Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Eddie Johnson Makes Cardiff Debut

American international striker Eddie Johnson who was loaned by Fulham to Championship side Cardiff City last week, made his debut for Cardiff in a 2-1 Win over MK Dons in a League Cup victory.

The Welsh side's FA cup run last year was spectacular and they have nothing to hang their heads about, but Cardiff appears set to make a run for promotion to the Premiership. After three matches, Cardiff sit 10th in the 24 team Championship with a +1 goal differential. As Kartik reported, Cardiff's directors seem to want to push for promotion. Great, what they will need to do is get in to the top six for the playoff. The top two teams in the Championship get promoted automatically and the next four have a playoff to see who gets the final promotion spot. Last year Cardiff placed twelvth with a 16-16-14 record with a +4 goal differential.

Johnson played the full 90 minutes, but didn't score despite a couple of quality chances and good saves by the MK Dons keeper.

I think Johnson has potential and could become a quality player, but he needs playing time and he needs maturity. I am hoping this year spent with Cardiff will help him get that.

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