All posts tagged with: Anthony Pilkington

Why Slade is perfect for Grimsby

Under Marcus Bignot, Grimsby Town often appeared a disjointed collection of individuals. The talent was there and we saw flashes of what they could do against the in-form teams, such as Plymouth, Carlisle and Mansfield, then Blackpool in the Brummie’s final game in charge. Every good result though was followed by two or three less… Read more →

Cardiff v Wigan: the Warnock effect

Cardiff City have improved instantly under Neil Warnock. He has changed to a 4-1-4-1 system and that suits midfielders such as Aron Gunnarsson and Peter Whittingham. Gunnarsson relishes playing just in front of the defence, as he did successfully for Iceland at the Euros and his long throws were a handful against Bristol City. Whittingham’s… Read more →

Championship Preview: Rotherham’s revival

Here are The Football Lab’s previews for all 12 of Tuesday night’s Championship matches. Bristol City and Rotherham look to continue their climb away from relegation danger. Chris Hughton returns to St Andrews as manager of promotion-chasing Brighton, Burnley and Cardiff look to build on good form while a disappointing 2016 means Hull and Derby must… Read more →

Bluebirds Victorious at Molineux

A Craig Noone brace helped Cardiff City to a 3-1 win at Molineux on Saturday. In an afternoon of long-range strikes from the visitors, Joe Ralls followed suit with the third goal after Michal Zyro had reduced the deficit from close range. Russell Slade’s side were no better than Wolves in the middle third of the pitch, but it was… Read more →