It has been really quiet in the Cardiff camp recently, as the Chairman allows Cardiff boss Malky Mackay to do his business on the pitch as he keeps well away from the day-to-day running of the club. Mr. Vincent Tan and Mr. Mackay, I am sure, would have spent Christmas together, exchanging gifts, raising a glass, and laughing over past times.
The tragedy of the situation is that Cardiff has actually been doing quite well in the League so far, and find themselves four points above the last relegation spot and playing reasonable football. So far, neither Manchester side has left with maximum points, and the last time they dropped any points at home was with the defeat to Arsenal at the end of last month.
The visitors, Southampton, are on the decline after a good start. Two points in the last six games have seen Mauricio Pochettino‘s good Premiership start deteriorate into a free fall, which has not helped with the loss of their first choice goalkeeper, Artur Boric. As soon as they get him back between the sticks or buy someone in January, then the ship can be righted. Let’s face it, this wouldn’t be the first time something from Southampton sunk without warning or trace.
Three points for the Saints on Thursday will be a decent points tally for what is the halfway point of the season, and there should be no fear of the second part to come.
Jason Bardwell is a Soccer writer for Rant Sports and The Sports Column. You can follow him on Twitter @PACityboy or on Facebook.