UK time is: 17:07:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cardiff: Central Midfielder Overload

Cardiff City named the princely total of 5 natural central midfielders in the starting line-up for the recent 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town.


Injuries have mounted while fatigue is also setting in as Dave Jones tried to juggle his squad. One of those players is young Darcy Blake, the versatile midfielder who has done an impressive job desputising at right back in McNaughton's absence.


That left McPhail, Rae, Ramsey and Scimeca to line-up in midfield, all favouring a central position. In addition, Joe Ledley was also playing, a left-sided player but one who many feel is more effective in the middle of the park!


Ramsey is a talented youngster with a big future and has adapted superbly to Championship football and a new position on the flank.


On the bench were more natural widemen Peter Whittingham and Trevor Sinclair but both were rested having played just two days earlier at Wembley.


Cardiff City DO have a small squad but injuries in attack (Feeney and Fowler), and depleted defensive options (McNaughton injured, Chris Gunter sold) have been counterbalanced with an exceptionally strong midfield since Scimeca and Sinclair have returned from long-standing injuries.





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:Friday April 11 2008

Time: 10:09AM

Your Comments

play 4-5-1 and JFH upfront, parry and whits behind him but tell them to shoot on site of goal!!! ledley left mid, sinclair right and mcphail in the middle. usual 4 at the back! it works beleive me, played it on Football Manager last night and won 2-1!!!! lol c'mon boys! hopefully Mr Fowler on the bench to for second half appearance scoring the winning goal..... or was i dreaming that part??
chrisgti
Parry is injured..... Rambo and Whitts wide?
Aderyn las
how is Peter Whittingham doing? I was surprised when we (Villa)let him go.
The Fear
Whittingham blows hot and cold, but sometimes is excellent (FA Cup 1/4 final!) - just wish he'd do it more often and stay in games longer!
bluebirdshroom
look, our best option for midfield would be, whitts left, rae and mcphail center sinclair right. rambo upfront with parry or another striker. keep scimeca on the bench because hes just come back from a very long injury and its obviouis because his passing ability has dropped so he needs to build up again
bluebird04
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Cardiff Linked With Slade? (Sunday September 21 2014)

Vital Report: Derby 2 Cardiff 2 (Sunday September 21 2014)

Stats: Derby v Cardiff (Saturday September 20 2014)

Caretaker Duo Call For Confidence (Friday September 19 2014)

Colchester Chance For Healey (Friday September 19 2014)

Vital Preview: Derby v Cardiff (Friday September 19 2014)

Experienced Leader And A Settled Side (Friday September 19 2014)

Ole Resigns Position (Thursday September 18 2014)

Ole On His Way? (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Millwall 8 3 2 3 0 11
14. Brentford 8 3 2 3 -4 11
15. Bournemouth 8 2 3 3 1 9
16. Cardiff 8 2 3 3 -1 9
17. Wigan 7 2 2 3 1 8
18. Brighton 8 2 2 4 -2 8
19. Rotherham 8 2 2 4 -4 8

Breaking League News

Holloway Gobsmacked With Draw
Millwall : 21/09/2014 16:47:00
Hyypia - We Can't Be Complacent
Brighton : 21/09/2014 16:40:00
Warburton - We Weren't Good Enough
Brentford : 21/09/2014 16:16:00
Clark Felt He Made the Right Tactical Call
Birmingham : 21/09/2014 16:15:00
Passion Was Called For, And They Showed It
Cardiff : 21/09/2014 16:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Derby MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 0%
Ecuele Manga 0%
Brayford 0%
Ralls 0%
Connolly 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Pilkington 100%
Noone 0%
Whittingham 0%
Adeyemi 0%
Jones 0%
Sub - Le Fondre 0%
Sub - Maynard 0%