I left the march outside the main entrance extremely proud of what up to 5,000 City fans had done today and in the manner they did it, impeccable behaviour and a credit to the club.
I went into the stadium not expecting much in terms of a competitive game and believed we would get a drubbing against the leagues form team at present.
The way we came at Liverpool from kick off was totally unexpected but fair play it got us out of our seats. The opening goal was an absolute brilliant goal, the build up, the movement and the finish were a joy to watch.
We didn’t try and sit back and defend our early lead either we kept the same style and tactics and were causing Liverpool real problems at the back, their defence looked shaky.
We knew Liverpool would cause our defence problems too and were undone by the slide rule pass that left Theo and Declan John wanting.
But City continued to press and the energy of Bellamy, movement of Jordon Mutch was instrumental in our forward play, when Campbell put us 2-1 up I think I went a little bit crazy in the family stand. I was hoping as the half wore on we would hold out for a half time lead but it weren’t to be.
The second half couldn’t have got off to a worse start, a free kick awarded that should never been led to a corner with us down to nine men and Liverpool took the lead. I was always worried if they went in front we wouldn’t get back and that is exactly what happened, there was no doubt some very poor decisions today and the major one was not giving Gerrard a second yellow when he hacked Declan John down in the first half.
Liverpool stepped up a gear and probably could have gone up another notch but even after conceding 5 goals City continued to press forward and got a deserved 3rd goal to give a little hope but the 6th Liverpool goal was a clear foul on Cala and we should have had a free kick.
Conceding 6 goals home or away is a drubbing , I accept that, but the way we played in spells was excellent and some of the best stuff I have seen from Ole’s team.
Can we stay up ?
I still think it is a massive task and wish he had made the changes he did earlier in the game but West Brom next week is a must win and if we do then we are in with a shout.
Ole’s and Cardiff City’s season now hinges on 7 games and we need 4 wins to guarantee survival, win next week and it will go to the wire.