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Hillsborough Heartbreak For Cardiff City

Cardiff City capitulated and never looked litke scoring against a relaxed Sheffield Wednesday and it was with barely a a whimper that the Bluebirds surrendered the play-off place that was their to lose and looked all but guaranteed a couple of weeks ago.



City looked a shadow of their former selves in a second half where we were completely second best. The lively Jermaine Johnson got the inevitable goal with a sweetly struck shot from the edge of the area. Roger Johnson missed an open goal from 25 yards but Cardiff didnt deserve anything from the game - did they even want it?



The Cardiff City fans are stunned, Preston and Burnely both did what was required of them - our task was even easier but these were fragile and nervous boys many of whom will either leavfe or be destined for another year of Championship football.



The train wreck that has been the past month for Cardiff City will long be remembered. There are calls for Dave Jones' head, the inquest begins.....






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Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 3 2009

Time: 3:20PM

Your Comments

dave jones is not to blame
bluebirdlewis
dave jones is not to blame
bluebirdlewis
I agree, I think the fans here are desperate for someone to blame. Can't blame one person - this was a team failing
bluebirdshroom
I agree, I think the fans here are desperate for someone to blame. Can't blame one person - this was a team failing
bluebirdshroom
Think it should be 'Sheffield Wednesday' not the stinking half of Sheffield!! Bet you are absolutely gutted?
will it ever happen
Think it should be 'Sheffield Wednesday' not the stinking half of Sheffield!! Bet you are absolutely gutted?
will it ever happen
.. lunatic to blame Dave Jones (although some of his midfielder preferences were to say the least puzzling ..) .. so many 'if onlys' - since we miss out on the play-offs simply because we've scored ONE GOAL FEWER than Preston, the 12 goals we conceded in the last FOUR games were crucial .. if only Ross hadn't missed the half-time penalty at Preston, if only Mark Kennedy hadn't scored the headed goal of the season FOR Preston .. and so on and on and on .. but we have ended up with our best finish for [I think] over 30 years - no consolation tonight I know but let's not start finding scapegoats and destroying ourselves in the process .. in the end we just weren't good enough ..
gtsutton
.. lunatic to blame Dave Jones (although some of his midfielder preferences were to say the least puzzling ..) .. so many 'if onlys' - since we miss out on the play-offs simply because we've scored ONE GOAL FEWER than Preston, the 12 goals we conceded in the last FOUR games were crucial .. if only Ross hadn't missed the half-time penalty at Preston, if only Mark Kennedy hadn't scored the headed goal of the season FOR Preston .. and so on and on and on .. but we have ended up with our best finish for [I think] over 30 years - no consolation tonight I know but let's not start finding scapegoats and destroying ourselves in the process .. in the end we just weren't good enough ..
gtsutton
Now it does say 'Sheffield Wednesday' Why did DJ leave Ross on the bench?
will it ever happen
Now it does say 'Sheffield Wednesday' Why did DJ leave Ross on the bench?
will it ever happen
Leave Ross on the bench.....in favour of Whittingham is the question! Crazy decision. Just to clarify, I'm not blaming Jones - just that many people in Sheffield are...
bluebirdshroom
Leave Ross on the bench.....in favour of Whittingham is the question! Crazy decision. Just to clarify, I'm not blaming Jones - just that many people in Sheffield are...
bluebirdshroom
funniest day of my life, you scum just made my day, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
cyjax
funniest day of my life, you scum just made my day, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
cyjax
midfield needs a complete overhaul for 09/10. some big changes and if DJ cant do any better 09/10 then perhaps it would be time to change. the more fans talk about getting rid of DJ the more likely it will be to happen. i agree gtsutton to many what ifs. ive been doing it since FT. if only preston had won 3 nil and not 6 nil. i think Ross was left out because his head is hanging low. he could have sealed th eplace on his own and thats why he will stay at CC. to learn more and get confidence. lets not forget the players DJ has brought in over the years and the money he has spent. he has found some corkers. roger is my biggest concern. i hope he stays. fans were happy to finish 13th last year. looks like we have to do it in stages........we just havent got the money
bluebirdlewis
midfield needs a complete overhaul for 09/10. some big changes and if DJ cant do any better 09/10 then perhaps it would be time to change. the more fans talk about getting rid of DJ the more likely it will be to happen. i agree gtsutton to many what ifs. ive been doing it since FT. if only preston had won 3 nil and not 6 nil. i think Ross was left out because his head is hanging low. he could have sealed th eplace on his own and thats why he will stay at CC. to learn more and get confidence. lets not forget the players DJ has brought in over the years and the money he has spent. he has found some corkers. roger is my biggest concern. i hope he stays. fans were happy to finish 13th last year. looks like we have to do it in stages........we just havent got the money
bluebirdlewis
lol.
WhiteHartSpur
lol.
WhiteHartSpur
Sorry you didn't make the playoffs but we were the better side today.
CLIFFANDJ
Sorry you didn't make the playoffs but we were the better side today.
CLIFFANDJ
Sorry but your team were gutless at Hillsborough today. Only Darren Purse was putting his body on the line. If that's what the last month as been like then City have just bottled it and thrown away a playoff spot that should have been theirs. Your fans were superb, until we scored which would have deflated any set of supporters. See you next year, look forward to visiting your new home.
robc
Sorry but your team were gutless at Hillsborough today. Only Darren Purse was putting his body on the line. If that's what the last month as been like then City have just bottled it and thrown away a playoff spot that should have been theirs. Your fans were superb, until we scored which would have deflated any set of supporters. See you next year, look forward to visiting your new home.
robc
Despite Dareen Purse being a tosser and you having the Welsh FA in your pocket...I am gutted the bluebirds aint in the play offs...cos I know how much the fans wanted it.....good luck in the new stadium though...probably without DJ as manager
Cardiff_Claret
Despite Dareen Purse being a tosser and you having the Welsh FA in your pocket...I am gutted the bluebirds aint in the play offs...cos I know how much the fans wanted it.....good luck in the new stadium though...probably without DJ as manager
Cardiff_Claret
Blame the manager? Cup Final followed by such a close call - what more do you want?
eastneydave
Blame the manager? Cup Final followed by such a close call - what more do you want?
eastneydave
As a Wednesday fan, I would hazard a guess that the "what" you enquire City fans want is a playoff place. Yes you've had two great seasons but that playoff place should have been yours some time before Hillsborough. As such DJ should shoulder his share of the blame as well as the players who bottled it. That being said DJ is an excellent manager who has faced greater challenges in his life than getting City promoted. You should stick with him, it was CCFC's best finish for nearly 40 years. Their is always next year. Personally, I might have a bet on Preston for the playoffs, a run like that might mean more than just luck. Of course, it could just be that they're playing United.
robc
As a Wednesday fan, I would hazard a guess that the "what" you enquire City fans want is a playoff place. Yes you've had two great seasons but that playoff place should have been yours some time before Hillsborough. As such DJ should shoulder his share of the blame as well as the players who bottled it. That being said DJ is an excellent manager who has faced greater challenges in his life than getting City promoted. You should stick with him, it was CCFC's best finish for nearly 40 years. Their is always next year. Personally, I might have a bet on Preston for the playoffs, a run like that might mean more than just luck. Of course, it could just be that they're playing United.
robc
defeat grasped from the jaws of victory!! i think the point that most of us have forgotten is what we have actually achieved this season, we've managed to keep our best players and get a couple of good signing, while keeping the books level, looked like getting automatic promotoin at one stage and held the likes of Arsenel at home! all on a small squad of tired players, hopefully we can keep the squad together and build on it for next season and get atraight automatic promotion plus will be in a better postion to stay up!! i also do question DJ tactics but at the end of the day he has only got a small pool of players to pick from.
chrisgti
defeat grasped from the jaws of victory!! i think the point that most of us have forgotten is what we have actually achieved this season, we've managed to keep our best players and get a couple of good signing, while keeping the books level, looked like getting automatic promotoin at one stage and held the likes of Arsenel at home! all on a small squad of tired players, hopefully we can keep the squad together and build on it for next season and get atraight automatic promotion plus will be in a better postion to stay up!! i also do question DJ tactics but at the end of the day he has only got a small pool of players to pick from.
chrisgti
I'm not sure about the lack of squad depth really, players like quincy/scimeca/blake/e johnson/capaldi and even Burke hardly got any games even when players were thought to be tired.
bluebirdshroom
I'm not sure about the lack of squad depth really, players like quincy/scimeca/blake/e johnson/capaldi and even Burke hardly got any games even when players were thought to be tired.
bluebirdshroom
Thank you all so much for making this a very memorable weekend..hahaha.. Dave jones for Cardiff king...lol
cornellyjak
Thank you all so much for making this a very memorable weekend..hahaha.. Dave jones for Cardiff king...lol
cornellyjak
then if not the squad it has to be the manager, the last few games when we needed an attacking threat or intenetion from the bench he would bring McPhail on??? and like you mentioned apart from johnson and Burke, Quincy/scimeca/blake had not even been picked as subs!!
chrisgti
in all fairness burke hadnt played before he joined us so wasnt match fit.
bluebirdlewis
then if not the squad it has to be the manager, the last few games when we needed an attacking threat or intenetion from the bench he would bring McPhail on??? and like you mentioned apart from johnson and Burke, Quincy/scimeca/blake had not even been picked as subs!!
chrisgti
in all fairness burke hadnt played before he joined us so wasnt match fit.
bluebirdlewis
official statement from PR = DJ going nowhere
bluebirdlewis
official statement from PR = DJ going nowhere
bluebirdlewis
You have my sympathy Cardiff fans, we have finished seventh twice in the Championship since being promoted in 2000! Once by one point and once,rather like you by sodding one goal! It hurts like hell, but good luck for next season whether we are in the same league or not
turfmanphil
You have my sympathy Cardiff fans, we have finished seventh twice in the Championship since being promoted in 2000! Once by one point and once,rather like you by sodding one goal! It hurts like hell, but good luck for next season whether we are in the same league or not
turfmanphil
i'm afraid that's football - just take a look at us if you want unlucky and badly done to!! we've won the trophy, bought the t-shirt 10 times over.
bladesforlife1889
i'm afraid that's football - just take a look at us if you want unlucky and badly done to!! we've won the trophy, bought the t-shirt 10 times over.
bladesforlife1889
We need to sell Ledley and roger and build our squad with 10 mil + we will get from them. New center mids and possibly a new...... consistent keeper this time round!! if selling roger will need a new center back. if we buy chopra for more than a million i will be going mental, we have jay and ross up front!!
Geralltbluebird
We need to sell Ledley and roger and build our squad with 10 mil + we will get from them. New center mids and possibly a new...... consistent keeper this time round!! if selling roger will need a new center back. if we buy chopra for more than a million i will be going mental, we have jay and ross up front!!
Geralltbluebird
HAHAHAHAHA! come off it phil, don't sympathise with them, they well and truly F'kD up! they were ahead by a big distance 4/5 games ago with games in hand and they end the season with relegation form!!! shocking, poor, diabolical!
GThomas
HAHAHAHAHA! come off it phil, don't sympathise with them, they well and truly F'kD up! they were ahead by a big distance 4/5 games ago with games in hand and they end the season with relegation form!!! shocking, poor, diabolical!
GThomas
shocking, poor, diabolical - and yet 7th..... you have high expectations of us!
bluebirdshroom
shocking, poor, diabolical - and yet 7th..... you have high expectations of us!
bluebirdshroom
you were 4th, with games in hand, but you were so poor and shocking that you threw it away. you were the worst team for the last few games of the season.
GThomas
you were 4th, with games in hand, but you were so poor and shocking that you threw it away. you were the worst team for the last few games of the season.
GThomas
Thats a bit unfair GT, they only had to lose 5-0 to Preston and still be in the play-offs! Sobering thought that! Look both Welsh teams did well when you luck at the complete season
turfmanphil
Thats a bit unfair GT, they only had to lose 5-0 to Preston and still be in the play-offs! Sobering thought that! Look both Welsh teams did well when you luck at the complete season
turfmanphil
PHIL GT IS A JACK
bluebirdlewis
PHIL GT IS A JACK
bluebirdlewis
they don't deserve a play-off spot the way they ended the season phil, you should be there on merit like burnley are, they deserve it, they've played a lot of games and been quite consistent, cardiff have just collapsed all of a sudden, no excuses, they just cracked under a slight bit of pressure. they only had to lose 5-0? to be where they were in the table and lose 6-0 to anyone in the league is a disgrace. we done the double over preston, put 4 past them with ease.
GThomas
they don't deserve a play-off spot the way they ended the season phil, you should be there on merit like burnley are, they deserve it, they've played a lot of games and been quite consistent, cardiff have just collapsed all of a sudden, no excuses, they just cracked under a slight bit of pressure. they only had to lose 5-0? to be where they were in the table and lose 6-0 to anyone in the league is a disgrace. we done the double over preston, put 4 past them with ease.
GThomas
whomever this GThomas person is - you have to wonder why he spends so long trying to drum up interest in Cardiff's failures . So you beat Preston, that means nothing. The table doesn't lie, we missed out by a whisker...no-one really knows/cares where Swansea finished
Bonesy
heard sheff utd have bidded 1.5m for chopra wether we get promoted or not. good bit of businees for us i reckon
bladesforlife1889
Why I spend so long? Posting 3 comments here really does take seconds. I'm just here laughing at you for failing to reach the top 6, i'm sure a lot of you would do the same on our site, big deal.
GThomas
 

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