Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

R's TEN Day Rest To Cardiff's ONE

R's TEN Day Rest To Cardiff's ONE

Cardiff City have a relatively thin squad, and do not have the luxury of squad rotation for the FA Cup. As such, virtually the same starting XI has taken the field for City since before Christmas (although Ramsey deputised for McPhail against Chasetown).


Cardiff's FA Cup fourth round victory was well earned with a strong and respectful performance against Hereford United on Sunday. The game was a tightly contested battle, which Cardiff eventually won 2-1.


However, that game means that the Cardiff players have had just Monday to recover their fitness before tonight's midweek league clash against QPR.


The visitors, by contrast, have had a full 10 days break after being beaten by Chelsea in the previous round of the cup. Their fully rested squad will be raring to go against a Cardiff side who may well be a little jaded.


Cardiff's attempts to rearrange either game proved fruitless and they must rely on their players to come through this tough fixture without showing any signs of exhaustion, both mental and physical.


This is where many other play-off contenders have the edge over Cardiff and if we harbour realistic play-off ambitions, then the small dquad will have to show itself capable of coping with inevitable fixture pile-ups. Hopefully we can see a typical energetic performance tonight with the players sharp, bright and full of running.





Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday January 29 2008
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Stats: Rotherham v Cardiff

All the stats from Rotherham (1) vs (2) Cardiff, New York Stadium, 24/9/16 Att: 8,348

Vital Pre-Match - Rotherham v Cardiff

Cardiff's poor start to the season under Trollope continued with Leeds going away from the Cardiff City Stadium with a two-nil win. A match at Rotherham comes tomorrow.

Pilkington Named In Republic Squad

Having earned a point away to Serbia in the Republic of Ireland's first Group D game last international window, Martin O'Neill has now named his squad for the World Cup qualifiers...

Trollope Desperate To Make Fans Proud

Head coach Paul Trollope has once again thanked the fans for the support he's been given since taking on the job, but he knows that the team can't keep losing...

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Rotherham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Amos0%
Peltier0%
Morrison0%
Connolly0%
Richards0%
O'Keefe0%
Noone0%
Immers0%
Whittingham0%
Ralls0%
Lambert0%
Sub - Harris0%
Sub - Ecuele Manga0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 14 2016 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 19 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship