Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Charlton v Cardiff (Match Preview)

Charlton v Cardiff (Match Preview)

Charlton Athletic are Cardiff City's next opponents and will provide a stern test if the Bluebirds are to overcome their recent poor form and disappointing run of results.


After relegation from the Premiership last season, Charlton oversaw a huge influx and efflux of players losing some big names but also strengthening in the form of Iwelumo, McLeod, Varney and Todorov. All strikers with a mixture of youth, pace, potential and experience.


Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was released by the London outfit and has joined Cardiff City, he will be fired up against his former club and has a point to prove to some of his growing doubters in South Wales.



The Addicks has started the season in solid fashion, currently sitting in 4th place and have adopted a useful knack of stealing points - something we are not familiar with. Injury minute winners from Chris Iwelumo in the previous 2 games have seen two points become six.


However, those back-to-back wins come on the end of a 3 match losing streak so Cardiff certainly gave a decent chance against an inconsistent Charlton side who are still yet to fully click.


Players like Iwelumo and Irish international Andy Reid will cause problems and The Valley will be a difficult place to pick up points.




Cardiff City are on a wretched run and players, manager and Chairman alike have come in for close scrutiny from fans and media. Just one win in ten games is a paltry return for a team with quality players and purported to be stronger than last season's squad.



Having taken just 2 points from the last 12 on offer, Cardiff City are under pressure and desperately need to overcome the slump. Changes in personnel are called for, but Dave Jones has displayed a staggering faith to his starting XI and will likely trust them again. They all have a point to prove, and could take all three points if they perform properly.


However, the lack of confidence, spark and cutting edge are severely limiting us while an inability to hang onto a lead must be equally frustrating for players and fans alike.


A more positive attitude is called for and the importance of this game is evident to many. It's too early to be season-defining but a win could very well save the campaign.


Over to you Bluebirds.......





Join Vital Bluebirds - Share Your Opinion!!!

It's easy to register for Vital Bluebirds, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved, share your feelings or just have a rant!



The easiest way is by adding a comment to the foot of the article, this gets your point across and allows others to agree, disagree or laugh! You also earn points for every message you post...



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday November 9 2007
Time: 10:40AM

Comments

0
Tough game for you bluebirds and going to go for a 3-1 win for Charlton.
will it ever happen
09/11/2007 14:34:00
0
Cardiff still looking strong away from Ninian and may just pull off a surprise win.Keep the faith!!
westonal
09/11/2007 19:38:00
0
Keep the faith? More like 'get the faith back' !!! We live in hope!
bluebirdshroom
10/11/2007 11:20:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Highlights - MK Dons (h)

Cardiff drew nil-nil with MK Dons in the Championship on Saturday.

Slade - Cutting Edge Cost Us Again

Manager Russell Slade was left bemoaning a lack of cutting edge following the scoreless draw with MK Dons at the weekend.

Vital Report - Cardiff 0-0 MK Dons

A nil-nil draw at home did little to improve the Cardiff chances of making the play-offs with this a game you sense the Bluebirds needed to win against MK Dons.

Stats: Cardiff v MK Dons

All the stats from Cardiff (0) vs (0) MK Dons, Cardiff City Stadium, 6/2/16 Att: 13,833

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MK Dons MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Marshall0%
Fabio0%
Ecuele Manga0%
Connolly20%
Malone0%
Ameobi20%
O'Keefe40%
Ralls0%
Whittingham0%
Pilkington0%
Lawrence20%
Sub - Zohore0%
Sub - Macheda0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
2 Middlesbrough 28 17 5 6 56 23
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
21 MK Dons 29 7 6 16 27 -18
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 12:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 12:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)