Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Burnley Fan's View On Cardiff City Clash

Burnley Fan's View On Cardiff City Clash

Cardiff City face a huge match today against fellow play-off hopefuls Burnley. We spoke to Phil of Vital Burnley to get his views on the match:



Burnley must be confident of a play-off place now?

7th placed local rivals Preston have dropped points and we are five-seven points clear of them with games running out.
Our destiny is in our own hands, quietly confident but I know how in the past we have cocked things up at this stage.



Who would you like most to play in the play-offs?

I would fancy our chances against the bigger ex-Premier League sides teams in view of our record in the Cups this year, A Birmingham (if they drop down) or a Reading would be a cracker in the semi and then either you or Blades at Wembley. I think that would be an easier route to Wembley for us.



Your thoughts on ex-Bluebird Steve Thompson?

He was slow to get going but his mastery in the air has been an asset both in terms of attacking assists and in defence during set pieces. He openly admits he is not a prolific goal-scorer but we suddenly seem to have got the best out of him with I think now 10 goals to his credit. He has been out recently with a ankle ligament injury and is fighting to be be fit for Easter Monday against his old club



What are your team strengths/weaknesses?

Our biggest strength this season has been our determination not to be defeated even when we are one, sometimes 2 nil down. Our attack is now far more attractive on the eye and we play the passing game rather than the 'hoof and hope' to a target man.

The weakness can be our defence, it can be either rock solid or suspect and we have conceded a number of weak goals due to defensive error this season. Sometimes it seems like we cant clear our lines and often the midfield seem to have gone AWOL when we need them to drop back and help



Player to watch Monday?

Martin Paterson is our top scorer with 17 goals this season and yet he hasn't scored now in 10 games. I get the feeling he is going to hit form again anytime now and start bagging a few.



If you could have one Cardiff City player on a free - who and why?

Probably either McCormack or Bothroyd if we are talking goal scorers. We can be a bit light in that department when one or more of our strikers are injured although young Jay Rodriguez is coming along nicely



Prediction for the game?

I would be happy with a point but if you do beat us, I will be seeking revenge in the play-off matches!! At least the final is at Wembley these days and not your second home at the Millennium Stadium.



Many thanks to Phil for his views.


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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.

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday April 13 2009
Time: 9:00AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Cardiff

Should Cardiff City progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Cardiff's Parachute Payments In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on final league positions have been confirmed - and here's what Cardiff City...

Cardiff Confirm Shrewsbury Friendly

Cardiff City have today confirmed a pre season friendly against Shrewsbury Town this summer.

Turner Headlines The Released List

Yesterday Cardiff City confirmed their released list for the 2016 summer and Ben Turner departs after five years of service.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Marshall0%
Peltier0%
Connolly25%
Turner15%
Malone5%
Noone0%
O'Keefe0%
Whittingham5%
Lawrence0%
Pilkington30%
Immers5%
Sub - Zohore0%
Sub - Harris0%
Sub - Ecuele Manga15%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)