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    "Not a clue about how to improve defence" - some help...

    Cunningham was at fault for both goals - failing to prevent the attacker from scoring with header (didn't get up high enough; didn't nudge/unbalance attacker) and being wrong side of Vokes when cross came in.

    Lack of concentration before second goal was scored. Cunningham (again) was berating Etheridge for not coming for the ball during an attack just before the free kick was taken. As was Bamba. More interested in bad-mouthing team mate than doing their job. Sloppy and unprofessional.

    Solution: drop Cunningham.

    It was a relatively easy day for Cardiff defenders. Burnley attackers are Championship standard, and still we lost two goals.

    We lack pace and know-how in the heart of the defence. Centre backs are often pulled out of position. Morrison found himself playing on the wing on at least three occasions.

    (Neil: my mobile no: 07639327569. Anytime)

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    Re: "Not a clue about how to improve defence" - some help...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    Cunningham was at fault for both goals - failing to prevent the attacker from scoring with header (didn't get up high enough; didn't nudge/unbalance attacker) and being wrong side of Vokes when cross came in.

    Lack of concentration before second goal was scored. Cunningham (again) was berating Etheridge for not coming for the ball during an attack just before the free kick was taken. As was Bamba. More interested in bad-mouthing team mate than doing their job. Sloppy and unprofessional.

    Solution: drop Cunningham.

    It was a relatively easy day for Cardiff defenders. Burnley attackers are Championship standard, and still we lost two goals.

    We lack pace and know-how in the heart of the defence. Centre backs are often pulled out of position. Morrison found himself playing on the wing on at least three occasions.

    (Neil: my mobile no: 07639327569. Anytime)
    Let us know what he says.

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    Re: "Not a clue about how to improve defence" - some help...

    We missed out on safety last time by 6 points. That was with a defence including Declan John , Ben Turner , and Caulker.

    Id say our current defence is better than that.

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    Re: "Not a clue about how to improve defence" - some help...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fine Lines View Post
    We missed out on safety last time by 6 points. That was with a defence including Declan John , Ben Turner , and Caulker.

    Id say our current defence is better than that.
    They are not showing that currently though, particularly Morrison and Bamba.

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    Re: "Not a clue about how to improve defence" - some help...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Steve R View Post
    Let us know what he says.
    I would but you keep hogging the number with dodgy deals for a ton of unctuous oil......

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    Re: "Not a clue about how to improve defence" - some help...

    Bamba is playing poorly, and Cunnigham has done himself no favours in the last two games. Manga has to play at centre back because this season he is playing better than both Morrison and Bamba. Richards would then have to come in at right back, that way at least we have a proper full back playing there instead of a centre back playing out of position, and our best centre back playing where he should.

    I expect whoever plays on Saturday will get the run around anyway, but at least with a back four of Richards, Morrison, Manga and Bennet we'd have a chance. Peltier is out, Bamba and Cunningham off form and Connolly nowhere to be seen. Start there and play the usual 3 in midfield of Arter, Ralls and Camarasa and then have 3 others around them like Zohore/Ward/Reid/Paterson/Murphy or Hoilett. That's about as good as it gets for us.

    Tan will need to spend money in January on a decent right back, a centre back, a midfield and a striker. But will he? And can we trust Warnock to spend money wisely. 6m on Madine! 3.5m on a reserve 'keeper and 4m on a reserve full back. And 19m on Murphy and Reid. That's something like 32m since January. With the exception of Murphy they are all not good enough. We'll have a whole new team next season as Richards, Manga, Gunnarsson,Pilkington are out of contract. Bamba will have 1 year left and 2/3 of our midfield are on loan.

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    Re: "Not a clue about how to improve defence" - some help...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    I would but you keep hogging the number with dodgy deals for a ton of unctuous oil......
    Tell him to give the team some

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    Re: "Not a clue about how to improve defence" - some help...

    Quote Originally Posted by cardiff55 View Post
    Bamba is playing poorly, and Cunnigham has done himself no favours in the last two games. Manga has to play at centre back because this season he is playing better than both Morrison and Bamba. Richards would then have to come in at right back, that way at least we have a proper full back playing there instead of a centre back playing out of position, and our best centre back playing where he should.

    I expect whoever plays on Saturday will get the run around anyway, but at least with a back four of Richards, Morrison, Manga and Bennet we'd have a chance. Peltier is out, Bamba and Cunningham off form and Connolly nowhere to be seen. Start there and play the usual 3 in midfield of Arter, Ralls and Camarasa and then have 3 others around them like Zohore/Ward/Reid/Paterson/Murphy or Hoilett. That's about as good as it gets for us.

    Tan will need to spend money in January on a decent right back, a centre back, a midfield and a striker. But will he? And can we trust Warnock to spend money wisely. 6m on Madine! 3.5m on a reserve 'keeper and 4m on a reserve full back. And 19m on Murphy and Reid. That's something like 32m since January. With the exception of Murphy they are all not good enough. We'll have a whole new team next season as Richards, Manga, Gunnarsson,Pilkington are out of contract. Bamba will have 1 year left and 2/3 of our midfield are on loan.
    Im afraid NW has blown any chance of signing anymore centre backs. He gave a 33 year old Bamba a 3 year contract and gave Manga who incidentally spent 3 previous seasons trying to get out the club a new contract aswell !! Both are part of a v poor defence atm. We have full backs but NW chooses to play a centre half as a full back. We are a shambles at the back right now

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