UK time is: 03:34:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Schmeichel or Oakes For Cardiff?

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones has a tricky decision to make regarding the goalkeeper jersey for tonight's important game against Crystal Palace.


Kasper Schmeichel joined City on a 1 month loan from Manchester City and went straight into the line-up in the 1-1 draw against Scunthorpe United. The Dane did reasonably well in slippery conditions but would have been disappointed not to have saved Jim Goodwin's equaliser for the Iron - the angled shot going across Schmeichel into the far corner.



Ex-Wolves stopper Michael Oakes was the fall-guy for Schmeichel's inclusion after Middlesborough man Ross Turnbull returned to Boro after a dodgy spell in South Wales. Oakes is experienced and fairly reliable but had not put in any sparkling performances.



However, Schmeichel was not available for the Carling Cup third round tie at Liverpool as Man City did not want him cup-tied. This meant a re-call for Oakes in the Bluebirds goal and the experienced stopper put in an impressive performance and could do little about El Zhar's or Steven Gerrard's goals for the Reds.


Oakes collected numerous crosses and saved well on occasions as well as marshalling his defence effectively - in fact, the defensive line looked as organised as it has done all season even against the threat of England International Peter Crouch and the powerful Ryan Babel.



Schmeichel or Oakes is a tricky call for Dave Jones, of course he has seen them in training in the last week and will have a better idea of their respective confidences and form. I think he'll go for Schmeichel tonight.






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:Tuesday November 6 2007

Time: 3:03PM

Your Comments

Kasper for me, if hes only her 4 a month - we need 2 c more of him
Bonesy
we need to buy this oakes
lil blackpoolgas
You have got a good keeper in Schmeichel. Only a few weeks ago he was playing excellent in the premiership.
dazza71
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Jonesing On Non Footballing Decisions (Thursday March 26 2015)

Jones Loaned To Bournemouth (Thursday March 26 2015)

Arrival Of Arsenal Defender Confirmed (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Young On Solid Birmingham Showing (Sunday March 22 2015)

Stats: Cardiff v Birmingham (Saturday March 21 2015)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. westonal 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 0 Birmingham
Cardiff 1 - 1 Bournemouth
Brentford 1 - 2 Cardiff
Cardiff 1 - 2 Charlton
Rotherham 1 - 3 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 1 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Charlton 39 13 15 11 -2 54
12. Sheff Wed 39 13 14 12 -4 53
13. Leeds Utd 39 14 10 15 -4 52
14. Cardiff 39 13 12 14 -2 51
15. Birmingham 38 11 14 13 -12 47
16. Brighton 39 10 15 14 -3 45
17. Bolton 39 12 9 18 -11 45

Breaking League News

RUFC - Rayns Disappointed With Reserve Loss
Rotherham : 26/03/2015 22:55:00
LUFC Redfearn explains Adryan absence
Leeds Utd : 26/03/2015 21:19:00
Fabbrini Gets Watford Recall
Millwall : 26/03/2015 21:14:00
Upson Upbeat On Survival Chances
Millwall : 26/03/2015 21:11:01
Chaplow Extends Ipswich Loan
Millwall : 26/03/2015 21:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Marshall 0%
Fabio 0%
Ecuele Manga 0%
Morrison 0%
Malone 0%
Noone 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 0%
Ralls 0%
Jones 0%
Revell 0%
Sub - Kennedy 0%
Sub - Doyle 0%
Sub - Adeyemi 0%