"Given the state of this club when I came in, and what had gone on, this has to be the best job I've ever done in my life in football", said Warnock, who began his management career at Gainsborough Trinity in 1980.
The Cottagers are favourites to win promotion back to the Premier League, trading at [2.82] ahead of [3.8] Aston Villa and [3.9] Middlesbrough who play each other, and the [5.2] outsiders Derby County. You knew you'd get criticised at times in certain games, but you can only work with what you've got. Barnsley subsequently sacked their manager Jose Morais. We have got to enjoy it.
Since the late 1970's, Newcastle United have dominated Cardiff City.
Owner Vincent Tan's 2012 decision to turn the team's shirts from blue to red proved highly divisive but, since reverting to blue in 2015, those bitter wounds have gradually started to heal for many.
"We had to bring him in as he has been the mascot five times now".
"But the fans know we are in credit now". "If it goes pear-shaped, I'll just leave so there's nothing to worry about". We can't be paying silly amounts of money to buy players, we need to be sensible about it. They will now face Derby in the play-offs, in a deflated mood, their impressive unbeaten run ended alongside dreams of automatic promotion.
All these players will be hoping for a shot in the Premier League next season after a successful campaign in the Championship, when trips to Burton and Bolton will be switched for matches at the Emirates and Old Trafford.