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Cardiff 3 Barnsley 1: Well done, Pat Miller

Cardiff 3 Barnsley 1: Well done, Pat Miller

Ever seen a blind man cross the road, trying to reach that other side? Ever seen a young girl growing old trying to make herself a bride?

Welsh band, Stereophonics, should have included 'Ever seen a referee bullied into a string of outrageous decisions by a vociferous crowd?` into their 2001 cover, 'Handbags and the gladrads`.

Barnsley`s encounter with Cardiff on Tuesday night saw referee, Pat Miller, make some bizarre decisions to enrage Simon Davey and the handful of hardcore Tykes supporters.

A defensive Reds outfit conceded two first half-half goals in a wet Welsh capital.

The first came on four minutes with Joe Ledley picking up a loose ball from a corner and smashed home from five yards, with appeals for Ledley`s foul on Andranik simply waved away.

On fourteen minutes Iranian midfielder, Andranik Teymourian, was booked for having a free-kick smacked into him, the referee couldn`t wait to pull out his yellow card. Well done, Pat Miller - you`ve got your name in the paper.

Barnsley sat back and invited the pressure from the Bluebirds with Eddie Johnson and Ledley testing Heinz Muller.

Eddie Johnson was then booked for his Maradona-like hand-ball as he looked to palm in a City free-kick.

Michael Mifsud had to carve out the Tykes` only chance of the first half when his quick feet allowed the Maltese international to let fly from 30-yards, though Konstantopoulos was on hand to tip the wicked drive over for a corner.

The game was effectively sealed when Heinz Muller parried Peter Whittingham`s drive into the path of Michael Chopra. The former Barnsley man eventually got the ball under control to slot past Muller and double the home side`s lead with two minutes to the interval.


Barnsley manager Simon Davey was nowhere to be seen as the teams emerged for the second half - the referee had asked the Welshman not to watch the remainder of the match from the dugout.

Mifsud made a nuisance of himself again three minutes into the second period with his shot just going wide of goal after a great pass from Andranik.

The crowd`s hostile influence almost showed again on 53 minutes as everyone in the ground appealed for a penalty despite no claims from any of the City players after Eddie Johnson went down under a good challenge from Muller.

Roger Johnson played straight through Michael Mifsud in the penalty area and the referee, of course, bottled awarding Barnsley a spot-kick. It makes sense, though - anyone in their right mind would want to make it out of Ninian Park alive. So you have to feel sorry for Pat Miller, don`t you?

Jon Macken was introduced on 62 minutes and only a matter of seconds later, the striker had bagged a brilliant instinctive goal, turning onto Moore`s header and finding the top-corner from twelve yards.

Two minutes later the chances of a red revival were in tatters, Pat Miller dismissed Andranik with a straight red, as the Iranian shoved Chopra`s chest whilst protesting the ball should be a few yards further back for a free-kick.

Neveretheless, Cardiff got their free-kick from where they wanted to take it, but Joe Ledley`s effort was superbly blocked by Muller.

The introduction of Quincy Owusu-Abeyie for the home side injected some much needed pace on the hosts` left wing.

The substitution paid almost immediate dividends as the winger carved himself a great opportunity when cutting onto his right, but his effort went a whisker away from Muller`s left-hand post.

Gavin Rae had enough time and space to tee himself up from 30-yards, the midfielder`s effort, however, cannoned off Muller`s crossbar.

Cardiff hit ten-man Barnsley on the break and sealed a victory with Peter Whttingham cutting onto his left foot and planting his effort onto the far post and in for 3-1.


Cardiff City: Konstantopoulos, Rae, Gyepes, Whittingham, E. Johnson, Parry (Owusu-Abeyie 74), R. Johnson, Ledley, Chopra (McCormack 70), Kennedy, Blake.
Subs not used: Capaldi, Comminges, Scimeca.

Barnsley: Muller, Hassell, Foster, Souza (Moore 45), Kozluk, Campbell-Ryce, Colace, Andranik, Hammill (Rigters 82), Mifsud, Bogdanovic (Macken 62).
Subs not used: Steele, Van Homoet.

Referee: Pat Miller (Bedfordshire)
Assistant Referee: Nick Hobbis (Birmingham)
Assistant Referee: Simon Knapp (South Gloucestershire)
Fourth Official: Malcolm West (Cornwall)



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Writer:MattyG
Date:Thursday March 5 2009
Time: 11:46AM

Comments

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Another great article Matty! I only listened to the game on world but I could gather that the ref was a bit of a tool! However, I dont know about you but i'm sick of hearing Simon Davey repeatedly saying ' We just weren't at the races'. Why weren't we? especially after such a win against QPR. Is he the right man for us? I just don't know anymore. I quite like Davey but I know for a fact that its not our destiny to be constantly toughing it out at the bottom of the championship. These 2 games in hand have never looked so important!
yorkie_tyke
05/03/2009 18:57:00
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Another great article Matty! I only listened to the game on world but I could gather that the ref was a bit of a tool! However, I dont know about you but i'm sick of hearing Simon Davey repeatedly saying ' We just weren't at the races'. Why weren't we? especially after such a win against QPR. Is he the right man for us? I just don't know anymore. I quite like Davey but I know for a fact that its not our destiny to be constantly toughing it out at the bottom of the championship. These 2 games in hand have never looked so important!
yorkie_tyke
05/03/2009 18:57:00
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After taking seven points out of the last nine and that great win against QPR then this loss must hurt. Puts you back in the dog fight again.
Thaibluefan
05/03/2009 22:38:00
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After taking seven points out of the last nine and that great win against QPR then this loss must hurt. Puts you back in the dog fight again.
Thaibluefan
05/03/2009 22:38:00
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Cardiff are a good side.Maybe you shouldn`t be so tough on your team.
KIPPAX
08/03/2009 15:07:00
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Cardiff are a good side.Maybe you shouldn`t be so tough on your team.
KIPPAX
08/03/2009 15:07:00
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Didn't see the game but enjoyed reading this match report. Good writing.
Thaibluefan
10/03/2009 12:47:00
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Didn't see the game but enjoyed reading this match report. Good writing.
Thaibluefan
10/03/2009 12:47:00
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aye cardiff are a very good side under dave jones and are well up there so dont be too hard on barnsley.
bluemooner_mcfc
10/03/2009 22:27:00
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aye cardiff are a very good side under dave jones and are well up there so dont be too hard on barnsley.
bluemooner_mcfc
10/03/2009 22:27:00
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Yeah I know what you are saying but its extremely frustrating being a Barnsley fan. Not good for the heart!
yorkie_tyke
11/03/2009 11:58:00
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Yeah I know what you are saying but its extremely frustrating being a Barnsley fan. Not good for the heart!
yorkie_tyke
11/03/2009 11:58:00
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