Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff: Why Can't McPhail Score?!?

Cardiff: Why Can't McPhail Score?!?


" Stephen McPhail's magic,

he wears his magic boots.

He plays for Cardiff City,

and starts off all their moves.

He passes up to Thompson,

and Chopra does the rest.

Another goal for Cardiff,

cos they're the f**king best !"




Stephen McPhail has been an integral part of Cardiff City's impressive season to date. His passing, and awareness have been a key feature in our style and his performances have been cultered, tidy and consistent.

But one thing is clearly missing from his game!

Despite starting virtually every Cardiff City league game (he served a 3 match suspension for a red card), McPhail has failed to find the net once this season.

Scimeca (5), Whittingham (4) and Parry (4)have all netted on a semi regular basis for Cardiff while Malvin Kamara and Willo Flood have each grabbed a goal apiece from substitute appearances yet McPhail has none to his name.

As a central midfield partnership, McPhail and Scimeca work well but it is Scimeca who is the more defensive minded of the two and site deeper while McPhail probes and tries to unlock the opposition defense. Of course his job is to create the goals but just a token contribution of a goal or two would be nice!!!

He does get forward, and he has had chances this season. McPhail was the primary free-kick taker until recently but didnt manage to find the net from any while Chopra, who took over the role, now has several. The majority of McPhail's attempts on goal seem to have been chipped of clipped towards the target and have all been comfortably saved.

There is no doubt McPhail has the talent and technique to score goals like Petter Whittingham's strike against Coventry or the equaliser this week at Southampton. McPhail just seems to lack confidence in his shooting.

All City fans are looking forward to McPhail's first goal fot the club, it could turn out to be the winner in the play-off final yet - let's just hope there's one soon to cap an impressive first season for the Irishman.


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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday March 16 2007
Time: 10:12AM

Comments

0
he just doesnt have luck on his side, as long as he's creating goals cardiff should be happy...
thedunedan
16/03/2007 10:29:00
0
there's luck and then there's a complete waste of a ball. Our Stevie would pass from a penalty !!
Aderyn las
16/03/2007 10:36:00
0
you'd think the odd tap in or deflection might have happened though!
bluebirdshroom
16/03/2007 11:39:00
0
McPhail and Thommo can both take a lot of credit for Chopra's goals this season
little_miss_bluebird
16/03/2007 12:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

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)