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Cardiff City And QPR: 'As Bad As Each Other'

Cardiff City And QPR:   'As Bad As Each Other'

Cardiff City struggled to a goalless draw against a similarly lacklustre QPR side last night. I've read reports suggesting Rangers played well but this is not the case and they were as guily as Cardiff for the lack of quality and ambition on show. True enough, both sides had a few chances - Darren Purse saw an effort well saved before Miller nearly beat the onrushing Konstantopoulos. Rae and McCormack saw wild strikes fly over from 16 yards apiece but that was it in a drab first half, played mostly in midfield.


The game continued in the same vein after the break, QPR continues to nullify all our threat by deploting 5 men in midfield. They did break occasionally, but there rarely seemed any danger until Helgusoin nearly connected in the area, while another good chance went wide but was flagged offside anyhow. Michael Chopra had two good chances for Cardiff City, but missed them both to sum up the Bluebirds day.

Parry and Burke were virtual bystanders for Cardiff City, Ledley was unable to get good quality possession and the rationale in lofting high balls to Chopra and McCormack is laughable - we then switched Parry to attack for added arial presence. Oh dear.

QPR's most likely player to produce something was Liam Miller. He popped up in several positions and would have benefited from playing behind a mobile striker - Helguson was awful and looked way off the pace. Their best player was left back Delaney. After being bamboozled once in the first half by Burke, he had the Scottish winger in his pocket and tried to add pace and drive getting forward to decent effect.

All in all, a disappointing game. QPR set out not to lose and showed a lack of ambition. Don't be fooled by Souza's comments, a draw suited him just fine. The saddest thing was that both sides have real promotion ambitions - on this showing...neither is good enough.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Thursday February 26 2009
Time: 10:19AM

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I must say I have to disagree, while I think our formation appears a tad negative, we showed that we weren't going to defend from the offset with Routledge and Cook getting up in support of Helguson. Where we fell down was support from central areas as Liam Miller had a fairly poor game. All in all I think you edged the first period on good chances alone, but in the second period we were thoroughly dominant I thought - there was an extended period when all of the ball Cardiff saw was Dimi kicking the ball out of play. I thought it was quite exciting and I'm proud of our players and fans.
Boxer
26/02/2009 17:18:00
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I must say I have to disagree, while I think our formation appears a tad negative, we showed that we weren't going to defend from the offset with Routledge and Cook getting up in support of Helguson. Where we fell down was support from central areas as Liam Miller had a fairly poor game. All in all I think you edged the first period on good chances alone, but in the second period we were thoroughly dominant I thought - there was an extended period when all of the ball Cardiff saw was Dimi kicking the ball out of play. I thought it was quite exciting and I'm proud of our players and fans.
Boxer
26/02/2009 17:18:00
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Cook was hopeless, and Routledge seemed dis-interested. I thought the standard from both sides was shocking!
Bonesy
26/02/2009 20:20:00
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Cook was hopeless, and Routledge seemed dis-interested. I thought the standard from both sides was shocking!
Bonesy
26/02/2009 20:20:00
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