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Cardiff vs West Brom (preview)

Cardiff vs West Brom (preview)

West Brom are the visitors for tonight`s game and there are certain to be hostile receptions for Baggies manager Bryan Robson and new striker John Hartson. Robson is disliked by many I South Wales over his treatment of City heroes Robert Earnshaw, who was routinely criticised by Robson despite top-scoring for WBA before being shifted out to Norwich, and Jason Koumas whose bitter feud with his manager has been well publicised and resulted in threats to end Koumas` career as well as fines in the region of £60k given to Koumas. John Hartson is a Swansea fan and despite his solid workmanlike performances for Wales has never been popular in Cardiff. Hartson is new to WBA and struck a brace on his debut for the club on Saturday.
West Brom are unchanged from the win over Hull and should line up:

Zuberbuhler, Robinson, Perry, Curtis Davies, Watson, Greening, Quashie, Wallwork, Gera, Hartson, Ellington.
Subs: Kuszczak, Chaplow, Albrechtsen, Inamoto, Carter

A strong team full of premiership experience and an attacking force to be feared in Hartson and Ellington. Junichi Inamoto will return to Ninian Park where he spent some time on loan season before last.

Cardiff may be forced into one change following Darren Purses injury doubts after limping out of the Barnsley game with a calf strain. Roger Johnson will come in and his place on the bench taken by Chris Barker. Kevin Cooper is still unavailable with a knee problem. Purse, Scimeca and Kevin Campbell all joined from WBA and will be hoping to impress.

A big test this for both sides and whilst WBA aim for automatic promotion while Cardiff are looking more towards the play-offs, City are more than capable of wining and will be looking to continue their energy and slick passing in front of an optimistic Ninian Park crowd.

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

Date:Tuesday August 8 2006
Time: 3:12PM


At no time has Robson threatened to end the wastrel Koumas' career. He seems to be doing agood job of that himself, with a big helping hand from Hamman et al from Ninian Park. Get your facts right before posting libellous comments. For a balanced review, read John Toshack's comments on the situation. Or does his past allegiances to Swansea mark him out as biased in your opinion. If you or I continually failed to turn up for work we would not get paid and would almost certainly be sacked.
08/08/2006 16:03:00
FAO: rsbaggy Robson is quoted, in a leading South Wales newspaper as being prepared to sack Koumas and withold Koumas' player registration, thus ending his playing career. I have the direct quotes which I will be happy to send you should you require more information.
08/08/2006 23:22:00
OK bluebirdshroom, you clearly believe everything you read in the papers. But as I my last sentence said, any manager would have the right to sack a member of staff if they point blank refuse to work. CCFC knew the price for the player and this behaviour has all the hallmarks of SHAM Hamman playing the behind the scenes role. Pay up or shut up. You are not going to stiff my club again like you did with Gabbidon.
09/08/2006 08:30:00
CCFC is working within the confines of a strict business plan given that we are close to £25 million in debt and engaged in finalising plans for a new stadium. I do not, personally, believe everything in newspapers, especially the one in question here. However direct quotes can almost certainly be believed.
09/08/2006 08:58:00
Fair enough. Then your club should move on to other more affordable targets, and not issue comical and inflammatory comments on it's official website claiming that it is WBA that are ruining the players career and livelihood. He has only himself and his advisors (whoever they may be) to blame for his disgraceful behaviour. To CCFC - if you can't walk the walk, don't talk the talk.
09/08/2006 15:14:00
The official statement from CCFC was, ill-advised and poorly worded. I believe this gist was that the current situation is beneficial to neither club nor the player. I suspect its aim was to impress upon our fans that the club were still doing their utmost to secure JK. It is worth noting that CCFC did publicly condemn JKs stance in not turning up at WBA.
09/08/2006 15:45:00
Jesus shut up about Koumas he ain't cumming coz you r S**t i was hopeing jonny hartson would end 1 of your players carears pittty he didn UP THE JACKS!!! CHEERS UP DAVEY JONES OOOO WHAT CAM IT MEAN 2 A SAD CARDIFF BASTURED AND A ***** FOOTBALL TTTTEEEEAAAAMMMM
14/08/2006 23:07:00
well said Nayth!! Thts the way son you tell em!! They're S**t....S**t Ground....And It's Falling Down....Scum City...Scum City!!
14/08/2006 23:19:00
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