Bluebirds fail miserably at Hillsborough

Last updated : 27 September 2009 By Michael Morris
First half.

A disjointed City side were a goal down in opening minutes when a soft free kick was conceded on the edge of the box. The wall was ineffective and Marshall flat footed as the effort went in off the post.

The early play from City was poor with Wednesday managing to hit the post before Cardiff started to play and create chances.

The referee has struggled all game to control the match properly and after some dodgy decisions against City he redeemed himself by awarding a penalty for a foul on Chopra. Chops got a crucial touch ahead of the home keeper and went down after contact. Whittingham scored with a shot to the bottom right corner, the keeper guessed the right way but could not stop it.

Since then City have taken control. The referee has continued to have a mare. bothroyd booked for turning his back on the official. Ledley booked after a stunning tackle. Two goals disallowed, one by Chopra and one by Kennedy.

The final show of first half incompetance from the ref was when Chris Burke was manhandled to the ground. It should have been at least a yellow to the Wednesday player but both Burke and Esajas were spoken to but no cards shown.

Half time 1 : 1

2nd half

They are running rings around us. We are an embarrassment. Not one shot at goal from us. We cannot keep possession. Chopra playing wide - what a waste. They are getting behind us, overlapping us, Hudson is a hoofer, we have been done by a team with pace, imagination, passion and effort all of which we are lacking.

Ledley sent off as well.

We are not at the races.

Full time 3 : 1


Now with chance to have a think about it I've little to add to make it sound any better. No motivation, no pace, no tricks.

We have become a dreadful side that are being shot at like fish in a barrel.

The fans are starting to turn on Jones. Many boos at the final whistle, the players made little effort to come to the away fans, a few clapped but they kept their distance.

The statements from Peter Ridsdale and Jones himself are coming back to bite the on the arse.

Jones, the keeper apart, was invested badly in defenders like Hudson. We would have been no worse off if we had kept Darren Purse. Two goals today against us from crosses into the box and the first goal from a free kick needlessly given away by Hudson. I'm sorry. He's not good enough.

A disappointing day, and at the moment the future is concerning.

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