UK time is: 17:03:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cardiff City Fans Blame Jones For Derby Defeat

Cardiff City fans had two major factors in mind when considering the humiliating derby day defeat to Swansea City. It wasn`t just the 3-2 scoreline, it was the lack of fight and pride on display by the Bluebirds players in comparison to the Swansea team - who were fired up and determined.

A recent poll on this Cardiff City website invited readers to vote for their most disappointing aspect to the defeat with manager Dave Jones and substitute Sol Taiwo those singled out by the majority:


Hudson (11%)
Gerrard (2%)
Kennedy (4%)
Capaldi (8%)
Burke (5%)
Taiwo's cameo (26%)
Dave Jones (44%)


Dave Jones maintained that this was just another three points, but many feel he has a duty to use any motivational tools at his disposal, and it doesn`t get bigger than this. On the day, his tactics were wrong and we failed to cope with Swansea`s packed midfield. The lack of changes made, the selection of Tony Capaldi on the left wing and the bizarre decision to play Taiwo on the left are the likely factors influencing fans to vote for Jones.

Taiwo also polled a hefty 26%, that`s despite playing only 26% of the game having replaced Capaldi in the second half. He was awful and looked like a lamb to the slaughter, wasting possession and barely making a meaningful contribution at all. He is obviously short of confidence, and this will have set him back further.

The Dave Jones relationship with the fans is peculiar. Many credit him for his job so far, but are becoming disillusioned with his inability to make the enxt step and his apparent disinterest and arrogance. It`s worth remembering that we are THIRD in a strong Championship league, and have suffered injuries to McNaughton, McPhail, Etuhu and McCormack - in previous seasons, the loss of those players would have crippled us yet we remain in promotion contention - for now.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 12 2009

Time: 10:21AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Jonesing On Non Footballing Decisions (Thursday March 26 2015)

Jones Loaned To Bournemouth (Thursday March 26 2015)

Arrival Of Arsenal Defender Confirmed (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Young On Solid Birmingham Showing (Sunday March 22 2015)

Stats: Cardiff v Birmingham (Saturday March 21 2015)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. westonal 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 0 Birmingham
Cardiff 1 - 1 Bournemouth
Brentford 1 - 2 Cardiff
Cardiff 1 - 2 Charlton
Rotherham 1 - 3 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 1 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Charlton 39 13 15 11 -2 54
12. Sheff Wed 39 13 14 12 -4 53
13. Leeds Utd 39 14 10 15 -4 52
14. Cardiff 39 13 12 14 -2 51
15. Birmingham 38 11 14 13 -12 47
16. Brighton 39 10 15 14 -3 45
17. Bolton 39 12 9 18 -11 45

Breaking League News

Vital poll result: Pearce future?
Reading : 29/03/2015 17:00:01
Boycey Inspires Barbados To World Cup Win
Wigan : 29/03/2015 15:26:00
Frank's Focus - Marc-Antoine Fortune
Wigan : 29/03/2015 14:40:00
Jack O'Connell Returns From League 1 Loan
Brentford : 29/03/2015 12:09:00
Leeds Loan Watch - Ajose and Crewe cause a shock
Leeds Utd : 29/03/2015 10:12:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Marshall 0%
Fabio 0%
Ecuele Manga 0%
Morrison 0%
Malone 0%
Noone 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 0%
Ralls 0%
Jones 0%
Revell 0%
Sub - Kennedy 0%
Sub - Doyle 0%
Sub - Adeyemi 0%