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Championship Q & A: Cardiff City

We hear from our arch rivals Cardiff City on their views of the 2009/2010 season in the Championship. Vital Cardiff's Rhodri Turner answer's our questions.

1. Your name and Club Supported

Rhodri Turner - Cardiff City

2. Your League Position last season

7th - by the most agonising of margins!

3. Your Prediction For this Season's Position Finish

6th

4. Transfers In

Mark Hudson (CB), Anthony Gerrard (CB), Paul Quinn (RB), Michael Chopra (CF), David Marshall (GK).

5. Transfer Out

Darren Purse (Sheff Wed), Roger Johnson (Birmingham City), Eddie Johnson (Fulham).

6. Have you made enough signings for the new season? Are they the right signings?

Not yet, we need 2-3 more but must lose some first. The midfield was our biggest problem last season but we have exactly the same personnel at this stage.

7. What are the expectations amongst the fans for this year?

We are perennial play-off contenders, but haven't made it yet - One day we will, the fans will still probably moan! Play-offs will again be the aim this year.

8. Key player(s)

Mush will depend on how the new centre-backs fare, Anthony Gerrard probably third choice but looks excellent so far. A big season for Michael Chopra too. He did OK on loan last year but looked injured and short of confidence - we know he's good, but have yet to see his top form in years.

9. Your thoughts ahead of the new Championship campaign, are you confident or worried going into the new season? How do you think your year will pan out?

Unfortunately we've changed 3 of the back 4 and you cant afford a bad start in this division. We will have a good run at some point, the key is when and how we push on. The squad has the ability to challenge at the top, but excuses are running out.

10. Predict the Top 2 and Play-off winner and the 3 clubs to go down

West Brom, Sheffield United & Middlesborough (P/O)

Blackpool, Scunthorpe & Barnsley




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The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 4 2009

Time: 12:53PM

Your Comments

they'll finish about 9th this year, definitely not in the play-offs
GThomas
I hope we don't get Mike Dean again!
swanseajack09
He won't be back to ref the welsh derby again in a hurry
KevinE
cant see a sixth place finish, would love the swans to be the club to send them down up ninian park in april lol
james,jackarmy
 

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