UK time is: 04:07:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Final Chance For Cardiff's Thommo?

Cardiff City striker Steve Thompson will be given another start tonight for the Bluebirds with the big forward desperately in need of a big game.


Thompson was criticised for a lack of goals last season culminating in Cardiff's dismal slide in the latter part of the season. Although his partnership with Chopra was formidable, Thommo himself did not contribute enough and was transfer listed.


A move to Preston North End was scuppered by a bizarre holiday mishap (For details see here )and Thompson remained a Bluebird.


Injury and fitness problems have hampered City's strikers this season and with Robbie Fowler sidelined, Thompson has been on the fringes all season.


As Cardiff City mounted a revival in December, Thompson was instrumental with 3 goals in 4 games including a spectacular winner against Blackpool. However, Thompson was then send off for a reckless challenge on Adriano Basso as City lost narrowly to Bristol City.


Thomspon had revealed his 'frosty' relationship with manager Dave Jones, although Jones and Ridsdale later denied any problems. Thompson revealed every goal he scored was to prove a point to his boss.


The 3 match ban saw Thompson lose his place to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, now meaner and more effective than previously. Thompson was used as a subsititute and got few chances.


The tables have now turned, with Hasselbaink picking up a 3 match ban. Thompson has been given an extended run in the side, but has yet to impress. The goals appear to have dried up, and despite a useful assist against Southampton and a number of half-chances - Thompson is simply not dangerous enough.


He works tremendously hard, wins headers and gets involved but Thommo is not offering enough and rarely threatens the goal. With Whittingham, Ledley and Parry - we should be scoring more headed goals from open play but it's simply not happening.


Tonight is the final match of Jimmy's suspension. Barring a Thompson hat-trick - I expect Hasselbaink to start at Wembley but Thompson seems almost certain to leave Ninian Park in the summer unless he can discover some form - and quickly.






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 1 2008

Time: 1:32PM

Your Comments

I agree - it really is now or never .. apart from no goals there's the clattering into opposing full-backs and resulting free kicks against him snuffling out scoring chances ..
gtsutton
I think everyone would really like to see him do well, he's scored some crackers but nowhere near regularly enough! Just like Alan Lee really, but apparently he did have it in him after all...!
bluebirdshroom
this is riduculas, why is it steve thomos last chance, cause he doesnt score, well doesnt it look a bit like JFH, he doesnt score, but when thomo comes on, he gives the stadium a buzz, and it gives the players a lift, he does his part, just like JFH, before he came, parry wouldnt shoot, now he can pelt it in from outside the area
bluebird04
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Jones - Bournemouth Move Was Bizarre (Wednesday April 1 2015)

Slade - We'll Compete & Challenge (Wednesday April 1 2015)

Jonesing On Non Footballing Decisions (Thursday March 26 2015)

Jones Loaned To Bournemouth (Thursday March 26 2015)

Arrival Of Arsenal Defender Confirmed (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Young On Solid Birmingham Showing (Sunday March 22 2015)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 0 Birmingham
Cardiff 1 - 1 Bournemouth
Brentford 1 - 2 Cardiff
Cardiff 1 - 2 Charlton
Rotherham 1 - 3 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 1 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Charlton 39 13 15 11 -2 54
12. Sheff Wed 39 13 14 12 -4 53
13. Leeds Utd 39 14 10 15 -4 52
14. Cardiff 39 13 12 14 -2 51
15. Birmingham 38 11 14 13 -12 47
16. Brighton 39 10 15 14 -3 45
17. Bolton 39 12 9 18 -11 45

Breaking League News

PWU Latics Podcast - Dirty Old Town
Wigan : 01/04/2015 23:01:00
Rotherham's Best on Offer
Birmingham : 01/04/2015 20:54:01
LUFC Season could be over for young Leeds star
Leeds Utd : 01/04/2015 20:22:00
LUFC Leeds United The 13th Biggest Club?
Leeds Utd : 01/04/2015 20:08:01
LUFC Minute's silence to remember Kevin and Chris
Leeds Utd : 01/04/2015 20:04:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Marshall 0%
Fabio 100%
Ecuele Manga 0%
Morrison 0%
Malone 0%
Noone 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 0%
Ralls 0%
Jones 0%
Revell 0%
Sub - Kennedy 0%
Sub - Doyle 0%
Sub - Adeyemi 0%