Annis Abraham : What the hell is going on ?

My View/Opinion.


Bournemouth 5 Cardiff City 3
Cardiff City team : Marshall; Brayford, Turner, Morrison, Connolly; Kim, Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Noone; Le Fondre, Jones
Over 1,300 Cardiff Fans travelled to see their Bluebirds play,many of us not having much faith in our team/manager today and we were proved right,we lost 5-3 but it could easily have been by many more goals.

What the hell is going on ? The home team played in red and black and on Tan’s orders our team runs out in white with red trim, that put a downer on the fans to start with and continued through the game,our fans chanted ‘ Why the f**k are we in white ?? ‘

This was always going to be a real test for City,with Bournemouth unbeaten in their last 11 games and riding high in the Championship,but remember last season Bournemouth were in division one,whilst City were in the Premier League.

City with a team full of highly paid players were playing a team which is run on a shoestring.

Within one minute the whites were 1-0 down, our defence was opened up continually with Connolly being our weakest link. I would say on at least four occasions they opened us up by attacking Connolly.

By the 19th minute City fans never just sang ‘we’ll always be blue’ they continued with anti-Tan songs, City continued to be poor and so by the 42nd minute they were opened up again and it was 2-0 to Bournemouth at this point City looked like they were just going through the motions.

Then out of the Blue, Le Fondre squared the ball to Kenwyne Jones to make it 2-1 :thumbright: but within less than a minute Bournemouth had made it 3-1 on the stroke of half time.

City were booed off by many of their fans.

Half Time Bournemouth 3-1 Cardiff City.

Kimbo was replaced at half time for Kadeem Harris and for the next 30 minutes it looked the best decision Slade had ever done.

It was all out attack by City, Harris was on fire and in the 48th minute Sean Morrison made it 3-2 and game on.

Then in the 50th minute some controversial and farcical refereeing regarding David Marshall ? Thankfully Marshall stayed on.

58th minute Bournemouth were now taking control and another shot narrowly went wide of Marshall’s goal. Then in the 68th Bournemouth were awarded a free kick and a superb strike by Yann Kermargant made it 4-2.

Jones has been replaced by Macheda at this point.

75th minute Bournemouth were through again and another save by Marshall, then bang in the 77th minute a Whitts corner was turned in by Sean Morrison again to make it 4-3.

Bournemouth immediately counter attacked and a goal disallowed but yet again Bournemouth would not lie down and clinical finishing by them in the 88th minute made it 5-3.

Once again Marshall was called upon to make another save in the 94th minute.

Man of the Match Kadeem Harris, he drove us forward and finally got the City fans excited.

City were clapped off at the end.

For me we conceded 5 goals today and could have conceded more and sad to say Bournemouth deserved their win and could have got more.

Am I worried, yes I really am.

Now City’s next game is a home game against another team promoted from division one Brentford.