I just want to say, guys, before the video starts, in this video I recorded by a bunch of roads. It was pretty close to roads. So if you cannot hear, then I’m sorry. But if you hear closely, trust me, you’ll be able to hear every word I’m saying. Just that sometimes cars are a bit annoying like that. And, obviously, I can’t really record outside without background noise. Next time I record outside I will go away from roads. That might be a bit smarter. But you guys should be able to hear me anyway, so enjoy the video. Hope you guys like it.
Hey, guys, welcome back to another video on the Always a Bluebird channel. And today, guys, I am here at the Cardiff City Stadium, and I will be doing my season review on our season here with Cardiff. I wanted to come here because, obviously, I don’t really record outside much, but this’ll be the perfect place to give my season review. And I wanted to make this video as good as possible. But, yeah, it’s going to be cool to record here. It’s my first ever video here, so that’s going to be sick. But while I’ll be going through with my favorite football match of the season, favorite game I’ve been to, and just talking about how I thought our season’s been.
So, first of all, this season, for me, has been amazing because we done a lot better than people thought. People thought we were going to finish 20th, but, obviously, we didn’t. We finished 18th, which is a lot better than most people would think. But, yeah, it was … I thought we done really well. We showed a lot of fight, especially compared to teams like Huddersfield and Fulham. We done better than them. And Fulham spent way more money than us. Obviously, most of our money went down the drain with the death of Sala, which is still very, very sad. But I thought we could have easily stayed up, as well. We drew to Huddersfield twice. We lost to Fulham. There’s loads of games that we could have won to stayed up, but we just didn’t. That’s just the reality of things. That’s just unlucky on our part. And we should have done better in those games.
But, in the games we did win, they were very, very good wins, especially away at Leicester; away at Southampton; away at United; home, Southampton; home, Brighton; away at Brighton; Fulham, home. A lot of those games we did win. We had more wins than Southampton and Brighton, and somehow we didn’t stay up, so that was a bit gutted. But, obviously, we’re looking forward to the Championship. Apparently we’re fourth favorites to win it. It depends who we sign, honestly. I will be keeping you updated with Cardiff Weekly on that. But I thought it’s been a good season all around for us. I’m very proud of the lads. Everyone who done anything towards it.
I think our player of the season definitely was Neil Etheridge, in my opinion. And young player of the season, for me, was Callum Paterson. Players’ player of the season, obviously, went to Camarasa, but that’s on the players, not my opinion. And, yeah, also, if you can hear a road in the background I apologize for that. Hopefully you can still be able to hear and all that, but, yeah, I’m [inaudible 00:02:51]. But I’m very excited, so let’s get on to my favorite game of the season, just in general.
So my favorite game of the season that we won was probably Brighton away, because how big it was at the time. If we lost that game, we would definitely, 100%, been down anyway, but we managed to win that game with goals from Mendez-Laing and our captain, Sean Morrison, which was very, very good and I’m really, really proud of us for winning that game. And we digged deep and got the win in the end.
My favorite game that I’ve been to was probably Leicester away or Southampton away or United away, because Leicester away we scored in the last minute, beat a very, very good team. United, we beat them 2-0 at Old Trafford. And then Southampton, we beat them, who were … Obviously, Southampton are a good team. And we company have easily stayed up from that, as well. So, obviously. We scored in the last minute against Southampton and Leicester, which was good on our part. But, hopefully, I can actually come up with a decision here. Southampton … The importance of Southampton was big, as well, how important it was, that game that we won. United was a good win just because of how big a club United are, and where it was, obviously, Old Trafford. Overall, I would say United was my favorite game I’ve been to, but our best win was probably Southampton because of the importance of it.
But anyway, moving on. We’re also going to go with my worst game I’ve been to this season, and that was 100% Watford at home, when we lost 5-1 and got absolutely … I don’t know how to even put it into words. We got absolutely demolished by Watford, who, to be honest, they ain’t a Man City. No offense to Watford, they ain’t a Man City, or Liverpool, or United, or Tottenham, Chelsea, they ain’t that big of a team. They’re literally just Watford, and we lost 5-1 to them. And we got a consolation goal with Sol Bamba, but other than that we were shocking on the day. Defended terribly. We should be doing better, probably, in other games this season. But that game’s our of memories pretty fast, and, yeah …
Also, Crystal Palace, probably one of the worst games of the season, as well, because that did relegate us from the Premier League, and we did lose 3-2. Obviously, goals that game were from a Martin Kelly own goal, I think, for Palace, and Bobby Reid scored for us.
Some of Warnock’s decision-makings though this season, weren’t very impressed with. The fact that Warnock didn’t play Bobby Reid as much and didn’t really play Mendez when he was back from injury, and stuff like that. He was … I don’t know what to say, to be honest, about some of his decision-making, but in the very last game he did actually make a good team, and it was a bit too-little too-late against Palace.
But, Niasse. Apparently we’re going back to signing Niasse. Please do not sign him on the permanent. He was probably our worst signing this season. We got him on a loan, of course. At least we didn’t buy him permanently. But oh my God, he was shocking. Obviously he didn’t score, and he didn’t really help us in any way. Bobby Reid is a hundred times better than Niasse. I’m just disappointed, because I thought he was actually going to be good. A lot of Everton fans were saying that we would like him because of his work rate, as well, but I’m just gutted that he didn’t really live up to the potential that he’s shown. And he was going to be a good player, but obviously he didn’t turn up for us. He was all right for Everton. He didn’t really get in the squad that much, but, for us, he was shocking. Yeah, he was bad.
But anyway, let’s move on to the next part of the video, where I’m going to talk about my favorite goal of the season. I already went for this in another video, but I will clarify this one. It was Victor Camarasa’s against Leicester away from home. One, because that won us the game in the last minute. I was there, as well, to witness that strike. And, obviously, what a finish it was. Bloody hell. Top corner, miles out. And, again, that’s another player we’re going to be gutted to lose. And if we kept Camarasa, we would 100% stay up, 100% stay up. No, not stay up. We would 100% get promoted next season, to the Prem, if we kept Camarasa. But, obviously, we can’t because he’s going back to Real Betis, stuff like that. But, yeah, he was great for us.
And I’ve said to him before, massive thank you to Aron Gunnarsson and Camarasa. They’re both leaving us. And, yeah, they were class for us, especially Gunnarsson, as well, because he stayed for us for ages, and he was very loyal towards the club. Obviously a really nice guy, as well. When I met him, he was really nice to me. I actually met him right there. Yeah, with Mendez-Laing, and it was sick. I had a stadium tour, as well. They took me around. It was very, very cool.
But, moving on to the next part, which is probably the fact that … I don’t know really know what to say. Any other parts we could go through here. Best ground, yeah. Best ground I’ve been to, or best ground probably in the Prem. The best ground I’ve been to this season was Old Trafford, hands down, very, very good stadium. The best ground in the Prem, I would probably say right now, is Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium, their new one, but obviously that’s a lot newer than Old Trafford. I would say maybe Old Trafford is better though just because of how many trophies is there and how long it’s been around. There’s a lot other stadiums in the Prem this season, at least, which are very old, that have been there for ages, stadiums like Turf Moor, Goodison Park, Craven Cottage, stadiums that been around for donkey’s years. And I’m just happy that I got to see Burnley and Everton’s stadium, Turf Moor and Goodison Park, before they got knocked down, because, obviously, they’re going to get knocked down soon. So, yeah.
But, in my opinion, it was a very, very good season overall. We weren’t very, very good. Kept on fight for most of the season. And, yeah, bring on the Championship next season. It’s going to be a good year. Hopefully we can get promoted. It’s going to be very hard to get promoted straight away, though, but it will be easy enough, I guess, because we won’t lose that many players because we didn’t spend that big in the summer. Hopefully Warnock will get the right money to spend in this next summer coming up, to get promoted back to the Prem. And if we do get promoted back to the Prem, let’s take another shot at it. Why not? I think we maybe stay up if we sign the right players and if we play with the right mentality. There was a few games this season that we really didn’t turn up in which we should have. But if we did turn up in those games we would have 100% stayed up. But, obviously, the best teams stayed up in the end. And good luck to them in the Prem next season.
I just want to say: thank you, guys, for the support on the channel through the whole season. We’ve grown so much as … My YouTube channel’s grown so much through the whole season, so I just want to say: massive thank you for that. And we’ll be uploading on every single game next season. But, obviously, in two days, when you see this, I’m recording this for Friday, but you guys’ll be seeing this next Monday, so in two days I will be recording, obviously, my Cardiff Weekly, and then day after that I’ll be uploading my Foot Champs’ awards. So, obviously, I’m doing I’m doing Foot Champs now again, so hopefully it goes well, my new Bundesliga team.
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And, yeah, that’s going to be the end of the video. I’ll see you guys in two days for Cardiff Weekly. Goodbye.