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Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Colonel Cardiffi, 12 Jan 2020.

  1. Colonel Cardiffi

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    The Cardiff City player ratings as leader puts in stellar display and substitutes make impact vs Swansea City

    Here is how each of the Bluebirds players rated after goalless stalemate against South Wales rivals

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    Alex Smithies 7

    Neil Harris was vindicated in his decision to drop Neil Etheridge. The keeper was incredibly assured and while he wasn't forced into too many saves, his distribution had an air of calm about them.

    Lee Peltier 7

    The exact type of player the Bluebirds needed on a day like this. Uncompromising in the challenge and rose up to the occasion when needed. Kept Wayne Routledge quiet for the majority of the afternoon.

    Sean Morrison 8 (star man)

    Put a big challenge in on Rhian Brewster in the opening moments of the game to let him know he was there. Was dominant in defence and a handful in the opposition box in attack. The captain stood up to the task when his team needed him to the most.

    Curtis Nelson 6

    Almost gave Wayne Routledge a golden opportunity to take the lead early on, but settled in well and became a nuisance at both ends. He and Morrison ensured Brewster was quiet all afternoon

    Joe Bennett 7

    A brilliant display from the left back, arguably his best all season. Cardiff knew the threat Andre Ayew posed but Bennett kept him quiet and also caused trouble down the left in attack. His cross was a real asset for the bluebirds.

    Marlon Pack 5

    Was a little too ponderous in possession at times and Swansea's nippy midfield sometimes got the better of him. If the Bluebirds are looking to quicken up their game then the midfielder needs to speed up with it moving forward.

    Leandro Bacuna 7

    No frills and no spills from the midfielder. He sprayed a couple of lovely cross-field balls and brought the energy and industry that was very much needed against this speedy Swansea side. Often does the dirty work which is overlooked.

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    Gavin Whyte 6

    Diligently stuck to his task on the right wing and always gave an option for Tomlin and the midfielders. Frustrating at times with the quality of his ball in, but provided the Bluebirds with the solidity they needed on the flank.

    Lee Tomlin 7

    The player who linked everything up for the Bluebirds. His eye for a pass was key and was the man to get City fans off their seats on the break. Most of what was good in City's attack came from the playmaker.

    Junior Hoilett 6

    Threatened to produce the goods on a number of occasions, but it never really came off for him when it mattered in the final third. Tidy in possession, as always, but without the killer instinct.

    Robert Glatzel 7

    Missed a golden opportunity early on when he sent an early header wide of the mark. But he grew in confidence and gave the Swansea centre backs a rough time of it. Could arguably have done better with a few aerial chances he was given, but still a solid outing from the striker.

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    Josh Murphy (on for Whyte 70) 7

    Provided a real impetus when he came on and produced the chance of the second half when he burst down the left and stood up a ball to the back post. Gave Connor Roberts real issues as the game wore on.

    Callum Paterson (on for Glatzel 70) 7

    Was a real battering ram for the Bluebirds late on and changed the dynamic. He gave the Swansea defenders even more to think about late on in the game.

    SOURCE: The Cardiff City player ratings vs Swansea City - https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/cardiff-city-player-ratings-leader-17553830
     
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  2. Ring Peace

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    Harris reminds of that wonderful lyric by The Who, “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss".

    Well at least we don’t have to go to Wembley :hehe:
     
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  3. BSP

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    Can’t argue with these ratings. WoL have called it right for a change.
     
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  4. TDA

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    Credit to Murphy who showed what he can do if he opts to stay on his feet. He could have gone down a few times, but maybe someone has had a word with him. He certainly had the beating of Roberts yesterday.
     
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  5. Travis Bickle

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    I reckon Glatzel’s rating was 5 at best, his heading is shocking, bad timing and often doesn’t bother to jump, also no composure on the ball when a chance arrives.
     
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