Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

McPhail's Mistake Tough Luck For Cardiff City

McPhail's Mistake Tough Luck For Cardiff City

Cardiff City were made to pay late on by a dramatic Birmingham City winner on Saturday and Lee Bowyer was a shocked as anybody that Stephen McPhail chose to head the ball directly into the patch of the on-loan midfielder.


McPhail has been out of the side following suspension and loss of form. It's good that we are able to leave players out and he is patiently awaiting another chance following his petulent dismissal against Swansea City. Joe Ledley and Gavin Rae have been a revelation in the middle and Ledley's stunning strike was well deserved.


However, on Saturday McPhail was a late replacement for the Bluebirds as we looked to keep possession and see out the remaining few minutes. Roger Johnson looked to be clearly pushed in the build-up by Marcus Bent but as the ball broke free, McPhail nodded sideways ahead of Bowyer.


It seems likely that McPhail was trying too hard to make an impact and was not quite thinking properly. A header in any other direction would have brought safety and 3 points. It was hard luck on the Irishman who showed good leadership from the sidelines throughout the second half, constantly encouraging and cajoling his team-mates. Cruel in the least.





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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday January 19 2009
Time: 2:23PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Stats: Cardiff City v Newcastle

All the stats from Cardiff City (0) vs (2) Newcastle, Cardiff City Stadium, 28/4/17 Att: 23,153

Cardiff v Newcastle - Team Sheets

Cardiff are at the Cardiff City Stadium with Newcastle the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Cardiff v Newcastle - Follow Live On Twitter

Cardiff are at the Cardiff City Stadium with Newcastle the visitors today, this will be a 7:45pm kick-off.

Who Features As A 2017/18 Promotion Favourite?

With two games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, eyes in the Championship are already turning to the coming year of 2017/18.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cardiff
Write For Vital Cardiff
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
McGregor0%
Richards0%
Morrison0%
Ecuele Manga0%
Bennett0%
Halford0%
Hoilett0%
Gunnarsson0%
Whittingham0%
K Harris0%
Zohore0%
Sub - Noone0%
Sub - Ralls0%
Sub - Pilkington0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2017 12:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League