The disappointing Cardiff metropolis participant rankings as shoddy defending …


Alex Smithies 6

Made an outstanding save in the first half when Josh Onomah hammered a half volley from close range. Not to blame for either goal, really.

About disappointing
Disappointment is the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations or hopes to manifest. Similar to regret, it differs in that a person who feels regret focuses primarily on the personal choices that contributed to a poor outcome, while a person feeling disappointment focuses on the outcome itself. It is a source of psychological stress. The study of disappointment—its causes, impact, and the degree to which individual decisions are motivated by a desire to avoid it—is a focus in the field of decision analysis, as disappointment is, along with regret, one of two primary emotions involved in decision-making.

The disappointing Cardiff City player ratings as shoddy defending …

About Cardiff
Cardiff (; Welsh: Caerdydd [kairˈdiːð, kaːɨrˈdɨːð] (listen)) is a city and the capital of Wales. It is the United Kingdom’s eleventh-largest city. As Wales’ chief commercial centre, Cardiff is the base for the Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament, most national cultural institutions and Welsh media. At the 2011 census, the unitary authority area population was estimated to be 346,090, and the wider urban area 479,000. Cardiff is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 21.3 million visitors in 2017. In 2011, Cardiff was ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic’s alternative tourist destinations.Cardiff is the county town of the historic county of Glamorgan, and in 1974, South Glamorgan. Cardiff is part of the Eurocities network of the largest European cities. A small town until the early 19th century, its prominence as a major port for the transport of coal following the arrival of industry in the region contributed to its rise as a major city. In 1905, Cardiff was made a city and proclaimed the capital of Wales in 1955. In the 2011 Census, the population was 346,090. The Cardiff Built-up Area covers a slightly larger area outside the county boundary and includes the towns of Dinas Powys and Penarth.
Since the 1980s, Cardiff has seen significant development. A new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay contains the Senedd building (the Welsh Parliament) and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex. Current developments include the continuation of the redevelopment of the Cardiff Bay and city centre areas with projects such as the Cardiff International Sports Village, the BBC drama village, and a new business district in the city centre.
Sporting venues in the city include the Principality Stadium—the national stadium and the home of the Wales national rugby union team—Sophia Gardens (the home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club), Cardiff City Stadium (the home of Cardiff City football team and the Wales football team), Cardiff International Sports Stadium (the home of Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club), Cardiff Arms Park (the home of Cardiff Blues and Cardiff RFC rugby union teams) and Ice Arena Wales (the home of Cardiff Devils ice hockey team). The city hosted the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Cardiff was awarded European City of Sport due to its role in hosting major international sporting events in 2009 and again in 2014. The Principality Stadium hosted 11 football matches as part of the 2012 Summer Olympics, including the games’ opening event and the men’s bronze medal match.

Leandro Bacuna 5

Very useful in attack and actually did pretty well in defence, for the most part. Neeskens Kebano just got the better of him a couple of times after the break.

The disappointing Cardiff City player ratings as shoddy defending …

Sean Morrison 5

Gave away the free-kick that led to Fulham’s second of the evening. Didn’t boast his usual air of confidence and calmness.

Curtis Nelson 4

Perhaps could have done more to keep the onrushing Josh Onomah out for the Fulham goal, was beaten when the forward cut against the grain in the box.

Joe Bennett 5

Linked nicely with Junior Hoilett on City’s left flank early on. But Anthony Knockaert had a lot of joy on the second half and Bennett’s distribution wasn’t as crisp as normal.

Marlon Pack 4

Was certainly to blame for Josh Onomah’s goal. He was turned far too easily on the edge of the box. Was dispossessed in a dangerous area which almost led to Fulham’s second, too.

Joe Ralls 5

Proved to be a little terrier in the middle of the park, snapping at the heels and pressing well. But really failed to impart anything on the City attack.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 4

Looked dangerous initially, but Fulham were wary of his threats and did well to mark him. Faded as the game wore on.

Lee Tomlin 5

A couple of magical touches once again to fashion chances out of nothing. But was starved of the ball in the second half and grew frustrated.

Junior Hoilett 6

Looked really bright early on and was the main instigator in many of City’s early attacks. Struggled after the break, like many of his team-mates.

Robert Glatzel 5

Looked the most likely for the Bluebirds for most of the match. Got himself in excellent positions but just couldn’t make it count. Anonymous second half, though.

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Danny Ward (on for Glatzel 70) 5

Fed off scraps, really, when Cardiff tried to lump the ball up to him late on. That’s not really his game.

Josh Murphy (on for Mendez-Laing 70) 5

Don’t really remember him doing a lot to impact the game after his introduction.

Will Vaulks (on for Hoilett 70) 5

A couple of useful throw-ins but not a lot else to write home about apart from that.