Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Premier League Survival Before Cup Glory

Premier League Survival Before Cup Glory

Cardiff are progressing nicely in the FA cup this season, we're now into round five and have a winnable game at that stage, but the priority has to be Premier League survival.

I've not hidden my cup aspirations, and I don't think that it's beyond possibility that we could go all the way in this competition, but I've got to agree with Aron Gunnarsson's views on BBC Sport that Premier League survival is the main thing for us this season.

Beating Bolton, and moving into round five is a positive, but the focus is now back on this and the game with Manchester United tomorrow.

'It's always good to get a win - there's not been many lately.

'Our performances have been getting better but we need a result.

'The FA Cup might be one where may even nick a trophy. But now all our focus is on Man Utd on Tuesday.'

If we're going to 'nick a trophy' with the FA cup this season we'll firstly have to overcome the current holders Wigan in round five. They know a thing or two about winning that at the expense of Premier League survival. Having said that the FA cup progress, and eventual success they made last season wasn't the reason they ended up being relegated was it.

The FA cup can remain a positive distraction for us, it could become a negative though if we keep progressing but do that with replays as that could lead to a fixture pileup and that's something we'd all be keen to avoid.

Looking ahead to that Manchester United game at Old Trafford if we could get all three points that would be a nice platform to spring from, if that doesn't prove to be the case there are other games coming up that we could capitalise upon.

'We're rock bottom and we need to get a win. We need to get the three points and to start with that on Tuesday would be brilliant.

'It's going to be a hard game, we know that. They're trying to obviously lift themselves but we're looking forward to it.

'But then again we've got some games coming at home and hopefully that will be an advantage for us.'

It's not been easy for Manchester United this season, and they're still a great side but I don't think we've got to go to Old Trafford with any fear tomorrow.

It'll be a great night for OGS but it could be an even better one for Cardiff as, even if I'm not expecting it, I really wouldn't be surprised if the Bluebirds went and won.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:VitalCardiff
Date:Monday January 27 2014
Time: 9:34AM

Comments

0
Cup is a lovely distraction, more chance for Ole to see players and try things, but the bread and butter is the main thing isn't it.
Whitt's Left Peg
27/01/2014 21:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Warnock's 2017-18 Play-Off Aims

Neil Warnock is looking towards a play-off spot next season but concedes even that would be a 'massive achievement' for Cardiff.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (24/4/17)

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

Vital View - Championship, 21st-23rd April 2017

Brighton would have confirmed the title with a point but defeat kept Newcastle alive. Second-bottom Wigan are clinging on - Blackburn are two off Birmingham, three Nottingham Forest.

Warnock - We Need Greater Threats

Manager Neil Warnock has reflected on the scoreless draw with Wigan Athletic at the weekend and admitted Cardiff City need a great threat next season.

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)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By:
Amos0%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Ecuele Manga0%
Bennett100%
Gunnarsson0%
Noone0%
Ralls0%
M Harris0%
K Harris0%
Pilkington0%
Sub-Lambert0%
Sub-Meite0%
Sub-Halford0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 28 2017 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League