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Kennedy 'Owns' Routledge On Cardiff City Return

Cardiff City fans predictably gave returning winger Wayne Routledge a tough time last night as the former Bluebird loan star made his first return to Ninian Park after snubbing a move to the Welsh capital in favour of a big money deal at Rangers.

Happily, Routledge did not return to haunt us and I've been suprised by the reports on QPR fansites that state Routledge as having a good game. I'm slightly relieved to say that was about the most ineffective I've seen him this season, which is a good job as I'm sure the honest Bluebirds fans would have wonderers if taunting was such a good idea given our first hand knowledge of the threat he poses.

Of course, every poor touch was booed and that included all of them in the first 15 minutes as first Rae and then Ledley let Wayne know they were there. He produced occasional moments of quality, one clever pass almost saw Liam Miller score but that was his only meaningful contribution of the first half. I've seen him tormenting numerous defeners with pace, trickery and the like but Mark Kennedy was oustanding and really gave Routledge little space to work.

Routledge didn't get behind us once all game, the one occasion he rounded Kennedy saw Roger Johnson produce a timely sliding tackle to dispossess him and grant QPR one of their two corners of the game. All in all, the return of Routledge was better than I could have expected in terms of his lack of threat. The only downside was the complete anonimnity of Routledge's replacement at Cardiff City - Chris Burke. Hard to say which right winger had the least impact!




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Date:Thursday February 26 2009

Time: 1:46PM

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Routledge wasn't at his best I agree - however he did cause more than a few problems for Kennedy in my opinion. He took a while to get into the game but once he did he made things happen even if not in his usual manner. If you get a moment check out the absolutely sublime through ball for Liam Miller. Incredible skills. Also that cross at the end was begging to be put in by someone - so perhaps not as effective as he might have been, but it worked well and took the pressure of other players. Not quite sure he was 'owned' by Kennedy however..
Boxer
Routledge wasn't at his best I agree - however he did cause more than a few problems for Kennedy in my opinion. He took a while to get into the game but once he did he made things happen even if not in his usual manner. If you get a moment check out the absolutely sublime through ball for Liam Miller. Incredible skills. Also that cross at the end was begging to be put in by someone - so perhaps not as effective as he might have been, but it worked well and took the pressure of other players. Not quite sure he was 'owned' by Kennedy however..
Boxer
Boxer.......do you know what the age difference is!!?? Kennedy Vs Routledge = 1-0. my initial thought was Kennedy would struggle and we might need comminges but my word. MOM. Best ive seen from him
bluebirdlewis
Boxer.......do you know what the age difference is!!?? Kennedy Vs Routledge = 1-0. my initial thought was Kennedy would struggle and we might need comminges but my word. MOM. Best ive seen from him
bluebirdlewis
Kennedy MOM eithout question. Can probably run much faster tonight without Routledge in his pocket!
Bonesy
Kennedy MOM eithout question. Can probably run much faster tonight without Routledge in his pocket!
Bonesy
 

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