UK time is: 09:01:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

'Absent Eddie' No Cause For Cardiff City Concern

Cardiff City were able to name seven substitutes for Saturday's FA Cup 3rd round clash against Reading. That meant using up almost our full squad complement in the matchday party but a noticable omission was any striking options available on the bench.


McCormack started the game in place of Chopra, the Sunderland man recalled to Sbragia's new reign at the Black Cats. McCormakc partnered Bothroyd in attack but in terms of changing things in attack - there were few options despite the 7 subs named.


Eddie Johnson was not named on the bench, later we found out this was due to personal reasons. A family member was taken ill whilst Eddie was on a Christmas break back in the USA. He is still not back, but has cleared his absence with Dave Jones and will return to training as soon as possible.


Eddie Johnson is not the answer from what we have seen, neither is switching Paul Parry to a forward role. Both appear to be short-term solutions and with Johnson yet to find the net in the UK, and Parry netting just once in the league - we cannot hope to achieve promotion so lacking in firepower.


City chiefs remian hopeful on a Chopra return, but must start working on a back-up plan. We need another option, one who is known for scoring goals - of course that is a rare commodity but to be taken seriously we cannot survive with one goalscorer in the squad - McCormack. Bothroyd is a good player, and has done really well this season, but confesses he is not a natural finisher.

We need someone, over to you Jones and Ridsdale.




Join Vital Bluebirds

It's easy to register for Vital Bluebirds, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Bluebirds.








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



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 5 2009

Time: 10:36AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Marshall To West Ham? I'd doubt It (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Mutch Ignoring Cardiff Criticism (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Caulker Quietly Confident (Monday April 14 2014)

Whittingham Hails Squads Character (Sunday April 13 2014)

Saints Win Can Be The Catalyst - Ole (Saturday April 12 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Cardiff (Saturday April 12 2014)

Ole - We Have To Believe 100% (Friday April 11 2014)

Archived 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)

Latest Results
Southampton 0 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 3 Crystal Palace
WBA 3 - 3 Cardiff
Cardiff 3 - 6 Liverpool
Everton 2 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 3 - 1 Fulham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Aston Villa 33 9 7 17 -14 34
15. Swansea 34 8 9 17 -5 33
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 34 8 8 18 -27 32
18. Fulham 34 9 3 22 -40 30
19. Cardiff 34 7 8 19 -34 29
20. Sunderland 32 6 7 19 -25 25

Breaking League News

It`s Good to Talk
Fulham : 16/04/2014 07:43:00
Everton V Crystal Palace
Everton : 16/04/2014 07:40:00
And Another Bites the Dust
Man Utd : 16/04/2014 07:34:00
Sam Bemoans Defensive Mistakes
West Ham : 16/04/2014 07:31:00
Costa Is The Man!
Chelsea : 16/04/2014 07:30:00
Ref Watch: Webb to officiate Cardiff v Stoke
Stoke : 15/04/2014 22:04:00
Begovic wins Chelsea man of the match poll
Stoke : 15/04/2014 21:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Southampton MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 56%
Theophile-Catherine 0%
Fabio 0%
Medel 0%
Caulker 22%
Cala 11%
Kim 0%
Mutch 0%
Campbell 0%
Whittingham 0%
Daehli 0%
Sub - Zaha 11%
Sub - McNaughton 0%
Sub - Bellamy 0%