Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City's Chopra Picks Up Fifth Yellow Card

Cardiff City's Chopra Picks Up Fifth Yellow Card

Cardiff City striker Michael Chopra picked up a yellow card today in a show of frustration during the 3-0 away defeat to Bristol City. It was the striker's fifth of the campaign but he has escaped an automatic 1 match ban because we are now in 2011 - he will instead be given a 'warning as to future conduct' by the FA.

That means that Chopra will be available for the crunch clash with fellow promotion hopefuls Leeds United, who will visit CCS on Tuesday night for what could be a vital game.

Although we've been shockingly bad of late, Chopra has actually been playing very well. His movement has been first class and he has forged various chances for himself despite a lack of service. He was denied by the brilliance of Keiran Westwood against Coventry City, while he has also been lively and committed during the heavy defeats to Watford and Bristol City.

Chopra's availability is key since Craig Bellamy is unlikely to play after completing 90 minutes today. He is not meant to play games so close together and could be rested to avoid further knee complaints. Hopefully Jay Bothroyd will be available after hamstring trouble - but City will be desperate to avoid aggrevating the niggle. City could also have another striker on the books with moves for James Vaughan (Everton) and Jon Parkin (Preston North End) in the pipeline.



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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Saturday January 1 2011
Time: 5:18PM

Comments

0
As much as I would like to see Chopra missing, because I think he's a good striker and gave us a hard time at Elland Road. He will not be suspended as the date for suspensions for five yellow cards ran out at the end of 2010. The next suspension will be for 10 yellow cards before mid April. Lets hope Chopra reads this and doesn't think he as to turn up on Tuesday. lol
dazza71
01/01/2011 17:49:00
0
Haha Dazza if only, Come on Leeds we owe them!
Paulj82
01/01/2011 18:00:00
0
You're absolutely right dazza - didn't realise that! Just checked FA regs....article now updated - hope he gets a hat-trick!!!
bluebirdshroom
01/01/2011 18:08:00
0
noticed the title changed on newsnow, some good news at least.
Bonesy
01/01/2011 18:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Vital View - Championship 23rd-24th September

Blackburn collected another three-points with a win at Derby with fellow strugglers Cardiff collecting a needed win at Rotherham with leaders Huddersfield slipping up at Reading.

Stats: Rotherham v Cardiff

All the stats from Rotherham (1) vs (2) Cardiff, New York Stadium, 24/9/16 Att: 8,348

Vital Pre-Match - Rotherham v Cardiff

Cardiff's poor start to the season under Trollope continued with Leeds going away from the Cardiff City Stadium with a two-nil win. A match at Rotherham comes tomorrow.

Pilkington Named In Republic Squad

Having earned a point away to Serbia in the Republic of Ireland's first Group D game last international window, Martin O'Neill has now named his squad for the World Cup qualifiers...

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Rotherham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Amos0%
Peltier0%
Morrison0%
Connolly0%
Richards0%
O'Keefe0%
Noone0%
Immers0%
Whittingham0%
Ralls0%
Lambert0%
Sub - Harris0%
Sub - Ecuele Manga0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 14 2016 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 19 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship