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Waving bye-bye to Bobby

Postby Forever Blue » Thu May 21, 2020 11:19 am

Waving bye-bye to Bobby

By Glen Williams

Thursday 21st May 2020


Whether you were happy to see Bobby Reid leave the club or not, it cannot be denied that the manner in which he left the club was disastrous.

Bought ahead of the Premier League season after a prolific campaign with Bristol City, Reid showed glimpses of what he could do, but often found himself behind Victor Camarasa in the pecking order.

The final straw seemed to come when Rhys Healey replaced the Spaniard against Fulham with Reid sat gritting his teeth on the subs' bench.

But with Camarasa gone, it should have been Reid's turn to rip the Championship up this season, to burn through a league in which he had so much success with the Robins.

But, on deadline day last summer, a shock move to Fulham stunned all City supporters, many of whom reacted angrily at the time.

It left the Bluebirds with no real attacking thrust in behind the strikers, with Warnock opting for a flat, defensive midfield three and Lee Tomlin seemingly miles off the manager's radar.

Could that have been the real reason behind Cardiff's tepid start to the campaign? Did it ultimately cost Warnock his job? And did the subsequent results following his sale leave the Bluebirds with too much to do this season to achieve promotion? Time will soon tell.

Reid later said it was down to a mismatch of footballing philosophies, while City have recouped all £10m they forked out on him.

He started slowly with the Cottagers but, before this break, began to show signs of top quality once again. What might have been...
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