Date:Thursday June 28 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.
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21 CHRIS BARKER
It was clear from the beginning of the season that Chris Barker was surplus to requirements at Ninian Park. A robust, solid defender Chris Barker is a typical left-back with a good engine and a tough tackle. However, he is not of Dave Jones` preferred mould for a full-back and did not figure in the Bluebirds` season.
He moved to newly promoted Colchester United early in the season but returned to train with Cardiff City for one day a week. After helping the U`s to an impressive start (in which they beat Derby and Southampton), Barker`s loan period was extended. He earned preiase form the Colchester fans and manager Geraint Williams after a string of consistent performances.
Not eligible to play against parent club Cardiff, Barker was a near ever-present for the Essex club and helped propel them to a great league position and they eventually finished ahead of Cardiff City.
One memorable 60 yard run saw Barker win a penalty for the U`s although he picked up 2 red cards including one which saw him suspended for the final game of the campaign.
Despite interest from the U`s, Barker eventually moved to Queens Park Rangers.
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Date:Thursday June 28 2007
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