**Official Cardiff City Pre-Season Games Thread**

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PostTDA on Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:53 pm

FGR 3 City 1.

Not a brilliant start in terms of result, but it looks like Trollope was running his eye over the younger players, which is an encouraging approach.  I can't think of any other reason for that lineup.
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Post*** G L O V E S *** on Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:18 pm

@TDA wrote:FGR 3 City 1.

Not a brilliant start in terms of result, but it looks like Trollope was running his eye over the younger players, which is an encouraging approach.  I can't think of any other reason for that lineup.

Not seen anything of the game yet, including line-ups, etc. But they did say it would be a 'Select XI' Cardiff side.

Incidentally, under MM we would still be a whole two weeks away from our first fixture of the summer!
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PostTDA on Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:07 am

Shrewsbury away today.  No team news yet, but something more like the Championship starting XI (that's 11 for Rhys) is expected.
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Post*** G L O V E S *** on Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:26 am

Marshall, Ajayi, Manga, Connolly, Fabio, O'Keefe, Whittingham, John, Immers, Pilkington, Gounongbe

Five at the back or John on the left wing?
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PostTDA on Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:18 am

4 - 0 City!

Three CBs and wing backs  
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PostTDA on Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:54 am

I see that Tom Adeyemi and Matt Kennedy also got game time today.  Perhaps Trollope will be able to get the best out of Slade's rejects?

No Joe Ralls today.  Don't know whether he is injured, but he surely will feature prominently this season.
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PostCyncoedslumdog on Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:27 am

I was following whilst watching Dover v Leyton Orient this afternoon!
So refreshing to hear that City used a different formation and different players were given a chance.
Interesting to see Adeyemi come on as I'd forgotten he was with us!
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PostArkay Dubya on Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:10 am

An interesting but not unsurprising change of formation for us. At least it shows we might have more flexibility this season.
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PostTDA on Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:04 pm

Peltier & Ralls ill apparently.  

If, as seems likely, with Fabio & John back and Jazz Richards coming in, there is a commitment to using wing backs, I wonder if Trollope might play Peltier more centrally with Manga & Connolly?
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Post*** G L O V E S *** on Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:21 pm

Great result!

We definitely have the players to make the 3-5-2 formation work, particularly with Richards due to join in next few days.

Connolly, Manga and Morrison as the three; Connolly the man to move into midfield to win back possession.
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PostTDA on Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:59 am

Oops! That was a bit of a farce.

I would have that the condition of the pitch would have been considered beforehand.

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Post*** G L O V E S *** on Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:17 pm

@TDA wrote:Oops!  That was a bit of a farce.

I would have that the condition of the pitch would have been considered beforehand.


Was a bit shambolic. Oh well - two more games to come this weekend!
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PostTDA on Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:39 pm

Nevertheless, there seems to have been some plus points from the City performance. Tutonga and Ajayi at CB and Noone in central midfield.

I can remember many, many years ago, Jimmy Scoular converting our star winger, Barrie Jones, to a midfielder and we nearly got promoted........
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PostCyncoedslumdog on Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:43 pm

Tutonda has always looked more of a wing back to me but he's left sided and I'm not sure if any of our other centre backs are.
You're showing your age talking about Barrie Jones. Unfortunately, I remember him well. Great player until a leg break.
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PostRhys on Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:12 pm

Sounds like the German tour is a bit of a shambles at the minute - someone has done their job properly!
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