UK time is: 17:44:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Darcy Deserves A Chance

Cardiff City youngster Darcy Blake has been missing from the starting line-up of late after being sent off during the away win at Barnsley. We have been in good form since then, and he has failed to get his place back but with injury worries over the likes of Olofinjana, McNaughton etc tonight - Blake is one who certainly deserves to start.

He may well get a chance at centre-back - his favoured position. Media reports today are that Gyepes will not start, leaving Blake the only available option to partner Hudson. His form in that position last season, and his pace and good reading of the game suggest he can make up for his apparent lack of height.

Even if Gyepes plays, Blake may be a good option at right back. He deputised on Sunday after McNaughton was withdrawn and continued to keep the obvious threat of Scott Sinclair nullified. He made one excellent challenge on the Swans winger, and provided an excellent cross that Bellamy should have converted in the dying moments.

The versatile Blake could also feature in midfield, providing a steel and determination we sometimes lack with McPhail, Whittingham and co. present. With Drinkwater also off the pace, Blake's commitment and presence could be a huge bonus.

With the talent available to Cardiff City at the moment, there are relatively few chances for youngsters. However, Darcy Blake has been good when called upon, and deserves a chance to impress - he should get that chance tonight.




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:Wednesday November 10 2010

Time: 3:47PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Wolff Out The Door (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Ipswich (Monday October 20 2014)

Massive Result For Slade (Sunday October 19 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Nottingham Forest (Saturday October 18 2014)

Slade Relishing His Cardiff Debut (Friday October 17 2014)

Turner Closing In On Bluebirds Return (Thursday October 16 2014)

Arsenal Goalkeeper A Relieved Man (Tuesday October 14 2014)

Slade - The Aim Is Still Top Two (Friday October 10 2014)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 1 Sheff Wed
Cardiff 2 - 4 Norwich
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Brighton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Bournemouth 12 5 3 4 3 18
10. Brentford 12 5 3 4 -1 18
11. Sheff Wed 12 4 5 3 0 17
12. Cardiff 12 4 4 4 0 16
13. Blackburn 12 4 4 4 -2 16
14. Leeds Utd 12 4 3 5 -3 15
15. Rotherham 12 4 3 5 -3 15

Breaking League News

Rotherham v Fulham Preview
Fulham : 21/10/2014 17:25:00
Butland In Line To Start?
Derby County : 21/10/2014 17:11:00
All Gone Latics - New Fanzine On The Scene
Wigan : 21/10/2014 16:55:00
McCarthy Content With Another Draw
Ipswich : 21/10/2014 16:29:00
Millers v Cottagers Preview
Rotherham : 21/10/2014 15:31:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 1%
Brayford 0%
Manga 66%
Morrison 0%
Ralls 0%
Pilkington 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 33%
Noone 0%
Le Fondre 0%
Macheda 0%
Sub - Jones 0%
Sub - Adeyemi 0%
Sub - Daehli 0%