Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Things are changing down at "the City"...

Since my last post, Paul Trollope has been dismissed as Cardiff City manager and has been replaced by the vastly experienced Neil Warnock.  Slowly but surely performances have improved and the club has begun climbing up the table over the last few months.

At one point City were rock bottom of the Championship and looking like certainties for relegation to League One.  Whilst City are 18th and only 6 points away from the relegation zone, Saturday's dramatic 3-2 Severnside derby victory against Bristol City has shown a new found resilience that the team didn't have earlier in the season.  Players who struggled to find form such as Aron Gunnarsson, Bruno Ecuele Manga and Kenneth Zohore have started to excel in a playing system that suits the strengths of our playing squad.  The mood around the camp seems to be more optimistic as the club is being run on a sound financial footing (partly due to necessity as a result of FIFA's financial fairplay rules) but the club is starting to feel more like the Cardiff City Football Club that we have known and loved for years.  The football on offer is generally more entertaining and worth watching after the last few years of Russell Slade's borefests and the excitement and expectancy of waiting for the next game is back.  Neil Warnock has played a big part in organising the team and in turning the team around. Hopefully the foundations for future success can be laid this season and a genuine promotion push can happen next season.