UK time is: 16:43:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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.





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:Monday April 13 2009

Time: 9:00AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

A Bad Day To Be Blue (Thursday August 21 2014)

Unbeaten Start Delights Ole (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Vital Report: Cardiff 1 Wigan 0 (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Wigan (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Theophile-Catherine Returns To France (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Wigan (Monday August 18 2014)

Ole Looking For Back To Back Wins (Monday August 18 2014)

Ole Delighted With Home Start (Sunday August 17 2014)

Cardiff Confirm Medel Departure (Sunday August 17 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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 3 - 1 Huddersfield
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Blackburn 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Forest 3 2 1 0 +3 7
2. Cardiff 3 2 1 0 +3 7
3. Millwall 3 2 1 0 +3 7
4. Charlton 3 2 1 0 +2 7
5. Bournemouth 3 2 0 1 +4 6
6. Norwich 3 2 0 1 +4 6
7. Watford 3 2 0 1 +2 6

Breaking League News

Team News: Ipswich v Norwich
Ipswich : 22/08/2014 16:37:00
Walk4Tilly Seven Weeks To Go! Join Team Tilly
Wigan : 22/08/2014 15:29:00
Boss wants a repeat
Middlesbrough : 22/08/2014 14:48:00
The Ipswich Town Preview
Norwich : 22/08/2014 14:36:00
Boro wait on deal
Middlesbrough : 22/08/2014 14:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 1%
Fabio 66%
Morrison 0%
Brayford 0%
Connolly 0%
Daehli 0%
Gunnarsson 33%
Whittingham 0%
Adeyemi 0%
Jones 0%
Maynard 0%
Sub - Pilkington 0%
Sub - Le Fondre 0%
Sub - Guerra 0%