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Reading v Cardiff City - Sun 18th Aug - 12:00 - Match Thread

Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Colonel Cardiffi, 12 Aug 2019.

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Reading v Cardiff: What do you reckon the outcome will be?

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  1. Colonel Cardiffi

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    Cardiff City travel to the Madejski to face familiar old foes Reading this Sunday, buoyant after the last gasp win over Luton Town on Saturday.

    Reading fans have had little to cheer about so far this season losing both their opening games leaving them second from bottom of the Championship.


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    Who is your ideal starting XI?

    Score Predictions?


    COME ON CITY!!!!!!!

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  2. TDA

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    City victories at Reading are rare occurrences and I don't fancy our chances this time.

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  3. Glos Blue

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    Another week of our team gelling. We’ve got this!

    Smithies
    Pelts Mozza Flint Bennett
    Pack Vaulks
    NML Vassell Hoilett
    Fritzel
     
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  4. Colonel Cardiffi

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    Would you bring in Bamba if he was fit?
     
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    No, won’t be match fit and hasn’t had the time to get used to playing with Flint (presuming Bamba takes Mozza’s place). Give him a couple of run outs with the under 23’s first.
     
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    Sols out till October anyway isn’t he.

    I do like this idea of using Vassell as the no 10, but surely there’s no way he’ll try that away from home.
    I think the only changes from last time will be NML and Hoillet in.
     
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    Can't wait :aya:
     
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  8. Colonel Cardiffi

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    So Tomlin is ill and recovering at home in Leicester.:nope: according to NW.
     
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    Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock has revealed that midfielder Joe Ralls is a doubt for the trip to Reading on Sunday after coming down with an unknown illness.

    The midfielder was due to give a drugs test following the last-gasp win over Luton Town at the weekend, but was rushed to hospital after he started vomiting.

    Speaking ahead of the trip to the Madejski, Warnock said: "Joe Ralls was one of the lads drug tested on the weekend and he couldn't give a sample.

    "I left him at quarter to seven after the game and he was having a laugh and a joke and all of a sudden he took ill - started vomiting, things like that.


    "He ended up in A&E overnight on a drip. It just shows you in the space of two hours.

    "It just shows you, when you're as fit as these lads, the slightest thing can just knock you off sync.

    "He just managed to (give a sample) in the end. I couldn't do it, with someone watching me, I don't know how they do it.

    "I felt sorry for Joe. I think the drugs people were going to say it was a missed drugs test. Come on. Common sense."


    Joe Ralls came down with a mystery illness (Image: Huw Evans Agency)
    It comes a week after Warnock revealed that Lee Tomlin had been suffering from gastroenteritis, although the City boss doesn't think Ralls' condition is related.

    "They have taken swabs, or whatever they do, because Tomlin couldn't even come down to see our doctors because he was up at home in Leicestershire," he added.

    "So we didn't see him until this week. We have been really spot on in the changing rooms and restaurants and things like that. Because the slightest bug goes around like wildfire. So we've just got to hope."


    Ralls has returned to training this week, but Warnock isn't sure if the Englishman will be fit to face the Royals on Sunday, adding: "He came in yesterday and he was feeling good. But all I was trying to say is I left him at quarter to seven having a laugh and the poor lad is in hospital overnight on a blinking drip.

    "It's a good job his girlfriend realised when they got home he was in a bad state and whipped him down straight away. The doc told her if he wasn't happy to take him down and she wasn't happy, so all credit to her."

    Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is also a doubt for the trip east across the M4 following a thigh injury, but Tomlin is back in training following an uncomfortable week.

    "It might be a bit early [for Mendez-Laing]. Tomlin trained yesterday and had a real bad week on and off the toilet," he added.
     
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    readings new striker is romanian george puscas an £8m signing from inter milan. reading have spent nearly £20m in the summer on transfers.
     
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  12. Colonel Cardiffi

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    Bloody hell, I didn't know that. I'm slightly less optimistic now although Reading have yet to get a point so far.
     
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    Am I the only one who thinks this sentence doesn’t make sense?
     
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    Where the hell did Reading get £20m?
     
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    new owner i think
     
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    Going to go for a 3-1 Cardiff win
     
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    I think Mendez is still injured. Can't see Warnock starting Vassell over Paterson especially way from home.
     
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    Reading is one of those places where we rarely get a win, like Preston and Bolton. Never really understood why that happens. :homer:
     
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    The sort of game we need to get a result if we are going to do any good this season. If NML isn't right Hoilett will come in, as Warnock will have an eye on the Huddersfield game on Weds. I expect Ralls to start though.
    When we win :coat:
    we will go up to 7/8th place just 1 point from the top, so all to play for.
     
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  20. Colonel Cardiffi

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    If you had to pick one to start tomorrow, would it be Vassell, Glatzel or Bogle...sel.
     
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