Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff Fans Vote For McPhail Chop

Cardiff Fans Vote For McPhail Chop

A recent poll on this Cardiff City website asked for opinions on under-fire midfielder Stephen McPhail and his role in the team.


McPhail is a cultured midfielder with a great passing game when on form. On his day he can dictate a game and control his side with a quick, incisive passing game that hurts opposition defences and creates chances.


However, McPhail seems to be struggling under pressure and has failed to impose himself on games, looking jaded and unable to secure quality possession.


Whilst his position has been challenged by fans, Dave Jones has stuck by his man and McPhail has played a part in every game when available. However, McPhail was ill for a recent game against Burnley, with Joe Ledley inspirational in central midfield allowing two of Parry, Sinclair and Whittingham on the flanks with genuine wide play.


Time To Drop McPhail ?


Yes. 69%
No. 21%
Undecided. 10%


A resounding yes answered the question and is looks time to give McPhail a rest and try something different in the engine room. McPhail has been under pressure to create chances and may also benefit from a spell on the sidelines - also giving others a chance.


Whether Dave Jones is likely to drop McPHail remains unknown, and, we would have to say unlikely - there is certainly a valid reasoning and support behind the move.



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday October 26 2007
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Stats: Brighton & Hove Albion v Cardiff

All the stats from Brighton & Hove Albion (1) vs (0) Cardiff, Amex Stadium, 24/1/17 Att: 26688

Team Sheets - Brighton v Cardiff

Cardiff go to the Amex Stadium as the visitors to Brighton for the latest Championship game.

Officials - Brighton v Cardiff (24/1/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Brighton and Cardiff City this Tuesday.

Vital Preview - Championship, 24th-25th Jan 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest games - albeit only a few - this midweek. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

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)

Brighton MotM
Suggested By:
McGregor0%
Morrison0%
Richards0%
Bamba0%
Halford0%
Gunnarsson0%
Ralls0%
Peltier0%
Kadeem Harris0%
Zohore0%
Hoilett0%
Sub - Noone0%
Sub - Healey0%
Sub - Whittingham0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 27 18 6 3 60 25
2 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
3 Reading 27 15 4 8 49 3
4 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
5 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 27 10 10 7 40 12
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 27 9 6 12 33 -10
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
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)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.lyndster1
Write for Vital Football