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Cardiff 1-1 Palace (Match Report)

Cardiff City suffered more home heartache as a poor Crystal Palace side left Ninian Park with a point leaving the home players and support frustrated and deflated.

Cardiff took the lead when woeful defending allowed Darren Purse to steal in unmarked and head home, the Bluebirds forged another excellent chance moments later but Joe Ledley choose to cross rather than shoot but his pass evaded Hasselbaink.

Crystal Palace equalised shortly before half time with a dubious penalty. Capaldi had not looked comfortable all half but was adjudged to have blocked Palace midfielder Tom Soares - though there was little he could have done as Soares ran into him. However, Capaldi and various City players were incensed as the incident had occurred outside the penalty area. It was only marginally outside, but the referee (poor all night incidentally)Lee Mason had no hesitation and Watson coolly slotted home.

The second half saw the game deteriorate, Hasselbaink saw a shot saved while we also created confusion in the Palace area with several crosses. Ifill also saw a shot saved but in truth there were few real chances and both sides looked nervous and lacked quality.

McPhail managed to get more involved than recent weeks but couldn't break the deadlock while Joe Ledley was my pick of the Cardiff players. Capaldi aside, the defence looked fairly settled and McNaughton put in an energetic performance down the right.

One all was not enough, its wins we desperately need. Palace rarely threatened and were lucky with their goal, but we failed to create the chances or put them away - and paid the price. Whatever we're being told - lessons are not being learnt.

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Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 7 2007

Time: 9:55AM

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I hope it'll be sooner rather than too late that Dave Jones will see that fine though they may once have been, Robbie and Jimmy just don't work well together and when they're both knackered waiting for the perfect through ball to be delivered to their feet the pressure on midfield isn't being coped with - I thought Maclean was fit again .. time for Maclean and Thompson to have a go at scoring ..
You really need to start beating some of these teams if you want to be near the play offs!
I really am losing faith in the committment of some of the players.Another 2 points dropped against a mediocre side!
We had better be up for it against Charlton on Saturday and give the ever faithful away supporters something to cheer about COME ON YOU BLUEBIRDS!!!!!!!
How's Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink settled in at your club?

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