UK time is: 06:36:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cardiff City Outplayed By Classy Norwich

Cardiff City crashed to a woeful defeat at the hands on Norwich City - the Canaries out-performing the Bluebirds almost from start to finish. The home side looked the more confident, belying their lowly position with a fast tempo and series of clever touches and flicks. By contrast, Cardiff City were sluggish, under-pressure and tried to rely on pumping high balls to Eddie Johnson. Gow in particular was on form for Norwich and went close with two drives.

Cardiff City`s play was disrupted by an injury to Darcy Blake, meaning a left footed winger (Paul Parry) was deployed as an emergency right-back - let`s hope that is not needed again. The period leading up to half-time saw the Bluebirds improve and show their quality - you wondered if Norwich had blown their chance as we grew in confidence and forced Norwich into their own box for almost 5 minutes.

However, any hopes of a turn-around were dashed just moments into the second half when Hoolaham nissed a golden headed opportunity when un-marked. City Just a few minutes later, it was 1-0 to Norwich after a terrbible goal arising from a hopeful punt forward. Capaldi missed it and Dimi dallied allowing Mooney to steal in and score. Dimi stayed down to minutes afterwards, but the only injury was to his pride after another horrendous mistake.

Eddie Johnson was denied a headed goal by a good save jut a few moments later but Cardiff never really threatened the Norwich goal and conceded a late second as Cody McDonald beat the offside trap to slot home in injury time. We then had our best chance deep in injury time but Roger Johnson was denied by an excellent save.

Make no mistake, this was a poor showing. We were simply outclassed and had no ideas. That`s two defeats to lowly teams in two weeks, we had no answer to their determination, grit and desire. Thoroughly disappointing evening for Bluebirds, and the supporters.




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



For the very latest Championship odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools

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

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 11 2009

Time: 4:17PM

Your Comments

Old Jones wasn't as kind with his words! Still, another big game performance against a very strong Champ team, but we need 3 or 4 wins on the trot or we're dead.
Candid NCFC
Old Jones wasn't as kind with his words! Still, another big game performance against a very strong Champ team, but we need 3 or 4 wins on the trot or we're dead.
Candid NCFC
This was just a minor setback you can get there with a little more effort.
Doody
This was just a minor setback you can get there with a little more effort.
Doody
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Stats: Cardiff v Middlesbrough (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Middlesbrough (Monday September 15 2014)

Ole - It's All About Our Response (Monday September 15 2014)

Vital Report: Cardiff 2 Norwich 4 (Sunday September 14 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Norwich (Saturday September 13 2014)

Marshall Named Skipper (Friday September 12 2014)

Focused & Prepared For Norwich (Friday September 12 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Norwich (Friday September 12 2014)

Noone Buzzing (Wednesday September 10 2014)

You've Got To Be Kidding! (Monday September 8 2014)

Archived Cardiff City 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
Wolves 1 - 0 Cardiff
Cardiff 3 - 1 Huddersfield
Cardiff 2 - 4 Norwich
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Derby County 6 2 3 1 4 9
15. Bournemouth 7 2 2 3 1 8
16. Wigan 7 2 2 3 1 8
17. Cardiff 7 2 2 3 -1 8
18. Brighton 7 2 1 4 -2 7
19. Rotherham 7 2 1 4 -4 7
20. Birmingham 7 1 3 3 -7 6

Breaking League News

Another fine point for Wolves
Wolves : 17/09/2014 00:19:00
Reading 3 - 2 Millwall
Reading : 17/09/2014 00:17:00
Forest v Fulham Vital Preview
Forest : 17/09/2014 00:15:00
Honours Even At The Valley
Wolves : 17/09/2014 00:01:00
Birmingham 0-2 Wednesday
Sheff Wed : 16/09/2014 23:55:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 25%
Fabio 0%
Brayford 0%
Connolly 0%
Morrison 0%
Pilkington 0%
Whittingham 0%
Ralls 25%
Gunnarsson 0%
Jones 0%
Macheda 50%
Sub - John 0%
Sub - Adeyemi 0%
Sub - Maynard 0%