UK time is: 04:17:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cardiff City Cup Keeper Crisis

Some poor decisions have landed Cardiff City in trouble for tonight's Carling Cup match with Liverpool is a key position - with goalkeepers a serious worry for the game.


Kasper Schmeichel, the newly instated number 1, is not eligible due to the terms of his loan from Manchester City. The club do not want the player to be cup-tied when he returns after an initial 1 month loan.



Cardiff's previous loan keeper Ross Turnbull was eligible, but was recalled to his club Middlesborough FC.


That leaves David Forde and Michael Oakes on Cardiff City's books. Not ideal, but no disaster as both have some experience and have been first choice in their time with the Bluebirds.



Except that Forde played in a previous round for Luton Town whilst on loan at Kenilworth Road. The Bluebirds did not opt for the cup clause so Forde is cup-tied and unavailable. A strange decision.



This leaves just Michael Oakes to start with an unknown and untried youngster in Josh Magennis (reserve team keeper) to feature on the bench.



There were whisperings at the home game last Saturday that Oakes would not be available due to a family problem, we must hope this is not the case as we desperately need a goalkeeper tonight with Peter Crouch, Babel, Benayoun and co to contend with.







Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 31 2007

Time: 1:08PM

Your Comments

well done oakesy boy. us bluebirds are all pround of you. keep up the hard work son
bluebird04
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Daehli To Make Freiburg Move (Monday December 22 2014)

Vital Report: Cardiff 2 Brentford 3 (Monday December 22 2014)

Lack Of Consistency Frustrates Slade (Sunday December 21 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Brentford (Saturday December 20 2014)

Cardiff v Brentford: Team Line-Ups (Saturday December 20 2014)

Young - We Need To Stay In Touch (Friday December 19 2014)

Healey's Colchester Loan Extended (Friday December 19 2014)

Eikrem's Contract Terminated (Friday December 19 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Brentford (Friday December 19 2014)

Cardiff v Brentford - How Will It Go? (Friday December 19 2014)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 3 Brentford
Bournemouth 5 - 3 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 0 Rotherham
Watford 0 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
Birmingham 0 - 0 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Blackburn 22 9 7 6 3 34
9. Forest 22 7 10 5 5 31
10. Wolves 22 8 7 7 -7 31
11. Cardiff 22 8 6 8 -1 30
12. Charlton 22 6 12 4 -1 30
13. Fulham 22 8 4 10 -4 28
14. Sheff Wed 22 6 10 6 -5 28

Breaking League News

Pudil & Abdi Praise the Fans
Watford : 22/12/2014 22:25:00
Jokanovic - We Played Like A Team
Watford : 22/12/2014 22:16:00
Holloway On Penalty & January Plans
Millwall : 22/12/2014 22:03:00
Holloway Remains Positive
Millwall : 22/12/2014 21:56:00
Watt About Our New Striker?
Charlton : 22/12/2014 21:49:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Brentford MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 0%
Brayford 0%
Ecuele Manga 0%
Turner 0%
Fabio 0%
Harris 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 0%
Noone 0%
Le Fondre 0%
Macheda 0%
Sub - Jones 0%
Sub - John 0%