Successful fox hunting, now ready for a swan song 01/04/2010Posted by NB in Cardiff City, season 2009/10.
Tags: Darcy Blake, Dave Jones, Gabor Gyepes, Leicester, Swansea
Cardiff City 2 Leicester City 1
A massive result and based on the second half quite a miraculous one. How we hung on to that 2-1 lead after Gyepes was sent of and other players having to play on injured I still don’t know!
I feel that this and other recent games goes to show that the lack of depth in the Cardiff squad perhaps isn’t as much of a truth as everyone liked to make a point of when it weren’t going for us earlier in the season. Unlikely heroes like Darcy Blake have emerged, and all of the players are in addition to (to use a few of Dave Jones’ favorite expressions) working their socks of and digging in also showing that they have the skills needed for a team in the top six of the Championship.
Now Cardiff count the cost of the Leicester victory with new injuries and Gyepes’ suspension as the team prepares for what is for me the most anticipated game of the season: the home match against arch rivals Swansea.
It’s been eight meetings and over 13 years since Cardiff last beat Swansea. It’s about time now, and the first Welsh derby played at Cardiff’s new ground would be the perfect occasion. City look odds on for a place in the play offs, and should we beat the Jacks and even finish above them it would set the perfect stage. Let us hear a swan song Saturday, and by that I don’t mean one of joy!
Worst case come Saturday evening we’ll still be fourth, but level on points with Swansea and the gap down to seventh place having been narrowed. While it of course will be painful to yet again see the Jacks triumph, with five Championships games to go that is not the worst situation to be in.