Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Out-foxed: Leicester 2-1 City

City fell to their first loss of the season tonight on the road at Leicester. I was keeping up with the action on my iPhone via the Football League app (which is pretty good I think), and to be honest, apart from City's fluked goal by Lee Naylor, it sounds like we were easily second best all night long. On Twitter, @cardiffcitymad summed it up. "Like boys against men 2nd half. Got what we deserved to be honest".

In a sense, it's a wake up call. It's still early in the season, and despite a satisfying if unspectacular win against Hull on Saturday which some people though showed what strength and depth we had as a squad, the fact is, that without Olifanjana and Drinkwater in midfield, and Bothroyd plus one or both of Bellamy and Chopra up front, we're not yet quite as good as we'd like to think we are.

Hopefully most of those bar Chopra may be back for Saturday's visit to Ipswich - another tough game. Promotion contenders have to be strong and bounce back from defeats like tonight. Let's hope we can. After a great start to the season, back to back defeats is definitlely not what we need.

Up the Bluebirds!

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