Annis Abraham : Drab game but a win is a win in a lifeless stadium

My View/Opinion


Connolly Turner Morrison Brayford
Noone Gunnarsson Whittingham Pilkington
Macheda Le Fondre


‘ Cardiff City 2 Reading 1 ‘

Crowd 20,643 but looked like 15,000.

Approx 800 Reading Fans
City beat a very poor 10 man Reading tonight,but I will take a win any day over a classy game,which could end with a defeat for us.
I honestly felt Reading were so poor,that we should of put the game beyond doubt and beaten them 4 nil, it nearly backfired on us in the closing stages of the second half.

The atmosphere was terrible tonight and you had to be there to realise how bad it really was,including a dour game.
Yet Slade has now 4 home wins in a row and you can not slate or fault that,even I cant 😆 You cant ask for more than 12pts from 12pts.

I felt the first 20 odd minutes were evens and virtually in the 20 minute just as us fans were about to do the sea of blue, Reading scored an own goal and the blue scarves went up all around the stadium with” We will always be Blue ”

Reading had been no real threat to City and Reading were as poor as I thought they would be and should of been finished off.
In the 41st minute the Ref for me made a terrible decision and should of sent off Readings Williams for the incident with Pilkinghton, instead he booked both.

On the 45th minute City’s Le Fondre went down and Readings Alex Pearce was sent off and Peter Whittingham took the penalty to slot the ball in, 2 nil City.

2-0 City half time.

I felt Craig Noone, Pilkinghton and Le Fondre stood out for me so far, with Macheda looking ragged.

In the 64th minute I was just about to say how boring the game had gone, when Gunnarson put a hell of a ball in for and Brayford put it just past the post.

Mat Daehli came on for Craig Noone, I was happy that Daehli was on, but Noone off? ? We started to play with Reading and just passed the ball,but nothing in front of goal.

Fabio came on in the 74th minute.

Reading scored in the 80th minute, the ball going through Marshalls legs.

88th minute Kenwyne Jones came on.

Our team for me started to panic against 10 men Reading,but thank fully we held out and won 2-1.

For me the second half was awful over all, but we got the points, thats what matters most.

For me Macheda is not performing.

Craig Noone,Man of the match for me, he was every where.

But if we play like that at Watford, I fear for us.

I do feel there is a lot of work to be done with the team

We got the 3pts and are climbing the table.

Up next a tough match away at Watford.