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Cardiff's Midfield Selection Issue!

Cardiff's Midfield Selection Issue!


Much has been made of Robbie Fowler and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's arrival in South Wales. Both are experienced and proven goalscorers and are thought by many to be the answer to our lack of goals.


As yet, neither has featured for the first team in league action but the inclusion of both in the matchday squad for tomorrow's trip to Norwich City raises a question of who makes way for the 'superstars'.


Warren Feeney will almost certainly lose his bench place, he has looked out of his depth and without a defined team role so far - and his lack of goals is a worry. MacLean, Fowler and JFH will share the strikers roles.


This also leaves a major doubt over Paul Parry. I believe his recent stwitch to striker was solely to accomodate him in the team and allow Ledley and Sinclair on the flanks. Parry adds some much needed pace to the team but will surely no longer be used as a striker with the wealth of options we now have upfront.


Parry is versatile, he can play on the left, right or upfront. Prime candidate for the bench then, but the bench can't accomodate both Parry and Whittingham can it? Both are primarily wingers and Whittingham is a good player, full of pace and direction although he has been let down by his final ball recently. Whitts had a good game midweek and scored a good goal to win the game.


Who do you think will make way? Parry or Whittingham for the bench? Let us know!


You can tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment at the end of this article, or dicuss it on the Vital Cardiff City forum here



This is Vital Cardiff City's team, assuming God and JFH are fit and ready to play some part....



Cardiff City (probable):

Turnbull, Capaldi, Gunter, Johnson, Loovens, Ledley, McPhail, Rae, Sinclair, Hasselbaink, MacLean.


Subs (5 from 6): Oakes, Whittingham, Blake, Fowler, Ramsey, Parry



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday August 31 2007
Time: 1:55PM

Comments

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Whittingham looks like he cant be arsed to play atm, think he expects to b first choice- drop him (but i didnt go Tuesday so maybe deserves a chance)
Bonesy
31/08/2007 13:57:00
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Fairly obvious solution is to drop Ramsey from the bench and use Joe Ledley and Blake as midfield cover allowing Whitts and Parry
Aderyn las
31/08/2007 13:58:00
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Is there enough variety there to have both though?
bluebirdshroom
31/08/2007 13:59:00
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yes - there's enough versatility in the team with Ledley, Parry, Capaldi etc so we can afford 2 wingers on the bench. both can change the game
Aderyn las
31/08/2007 14:42:00
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keep trevor sinclair on the wide...he is amazing.... parry on the other side..... whittingham and ledders in the center....mcphail sub.......capaldi full back
bluebird04
01/09/2007 13:32:00
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also get rid of maclean he is RUBBISH
bluebird04
01/09/2007 13:33:00
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keep whittingham in....even though we played terrible against norwhich... he scored the equaliser, and set up the winner for us
bluebird04
06/09/2007 19:04:00
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