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Cardiff City - Too Nice For Our Own Good ?

 Cardiff City - Too Nice For Our Own Good ?

Cardiff City are hardly renowned for having an aggressive, powerful squad and Ben Turner and Mark Hudson aside - there is little height or ability to out-muscle opponents in the current squad. We have at times become somewhat bullied, especially in the midfield areas and the Bluebirds remain one of the 'least dirty` teams in the division.

In fact, City are one of only two teams(Reading being the other) who have not seen a player red-carded all season. That`s remarkable when you consider that high flying Brighton have had 8 dismissals and under-performing Leicester City 9!

Again a look at the yellow card tally sees Cardiff City firmly at the bottom, this time with just 45 - jointly the least in the Championship with Peterborough. Are Cardiff City too nice? With two penalties (both missed!) conceded for fouls in the last two games, it would appear not but it has been evident that when teams sit back and try to prevent us playing our natural game - we come unstuck and lack the ability to force the issue and adopt alternative tactics.

Perhaps we lack a midfield enforcer to take games by the scruff of the neck. There's absolutely no sense in racking up fouls for statistics sake but they do suggest we could stand to be a little more agressive. Malky Mackay is very keen on squad discipline however, and will be pleased that we consistently avoid yellow and red cards.

This weekend`s fixture sees us facing Millwall. The Lions are a boisterous bunch and certainly unafraid to get stuck in. Their fouls tally of 448 is second only to Portsmouth while they have also received the third highest number of cautions with 65. The Bluebirds cannot afford to be drawn into that sort of game, we don`t have the players for it so Saturday`s clash will be an interesting 'battle`. Millwall are certainly capable of playing good football, but will look to shut City out and make us uncomfortable. Opposition teams have found that a little too easy at the Cardiff City Stadium of late, so a big performance is needed to overcome the Lions and win a crucial 3 points.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Wednesday March 28 2012
Time: 11:08AM

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