Date:Thursday October 25 2012
Cardiff City captain Mark Hudson has been in excellent form once again during the opening 12 games of this season, and the former Charlton Athletic man remains an integral part of our side. He has been ever-present this season, forming strong partnerships with both Ben Turner and new boy Matthew Connolly. However, it seems likely the Bluebirds will need to opt for a new combination of Turner + Connolly in the not too distant future after Hudson`s disciplinary record deteriorated badly in recent weeks.
The first seven Championship games saw Hudson go without picking up a yellow card, a decent record for a centre-half. However, since then - he has collected an excessive 4 cautions in 5 games, including a booking for a rash sliding challenge toward the right touchline during the midweek win over Watford.
That means captain Hudson is just one booking away from collecting an automatic one match ban, and looks highly unlikely to make it to the end of the season without making his way into the referee`s notebook again….He is now walking somewhat of a tightrope and hopefully it will not play on his miond in upcoming fixtures.
Any ban for Hudson would hopefully come soon, while we have all four other defenders fit and available. Turner and Connolly will surely be a perfectly good alternative, but we will miss Hudson`s leadership, commitment and all-round defensive contribution.
Vital Cardiff is currently running a poll (right side of this page) to see which defender fans would leave out of the starting XI. However, Hudson would not be expected to be many people`s pick having played consistently well over the past few seasons. He will likely slot straight back in after his (expected) automatic ban - but with Turner and Connolly more than capable in his absence, and Mackay keen to show each player much earn his place - there are no guarantees.
Join Vital Bluebirds
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Bluebirds.
Date:Thursday October 25 2012
Vital Preview: Cardiff v Bournemouth (Tuesday September 23 2014)
Cardiff Rebuffed In Slade Request (Monday September 22 2014)
Passion Was Called For, And They Showed It (Sunday September 21 2014)
Cardiff Linked With Slade? (Sunday September 21 2014)
Vital Report: Derby 2 Cardiff 2 (Sunday September 21 2014)
Stats: Derby v Cardiff (Saturday September 20 2014)
Caretaker Duo Call For Confidence (Friday September 19 2014)
Colchester Chance For Healey (Friday September 19 2014)
Vital Preview: Derby v Cardiff (Friday September 19 2014)
Experienced Leader And A Settled Side (Friday September 19 2014)
|Fulham v Doncaster COC Preview
» Fulham : 23/09/2014 13:11:00
|Who Would You Choose
» Fulham : 23/09/2014 13:09:00
|Fulham Without Hutchinson
» Birmingham : 23/09/2014 12:17:00
|Edgar Set for Busy October
» Birmingham : 23/09/2014 12:04:00
|Edwards Suffers Knee Damage
» Millwall : 23/09/2014 10:24:00