo Vincent Tan

Transfer news: Former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay 'instructed to buy a Bentley, but bought a Toyota instead' in Andreas Cornelius

Reports suggest Vincent Tan is still furious with his former manager, could take legal action

Alvaro Morata – The goal poacher extraordinaire who is interesting Arsenal

Transfer news round-up: Arsenal's Morata bid knocked back; Moyes handed Manchester United war chest; Chelsea miss out on Guarin

Today's biggest transfer stories as clubs hurry to get business done early

John Obi Mikel celebrates scoring against Derby, but one Blues fan wasn't smiling after Lee Mitchell promised to get the midfielder's name tattooed on his bum if he scored

Chelsea fan has the words 'John Obi Mikel' tattooed on his bum following the Nigerian midfielder's FA Cup goal against Derby

Lee Mitchell made the promise on Twitter hoping that Mikel wouldn't add to his three goals in seven-and-a-half years, with painful consequences

Wilfried Zaha

Transfer news: Crystal Palace fail in loan bid for Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha

United winger could be set for a spell away from Old Trafford - just not with former club Crystal Palace

On his way to Cardiff? Steven Taylor

Transfer news: Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targets Newcastle defender Steven Taylor

New Cardiff boss wastes no time in strengthening his squad as four new signings look set to join

Mario Mandzukic, an old-fashioned target man, celebrates his goal

Transfer news round-up: Mario Mandzukic linked with Manchester United and Arsenal; Salomon Kalou set for England return; Arsene Wenger 'looked into' signing Robert Lewandowski

A look at some of the more eye opening rumours from around the web as the transfer window hurtles on

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