Date:Friday October 15 2010
Cardiff City last played the Severnside derby against rivals Bristol City back in January 2010. The Bluebirds produced a stunning performance to record a 6-0 win over the lacklustre Robins courtesy of goals from Chopra (2), McCormack (2), Whittingham and a Liam Fontaine own goal. That win was on the back of a 3-0 home victory when even Gavin Rae got on the scoresheet to add to a Chopra strike and a McCombe own goal.
To say those defeats would have hurt Bristol City is somewhat of an understatement with a 9-0 aggregate scoreline against local rivals we have met regularly over the past decade. The results certainly do not represent a real difference between the sides and although we finished the season in fourth place, the Robins are always comfortably mid-table and finished only a few points outside the play-off positions themselves.
While Bristol City have less cause for optimism this time round (Cardiff are second, while the Robins lie rock bottom), such games are always impossible to predict and Bristol City will surely come good at some point and end the season well outside the relegation zone. One man who is desperate to dispel the demons of last season`s humiliation is BCFC captain Louis Carey. The defender is gunning for revenge and sees Cardiff City as a perfect place to turn his side`s fortunes around. Carey told the Bristol Evening Post:
"I wanted the ground to open up and swallow me. I've been in sides that have let in six goals before, but that one was different. It hurt the players and it was a bitter pill to have to swallow."
"Our fans will want revenge and we know we're playing for more than just three points on Saturday. It's about pride, putting the record straight and giving our supporters something to shout about."
"I had a lot of support from family and friends after the 6-0 defeat and it was good to know that people were still talking to me and still liked me. I want to beat Cardiff for all those people who stood by me."
"Beating Cardiff at their place would mean so much and would be a massive kick-start to our season."
A positive start and defensive concentration should provide Cardiff City with a good platform to go out and win the game. We have good players, in better form and confidence than Bristol City, while both sets of players will look to draw strength from the atmosphere and crowd. A defeat for the Bluebirds looks unlikely on paper, and that`s exactly when Cardiff City fans know we need to worry….no complacency!
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: or
Date:Friday October 15 2010
Marshall To West Ham? I'd doubt It (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Mutch Ignoring Cardiff Criticism (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Cardiff Launch Formal Palacegate Complaint (Monday April 14 2014)
Caulker Quietly Confident (Monday April 14 2014)
Vital Report: Southampton 0 Cardiff 1 (Sunday April 13 2014)
Whittingham Hails Squads Character (Sunday April 13 2014)
Saints Win Can Be The Catalyst - Ole (Saturday April 12 2014)
Stats: Southampton v Cardiff (Saturday April 12 2014)
Ole - We Have To Believe 100% (Friday April 11 2014)
Leaky Cardiff Dominates The Headlines (Friday April 11 2014)
|14. Aston Villa||33||9||7||17||-14||34|
|It`s Good to Talk
» Fulham : 16/04/2014 07:43:00
|Everton V Crystal Palace
» Everton : 16/04/2014 07:40:00
|And Another Bites the Dust
» Man Utd : 16/04/2014 07:34:00
|Sam Bemoans Defensive Mistakes
» West Ham : 16/04/2014 07:31:00
|Costa Is The Man!
» Chelsea : 16/04/2014 07:30:00
|Ref Watch: Webb to officiate Cardiff v Stoke
» Stoke : 15/04/2014 22:04:00
|Begovic wins Chelsea man of the match poll
» Stoke : 15/04/2014 21:44:00