Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Bent Deal Off Amid Bluebirds Embarassment

Bent Deal Off Amid Bluebirds Embarassment

Cardiff City have withdrawn their contract offer to Marcus Bent after a dramatic U-turn saw the player head to Birmingham City for talks.


This is the latest in a series of blows and is embarrassing for the club who had already reported the signing as complete and Peter Ridsdale who confirmed Bent's capture and that he would be on the plane to Portugal.


With Bent pulling out, we are now lacking 2 strikers going into pre-season which is quite frankly naive and a pretty poor showing. Last season our new recruits missed weeks of the season gaining 'match fitness' and it seems we have learnt no lessons and will again be un-prepared. This season we do not even have the excuse that Chopra left during pre-season.


Cardiff City have had months to tie up signings, but have done little. Whether Bent stabbed us in the back or not, other targets should have been lined up and it was not as if things shouldn't have been tied up prior to this.



Is it the club at fault for this debacle? Or shouls we be able to trust the words of agents and players?





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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday July 15 2008
Time: 9:13AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Retires?

Recent Cardiff City Articles

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019

Changes to the African Cup of Nations have provided Premier League teams with a boost from the season of 2018/19.

September TV Selections Made - Soon To Be Announced

Sky Sports selected their TV picks for the month of September last week and fans will know which games have effected on Wednesday.

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this 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:
Murphy10%
Peltier9%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Richards36%
Gunnarsson9%
Ralls0%
Bennett0%
Pilkington0%
Zohore18%
Hoilett0%
Sub-Whittingham9%
Sub-M Harris0%
Sub-Lambert9%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
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