UK time is: 08:58:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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...




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:Friday November 9 2007

Time: 10:40AM

Your Comments

Tough game for you bluebirds and going to go for a 3-1 win for Charlton.
will it ever happen
Cardiff still looking strong away from Ninian and may just pull off a surprise win.Keep the faith!!
westonal
Keep the faith? More like 'get the faith back' !!! We live in hope!
bluebirdshroom
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Back To Back Wins Delight Slade (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Vital Report: Cardiff 3 Ipswich 1 (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Ipswich (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Wolff Out The Door (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Ipswich (Monday October 20 2014)

Massive Result For Slade (Sunday October 19 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Nottingham Forest (Saturday October 18 2014)

Slade Relishing His Cardiff Debut (Friday October 17 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 - 4 Norwich
Cardiff 3 - 1 Ipswich
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Brighton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Charlton 13 5 7 1 4 22
8. Bournemouth 13 6 3 4 6 21
9. Ipswich 13 5 5 3 4 20
10. Cardiff 13 5 4 4 2 19
11. Blackburn 13 5 4 4 -1 19
12. Brentford 13 5 4 4 -1 19
13. Sheff Wed 13 4 6 3 0 18

Breaking League News

Howe: Taking it slowly with Ward
Bournemouth : 23/10/2014 08:34:00
LUFC On This Day - October 23rd
Leeds Utd : 23/10/2014 07:17:00
Any Previous? - Derby v Latics
Wigan : 23/10/2014 07:00:00
Meet The Ref - Derby v Latics - Bobby Madley
Wigan : 23/10/2014 06:00:00
PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up
Wigan : 23/10/2014 06:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Marshall 50%
Brayford 0%
Ecuele Manga 50%
Morrison 0%
Fabio 0%
Pilkington 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 0%
Noone 0%
Le Fondre 0%
Macheda 0%
Sub - Maynard 0%
Sub - Ralls 0%