Date:Wednesday June 27 2007
After an up-and-down season, Cardiff City finished comfortably mid-table. A scintillating start was followed by a dismal end and the same players looked half as effective as previously.
VitalCardiff brings you an end of season review of each player. If you disagree then feel free to leave a comment at the foot of this article or e-mail Vital Bluebirds with an alternative review!!
The reviews will be published every weekday between 10-11am:
19 - RICCARDO SCIMECA
Riccy Scimeca started the season in fine form. A box-to-box midfielder, he struck up an immediate understanding with Stephen McPhail Scimeca became the enforcer, and broke up countless opposition attacks. He chose to limit his passing game to a shorter distance but at a fast tempo - this proved very effective.
In addition to his normal roles, Scimeca started off in good goalscoring form and scored in three consecutive appearances in September. His aerial presence was important for Cardiff but another low drive against Burnley from 20 yards won the game in a tough contest for City and made it 5 in 17 for the former West Brom player.
Things quickly went downhill for the team and Scimeca missed the whole of February through injury, a persistent hamstring injury then saw him miss the end of season run-in. He ended the season with 5 goals after not scoring since November.
Scimeca was missed from the side, and the Bluebirds looked a more resilient outfit with him present. Simon Walton arrived as cover but failed to impress after a series of lacklustre performances and red cards. AS well as his strong defensive play and passing qualities, Scimeca added some much needed experience and determination to the side and became captain in Darren Purse`s absence.
A solid season that ended in frustration and disappointment for Riccy. He is still a formidable ooponent and has great experience to add to the dressing room. True competition for places should help him re-find top form again next season.
Join Vital Bluebirds - Share Your Opinion!!!
It's easy to register for Vital Bluebirds, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved, share your feelings or just have a rant!
The easiest way is by adding a comment to the foot of the article, this gets your point across and allows others to agree, disagree or laugh! You also earn points for every message you post...
Date:Wednesday June 27 2007
Could Six Points Be Enough? (Wednesday April 23 2014)
Five More Points Targeted By Ole (Tuesday April 22 2014)
Vital Report: Cardiff 1 Stoke 1 (Sunday April 20 2014)
Ole - Soft Penalty Galvanised Us (Saturday April 19 2014)
Stats: Cardiff v Stoke (Saturday April 19 2014)
Ole Looking For Back To Back Victories (Friday April 18 2014)
Gunnarsson Has Full Support & Trust (Friday April 18 2014)
Vital Preview: Cardiff v Stoke (Friday April 18 2014)
Palacegate Saga Continues (Thursday April 17 2014)
Velikonja Excited By Cardiff Future (Wednesday April 16 2014)
|14. Hull City||34||10||6||18||-9||36|
|15. Aston Villa||34||9||8||17||-14||35|
|The 'Not The Villa Times' News 24/4/14
» Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 18:26:00
|Pre Swansea Injury News + U21 Update
» Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 17:58:00
» Chelsea : 24/04/2014 17:08:00
» Spurs : 24/04/2014 16:29:00
|Pardew A Symptom Of The Ashley Era
» Newcastle : 24/04/2014 14:54:00
|NUFC Summer Uncertainty
» Newcastle : 24/04/2014 14:26:00
|Glazers to the Rescue
» Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:04:00