Carl Curtis : Simply not good enough


Just two points taken from a possible twelve so far this month, a home draw against lowly Rotherham, an away draw against a Charlton side this afternoon that played two thirds of the game with ten men and two defeats against Bournemouth and Brentford.

Even the most pessimistic of fans would have expected more than two points from those four games.

We have Watford home on Sunday to complete our month and year and I don’t expect much from that game either.

December 6th Cardiff City 0 Rotherham 0

December 13th Bournemouth 5 Cardiff City 3

December 20th Cardiff City 2 Brentford 3

December 26th Charlton 1 Cardiff City 1

Russell Slade may very well be a honest man, he may also be a gentleman of integrity but he is not the manager to get Cardiff City promoted this season.

I have not witnessed a good performance despite our previously good results at home and this is the second time that we have played a whole second half against ten men and have lost those halves of football.

The tactics and substitutions are suspect to say the least, I questioned last week if we had a game plan under Slade as I could not see what the plan is.

Changing managers regularly is not stable for any football club and perhaps Slade can change the fortunes of the team with wheeling and dealing in the January transfer window but I have not seen any evidence in his tactics that gives me optimism that may be the case.

Even if Slade was sacked right now the problem we have at the club is having the man at the top making decisions and appointments that are not good enough for this football club, whilst Tan is the owner and more importantly the decision maker on football matters then I don’t see any improvment on the pitch.