Cardiff City: Here to stay?
Going into this season not one Bluebird would have been under any illusion, and would have been well aware just how hard survival would be in the Premier League this season.
November 29th, 2013
If Cardiff would have been offered 17th position at the end of the season before a ball was even kicked, I am sure the vast majority would’ve snapped your hands off. Most media pundits predicted relegation but Malky had faith that his side could prove people wrong.
We all knew that every player would have to give their all in every single game, and as we approach the busy Christmas period we have proved that we can mix with the very best. Our home form was always going to be vital in our attempt for survival, so beating Manchester City in our very first home game of the season was a great start.
We as fans had to play our part and help make the ground a fortress – a place that opposition players don’t like coming to – and so far we have done ourselves proud. From our first six home games we have picked up a pretty respectable eight points, but that does include both Manchester clubs and Tottenham Hotspur visiting the Welsh capital.
The recent 2-2 draw with David Moyes and his Manchester United side showed that our never say die attitude is paying off.
Next up at the Cardiff City Stadium is high-flying, table-topping Arsenal – which won’t be easy – but if we can take four points from the two Manchester clubs, why can’t we do something similar to Arsene Wenger’s men?
Yes, they are on a very good run of a form but Aston Villa proved earlier in the season that if you close down the Arsenal players and get in their faces they don’t like it, so we should follow suit and approach the game in the same manner.
One positive side to look at it is, even if we were to go and lose 10-0 against the Gunners we wouldn’t be in the bottom three going into December, which is a great feat.
Based on our current points return from the games so far, if we keep our current run of form we could achieve around the 40-42 points mark come the end of the season, which would be survival.
We have certainly had a decent start to the season and done everything right so far but we must remember we are only a third of the way through the season and as they say ‘it’s not over until the fat lady sings’.
Lets just hope that come May, she is singing for Cardiff’s survival.