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Four Subs! We've Only Got Four Subs !!

Four Subs! We've Only Got Four Subs !!

Cardiff City kickedoff the new season with a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United. A satisfactory result given the off-field uncertainty which has haunted us over the past year and seen a transfer embargo imposed on the club.

We finally got the embargo lifted, thanks to further investment from TG and were thankfully able to register Danny Drinkwater - who made his debut. Tom Heaton now provides goalkeeping cover, while Jason Koumas remains lacking in match fitness.

Key mdifelder Stephen McPhail is still missing with an ankle injury meaning we are further depleted. Jay Bothroyd also played despite struggling previously with a hamstring niggle.

That meant that Cardiff City's teamsheet was desperately short and Jones opted to name only four substitutes. A pretty embarrassing state of affairs for a Championship club with promotion hopes.

Nevertheless, the quality is there. Heaton obviously covers the goalkeeping department while Anthony Gerrard was unlucky not to start. Adam Matthews is an excellent option at full-back and McCormack is an International striker, previously rated at £4m.

We did have a problem in midfiled but McCormack could operate on either flank while Peter Whittingham and Darcy Blake are viable on-field options to cover central midfield.

We do need some new faces in, but with McPhail, Wildig, Koumas and Taiwo to return - things are definitely looking up for Cardiff City.

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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday August 9 2010
Time: 11:00AM

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why couldn't cardiff have used meadows,farah or jarvis on the bench just for numbers. i can't belive cardiff started with gyepes and hudson WHAT ABOUT GERRARD!. DJ only started with gyepes because gyepes said to the public that he was going to probebly be on the bench again.
aderynglas
09/08/2010 12:40:00
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Jones has said before he doesnt see the point naming youngsters if he knows he wont use them
little_miss_bluebird
09/08/2010 13:17:00
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I wondered about that aderynglas...if Gyepes got into the team by speaking out, they'll all start doing it - would be a disaster!
bluebirdshroom
09/08/2010 13:18:00
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perhaps he was advertising him to sell him barnsley boss was there
bluebirdlewis
09/08/2010 17:45:00
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possibly but hes centre back 2 for me with blake 3rd choice and hudson a dire 4th but what do i know hey!!!
smakerzthebluebird
09/08/2010 23:53:00
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yes little_ miss_ bluebird i know what jones said. but i would rather put all of the youngsters on the bench than have 4 subs. i mean thats just embarrasing. but with olofinjana in the team that makes it 5 subs.
aderynglas
10/08/2010 13:42:00
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