Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City's Five Stars: Can We Keep Them?

Cardiff City's Five Stars: Can We Keep Them?

Cardiff City have for some time now been a selling club, forced to part with their brightest talent to balance the books and claw their way back towards the black.


Now however, those times appear to be relenting and we are no longer forced to sell. It is clear though, that we will sell players, but at a better price than we used to have to accept.


There are 5 players who, to my mind, are the stars of our squad. Plenty of players like Gavin Rae, Stephen McPhail, Peter Whittingham etc are good players who have performed important roles for us - but could be replaced.


These players are: Roger Johnson, Glenn Loovens, Kevin McNaughton, Joe Ledley and Aaron Ramsey. All enjoyed a superb season, and all are still young and improving.


Peter Ridsdale recently told the Echo:


"The ideal scenario is for us to keep our players, but that is not something which is likely.

"I would expect some comings and goings in the summer, but we would do that in the best way possible to make sure we are even stronger at the start of next season than we were when we finished this one."




Our most sellable assets, are of course the ones we would most like to keep. All the other players in our squad could be replaced for the right fee but Cardiff City fans must be resigned to losing some of the best players also.


Aaron Ramsey looks almost certain to leave, with Manchester United or Arsenal his most likely destination. If we can keep the other 4 'stars', bring in 2 good strikers and keep or replace the other members of the squad - we will have a decent shot at promotion. Add to that an attacking midfielder and a full-back - it could be an excellent season next year.


We as supporters do not know the full extent of the finances, I'd be prepared to allow Ramsey to leave (for a hefty fee of course) if we can keep hold of Joe Ledley - but then, it's not really up to us is it?!?






Join Vital Bluebirds

It's easy to register for Vital Bluebirds, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Bluebirds.

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday May 23 2008
Time: 1:48PM

Comments

0
damn right! I think the best way for Cardiff is to sell Rembo for good money and keep all other top players. The problem positions that need new players - goalkeeper, left back and striker.
lemaxs
23/05/2008 16:13:00
0
Hi guys, fan from Sydney here. No, I haven't just jumped ship to Cardiff on the back of the F.A. Cup, been a fan since I was 15 - now 22. Have been visiting this site all season, and thought it was time to become a member :) I'd be up for the selling of Ramsey (for a top price), only if we we get to keep Ledley. I heard that United might buy Ramsey and then loan him out to us for next season only. One more year in Championship football, and then he might be ready to step up into the big league. Seems like the perfect option for both clubs. Hopefully by then we'll be up there too :)
ozbluebird
25/05/2008 10:04:00
0
Ridsdale and jones say contradicting things each day..Only the day before he said we will not be signing any new players,and paying their wages while they are on holiday..Next day a new goalkeeper arrives.Albeit great news for us..I thought and mentioned in this colum some weeks ago that an ideal situation would be to sell Ramsey and get him loaned back to us..Allthough by the end of next season it might look like we sold him cheap,depending how he develops and thrives I think sir alex is keeping us sweet by loaning us keaton,coz he knows the sheer talent ramsey posseses,and does not want him to go to another club
ANDYGUY
25/05/2008 15:17:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Cardiff Interested In Charlton Winger?

Rumoured interest from clubs at our level in Charlton's ex-Barnet, Portsmouth & Northampton winger Holmes has been claimed, including that of Cardiff, Sheffield Wednesday and United?

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Potential Championship Make Up 2017/18 (15/5/17)

With only the Play Offs remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Legend Bellamy Steps Up At Cardiff

Former Liverpool, Cardiff and Wales forward Craig Bellamy's road to eventually one day becoming Cardiff boss will continue as he will be in charge of the U18 side next season.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cardiff
Write For Vital Cardiff
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By:
Murphy1%
Peltier0%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Richards33%
Gunnarsson0%
Ralls0%
Bennett0%
Pilkington0%
Zohore66%
Hoilett0%
Sub-Whittingham0%
Sub-M Harris0%
Sub-Lambert0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment