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A Wolff And A Pitbull In Cardiff City's Midfield

A Wolff And A Pitbull In Cardiff City's Midfield

Cardiff City have formally announced the capture of Norwiegan midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikram to bolster Ole Gunnar Solskjaer`s midfield options and in particular his creative and forward thinking possibilities. OGS has pledged a more attacking mentality so his formation and midfield selection will be important and something to watch over the coming games.

The futures of some of Malky Mackay`s key personnel will also come under scrutiny and the anchor man position, protecting the back four and breaking up play may be sacrificed to allow more creativity in the centre. 'El Pitbull` Gary Medel has occupied that position to good effect, and has been one of the top performers during the season so far. Medel commanded a large transfer fee, and has very good pedigree so Solskjaer will certainly be looking to get the best out of the Chilean midfielder.

It could well be that Cardiff City line-up with a Wolff and a Pitbull in midfield, a canine combination with a good balance . Medel`s tenacity and defensive attributes seem a good complement for Eikram, who has the skill, passing ability and flair to unlock defences and create chances for his side.

Whittingham, Mutch, Gunnarsson, Kim Bo Kyung and Don Cowie would all hope to be involved, and all would prefer a more central role, while likely new signing Daeli can operate anywhere along the midfield. It will mean difficult decisions for Solskjaer, with the balance just as important as individuals.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Thursday January 9 2014
Time: 9:47AM

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Sorry, but I think it's all a little too late. The majority of your players (and almost all of your supporters) were in Mackay's camp in the Tan v Mackay match. And who can blame them? Your Malaysian chairman buys/saves the club and then thinks he has every right to do whatever he likes with it. Change the Bluebirds ("Lam Chow" in a Chinese dialect, which means**** - which is probably why he wanted to change it in the first place) to Dragons (his Chinese birth sign) and blue to red (the colour of good fortune to the Chinese). All done because of ego overlying an inferiority complex. No matter who saves or buys majority shareholdings in a club, the real "owners" will always be the supporters. This of course is something lost to your chairman because he never really lived or understood English football, merely drifted into it because of the prestige and status that comes with owning a football club. Looking at the fixtures ahead, and given the mood and morale of both players and supporters following the recent debacle, I think it will take more than Ole Gunnar and a pitbull to help you stay up. Ironically, the man who took you up is also the man who will take you down. But maybe he thinks he has the right.
hiano
12/01/2014 03:33:00
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The deleted word is pr_ck.
hiano
12/01/2014 03:35:00
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My mistake - substitute "owner" for "chairman".
hiano
12/01/2014 03:44:00
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