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Thread: FT: BRENTFORD 1 - 1 CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

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    FT: BRENTFORD 1 - 1 CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Tuesday 20th April, ko 6:00pm
    Live on Sky Sports


    Cardiff City's first visit to the Brentford Community Stadium

    Match Officials:

    Referee: DARREN ENGLAND
    Assistants: Marc Perry and Adrian Holmes
    Fourth Official: Stephen Martin

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Just a 0-0 for the Bees today. Feeling the pressure I guess. Fancy a City win.

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    If we play Ralls, pack and vaulks in midfield we will get hammered. Need pace in the side

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhiwbina Blues View Post
    If we play Ralls, pack and vaulks in midfield we will get hammered. Need pace in the side

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Match facts

    • Brentford are looking to complete their first league double over Cardiff since the 1994-95 season.
    • Cardiff have scored in their last 18 league games against Brentford since losing 1-0 back in December 1998.
    • Both of Brentford’s last two home league matches have finished 0-0; the Bees last played out three straight home league goalless draws in January 1997.
    • Having won eight of Mick McCarthy’s first 14 league games in charge (D5 L1), Cardiff have since failed to win each of their last four (D2 L2).
    • Brentford’s Sergi Canós has been directly involved in five goals in three Championship starts against Cardiff City (4 goals, 1 assist).

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Live on Sky Sports Arena.

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Unchanged team. No kids on the bench. Joke.

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Unchanged team. No kids on the bench. Joke.
    Maybe the next couple of games we will see changes. In fairness to the other challenging teams we should be playing our strongest squad and not an experimental one.

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    I will be watching from behind the settee

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Morris View Post
    Maybe the next couple of games we will see changes. In fairness to the other challenging teams we should be playing our strongest squad and not an experimental one.
    +1, it's important that we're fair to other teams. Can you imagine the outcry that we'd make if another team played a 'youthful' side against Brentford and it deprived us of a playoff place.

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Unchanged team. No kids on the bench. Joke.

    Vinnie told him to go for 6th, to get straight into the 6 spaces in the premier

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Mick has previously spoken about picking players to play in their natural positions but, if we're sticking with 3-4-3, then arguably he's not doing that: Nelson, Brown and Flint might all be CB's but their skills aren't varied enough to merit having them all in the side together so without Morrison each belongs in a back 2 rather than a back 3 and Ralls, Pack and Vaulks are far more natural as a middle 3 than Ralls acting further forward.

    By the way Mick spoke about the 3-4-3 formation after Barnsley I thought we'd picked it because it brings out our strengths but it's now highlighting our weaknesses instead, due to changed/more fatigued personal, and he's still been set on it so far.

    But, to be fair, we don't know from that how they're set-up so maybe it's a 5-3-1-1 (3-5-1-1) instead. Might appear more defensive at kick-off but arguably more suited to current personal.

    Things to watch out for:

    - formation set-up
    - performances of Ralls and Brown (again)
    - timing and use of subs

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro de la Rosa View Post
    Unchanged team. No kids on the bench. Joke.
    Sadly the kids aren't yet ready and playing them against a decent team and a potential hammering is hardly conducive to their development. To be fair to the other sides challenging for promotion we should play our strongest team.

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    I don't want Mick to play the u23s, but I would like to see Colwill get a good 30 minutes and see a couple of others given a chance off the bench. Colwill has had 3 sub appearances so far. Evans, Patten and Davies have had nothing.

    Rotherham may still be fighting for survival when we play them, but Birmingham are surely safe and Wycombe are surely gone. If Mick doesn't give a few younger players a chance then, he never will.

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Vindec View Post
    Sadly the kids aren't yet ready and playing them against a decent team and a potential hammering is hardly conducive to their development. To be fair to the other sides challenging for promotion we should play our strongest team.
    No one is asking for 11 youth players starting but we only have Phillips and Watters (definitely) and Harris (potentially) here next season who can come off and have 15 minutes from the bench. Youth has been forgotten about bar subs on 85 minutes recently no matter who the opposition is.

    If we're "respecting the competition" shouldn't we also respect teams in relegation threatened positions? Wycombe, Brum and Rotherham not mathematically relegated or safe yet - all three might be described differently by time we play them - but that currently leaves us with no games to give youth a go in your model.

    Home to Wycombe and home to Rotherham are perfect games for youth chances (Brum away has a rubbish pitch) and chasing shadows against one of the best in the league unlikely to offer as much all-round development.

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Strange how a team full of senior pros can go to the side who were bottom of the league and get hammered 5-0 (Wednesday’s results since then show they’re nowhere near as good as we made them look ) and yet people don’t want to see youth given a chance in a game which means nothing to us :because they might get embarrassed shrug:

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Very odd not to have some even on the bench. He's not going to put on Hoilett so why not add of it them in his place (you just know he's going to put on Hoilett now but you get my point).

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Yes strange Colwill has been dropped completely, would have been an opportunity to give him more than 10 minutes to see how he coped

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Vindec View Post
    Sadly the kids aren't yet ready and playing them against a decent team and a potential hammering is hardly conducive to their development. To be fair to the other sides challenging for promotion we should play our strongest team.
    Yeah we'd probably get stuffed 5-0, the seniors would never do that

    Brentford would likely beat us regardless, a win puts them 5 points off 2nd with 4 games left, a defeat 7 points clear of 7th. This is a nothing game.

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    Re: BRENTFORD v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Won’t be disappointed if we lose.
    Will be pleased if it’s a win
    Will be pissed off if it’s bore draw

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