Arter to Cardiff

Everyone is forgetting the simple maths factor... Most grounds in the PL will have at last 17/18k home fans cheering them on...

We have 8k at best... I'm sure if you doubled our home support instantly, then we'd get a fair bit more noise.

But yes, agree with Garbo... Sound just doesn't travel at DC and there are too many in the NS that simply don't want to get involved...
I don't buy the acoustics or ground capacity excuse at all. Sure they play a part and improving them would help but I have been at some noisy games at the new DC with fewer fans than we get now. I've also seen a fair few games on TV since we've been in the PL and when the crowd get going it really comes across. But recently it's more than that, it's like everyone has forgotten they're in a football stadium or what a SUPPORTer is.
 

wellsworld

Fans' Favourite
he's certainly made an impression up there, lots of positive comments like these

"For me its no question he is our best player, the first name on the team sheet and I think its madness that he isn’t played anywhere other than central midfield where he can dictate play."

"That's the best news I've heard this season. I don't think I've ever seen a better player at Cardiff City. Of course we could afford him. If things go right this season then we'll have a lot more money for players ,and that's all part of the plan. Any chance we could give him a HUGE cheer when his name is announced this week"
 
The Floodlit games were vastly different....Newcastle in the League Cup 64ish and Cardiff before that...Rocking!
One thing you can definitely say about Dean Court old and new is that games under the lights always have a far better atmosphere.
One from recent times - the 2-1 win over WBA in the League Cup - absolutely bouncing that night , Gosling mentioned it in the cup programme last round ...
One from the old days - the Autoglass Windscreens Southern Final 2nd leg v Walsall back in 98 - a defeat 2-3 with Frank Rolling popping up with a last minute goal to send us through 4-3 on aggregate- unbelievable atmosphere that night .
 
One thing you can definitely say about Dean Court old and new is that games under the lights always have a far better atmosphere.
One from recent times - the 2-1 win over WBA in the League Cup - absolutely bouncing that night , Gosling mentioned it in the cup programme last round ...
One from the old days - the Autoglass Windscreens Southern Final 2nd leg v Walsall back in 98 - a defeat 2-3 with Frank Rolling popping up with a last minute goal to send us through 4-3 on aggregate- unbelievable atmosphere that night .
Middlesbrough...
 

wellsworld

Fans' Favourite
"Arter was an improbable candidate to bring them level, but twice he was inches away from doing so - once with a powerful half-volley which hit the post and again with a sweetly struck volley which whistled just wide.
It was fitting that the attack dog of the Cardiff midfield was a key part of the equaliser, looping the ball back into the penalty area before it made its way to Gunnarsson"
 
The drummer in Ted Mac leads the way God bless him.

Without that it would be a morgue. I always sing and aim to leave a match sounding like Rod Stewart after gargling a shattered pint pot, but nowadays I can often be one of very few.

Many of our supporters seem out of place, almost embarrassed to be seen displaying passion. Has someone been slipping bromide into the drinking water in West Dorset?
I sat in the Ted stand last Sunday, At the start of the game the noise in the ground was great. After **** scored it all went quite except the **** fans who started up. Second half all I heard was the **** fans and the right hand side of the Ted Mac with the drummer otherwise it was quite. Both side stands were quite and a portion of the other end chanted something once or twice.
It seemed like everybody couldn't wait to leave.
 
Eddie on Harry Arter wanting to join Cardiff.


Asked for his thoughts on Arter’s comments ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Manchester City (3pm), Howe said: “It’s a very difficult one to comment on from my perspective.

Harry’s at Cardiff for the season, he no doubt feels a Cardiff player and has had to ingrain himself into their way of doing things for this season.

“We value him greatly from our side – let’s see what happens at the end of the season.”

Sidcup-born Arter signed a four-year contract at Vitality Stadium in July 2017.

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/s...ued-greatly-by-cherries-says-boss-eddie-howe/
 

DJ

Moderator
Oh my, I can't agree with that last part.
When we play badly, we can get thrashed by anybody from League 2.
And often do, in cup games.

But these days that tends to be with a hotch potch of reserves and development squad players who aren’t used to playing as a cohesive unit together.

When you’re playing your first team and losing to sides in non league in the cups, then it’s an issue.