Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Former Cardiff City Star's Fond Wembley Memories

Former Cardiff City Star's Fond Wembley Memories

Former Cardiff City star Joe Ledley will surely be a part of Wales' starting XI tonight as Gary Speed's men look to build on an encouraging 2-1 win over Montenegro with another good performance against England.

Ledley has fond memories of Wembley, having featured in each of Cardiff City's three recent trips. It was Ledley's hooked effort against Barnsley that saw the Bluebirds into the FA Cup final - a game in which we lost 1-0 to Portsmouth. However, Ledley's individual performance was exemplary as he gave England right-back Glen Johnson a torrid time.

The third trip also ended in defeat, in what was to be Ledley's final appearance for his boyhood club. City qwent down 3-2 to an exuberant Blackpool outfit in the Championship play-off final, though ledley again found the scoresheet after racing clear down the left and clipping an effort past Matt Gilks in the Seasiders' goal.

Speaking of his fond Wembley memories, Ledley told the SW Echo:

"Hopefully I can keep my goal-scoring record up at Wembley, but I am going to have to do it against a great England team."

"I`ve got mixed emotions about Wembley to be honest. Obviously the FA Cup semi-final was great, but then we lost the final and then we lost the play-off final too which was very hard to take."

"The only thing is that I have managed to score some goals there so that was the good part of it."



Wales will be hard pushed to take anything from the game, especially with England remaining unbeatedn in qualifiers to date. However, the emergence and continued fitness of young stars like Ledley, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey does show promise and hopefully Speed's Wales can put in a good showing.






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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday September 6 2011
Time: 9:21AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Vital Pre-Match - Championship, 27th-28th Sept

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of matches this midweek, which will see us among those having a match in this upcoming schedule with three-points the aim of course.

Lambert - Cardiff Will Improve

Rotherham brace goalscorer Rickie Lambert has said he's confident that Cardiff City will improve in the coming weeks.

Trollope - Relief Thanks To Rickie

Head coach Paul Trollope has admitted a mixture of pride and relief were his main emotions in the weekend's victory over Rotherham United.

Rotherham 1-2 Cardiff - Highlights

Cardiff secured a win over Rotherham in the Championship on Saturday.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Cardiff v Derby
Suggested By:
Cardiff win67%
Derby win33%
Draw0%
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