ON TOP OF THE WORLD.
CARDIFF CITY manager Dave Jones is ready to use his vast managerial experience to keep his Bluebirds players feet on the ground after they soared clear at the top of the table with the stunning 2-0 triumph over Birmingham. Unfancied City are in their highest league position for 35 years, but Jones warned this is where the really hard work begins because other clubs have started to take note. If the season was finishing tomorrow you wouldnt find a happier man than me, said Jones. But teams will have watched us, theyre going to start trying to nullify us and that is when our work really begins.
Weve got to keep things going, keep our feet on the ground.
It was a great result for us and we can enjoy it for a bit. But were back next week and we get ready for the next one and so on because there are many months of the season still in front of us.
Jones went on, In the last few weeks we have matched the top two teams in this division in every department and we didnt freeze in front of a huge home crowd.
But in the past as a manager I have had seasons when we didnt have a win in the first seven games yet still went up.
Ive also had seasons where we started well but didnt win a thing, so well keep everyones feet on the ground and make preparation the key.
Birmingham boss Steve Bruce accepted his side were second best, saying: The simple fact is that we were just not good enough.
You cannot expect to come to a place like Cardiff, play poorly and get something from the game. I spoke to Bryan Robson and he told me playing Cardiff has been West Broms toughest game of the season, so I knew exactly what to expect.
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|Publication:||Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Aug 28, 2006|
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