Monday, 3 April 2017
Thank you, "Super Kevin McNaughton!"
Last Sunday he returned to the club for a well earned testimonial game even though he left the club in 2015. His nine years at the club were memorable ones with FA Cup Final, Premier League promotions and other Wembley appearances. In a visible sign of how much he remains respected, the amount of former players who turned out to play in this game shows how popular he is. It was great to see the likes of Robert Earnshaw, Neil Alexander, Craig Bellamy, Mark Hudson and many more coming back to the City for the day. Like with many other football clubs you never forget your favourite players, I still look back on YouTube on videos featuring my City heroes like Cohen Griffith, Phil Stant, Carl Dale, Michael Chopra and Jay Bothroyd. McNaughton's goal against Hereford in 2008 is also one I watch regularly as he wasn't the most prolific of goalscorers. Superkev's team won the testimonial game on penalties after a 5-5 draw and he scored the winning penalty. It was a fitting end to his time with the club and he will always be welcome at the Cardiff City Stadium.