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Cardiff City Search For Timely Third Triple

Cardiff City Search For Timely Third Triple

Cardiff City are tonight bidding to acheive the important feat of securing their third win on the bounce as we face lowly Sheffield United tonight in a season where the Bluebirds have flattered to deceive and never quite reached top gear.

It's so crucial for promotion chasing teams to put together a series of victories, instead of frustratingly dropping points every few games. Norwich City's recent run (prior to Swansea thrashing them on Saturday) and Readings relentless charge up the Championship are testament to the importance on consecutive wins - and what a great time it would be for Cardiff City to join the party!

On two other occasions this season have we acheived three wins on the bounce. The first came just as the season started when a home draw (against tonight's opponents Sheffield United) was followed by wins over Derby County (1-2), Doncaster Rovers (4-0) and Portsmouth (0-2).

The diligent fans amongst us will clearly recognise that those four fixtures correspond exactly with our previous and forthcoming two! We've just beaten Derby (4-1) and Doncaster (1-3) with Sheffield and Portsmouth providing our next opposition - a mirrored 4 points from those two would be acceptable. We then beat Hull City to extend the run to four wins, but were then beaten away at Leicester City.

That run came very early in the season, and after a brief blip came our best run in a superb October period as we saw off Barnsley (1-2), Bristol City (3-2), Coventry City (1-2), Leeds United (0-4) and Norwich City (3-1) before the Swans spoilt our party with a reversal at the CCS. Nevertheless, 5 wins on the bounce including the high flying Leeds and Canaries was an excellent return.

Since then, Cardiff City have failed to win three in a row as we've failed to build up momentum in the way QPR, Reading and Norwich have managed. Tonigh provides a welcome opportunity to get make WWW with a home clash against Portsmouth also winnable on Saturday.

Sheffield United will provide a stern test, and are a better side than the stats suggest. They will fight, but these are the games that promotion chasers win. QPR and Swansea have both recently slipped up against relegation threatened sides - Cardiff City must avoid that and come away with the three points to keep our own charge going, and increase the pressure on our rivals.





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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday April 12 2011
Time: 3:28PM

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