GK: Neil Alexander
In goal there are a few contenders in recent years, but none as consistent as Neil Alexander. Great shot stopper that saved Cardiff countless times when they were an average Championship side. All round one of the best goalkeepers in the Championship while he was here, no faults in his game.
RB: Kevin McNaughton
Fan favourite, attacking fullback that has a lot of pace and always gives 100%. He lacks the technical ability to cross and shoot which would allow him to become a Premier League defender, but has been key to Cardiff's improvement in recent years.
CB: Roger Johnson
Very solid defender at Championship level that occasionally played as a striker, he was held back by the lack of quality in the Cardiff squad and deserved a move to the Premier League and he was a key component in the FA Cup runners up side in 2008.
His game was last ditch tackles and putting his body on the line for the sake of the team which was always appreciated by Cardiff fans.
CB: Glenn Loovens
Another bargain buy which reflects the majority of this XI, Loovens was a solid defender that did his job. He is an exact replica of Johnson which really helped Cardiff get to the FA Cup final in 2008 as they were both no nonsense defenders that allowed our midfield and strikers to do their job effectively.
LB: Danny Gabbidon
Not the biggest of defenders, but his jumping ability allowed him to win headers against taller players. He also, like the previous defenders, gave his all for the team which is key for Cardiff fans and probably all football fans in general.
CM: Graham Kavanagh
A key player for Cardiff in their promotion to the Championship in 2003, with his assists for Earnshaw that were key in the play offs. His passing ability and his eye for a goal at key opportunities helped Cardiff's promotion campaign.
Great natural passer that kept possession which was a great asset to a promotion chasing side as he was someone that helps calm the game down.
CM: Jason Koumas
Another set piece expert that had great long shots and top passing, but what else would you expect from a Premier League standard layer playing in a lower league.
Shame his second spell didn't work out to be as successful, but will always be remembered for his important and great goals he scored for us which made him an exciting player to watch as you never knew what to expect.
CM: Joe Ledley
Cardiff fan since he was a boy, always gave his best for the club playing with injuries and carrying the club that missed him so much when he didn't play (reminds me of Fabregas for Arsenal).
His work rate was second to none along with his ability that made him a top midfielder and was all round great at everything.
CAM: Peter Whittingham
Best playmaker I've personally seen play for Cardiff, he is a set piece wizard which has improved his game dramatically in recent years.
He now consistently scores 10 and more goals at least every season, which is key to any Championship side along with his assists makes him a great attacking midfielder.
ST: Rob Earnshaw
Nothing to say about this Cardiff lad apart from his lethal finishing and blistering pace made him frightening to play against. He isn't far off Cardiff all time record goalscorer which is credit to him as he played a lot less than the current holder of the record.
His trademark celebrations made him an instant hero and when he scored his first goal after he came back, the cheer was louder for the celebration Cardiff fans had missed so much in recent years.
ST: Michael Chopra
He was the first natural goalscorer we had had since Earnshaw, he was different class in the Championship scoring all types of goals which made him one of the best poachers at Championship level.
His goals for Cardiff and Ipswich speak for themselves.
Written by Jack Halbert
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