mercoledì 17 aprile 2013
Cardiff City to do list
After years of spending and crying, beaten in the play-offs for last three seasons, a goalless draw at home to Charlton Athletic guaranteed Cardiff a promotion to the Premier League and a spot alongside Swansea City next campaign. Give credit to manager Malky Mackay that built a solid team around a good defence that relied on David Marshall as keeper and Mark Hudson, Leon Barnett, Ben Turner in front of him. Midfielders Peter Whittingham, Jordon Mutch, and Aron Gunnarsson were other key players such as Kim Bo-Kyung. Kim signed a three-year deal with Cardiff City last July and got the skills to become the next gifted South Korean footballer to show them. Now it's time to look forward to strengthen the squad with consistent performers. Next season will be about survival. Mackay will need to bolster his team up front, finding a goalscorer to pair Heidar Helguson, Fraizer Campbell or Nicky Maynard, or someone able to play the lone forward role in the manager's favourite 4-5-1 formation. Aslo, a good idea could be to bring on some caps in a back line that have only Andrew Taylor with previous experience in the promised land. Then, there is Craig Bellamy. The Homtown Hero could be the first backup midfield next season or the old classy player able to run the team into though situations. Team's ownership told there are £25m to spend on players as the Bluebirds head to the Premier League. It would be enough to repeat Swansea's EPL run and avoid Reading or Blackpool's fate?