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Cardiff City Squad Review: Chopra

After an up-and-down season, Cardiff City finished comforably mid-table. A scintillating start was followed by a dismal end and the same players looked half as effective as previously.

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8 - MICHAEL CHOPRA

Surely one of the bargains of the season. Michael Chopra immensely enjoyed his first full season and excelled for the Bluebirds. Cardiff got the Geordie for a knock-down price (about 400k) and he has now signed a new contract guaranteeing 3.5m for Cardiff if he leaves. Chopra has showed electric pace and a killer instinct this season and forged a good understanding with Stephen McPhail and Steve Thompson.

A sublime hat-trick against Leicester was the high-light of the season as he finished amongst the top scorers in the division. He picked up a needless red card after the final whistle against QPR, ending his season prematurely and leaving him stranded on 22 league goals.

Some classy assists and brilliant free-kicks signalled an impressive all-round game and although he has been prolific - Chopra has also missed a hatful of chances. He endured a particularly lean spell (1 goal in 14 games) between November and January and looked out of touch. However he soon refound his form but found himself frustrated by a lack of quality service and had to come deeper and deeper to receive the ball.

It has been a terrific first full season for Chopra, he has to work on his finishing and improve his temperament after picking up 2 reds and 9 yellow cards over the season. Nevertheless he has established himself as a firm favourite at Ninian Park with favourable comparisons to Robert Earnshaw and his own Chopraaaaa song.



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Date:Tuesday June 12 2007

Time: 10:04AM

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Its his runs that make him one of the top strikers in the division - very intelligent.
little_miss_bluebird
Also doesn't stop running for 90 minutes! opposition never get a seconds peace and it worries them.
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