Cardiff City slumped to a 3-0 loss away to Reading on Sunday in front of the Sky Sports cameras. It meant that the Bluebirds had lost two of their opening three games, not a desired record for a promotion contender.
But how did the fans react to the loss?
Cardiff were really bad
How the fuck have Reading managed to buy a 8million pound Inter Milan Striker? Makes no sense.
— Taylor John (@TaylorJohn2012) August 18, 2019
Well that was disappointing 😳 #REACAR
— Steve Rees (@stevenrees1967) August 18, 2019
Probably the worst performance I have seen from Cardiff in recent memory.
Everyone had a bad day.
The managers selection.
The players performances.
Lucky it was Reading otherwise it would be 6 minimum.
— Mark D (@Mark_HDavies) August 18, 2019
Some fans questioned Neil Warnock
Warnocks time is up dinosaur tactics #REACAR
— Jon (@jonreading35) August 18, 2019
— stephen hingston (@stephenhingston) August 18, 2019
Devoid of ideas. Devoid of an actual playing system. Even the hit and hope football wasn't executed properly. Should've been 5-0. Late Luton win papered over the canyon sized cracks. A new system needs to be implemented starting tomorrow morning.
— 🏴Mike Spike Inker 🏴🇪🇺 (@MikeSpikeInker) August 18, 2019
Leandro Bacuna didn’t cover himself in glory against his former club
Joe Ralls looking to his right and seeing Leandro Bacuna pic.twitter.com/hEKSD9mdNK
— . (@ccfcben) August 18, 2019
How the fuck is Leandro Bacuna a pro footballer? Every club and fan he’s played for has said he’s awful, but for some reason we sign him and start him? Start with 10 and Id be happier
— Henry (@Henaz8) August 18, 2019
A list of players worse than Leandro Bacuna pic.twitter.com/n9UALoyeZi
— BLUEBIRDS (@NotOfficialCCFC) August 18, 2019
Questions over selection, the strongest XI and plan B
I suppose a performance like that can provide an early season wake up call. Truly dreadful and Warnock clearly doesn’t know his starting XI. Players look lost with each other and it’s understandable. It’s been a different side each week.
— View From the Ninian (@ViewFromTheNin) August 18, 2019
Maybe, seeing the summer buys and the team, Others are sussing out we will only play one way, they then adjust tactics and (like arsenal) we have no Plan B…….
— Ian McFalone-Shaw 🇳🇴 (@McFalone) August 18, 2019
Cardiff look devoid of any ideas. More like a newly promoted League One side rather than a relegated Premier League side. #REAvCAR
— Ⓜ️ (@garethbakery) August 18, 2019
Scott is a lifelong Cardiff City fan and freelance football writer. Scott hosts the VFTN podcast.