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Kingmaker of Lilliput

Cardiff (and Stripe)

We play Cardiff.

Stripe will be in the Midnight Bell from 12.30pm tomorrow if you fancy saying "welcome to Yorkshire" after his house move?
sheeps

Disappointed, not able to make it.

Top bloke in my book.
fartcatcher

think we may be in for a bit of a pasting.

we may have to deploy some overweight ball boys to slow the game down a bit.

say hello to Stripe for me
Dock

House move, twins to look after, world traveller, and still finds time to watch that bunch of wallys. His time management skills are to be applauded. 10/10

PS Where in the Shire is he now residing? Not wanting do any cold calling to his door or owt, just been nosey like.
Frazier Cranium

Pool.

I think.
sheeps

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Pool.

I think.


I'm going to Pool on Sunday with the football team. Coincidence.
Heyho

sheeps wrote:
Frazier Cranium wrote:
Pool.

I think.


I'm going to Pool on Sunday with the football team. Coincidence.


Off to Pool - 'water' coincidence.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Poole-In-Wharfedale

as opposed to Poole in Dorset where Harry Redknapp luxuriates
sheeps

Sir Bulldog Craggwood wrote:
Poole-In-Wharfedale

as opposed to Poole in Dorset where Harry Redknapp luxuriates


Thank fuck you pointed that out!
Kingmaker of Lilliput

Sir Bulldog Craggwood wrote:
Poole-In-Wharfedale

as opposed to Poole in Dorset where Harry Redknapp luxuriates


No e in Pool-in-Wharfedale....
Plastic Man

Local legend has it that a delivery lorry arrived in Pool after travelling up from the South coast.

Imagine the driver's disappointment to learn on asking for directions to his final destination, that the Pool near Otley does indeed not have an 'e' in its name.
sheeps

Dock wrote:
House move, twins to look after, world traveller, and still finds time to watch that bunch of wallys. His time management skills are to be applauded. 10/10

PS Where in the Shire is he now residing? Not wanting do any cold calling to his door or owt, just been nosey like.



*see if you can get an address*
Dock

sheeps wrote:
Dock wrote:
House move, twins to look after, world traveller, and still finds time to watch that bunch of wallys. His time management skills are to be applauded. 10/10

PS Where in the Shire is he now residing? Not wanting do any cold calling to his door or owt, just been nosey like.



*see if you can get an address*


Are we going to rob him? Capital idea! Don't tell anybody though. They will want to share the loot (I know all the lingo me)
Late Doors

Just over half way, a game against the top of the league, the whole place should be in fever pitch. Well its gone past the fever stage and is now stagnant. Nobody gives a chuff, about this season, about this game or about Cardiff City. Just another team who happen to be at the top of this most mediocre of leagues and have the customary status of bogey team to Leeds United that seem to be on every clubs CV these days. It's getting harder to write these reports i tell thee.

Started off well as ever. Straight to the Vic n Com where we tarried the entire pre match afternoon with some rather splendid Bristol Beer Company Bitter Americana or something like that? On the bus into the ground and it seems our friends from Welshland shared the general apathy about this fixture either in protest at something or straight forward reluctance to travel. A very sparse away support together with muted home resignation gave the place the aura of a reserve game
After a CC Huddle we kicked off attacking the southstand. George McCluskey scored apparently the last time we beat them chipped in the Pieman which made us laugh at least . Cardif initiated the first of many right wing passing moves attacking our left defence and looked capable and lively there. Belamey managed to raise some boos from the kop more in reflex than any genuine antagonism. White was beaten but was able to recover and clear and we made our first foray with good Ross work producing a cross that was hit over the bar harmlessly. More home pressure ensued after we intercepted a Cardiff pass to force a corner before Cardiff again broke down their right only for Paddy to smother the danger.

Austin almost released Ross with a smart pass before Barkley put a good cross in from the right . Ross was showing even more of his usual enthusiasm presumably inspired by his old team who i think still fondly remember him, and why not? the lad is a class act. Austin then received a yellow card for a late high tackle before both teams exchanged breaks. First Sam Byram down our right then Cardiff before Ross again took the ball forward to deliver a cross in from the left wing. It was actually a decent game, certainly better than previous efforts.

More good Leeds pressure developed ending with an Austin chip straight to their keeper before the Ref commenced a series of bizarre decisions mostly in our favour i have to add. He got it spot on with the Cardiff back pass though that was collected by the keeper and our free kick looked threatening. It was hit straight at the well fortified wall though.

Peltier swept  up another Break before more good covering as he began to look a lot more comfortable in the center. Ross produced some great possession to get a free kick that was taken quickly followed by another. The ball into the box looked a certain goal but incredibly it seemed to be blocked off the line by the keeper but it was first blood to us and a reminder that we were by no means the worse team on the pitch. Peltier again made a great recovery as Cardiff hit back but it was Barkley who had the next decent chance blasting over. The same lad lost possession moments later to put us under pressure but Cardiff hammered the ball over the bar themselves for a rare first half scare.

White went in the overlap and put himself in a good position only for a terrible cross to follow. you could feel the spirit sag around us. It was raised slightly minutes later when a Cardiff attack that ended in the goal was ruled offside. Lees was in well as the half came to an end and we left the pitch a very definite team that was not overawed at al by the top of the league and were holding their own quite capably.

There was some ridiculous delay for the second half as the visitors kept our boys waiting a good three minutes before they entered the arena much to Warnock's annoyance but the game finally got underway with Austin slow on the ball getting caught.

However we carried on the slight advantage of the first half with more decent if indecisive pressure ending with a tame Brown shot after being teed up on the edge of the area. Varney forced a corner with some good tenacity but then failed to reed a Diouff flick for him moments later. Meanwhile at the other end Lees rescued White with a great recovery before White made amends with a great tackle. Ross was penalised for a tug but we still maintained the decent interchanges up front . Austin then ended the period with two truly comical attempts at a shot on the same ball.

Cardiff broke again to remind us of their danger. Byram rescued it and then tried a silly central clearance instead if the uncomplicated one. He and we got punished as seconds later it was 0-1 with the away team enjoying some great luck presented to them.

We  tried to hit back immediately with two shots, one way over the bar the other curled wide by Austin and again Cardiff Broke, this time Peltier ushered it out for dead. Meanwhile Varney was toiling and Ross continued to busy around. On 70 mins the new lad replaced Diouff to try and bolster our attacking prowess. Cardiff however looked very composed at the back with some great uncompromising defending.

We did carve an opening from a set piece but the header was hit straight at the keeper when any other centimetre would have got the equaliser. It was a bit of a sitter though and one wonders what Becchio would have done with the chance along with the first half one.

On it went to tick down the final minutes, we mustered a fight but couldn't find anything creative. The ref gave them another strange foul to tick away the seconds and Barkley took way too long on the ball when a slight opening appeared. That was the last of any hope. 3 Mins AT ticked away and full time brought sympathetic applause but crucially, zero points
fartcatcher

Thanks LD

crowd of less than 20,000 for the league leaders  

expect to see tumbleweed in the w stand pretty soon.
sheeps

Cheers [again] LD, pity is a lot of the dissafected will not come back.
Forest

sheeps wrote:
Cheers [again] LD, pity is a lot of the dissafected will not come back.


Elland Road or Reg?
sheeps

Forest wrote:
sheeps wrote:
Cheers [again] LD, pity is a lot of the dissafected will not come back.


Elland Road or Reg?


LD has a lot to answer for.
Grind

The game was shown on the idiot box here and it seemed to me as if a draw would have been the fair result.

I'll probably get shouted at for this, but I thought Brown had a decent game. Not really my type of player, but he was effective enough as a bit of a midfield tackler.

As LD suggested with his Becchio remarks, we didn't look overly threatening in the final third, even with the couple of "comparatively easy" chances that went begging.

It doesn't help with where the cameras are positioned, but the ground seemed bereft of fans and atmosphere. Too bad.
Late Doors

Brown is alright. He's 53 or summat like that with his limitations. He shouldnt be a main stay in any team but somehow he is being asked to be.

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