Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City Reaction

Cardiff City Reaction

A win is a win, and Cardiff City fans would take anything like a victory at present. Thats 6 points gained now in two games, whereas we recently went 13 games without a win and the previous 9 games yielded 6 points in draws.

The first half City played well and showed some good touches but the withdrawal of Scimeca was a massive blow. Kevin McNaughton came on and played in an unfamiliar midfield role when Ledley and Flood have more experience in that position.

From 3-0 up, City should have been cruising but Leicester got a goal at the vital time to keep the game alive. The dodgy zonal marking was at the centre again and once again the opposition scored from a corner. Rather than marking his man, Roger Johnson was forced to stay back meaning his was a standing jump and Kisnorbo was waiting to finish. It's been a long time since Purse / Loovens did that for our corners and Johnson is still waiting for his first City goal.

An immensely satisfying result, but it could have been so differnt. McCauley and Hughes both missed great chances for Leicester and Cardiff looked vulnerable at the back on numerous occasions. They were missing the captain but as a back 4, you'd expect Gilbert, Loovens, Johnson, Ledley to be better organised. One thing they are not short on is pace, and that saved them on several occasions.

The game was won by the brilliance of Chopra. The free-kick sublime, the cheeky chip inspired and the coolness and assured finish to beat a defender twice before driving home was particularly impressive.

3 points is 3 points, and City did enough to deserve them, we can still expect better performances but at least we're back in the hunt and scoring again!


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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday January 29 2007
Time: 10:24AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Match Day Officials v Charlton

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Charlton Athletic this weekend.

O'Keefe - Keep Digging Away

O'Keefe admitted to a bit of disappointment at not beating MK Dons but on the flipside it's a game Cardiff didn't lose with him looking for us to go again against Charlton.

No Loan Extension For Ajayi?

Crewe took Ajayi on loan from Cardiff in November, he saw this loan extended in January but when this expires the League 2 side aren't looking to retain his services.

Highlights - MK Dons (h)

Cardiff drew nil-nil with MK Dons in the Championship on Saturday.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MK Dons MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Marshall2%
Fabio0%
Ecuele Manga0%
Connolly33%
Malone0%
Ameobi16%
O'Keefe33%
Ralls0%
Whittingham0%
Pilkington0%
Lawrence16%
Sub - Zohore0%
Sub - Macheda0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
2 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 MK Dons 30 7 7 16 28 -18
21 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 12:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 12:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)