Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City Player-By-Player Review: Whittingham

Cardiff City Player-By-Player Review: Whittingham
Peter Whittingham
Left-footed winger



Whitts is at the same time the most impressive and frustrating player to watch. He can be dazzling with moments of genius and prodigious skill but these moments are relatively few and far between and at other times he wanders mundanely round the pitch unable to get involved.

Inconsistency is the worry although it doesn`t help that the former Aston Villa man has been played out of position. Much of his gametime has come on the right side of midfield, only occasionally on his favoured left and even up-front in times of emergency. He has adapted to the new role and can have a huge impact cutting in and shooting left-footed. There have been some spectacular goals, most memorably the first in the FA Cup quarter-final against Middlesbrough after he bamboozled several defenders before curling a delightful effort into the corner with his weaker foot. Whitts was inspirational in the entire cup run, scoring against Chasetown, Wolves and 'Boro.


Whitts is often most effective when the team is performing, he finds spaces and has the creativity and skill to take advantage. However, when we are under pressure he is less likely to get involved and he has little impact. There have been times where he looks dis-interested but he assured fans that was not the case. Nevertheless, it is frustrating that such a gifted player cannot perform more consistently and offer more to the team. Defensively he is not brilliant but he is given more license to attack by the presence of McNaughton behind, he has certainly improved his tracking back and must look to contribute more in that area.


Whitts is a very good player, and we have seen some great moments from him this season. Enough to convince others clubs, most notably Nottingham Forest, to bid upwards of 1m for the winger. There is more to come, and if he can improve in a few key areas, he will be a real handful for Championship defences.


Season rating 6.5
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Wednesday June 25 2008
Time: 12:42PM

Comments

0
bull***** he is a better than 6.5
attwooll9
25/06/2008 19:27:00
0
when he's good he's very very good but when he's not he's non-existent
Bonesy
25/06/2008 20:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Slade - Future In Tan's Hands

With Cardiff City's unlikeliest of Play Off challenges over following a comfortable victory for Sheffield Wednesday taking outside hopes to mathematically impossible territory...

3 Points For Cardiff To Play For (30/4/16)

Cardiff City have only 3 points left to play for, but this year's battle for Championship promotion is over.

Stats: Sheff W v Cardiff

All the stats from Sheff W (3) vs (0) Cardiff, Hillsborough, 30/4/16 Att: 31,843

Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff - Team Sheets

Sheffield Wednesday are at Hillsborough with Cardiff City the visitors today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sheff W MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Marshall1%
Peltier0%
Morrison0%
Connolly0%
Malone0%
Noone0%
O'Keefe0%
Dikgacoi0%
Whittingham0%
Pilkington0%
Zohore33%
Sub - Ameobi0%
Sub - Ecuele Manga0%
Sub - Harris66%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship