Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff 'Left' Selection Headache

Cardiff 'Left' Selection Headache

Cardiff City look to have a hugely imbalanced squad at present, an area which Dave Jones must rectify to avoid the mistakes of last season.


The recent capture of Tony Capaldi from Plymouth gives Cardiff added options on the left. The versatile player can operate at full-back or wide midfield giving a great deal of strength on the left flank.

The left back position can be filled by McNaughton, Capaldi or Ledley while left midfield is covered by the Capaldi, Ledley, Whittingham and Parry.

This means that competition will be fierce for those left sided spots. However, the right side has nowhere near as much quality:

McNaughton will start at right-back, but is slightly less confident on that side. Chris Gunter is an able deputy but in midfield Cardiff City are lacking options.

Paul Parry did well on the right last season, but was soon found out and his cutting-in became predictable and easy to stop. He is naturally left-footed and was not able to hurt defences too much despite an excellent start to the season.


Kevin Cooper, Luigi Glombard and Malvin Kamara, all able to cover the right wing position, have been released by Dave Jones and the other good option Willo Flood has now joined Dundee United on a season long loan.


A right winger must be a priority for The Bluebirds, such a lop-sided squad is not helpful and we are lacking a right sided midfielder, only Parry has any experience (1 season) in that position. Barnsley's Martin Devaney has been linked with a move but CCFC are said to be concentrating on the signing of a goalkeeper first.



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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Wednesday May 30 2007
Time: 10:57AM

Comments

0
When did we last have an established right winger?!?!
Aderyn las
30/05/2007 11:23:00
0
Cohen Griffith !
bluebirdshroom
30/05/2007 11:24:00
0
I think Jobi McAnuff could do a great job.
Dobby
30/05/2007 11:25:00
0
jobi mcanuff is way to expensive we need gilbert to cover right back to support parry on the ride hand side
bluebird04
30/05/2007 17:51:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Stats: Cardiff City v Newcastle

All the stats from Cardiff City (0) vs (2) Newcastle, Cardiff City Stadium, 28/4/17 Att: 23,153

Cardiff v Newcastle - Team Sheets

Cardiff are at the Cardiff City Stadium with Newcastle the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Cardiff v Newcastle - Follow Live On Twitter

Cardiff are at the Cardiff City Stadium with Newcastle the visitors today, this will be a 7:45pm kick-off.

Who Features As A 2017/18 Promotion Favourite?

With two games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, eyes in the Championship are already turning to the coming year of 2017/18.

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)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
McGregor0%
Richards0%
Morrison0%
Ecuele Manga0%
Bennett0%
Halford0%
Hoilett0%
Gunnarsson0%
Whittingham0%
K Harris0%
Zohore0%
Sub - Noone0%
Sub - Ralls0%
Sub - Pilkington0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 45 28 8 9 92 34
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Reading 45 25 7 13 82 2
4 Sheff Wed 45 24 9 12 81 16
5 Huddersfield 45 25 6 14 81 1
6 Fulham 45 21 14 10 77 27
7 Leeds Utd 45 22 8 15 74 14
8 Norwich 45 19 10 16 67 12
9 Derby County 45 18 12 15 66 4
10 Brentford 45 18 10 17 64 12
11 Preston 45 16 14 15 62 2
12 Aston Villa 45 16 13 16 61 -1
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 45 15 13 17 58 0
15 Wolves 45 15 10 20 55 -5
16 Ipswich 45 13 16 16 55 -7
17 Bristol City 45 15 9 21 54 -5
18 Q.P.R. 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Burton 45 13 13 19 52 -12
20 Birmingham 45 12 14 19 50 -20
21 Forest 45 13 9 23 48 -13
22 Blackburn 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Wigan 45 10 11 24 41 -17
R Rotherham 45 5 7 33 22 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2017 12:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football