Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Barnsley vs Cardiff preview

Barnsley vs Cardiff preview

The first game of the season sees Cardiff City on the road (again!) and travelling North to Oakwell and Barnsley FC. Cardiff have further bolstered their ranks this week with the double capture of Willo Flood and Kevin Campbell, a youngster and old pro. both with Premiership experience. City`s team is largely predictable with the exception of who will fill the left wing berth. Joe Ledley, Paul Parry and Kevin Cooper all favour the position and all have laid good claim to the place. Paul Parry is the player most on form and is favourite to take it after a good season where Ledley`s versatility will be a good asset on the bench. It is worth noting that when, or if, Jason Koumas does arrive he will take that position leaving City with almost an embarrassment of riches for widemen, something that cannot have been said for many many years.

Barnsley are newly promoted and the favourites to be relegated from the Championship but do possess some talented individuals themselves most notably Michael McIndoe the feisty but gifted left winger recently signed from Doncaster Rovers and Sam Togwell a highly promising youngster from Crystal Palace. The good news for City is that star striker Danny Nardiello is out of the game with a fractured collarbone. Barnsley have played 5 pre-season games and scored in every one coming close to securing a draw with a strong Wigan side.

There are some points of added interest to the game in that two previous Barnsley heroes are now playing for Cardiff City. Midfield maestro Stephen McPhail was instrumental in Barnsley`s promotion last term but criticised the club for showing a lack of ambition, he refused a new contract and signed for the Bluebirds instead. Michael Chopra is also an ex-Tyke having played there on loan and was a massive hit with the Barnsley fans, they made an approach for Chopra over the summer but were unable to meet Newcastle`s compensation demands. Peter Ridsdale is another returning to a former club being an ex-chairman at Oakwell. The 3 Bluebirds are sure to receive some sort of welcome from the Barnsley faithful.


Come-on the Bluebirds! A good start to the season is vital, and City should be able to overcome the Tykes in a hard fought contest.

Prediction: Barnsley 0-2 Cardiff


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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday August 4 2006
Time: 9:49AM

Comments

0
Barnsley didn't actually make a formal approach for Chopra - although they should have! McPhail will get some stick this afternoon. As for Ridsdale I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you, I wouldn't like to see any club in financial trouble.
Vital Tyke
05/08/2006 09:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Newcastle Game Switched

Cardiff City's final home game of the Championship 2016/17 campaign has been moved after it was selected for television screening.

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cardiff
Write For Vital Cardiff
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By:
McGregor1%
Richards9%
Morrison0%
Bamba36%
Bennett0%
Noone0%
Gunnarsson0%
Whittingham0%
K Harris0%
Hoilett0%
Zohore54%
Sub-Halford0%
Sub-Pilkington0%
Sub-John0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment