UK time is: 01:30:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

New Cardiff City Recruit Has Most Awful Record !

Cardiff City have brought in extra goalkeeping cover in the form of Aston Villa 'keeper Elliot Parish as cover for Tom Heaton, currently struggling with injury.

Parish is a youngster, with virtually no competitive experience - though he has represented England U20s. His only 1st team experience came during a brief loan spell with Lincoln City towards the back end of last season.

Little is known about Parish, however his record leaves a great deal to be desired! A debut conceding SIX goals is far from ideal, especially for a goalkeeper. In fact, over a total of nine appearances, he has never kept a clean sheet and conceded an alarming 23 goals in those nine games, an average of 2-and-a-half goals per game. He has never won a game, only picking up a solitary draw meaning defeat in 8 of his 9 matches.

It would be unfair to judge Parish on the basis of a brief loan spell with a struggling Lincoln side who were ultimately relegated and have already performed poorly in the Conference this year. He is a youngster, and with Aston Villa in the Premiership. While little is known about him, he must have a decent pedigree.

Parish will certainly be on the bench tomorrow, in place of Heaton and as emergency cover for Scotsman and current number One David Marshall. Cardiff City fans will wish Parish well, but be hoping his services are not required and that the Bluebirds are able to avoid the unfortunate scenarios in recent years where by a multitude of loan goalkeepers have fallen well short of expectations....

Stuart Taylor, Stephen Bywater, Ross Turnbull and most especially Dimi Konstantopoulos have all flattered to deceive. Hopefully, this year's goalkeeping position will be a much safer and consistent area to the squad.






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:Saturday September 24 2011

Time: 7:04PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Noone Extends Deal (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Cala Hits Out (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Mackay's Honorary Status Revoked (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Pilkington - Time To Step Up (Monday November 24 2014)

Slade - We're Still A Work In Progress (Monday November 24 2014)

Vital Report: Cardiff 2 Reading 1 (Saturday November 22 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Friday November 21 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Reading (Friday November 21 2014)

Alfie Will Come Good (Friday November 21 2014)

Slade Expecting Tough Reading Clash (Thursday November 20 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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Garrincha57 2
2. westonal 1
3. Dave Eade 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Brighton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff
Bolton 3 - 0 Cardiff
Blackburn 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Charlton 18 6 10 2 2 28
10. Norwich 18 7 6 5 6 27
11. Wolves 18 7 6 5 -3 27
12. Cardiff 18 7 5 6 1 26
13. Sheff Wed 18 4 10 4 -2 22
14. Huddersfield 18 5 6 7 -6 21
15. Reading 18 6 3 9 -6 21

Breaking League News

Wigan Athletic - The FAB Club
Wigan : 26/11/2014 23:59:00
Adams: Players Are Trying As Hard As They Can
Norwich : 26/11/2014 23:14:00
Cywka on loan to Rochdale
Blackpool : 26/11/2014 22:35:00
BWFC: Looking Over Our Shoulder
Bolton : 26/11/2014 21:00:00
CMS To Go Posh?
Brighton : 26/11/2014 20:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Reading MotM
Suggested By:  Bluebird
Marshall 0%
Connolly 0%
Morrison 0%
Turner 0%
Brayford 0%
Pilkington 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 0%
Noone 0%
Le Fondre 0%
Macheda 0%
Sub - Daehli 50%
Sub - Fabio 0%
Sub - Jones 50%