Vital Football

From the vault: Opponents in focus - Cardiff

From the vault: Opponents in focus - Cardiff

Another of Pompey's no power championship opponents will be Cardiff, so they are next to come under the microscope as my_pfc_dream has a look at them - we revisit this ahead of the meeting tomorrow...



History: Cardiff City Football Club is based in Cardiff, Wales and were founded in 1899 (a year after us). The club plays its home games at the newly built Cardiff City Stadium, previously playing at Ninian Park until May 2009. The stadium has a capacity of 26,828 and the total construction cost came to £48 million, which in my opinion is very good.

Finances: Like us Cardiff have their financial troubles and are still in danger of going into liquidation and also have a transfer embargo. And when new owner Dato Chan Tien Ghee recently took control of the club, Bluebirds fans were optimistic that the Malaysian businessman had set his sights on promotion. But his arrival does not appear to have made a positive impact so far.

Last season: Cardiff finished in 4th place which was 15 points behind automatic promotion. They had an average attendance of 20,717 and their top scorer was Peter Whittingham scoring 23 goals in all competitions. After beating Leicester in the Play-Off Semi Final, Cardiff played Blackpool in the Play-Off Final at Wembley on Sat 22 May 2010 losing 3 - 2 (Attendance - 82,244).

Players to watch: Obviously I have not watched Cardiff very often recently apart from in the Play-Off`s but in my opinion there are 3 players who we should watch out for next season. Peter Whittingham, Jay Bothroyd and Michael Chopra, who were the three scorers for Cardiff last season.

Written by my_pfc_dream.

The views within this article are the views of the individual who wrote and submitted this piece, sometimes solely theirs. They are not necessarily shared by the Vital Pompey Site Journalists.

Opponents in focus: Barnsley FC - here.
Opponents in focus: Bristol City - here.
Opponents in focus: Burnley - here.
Opponents in focus: Cardiff - here.
Opponents in focus: Coventry - here.
Opponents in focus: Crystal Palace - here.
Opponents in focus: Derby - here.
Opponents in focus: Doncaster - here.
Opponents in focus: Hull - here.
Opponents in focus: Ipswich - here.
Opponents in focus: Leeds - here.
Opponents in focus: Leicester - here.
Opponents in focus: Middlesbrough - here.
Opponents in focus: Millwall - here.
Opponents in focus: Norwich - here.
Opponents in focus: Nottingham Forest - here.
Opponents in focus: Preston - here.
Opponents in focus: QPR - here.
Opponents in focus: Reading - here.
Opponents in focus: Scunthorpe - here.
Opponents in focus: Sheffield United - here.
Opponents in focus: Swansea - here.
Opponents in focus: Watford - here.

  • Click here to make your prediction: Pompey v Cardiff.

    Join the Vital Pompey Debate

    Trust

  • Frippy's Virtual Bookies - latest update and place your bets!

  • Writer:my_pfc_dream
    Date:Friday August 27 2010
    Time: 7:32PM

    Login to post a comment

    Recent Portsmouth Articles

    On this day in history...9th February

    A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 9th February.

    On this day in history...8th February

    A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 8th February.

    Match highlights - Pompey 0-1 Orient

    Disappointing as it was, you take the rough with the smooth and cannot gloss over things when they aren't so good so here goes with the 1-0 defeat Pompey suffered against Orient.

    Simply not good enough!

    Call me a moaner, call me a groaner but if you think the performance against Orient was good enough then I think you're wearing blue tinted specs as that was poor from Pompey.

    Archived Vital Pompey Articles

    Vital Pompey articles from

    Site Journalists

    pompeyrug
    Profile
    eastneydave
    Profile
    paultsmouth
    Profile
    Chix
    Profile

    Current Poll (see more polls)

    Orient MotM
    Suggested By: VitalPompey
    Fulton25%
    Freeman5%
    Burgess33%
    Clarke0%
    Stevens11%
    Roberts5%
    Doyle0%
    Close5%
    Bennett0%
    Smith5%
    McNulty0%
    Sub - Evans0%
    Sub - McGurk0%
    Sub - Chaplin11%
    ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

    League Table

    # Team P W D L Pts. GD
    1 Northampton 28 19 4 5 61 20
    2 Plymouth 29 17 5 7 56 17
    3 Oxford 27 14 9 4 51 19
    4 Bristol Rovers 29 14 5 10 47 10
    5 Mansfield 30 13 8 9 47 9
    6 Leyton Orient 30 12 10 8 46 5
    7 Portsmouth 28 11 12 5 45 20
    8 Accrington 26 13 6 7 45 12
    9 Cambridge 30 12 8 10 44 3
    10 Wycombe 28 12 7 9 43 5
    11 Wimbledon 28 11 9 8 42 7
    12 Carlisle 26 11 9 6 42 5
    13 Exeter 28 11 7 10 40 -1
    14 Luton 30 10 8 12 38 1
    15 Crawley 30 11 4 15 37 -13
    16 Morecambe 30 10 6 14 36 -3
    17 Notts County 27 10 6 11 36 -6
    18 Barnet 28 9 6 13 33 -8
    19 Stevenage 30 6 10 14 28 -15
    20 Newport 28 6 9 13 27 -11
    21 Yeovil 29 5 9 15 24 -14
    22 Hartlepool 25 7 3 15 24 -18
    23 Dag & Red 28 4 8 16 20 -21
    24 York 28 4 8 16 20 -23
    Latest F1 News
    Latest Vital Boxing News

    Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

    Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (H)
    Sky Bet League Two
    Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
    Sky Bet League Two
    Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Barnet (a)
    Sky Bet League Two
    Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
    Sky Bet League Two
    Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Exeter City (a)
    Sky Bet League Two
    Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (a)
    Sky Bet League Two

    Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

    Vital Members League Table

    RankNamePoints
    1.pompeyrug33
    2.Jimsmithswig18
    3.FrattonBlue15
    4.Pompeytim14
    5.storagematt12
    6.Copnor4310
    7.mslorna485
    8.Emsworthianblue4
    9.PompeyJake4
    10.PFCblue3