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Player Ratings Thread - Birmingham (Home)

Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Colonel Cardiffi, 2 Nov 2019.

  1. Colonel Cardiffi

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    Here's how the Bluebirds rated in their 4-2 win over Birmingham City

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    Neil Etheridge 7

    Made a number of hugely important saves, especially when Birmingham were on top, to keep the Bluebirds in the game.

    Lee Peltier 6

    Mostly solid but early on the visitors did have some joy down his side early on.

    Curtis Nelson 8

    What a way to mark your first start, with a goal. The goal gave him a little boost in defence too and he appeared to grow a few inches.

    Aden Flint 6

    Was made to work by the tricky Birmingham midfielders, but put in a couple of last-ditch blocks to keep the Blues at bay. Good in the opposition box, too.

    Joe Bennett 6

    Danny Crowley and Fran Villalba exploited the Cardiff City left-hand side on more than one occasion. But was a different beast in the second half.

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    Marlon Pack 6

    A calming presence on the ball but the stand-in skipper was caught napping with a few breaks past him in midfield.

    Joe Ralls 9 (star man)

    Scrappy and tenacious when called upon in defence but it was at the other end of the pitch he did the damage with the hat-trick.

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    Leandro Bacuna 6

    Close to rekindling the form of a few weeks ago. Strong and abrasive in defence and quick and direct in attack.

    Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 8

    Showed glimpses of his lung-busting runs and physicality once again this week. Brilliant for Ralls' second. Will be an important player moving forward.

    Junior Hoilett 7

    Had one brilliant effort tipped over the bar and his delivery is probably in the best in this Cardiff City squad. A great display from him.

    Danny Ward 3

    Had one gilt-edged chance in the each half that he failed to convert and a mindless challenge to get a red card.

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    Omar Bogle (on for Mendez-Laing) 5

    Not much to speak of but gave the ball away a couple of times when the pressure was on late on.

    Callum Paterson (on for Hoilett) 6

    Was used as a target man late on in the piece and tried his best to disrupt the opposition defence.

    Sol Bamba (on for Nelson) N/A

    Not on long enough to impact the game, but it was great to see him on the pitch nonetheless.

    RATINGS PROVIDED BY: The Cardiff ratings as hat-trick hero stars and defender catches eye - https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/bullish-cardiff-city-player-ratings-17190656
     
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    Pack and Flint deserve more.
    Nelson, did OK but gave the ball away a lot early on and struggled against Jutkiewicz
     
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    Sorry @Colonel Cardiffi been busy since I got back mine will be out before 12 tomorrow :aya:
     
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    cleaning the mess up have you? :hehe:
     
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    I had a game today and completely forgot about the dishes I’d left from my chippy last night, scrubbing like a mad cunt I was :hehe:
     
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    Ah! The motto of the young. Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow.

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    Oh piss off.
     
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    Well then everyone, a game that practically had everything on offer, here’s the Bluebird’s ratings after our triumph over Birmingham.



    Starting XI

    Neil Etheridge - 6 - Thought he was at a bit of fault for the first goal but made some decent saves towards the end.


    Lee Peltier - 7 - That man chews glass, strong in the tackle some half decent football on display and threatened to knock every bastard out in the middle of the scrap.


    Aden Flint - 6 - A much better performance than the derby, looked like he played with purpose.


    Curtis Nelson - 6 - Played a very good game, grabbing a goal but he seems to also show a slight bit of pace at the back.


    Leandro Bacuna - 6 - Quiet for Bacuna but played some decent passes, wasn’t as strong as I anticipated though.


    Joe Ralls - 10 - I obviously have to give Ralls this rating, excluding the goals, Rallsy got himself in great positions and didn’t shirk a tackle, nice passing leading to good buildups and ultimately scoring a well deserved hat trick.


    Marlon Pack - 6 - Again a definite improvement from the Jacks and began to look like the Marlon Pack we signed in the summer.


    NML - 8 - Fantastic performance from him, like vintage Mendez-Laing, taking players on, squaring the ball, played quality.


    Junior Hoilett - 7 - Hoilett also injected fear into the Birmingham defence at time, but was marked well when needed to be.


    Danny Ward - 5 - He was playing quite well but it was a really stupid tackle to make and it does make me fear that Warnock won’t be best pleased, some may argue we played better after the sending off.


    Subs

    Omar Bogle - 4 - Was one of two that was brought on to inject more pace into the game, it worked as he won a pen to seal it for the Bluebirds.


    Callum Paterson - 4 - The second player brought on for pace, as always strong in the air, and actually thought he scored before the ref blew up for the penalty.


    Sol Bamba - N/A - *No Impact* I will say this, the reception Bamba received after coming on was astonishing, great to see him back and well, hopefully proves that he can play as a starter again.


    And that’s my ratings everyone, hope it was a good read, it feels nice to write a positive player ratings again!


    Enjoy your day.
     
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    And there is the respect thing that Bellamy refers to in the article put up by @steve davies this morning.
     
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    Jutkiewicz would be a great striker for us.
     
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    thats what blakey said on radio wales. he said he was more the type of player city need over fritzel
     
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    Taking little jabs at me though, “don’t act like you talk to your parents”, “ah common excuse putting something off till tomorrow”
     
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