Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cardiff 1 - 0 Southampton

Listened to this one on the internet audio feed, though of course logging on 6 minuets into the game means I missed the Paul Parry goal (to my American ears, the crowd's chant still sounds like "Potpourri! Potpourri!" I'm sure that would please Paul.). The rest was a bit "meh," but that also meant there was no serious threat by Southampton, which is good enough for me.

There are two scenes in Monty Python and the Holy Grail in which minor characters must insist to their clueless fellows that they are not, in fact, dead yet. With an ugly win over relegation-threatened Southampton, Cardiff's playoff hopes could be described in much the same way. Whether they end up like loyal Concorde or the plague villager remains to be seen, but I'd be on the lookout for Eric Idle carrying a club. On the plus side, the lingering possibility of relegation is shrinking in the distance in the team's collective rear-view mirror, and the FA Cup semifinal is coming up.


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