04/05: Preview: Cardiff City
by Matt Rowson
How did they do?
"As has happened extraordinarily often, the interval arrived with the score goalless. But it was much less goalless for us than for Cardiff, who only managed a couple of tame free kick efforts from Kavanagh that were comfortably dealt with by the evergreen Chamberlain. It had been a decent half, a good effort. But we still needed to win the game...."
How will they do?
Cardiff flirted half-heartedly with the play-offs last season, but seem some way short of a more sustained promotion challenge this time. The new arrivals, at the time of writing, look more like the sort of names to drop an anchor in mid-table than to push for the Premiership and if one of the occasional rumours linking Rob Earnshaw with mid-ranking top flight clubs comes to fruition Cardiff's "difficult second season" will see them struggle to emulate the first.