UK time is: 16:51:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cardiff City vs Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur captain and influential centre-back is not available for tomorrow`s FA Cup 3rd round clash with Cardiff City with a foot injury keeping the England international out. King`s absence means that Callum Davenport will keep his place alongside England prospect Michael Dawson unless Jol rotates his squad for the trip.

One other big name absentee is Egyptian Hossam Ghaly after his face collided with the boot of Portsmouth`s Noe Pamarot (formerly of Spurs), the collision left Ghaly missing four of his teeth. Robbie Keane and the dangerous Aaron Lennon are back in full training and could come into contention for recalls to the side. Keane, Defoe and Berbatov are all available for the trip forming a formidable strikeforce for Cardiff to contend with.

Cardiff City have few injury worries after several players are now returned to full fitness. Neil Alexander should continue in goal with his contract issues set to be resolved later next week, but new signing David Forde could appear on the bench for the Bluebirds as reserve 'keeper. Centre-backs Loovens and Purse are both fit, but Kevin McNaughton may not make the game with a hamstring problem. Alan Wright has extended his loan spell so is set to continue in McNaughton`s absence unless Jones opts to switch Kerrea Gilbert to the left to deal with Aaron Lennon and bring teenage full-back Chris Gunter in on the right.

Willo Flood and Paul Parry are both rated 50:50 for the game and if neigher makes the game, then Malvin Kamara, Kevin Cooper or youngster Darcy Blake could all come in on the right side of midfield. City fans are optimistic however that one of Parry / Flood will be available to continue the good form of both players this season.



Tottenham`s form has been poor away from home this season but they are clear favourites to defeat a Cardiff City team yet to climb out of the slump that has seen them slide from 6 points clear at the top of the Championship to eighth place in a matter of weeks. The Bluebirds are without a win in any of the last 10 games, and have drawn their previous 4 games, 3 of which ended goalless. City`s form has improved dramatically in recent weeks, even though the results have still be disappointing. However, some of the confidence and early-season swagger are back on show and at their best Cardiff will give Tottenham a very hard time indeed.

The game is a near sell-out and Ninian Park can be and daunting arena for visiting teams. Rio Ferdinand lists the venue as his most intimidating game and the City fans will be right behind their team against good quality opposition. City narrowly lost 2-1 in the last ever FA Cup game at Highbury last season against Spurs` fierce North London rivals Arsenal and will be looking to go one better this time around.

So come on, support the boys and MAKE SOME NOISE !




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 6 2007

Time: 9:00AM

Your Comments

The game is a near sell out lol ... It's the biggest game of their life ... No walk over though..1...2 to the spurs!!
lobo spurs nut
tumble weeds.......nuff said !
The truth
Bluebirdshroom: You say "Tottenham`s form has been poor away from home this season". Let me clarify that for you. In the Premiership only!! We have played four cup matches away from home and won them all. Today will make it five!!
Greybeard
That makes me laugh! We've had bigger crowds this season for Birmingham and Wolves, public apathy for Spurs is pretty high to be honest and the club used gimmicks to try and fill space. Interest in last years Arsenal game was about 10 times as high.
Bonesy
Greybeard: The article acknowledges Spurs' cup form, but you'd be naive to suggest the away league form is neither significant nor worrying! Looking forward to a good game...
bluebirdshroom
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Vital Preview: Brighton v Cardiff (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Slade Announcement Expected Soon (Monday September 29 2014)

Win Is A Testament To Hard Work (Sunday September 28 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Sheff W (Saturday September 27 2014)

Caretaker Duo - Rally & Respond (Friday September 26 2014)

Last Chance Saloon For Rav (Friday September 26 2014)

Slade Moving Closer To Cardiff Job (Friday September 26 2014)

Morrison Completes Loan Move (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 3 - 1 Huddersfield
Cardiff 2 - 1 Sheff Wed
Cardiff 2 - 4 Norwich
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Brentford 9 4 2 3 -2 14
13. Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 -2 13
14. Bournemouth 9 3 3 3 3 12
15. Cardiff 9 3 3 3 0 12
16. Millwall 9 3 2 4 -1 11
17. Brighton 9 2 3 4 -2 9
18. Wigan 9 2 2 5 -2 8

Breaking League News

He Who Laughs……….
» Fulham : 30/09/2014 16:50:00
PREVIEW: Watford v Brentford
» Watford : 30/09/2014 16:37:00
Ipswich Irish Aim To Make It Five
» Ipswich : 30/09/2014 16:14:00
Team news: Leeds vs Reading
» Reading : 30/09/2014 15:32:00
Fulham Preview
» Bolton : 30/09/2014 15:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Sheff W MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 0%
Fabio 25%
S Morrison 0%
Ecuele Manga 50%
Brayford 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Pilkington 25%
Daehli 0%
Noone 0%
Whittingham 0%
Jones 0%
Sub - R Morrison 0%
Sub - Macheda 0%
Sub - Ralls 0%