Cardiff City FC boasts loyal and passionate fans, but can they remain enthusiastic after their most recent away defeat at London Stadium?
Cardiff City FC fans rejoiced last Friday night after a dramatic 2-1 win over Wolverhampton, but their hopes of a winning streak were quickly dashed by a 3-1 defeat against West Ham four nights later.
The football club pride themselves on having die-hard, enthusiastic fans, but is fan morale starting to decline as they’ve yet to win a game away from home?
Longtime Cardiff City fan Will Roberts said: “To go from 0-0 at halftime to losing 3-0 in about fifteen minutes is just not acceptable. I’m starting to wonder if the team’s got it in them to secure an away win, I hate to say…”
Cardiff will play Southampton, who are currently 18th in the league, at home tomorrow afternoon.
Some fans worry that this may be a harder game than first expected, as this will be the first game for new manager, Ralph Hasenhüttl – a man who has previous experience in rescuing teams in peril from his time at Ingolstadt FC.
Former Wales player, Iwan Roberts, is hopeful about the club’s future, however: “They have this never-say-die attitude… I don’t think any team in that bottom half has the spirit and togetherness that Cardiff has, and that can take you a long way.”
Cardiff City’s manager, Neil Warnock, travelled to France this week to scout players for the January transfer window, with fans hoping to gain a new striker in the form of Emiliano Sala (Nantes).
Warnock has also expressed interest in targeting a defensive midfielder and full-back, looking to secure loan deals rather than buying players.
Cardiff City fans will certainly be looking for a win at home tomorrow afternoon, hoping to stay above the dreaded drop zone for another week.