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Cardiff City Play-By-Player Review: McNaughton

Cardiff City Play-By-Player Review: McNaughton
Kevin McNaughton

Free transfer

May 2006, from Aberdeen

Was he really a free transfer from Aberdeen?!? Super Kev has had another outstanding season, this time playing at right-back while he has looked solid, dependable and consistent. His reliability afforded the likes of Whittingham and Parry more license to attack and he ably supported when possible.

This season, McNaughton has added a new goalscoring dimension to his game. Well, perhaps that`s an overstatement but we saw a brilliant volley against Hereford Utd in the cup to open the account. That goal opened the floodgates and was followed by another on the final day of the league season with another screamer. Well, in fact Luke Steele dropped a cross over his own line leaving Kev looking embarrassed but they all count!

It`s hardly surprising that McNaughton is now attracting admiring (unwanted!) glances from the Premiership but he is a key player in our squad and is only young. He deserved his Scottish call-up and the 'dangermouse` costume is now legendary amongst CCFC players and fans alike. Kev`s other major contribution this season was smuggling crates of red wine onto the team-bus after the FA Cup semi-final win leading to his co-writing of Steve Thompson`s FA Cup song 'Do The Ayatollah`.

There is surely even more to come from McNaughton and his pelationship with his central defenders is growing all the time. One potential weakness is his proneness to injury with hamstrings a particular worry. Numerous times he was forced off and we had no like-for-like cover but overall an excellent season for the Scotsman.


Season rating: 8

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday June 17 2008
Time: 1:00PM

Comments

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nah - he's no good, he's too lazy - always standing still in one place!
Bonesy
17/06/2008 14:55:00
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to lazy, stands in one place, sorry im confused, are we talking about the same mcnaughton here, okay, he doesnt go forward, but he doesnt need to as he is a full back, he tackles anything and everything thrown at him, hes always there when we need it, and for a free transfer, hes one of our best and most expensive assests now in my opioion
bluebird04
18/06/2008 19:27:00
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I think Bonesy was joking there :p
bluebirdshroom
19/06/2008 11:09:00
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Yes - big McNaughton fan to be honest - was trying (and failing obviously!) to make referens to his enegy and fact that he gets everywher
Bonesy
19/06/2008 11:11:00
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