Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Dave Jones In 'Plan B' Shocker !

Dave Jones In 'Plan B' Shocker !

Cardiff City fans have been mystified by Dave Jones comments in the SW Echo today referring to a 'different formation' to be employed by the Bluebirds in the absence of Jay Bothroyd.

Our inability to cope without the talented frontman has been a longstanding problem and fans have long been frustrated by the inflexibility of our system, reliance on 4-4-2 and the woeful attempts to loft the ball forwards for McCormack and Chopra to chase.

Despite the obvious problems, no solutions were proposed and this was a recurring frustration which eventually led to us losing the play-off final. The moment Bothroyd was replaced by Etuhu was a real game-changer and it went tdownhill from there. Frankly, I'd rather have been 2-0 down at that time with Jay in the team, rather than level (as we were) and Bothroyd off.

The quotes attributed to Jones were:

"We are looking at a different formation when we don`t have Jay Bothroyd up there with a bit of strength."

"We have looked at other options. Rather than plonking it up when we don`t have the big fella we try other routes. It`s a radical change to the way we play and we have to work on it."


Jones' (alleged) comments are likely to be viewed with suspicion by fans who have clamoured long and hard for the manager to adopt a more flexible approach, but to no avail in seasons gone by.

It seems the 'new' mentality/formation has not been an immediate success. It was employed in the recent 2-1 defeat to League One side Notts County. Hopefully, Bothroyd will be back for the upcoming friendly against Deportivo.

Vital Cardiff is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!


Vital Cardiff on: facebook or twitter




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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Thursday July 29 2010
Time: 3:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Stats: Cardiff City v Newcastle

All the stats from Cardiff City (0) vs (2) Newcastle, Cardiff City Stadium, 28/4/17 Att: 23,153

Cardiff v Newcastle - Team Sheets

Cardiff are at the Cardiff City Stadium with Newcastle the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Cardiff v Newcastle - Follow Live On Twitter

Cardiff are at the Cardiff City Stadium with Newcastle the visitors today, this will be a 7:45pm kick-off.

Who Features As A 2017/18 Promotion Favourite?

With two games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, eyes in the Championship are already turning to the coming year of 2017/18.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cardiff
Write For Vital Cardiff
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
McGregor0%
Richards0%
Morrison0%
Ecuele Manga0%
Bennett0%
Halford0%
Hoilett0%
Gunnarsson0%
Whittingham0%
K Harris0%
Zohore0%
Sub - Noone0%
Sub - Ralls0%
Sub - Pilkington0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2017 12:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League