Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Whittingham Waits But Loves Facing Foxes !!

Whittingham Waits But Loves Facing Foxes !!

Cardiff City`s influential midfielder Peter Whittingham is still waiting for his first goal of the season, having failed to find the net in the Bluebirds impressive start to the new Championship campaign. Although a midfielder, Whitts made a huge impression last season after contributing an outstanding 25 goals in league and cup games and ending the season as joint top scorer in the division.

Whilst he is unlikely to ever emulate that feat, Whitts will still want to contribute significantly to the goals sure to come from the likes of Chopra, Bellamy and Bothroyd. That said, Whittingham is operating in a new position, a completely different proposition to the wide left berth he occupied last year. In that role, he was able to benefit from the pace of Chopra and the width of Burke on the right, creating space for his late runs into the box. This year, he is being utilised more centrally and has thus far excelled in dictating play and controlling the tempo from midfield.

Tonight`s opponents Leicester City provide an excellent chance for Whittingham to open his account for the season and the Foxes will be sick of the sight of the former Aston Villa man. Due to the play-off semi-final double header, and an FA Cup tie - we actually played Leicester City on five occasions last season!

Of those 5 encounters, Peter Whittingham actually scored in four of them, failing only in the 1-0 away defeat to get his name on the scoresheet. The first clash, a 4-2 win for the Bluebirds in the FA Cup saw Whittingham score a fluke effort, direct from a corner. We lost away in early March, failing to score before a welcome 2-1 win at home courtesy of a close range effort from Whitts and the infamous Gabor Gyepes rugby tackle!

Both sides made it to the plays-offs and were pitted against each other in the semi-finals. Whittingham continued his exploits with a wonderful curled free-kick away from home, before he levelled the tie from the penalty spot to send the game to extra-time and penalties (Thanks again Yann Kermogant!).

Four goals in 5 appearances against a promotion chasing club was no mean feat for Whittingham, he certainly enjoyed playing against Leicester City last season - hopefully he can carry on that statistic and grab a goal or two in another Cardiff City victory tonight.



Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday September 14 2010
Time: 10:59AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Permanent Deal Sorted For Ajayi

Cardiff City have today confirmed that defender Semi Ajayi has turned his loan spell at Rotherham United into a permanent deal.

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

Newcastle Game Switched

Cardiff City's final home game of the Championship 2016/17 campaign has been moved after it was selected for television screening.

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)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By:
McGregor1%
Richards9%
Morrison0%
Bamba36%
Bennett0%
Noone0%
Gunnarsson0%
Whittingham0%
K Harris0%
Hoilett0%
Zohore54%
Sub-Halford0%
Sub-Pilkington0%
Sub-John0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment