UK time is: 01:40:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cardiff Return Schmeichel To City


Cardiff City must again search for the successor to Neil Alexander between the Bluebirds' posts after Kasper Schemichel was returned grudgingly to his parent club Manchester City after a 2 month loan spell ended.


There's little doubt in my mind that having a settled and solid goalkeeper behind them, helped the squad massively and was a factor in the improvement in form.


Kasper's first game saw Scunthorpe's Jim Goodwin fire past him across the body and some wayward kicking from the great Dane. Since then however, Schmeichel has been imperious and has impressed many at Ninian Park.



His enthusiasm is contagious and he's having a great time even warming up. Some of the saves have been world class, for example the star jump against Leicester City, the save with the legs against Preston and the acrobatic block to the overhead kick with Plymouth's final touch of the game.


All in all, Kasper appeared 14 times for Cardiff City and form has improved dramatically since the 3-0 defeat to Charlton Athletic in Kasper's third game. There have been 5 clean sheets.


Although there are areas he needs to work on, kicking and decision making amongst them. There's little doubt he is an exceptional goalkeeper in the making. Comparisons with his father (Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel) were always likely, but it may just be justified.



Schmeichel returns to Manachester City having done his bit for Cardiff City. Of course, we'd dearly love to keep him until the end of the season, but there's little to no chance of a permanent deal after the potential and form he has shown. There is rumoured interest from European giants Barcelona, but for now he returns to the bench for Man City and Sven Goran Eriksson.



Thanks Kasper, and all the best for the future.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 3 2008

Time: 10:10AM

Your Comments

big loss :(
jamie_r
So is Michael Oakes an able replacement?
StevieG Col U
thanks a million kasper !!
westonal
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Pilkington - Time To Step Up (Monday November 24 2014)

Slade - We're Still A Work In Progress (Monday November 24 2014)

Vital Report: Cardiff 2 Reading 1 (Saturday November 22 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Friday November 21 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Reading (Friday November 21 2014)

Alfie Will Come Good (Friday November 21 2014)

Slade Expecting Tough Reading Clash (Thursday November 20 2014)

Mackay Returns (Thursday November 20 2014)

Pilkington Opens Irish Account (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Final Day Fixtures Set (Tuesday November 18 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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Garrincha57 2
2. westonal 1
3. Dave Eade 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Brighton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff
Bolton 3 - 0 Cardiff
Blackburn 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Charlton 18 6 10 2 2 28
10. Norwich 18 7 6 5 6 27
11. Wolves 18 7 6 5 -3 27
12. Cardiff 18 7 5 6 1 26
13. Sheff Wed 18 4 10 4 -2 22
14. Huddersfield 18 5 6 7 -6 21
15. Reading 18 6 3 9 -6 21

Breaking League News

On this day 2007
Blackpool : 24/11/2014 20:43:00
Pilkington - Time To Step Up
Cardiff : 24/11/2014 20:20:00
Slade - We're Still A Work In Progress
Cardiff : 24/11/2014 20:15:00
Leeds 'one club man' on Sky TV this week
Leeds Utd : 24/11/2014 19:46:00
Typical Derby For Dunne
Millwall : 24/11/2014 19:22:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Reading MotM
Suggested By:  Bluebird
Marshall 0%
Connolly 0%
Morrison 0%
Turner 0%
Brayford 0%
Pilkington 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 0%
Noone 0%
Le Fondre 0%
Macheda 0%
Sub - Daehli 0%
Sub - Fabio 0%
Sub - Jones 100%