Analyzing Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Burnley was a double-edged sword for any Cardiff City supporter.
The Bluebirds outshot the visiting Clarets by a 19-3 margin on the day, but Burnley put two of its efforts past Neil Etheridge to keep the hosts on two points this season.
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So is it encouraging that Cardiff was dominant but unlucky, or just “one of those games” that happens when a club is set to battle relegation?
“Heart doesn’t get you any points, I am gutted today. Two sloppy goals and we didn’t get the rub of the green.
“We should have had a penalty for handball but it depends which referee you get. Today, no chance. I thought we were the far better side but at least we’ve got a straightforward one next weekend at Wembley.”
That’s a way to look at it.
Cardiff goes to Tottenham before a visit from Fulham, the latter seemingly far more critical than the former when it comes to what will almost certainly — yes, already — be a relegation race for the Bluebirds to run, er, fly.