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Cardiff: Central Midfielder Overload

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.


Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday April 11 2008
Time: 10:09AM

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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
11/04/2008 11:07:00
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Parry is injured..... Rambo and Whitts wide?
Aderyn las
11/04/2008 12:14:00
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how is Peter Whittingham doing? I was surprised when we (Villa)let him go.
The Fear
11/04/2008 12:20:00
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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
11/04/2008 12:39:00
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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
12/04/2008 13:19:00
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