Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Bluebirds Battered By Bristol City

Bluebirds Battered By Bristol City

Cardiff City's woeful form continued into 2011 after Bristol City dished out another thumping to grab all three points and re-iterate our desperate need for defensive reinforcements.

It took just minutes for Bristol City to set the tone for the afternoon, and the Robins reaped their rewards for targetting the hapless Lee Naylor who followed up his dire performance against Watford with another poor display, albeit as part of a terrible defensive unit.

Jon Stead found acres of space on the Cardiff left and crossed for Brett Pitman to fire home. BCFC had a game plan that worked to perfection, and saw them work far harder than the visitors who were simply outfought, outthought and easily overpowered.

Chopra did have a few chances in a brief spell of dominance, he looked to have been brought down by David James, before seeing a shot hit the post, and another blocked by Lee Johnson. Mark Hudson too had a good chance to score, but ballooned his effort well over the bar.

Shortly before the break, Bristol City once again broke at pace, and scored a near carbon copy of the opener as Jon Stead, so often our tormentor, this time found Johnson.

THe rout was completed in the second half as Jemal Campbell-Ryce found space and skipped past Darcy Blake to finish well. In between all this, Cardiff CIty goalkeeper Tom Heaton made a series of very good saves to keep the scoreline from becoming a cricket score.

A devastatingly bad day for Cardiff City, on the back of a dismal 4-1 thrashing last time out. The poor form is far more than a blip by this stage and even Dave Jones can no longer pretend otherwise. Opposition teams can easily negate our play by sitting deep and working hard. They can always be confident of getting chances as the Bluebirds defence continues to look suitable only for League 2 standard.



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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Saturday January 1 2011
Time: 5:02PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Former Defenders Join Burton & Newport

Cardiff released Ben Turner and Jazzi Barnum-Bobb this summer with both now finding new clubs. They've signed for Burton and Newport, respectively.

League Cup F‏irst Round - Bristol Rovers (22/6/16)

The draw for the first round of the English Football League Cup took place earlier this afternoon.

Birmingham Away On Opening Day

Cardiff City face a trip to Birmingham City on the opening day of the 2016/17 Championship season.

League Cup Draw Wednesday 1pm

Four hours after the Football League fixture list is revealed, the League Cup first round...

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Marshall3%
Peltier0%
Connolly20%
Turner10%
Malone3%
Noone3%
O'Keefe3%
Whittingham3%
Lawrence3%
Pilkington26%
Immers6%
Sub - Zohore0%
Sub - Harris0%
Sub - Ecuele Manga20%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)