Date:Tuesday November 13 2007
Cardiff City have been in woeful form recently and one of their major worries is the under-pressure partnership of veterans Robbie Fowler and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink up-front.
There is just no pace and the double act does not work as a combination. For the most recent game, Dave Jones took the unusual step of dropping one of his starting XI to the bench. Robbie Fowler missed out, and it was Steve Thompson to whom the Bluebirds turned.
Thompson was transfer listed after a poor season last year. He was criticised for a lack of goals and was thought not to offer enough to deserve a place.
Now though, Thompson started his first match of the season, still transfer-listed, but ahead of Fowler, Steve MacLean, Jason Byrne and on loan (Swansea City) striker Warren Feeney.
Thommo had a reasonable game, he ran hard, put himself about and won valuable ball in the air. He also was denied a clear cut penalty after being tripped by Jonathan Fortune in the Charlton Athletic penalty area.
Some fans however have blasted the move as a backwards step, turning to a non-scoring striker in a crisis and believe that using a transfer listed stiker as first choice is at best a strange decision, and at worst makes us a laughing stock!
For me, there is logic behind the decision, with Thompson offering more of what we are missing than the others, aside from pace. (That also begs the question of why we continually recruit similar players with no options to change things!)
What did you think of the Thommo decision? Fair or foolish? How did he do? Should he start the next game? Let us know!
Date:Tuesday November 13 2007
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