UK time is: 03:12:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Whittingham Excels At Cardiff City Central

Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham is not finding the net on such a regular basis as last season, but remains a hugely influential player for the Bluebirds after reverting from his usual wide left role, to a more central position.

It has been evident all season that Whitts was dropping deeper, and playing more centrally than previously. His passing and vision is excellent and he has impressed in the creative role previously held by Stephen McPhail. Both are cultured left footers, but Whitts is more eager to get possession and finds more space than McPhail who was not always available for a pass and less comfortable moving forwards while in possession.

Key to the position switch has been the arrival of Craig Bellamy, who has operated on the left in Whittingham's stead. Additionally, Seyi Olofinjana's imposing presence has compensated somewhat for the lack of physique and strength associated with selecting Whittingham ahead of more solid players cuch as Drinkwater or Rae.

Spekaing of his new role within the Cardiff City side, Whittingham told the SW Echo:

'I`m playing a different role to last season. The gaffer has moved me into a more central role.'

'I feel I am getting on the ball a lot more this season and finding much more space to be creative.'

'It`s all about adapting to change and trying to be the best player I can be.'



While the Bluebirds have not shown their best form of late, I do not blame Whittingham for that at all. He has shown a willingness to show for the ball, and a determination to drive us forward - something we have lacked in midfield for some time. He is not a natural central midfielder, but has been in good form and shown himself to be more than capable of fulfilling this role.




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:Thursday December 9 2010

Time: 1:05PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

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)

We'll Do It My Way (Tuesday October 7 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

Cardiff v Forest: Match Report From Kid's Corner!
Forest : 21/10/2014 00:03:00
Watford v Forest Championship Preview
Forest : 20/10/2014 23:40:00
Toffolo Heads To Swindon
Norwich : 20/10/2014 22:14:00
Vital Preview: Cardiff v Ipswich
Cardiff : 20/10/2014 22:09:00
Johnson hoping fans remember what he did for Leeds
Leeds Utd : 20/10/2014 21:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 0%
Brayford 0%
Manga 0%
Morrison 0%
Ralls 0%
Pilkington 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 100%
Noone 0%
Le Fondre 0%
Macheda 0%
Sub - Jones 0%
Sub - Adeyemi 0%
Sub - Daehli 0%