Annis Abraham : City battled, huffed, puffed but just not good enough

My View/Opinion ”


No real imagination and struggle to create opportunities.

12pts from our last 45pts available SHOCKING.

Cardiff City 0 Wolves 1

Crowd 21,165 But actual attendance approx 16,000 incl 2,000 Wolves fans.

Marshall, Connolly, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Peltier, Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Kennedy, Noone, Doyle, Jones.

Moore, Adeyemi, Ralls, McAleny, O’Keefe, Macheda, Revell.

Hopes were high before this game, as Cardiff were now unbeaten in their last 5 League games and our defence was looking good after only conceding 2 goals in those 5 games.

But what was concerning many fans was City had only gained 12pts from the last 42pts available, so today Slade had to show that the win at relegation bound Wigan was not a one off.

Wolves was never going to be an easy game as they had fire power,but we had a mean defence.I have to say this match I really was looking forward to.

Sadly the game never lived up to the expectations,which were not helped by a poor Ref.

My worry is, I just dont see any imagination and very little creative football and our best football came when we went down to 10 men after Whittingham was sent off late in the second half.

City started lively and the first 10 minutes were City’s.

On the 12th minute the whole ground including the Wolves fans gave a minute applause for the tragic death of the 12 year old Cardiff boy who died yesterday RIP.

As the game went on Wolves started to take control and were far to quick and strong for City.
In the 25th minute Noone lost the ball and Wolves tore open our defence to score with a simple shot 1 nil Wolves.

From then on the first half was all Wolves, they could of been 2 up in the 42nd minute but thankfully missed an open goal.

The first half Wolves deserved to go in 1 nil up.

The second half Wolves continued to be in control. The Atmosphere from the City crowd was awful.

Doyle went off in the 62nd minute to be replaced by McAleny.

64th minute Marshall was called in to make a great save.

Whittingham was sent of in the deservedly for 2 yellow cards, but minutes earlier a Wolves player without a doubt should of been sent off and wasnt,good management by Kenny Jacket as he quickly substituted him.

City were down to 10 men now and you would of thought it was Wolves who were as for the first time City really looked like they meant business as for the last 15 minutes of the game it was attack after attack by by City. We were now playing good football and could of equalised, but as they say to little to late.

Over all in my opinion Wolves deserved their away win and City looked ordinary.

I will repeat again Russell Slade is not the answer and has no imagination. We battled,puffed and huffed for most of the match, that wont win you matches.

Cardiff City 0 Wolves 1

My man of the match Manga.

Next up Rotherham away next Tuesday night.