Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

McCormack Poor But Redeemed By Effort

McCormack Poor But Redeemed By Effort

Cardiff City`s top scorer Ross McCormack undoubtedly played his poorest game for the Bluebirds on Saturday as we were thumped 3-0 at home by Ipswich Town. It was McCormack`s early penalty miss that set the tone for a hapless and disappointing afternoon as his low effort was saved at full stretch by Richard Wright.


It wasn`t a bad penalty, but could have been hit harder. The problem was that this was the second time in a week McCormack saw his effort saved and he was visibly shaken. The Scottish striker could hardly believe it and the miss surely affected his confidence.


Following that, we saw McCormack`s touch desert him. Passes mishit, flicks to no-one and losing possession far more readily than usual. In addition, some truly awful shooting was on display as his efforts went wayward including one left footer from 18 yards that almost cleared the Canton Stand.


It was an act of mercy when he was replaced by Chopra in the second half but I will say thuis for McCormack. He never once stopped trying or switched off. Whilst others around his deserted their duties and hid from the ball, McCormack never stopped showing or presenting. He tried to dummy, flick and run at players. Although he was lacking confidence and did not have any end product, he was proud and determijned enough to keep working hard and striving to change the game.


A number of other players, most notably in midfield could do worse than following McCormack`s lead. I would mind betting the likes of Rae and Parry will score higher in the markings than Rosco - but it was their contributions (or lack of) that saw us toothless, pedestrian and outplayed in the centre of the park.



For the very latest Championship odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday April 27 2009
Time: 9:40AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

EFL Clubs Agree Early Transfer Window Closure

Within the last hour the EFL have confirmed that member clubs have agreed to changes to the summer transfer window deadline and from next season...

EFL Summer Transfer Window Vote Imminent

EFL member clubs are set to vote on changes to the summer transfer window today.

Morrison In Team Of The Week (19/2/18)

Cardiff City are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected following the clash with Middlesbrough.

Which Championship Side Is Most Reliant On Home Form?

With the 2017/18 Championship season now finding itself in February as the campaign ticks towards May, which side are most reliant on the home form.

Cardiff City Archived Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cardiff
Write For Vital Cardiff
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By:
Murphy28%
Peltier4%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Richards20%
Gunnarsson8%
Ralls12%
Bennett0%
Pilkington8%
Zohore8%
Hoilett0%
Sub-Whittingham4%
Sub-M Harris4%
Sub-Lambert4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures

Write for Vital Football