UK time is: 14:06:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cardiff City Man In Hospital After Malicious Elbow

Cardiff City defender Roger Johnson spent last night in hospital following the nasty incident that left him coughing up blood and gasping for breath.


The incident occurred when Claude Davis was assigned to mark Johnson at a corner, having seen replay footage Davis makes no attempt to go for the ball and certainly seems to forcefully make contact with RJ's head.


The Bluebirds were incensed, Dave Jones sent off and the club have released a statement on the official website:


'In our opinion, the challenge looks deliberate and malicious and could have more seriously endangered Roger Johnson's well being than hopefully is the case. We are now asking the Football Association to investigate as a matter of urgency.'


Losing Roger would be a huge blow to us, but this was the main talking point in a fiery encounter strewn with aggressive and often illegal challenges. Only Davis knows what he intended to do but video footage is likely to leave him at least a little apprehensive should the FA decide to investigate.





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:Sunday April 12 2009

Time: 8:44PM

Your Comments

It was amazing to listen to Warnock, the Palace manager, claiming apparently that Roger had struck Davis' elbow using his throat as a weapon .. well done David Jones for defending his player with passion, and Peter Ridsdale for refusing to forget a vicious assault that would have landed the aggressor in the Courts if committed in the street .. let's hope the FA have the courage to remove this lout from football ..
gtsutton
It was amazing to listen to Warnock, the Palace manager, claiming apparently that Roger had struck Davis' elbow using his throat as a weapon .. well done David Jones for defending his player with passion, and Peter Ridsdale for refusing to forget a vicious assault that would have landed the aggressor in the Courts if committed in the street .. let's hope the FA have the courage to remove this lout from football ..
gtsutton
ive watched the clip over and over............davies looks at roger and raises his arm while barging. disgusting. how can palace defend it
bluebirdlewis
ive watched the clip over and over............davies looks at roger and raises his arm while barging. disgusting. how can palace defend it
bluebirdlewis
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Friday November 21 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Reading (Friday November 21 2014)

Alfie Will Come Good (Friday November 21 2014)

Slade Expecting Tough Reading Clash (Thursday November 20 2014)

Mackay Returns (Thursday November 20 2014)

Pilkington Opens Irish Account (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Final Day Fixtures Set (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Make Or Break For Morrison (Sunday November 16 2014)

Vital Report: Birmingham 0 Cardiff 0 (Monday November 10 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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Garrincha57 2
2. westonal 1
3. Dave Eade 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Brighton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff
Bolton 3 - 0 Cardiff
Blackburn 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Charlton 17 6 9 2 2 27
9. Wolves 17 7 6 4 0 27
10. Norwich 17 7 5 5 6 26
11. Cardiff 18 7 5 6 1 26
12. Forest 17 6 7 4 3 25
13. Sheff Wed 17 4 9 4 -2 21
14. Reading 18 6 3 9 -6 21

Breaking League News

Winger in loan deal
Middlesbrough : 22/11/2014 14:03:00
Brentford : 22/11/2014 13:31:00
Kennedy joins Pool
Blackpool : 22/11/2014 12:45:00
Zoko out on loan
Blackpool : 22/11/2014 12:33:00
Symons Rues Mistakes but Praises Brentford
Fulham : 22/11/2014 11:27:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Reading MotM
Suggested By:  Bluebird
Marshall 0%
Connolly 0%
Morrison 0%
Turner 0%
Brayford 0%
Pilkington 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 0%
Noone 0%
Le Fondre 0%
Macheda 0%
Sub - Daehli 0%
Sub - Fabio 0%
Sub - Jones 0%