Cardiff City - Cardiff City Trial For 'Ageing No-Hoper'
UK time is: 17:02:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cardiff City Trial For 'Ageing No-Hoper'

Cardiff City are thought to have handed a trial to former Liverpool, Wolves and Manchester City winger Mark Kennedy with a possibility of a permanent contract. Terms for the contract are close to aggrement but Kennedy would need to prove his fitness.

The 32 year old has left Crystal Palace, where he made 7 appearances last season, and has joined up with the Bluebirds for pre-season training. He was described as a 'constant disappointment' and 'aging no-hoper' to me by a Crystal Palace fan this morning.

Kennedy is a former colleague of Dave Jones, the pair having worked together with Wolves like Kevin Cooper and Michael Oakes.

If City make this signing permanent, many fans will be bitterly disappointed as the club continues to 'scrape the barrel' for veteran free transfers who do not improve the squad.

We already have Parry, Ledley, Whittingham who each play on the left wing, while the only natural right sided midfielder has just joined Dundee United on loan for the season (Willo Flood).

Kennedy can only be a short term 'cover' option surely and intended to bulk out the squad. However, he is in no way a replacement for the departed Aaron Ramsey and will do nothing to bring fans onside after the management hit out at expectation levels recently.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 9 2008

Time: 1:26PM

Your Comments

I'd reserve judgement on Sparky until he's played. He may have lost some pace, but he hasn't lost any of his skill
Stuart Smith
I'm not a regular on this site, usually use another CCFC forum but this story summizes EXACTLY how I feel about this signing. Though I hate to criticise the club or our players, this is very very disappointing.
I think he's a decent player, if his fitness is good why the heck not? You could do far worse.
The issue here is the assurance of 'big name signings', backed up by a left winger (we have 3 better!), released by a rival club who didnt play last season and is 32 ! We need a striker! (And either a right-sided or central midfielder)
Kennedy is a very skillful player & an excellent passer of the ball. Although he has lost a bit of pace, still has a lot to offer. He has operated in central midfield before, and is capable of finding the illusive 'killer through ball'. He can also score goals from outside the box. The big question would be whether he can still do it at the level that Cardiff are operating (top of the Championship), but 32 is no age & surely he's worth having a look at? Dave Jones probably knows him well from his time at Wolves. It's a bit harsh for the Palace fan to call Kennedy 'an ageing no hoper', i'd like to ask him what he has achieved in the game!
Ghost of 76
trvor sinclair replacement

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cardiff City Articles

December Changes For Cardiff (Thursday October 8 2015)

Cardiff Fans Paid £14.08 per game? (Thursday October 8 2015)

Brighton Shows Our Progress - Slade (Monday October 5 2015)

Whittingham On Brighton Draw (Monday October 5 2015)

Video - Manager Reactions (Monday October 5 2015)

Vital Report - Brighton 1-1 Cardiff (Sunday October 4 2015)

Video - Brighton Highlights (Sunday October 4 2015)

Stats: Brighton v Cardiff (Saturday October 3 2015)

Slade & Connolly Talk Brighton (Friday October 2 2015)

Vital Preview - Brighton v Cardiff (Friday October 2 2015)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Brighton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 2 - 1 Charlton
Rotherham 2 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 2 Hull City
Cardiff 2 - 0 Huddersfield
Forest 1 - 2 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Hull City 10 5 3 2 6 18
6. Burnley 10 5 3 2 3 18
7. Derby County 10 4 5 1 5 17
8. Cardiff 10 4 4 2 3 16
9. Wolves 10 4 3 3 4 15
10. Sheff Wed 10 4 3 3 1 15
11. Q.P.R. 10 4 3 3 -2 15

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Former Cottager Seals Irish Place in France 2016
Fulham : 09/10/2015 16:46:00
RUFC - It's Readfearn!
Rotherham : 09/10/2015 16:28:00
Ipswich Fans Paid £14.08 per game?
Ipswich : 09/10/2015 16:00:01
Leeds Fans Paid £14.08 per game?
Leeds Utd : 09/10/2015 15:31:00
RUFC - Jono Thought Millers Deserved Point Last Week
Rotherham : 09/10/2015 14:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Brighton MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Moore 100%
Fabio 0%
Morrison 0%
Connolly 0%
Malone 0%
Pilkington 0%
Dikgacoi 0%
Whittingham 0%
Ralls 0%
Jones 0%
Mason 0%
Sub - Noone 0%
Sub - Ameobi 0%
Sub - Peltier 0%