BBB: What Connects Burnley, Blackburn & Brum ?
What do Burnley, Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City have in common? Apart from all being British sides beginning with a B - a more recent connection could be made to Cardiff City and the club a new word seemed to be invented for - Gazumping!
First Remco van der Schaaf opted to join Burnley FC, despite being 'very impressed' with Cardiff's new training facilities and contract offer.
It got worse for Cardiff as Robbie Fowler, having stalled for weeks but insisted he was about to sign - left City well short of strikers by turning his back on us for a option to train with Blackburn Rovers!
Then, just as things seemed to be back on track with the well publicised signing of Marcus Bent - he decided late Sunday night (after media and the official club website had confirmed his signing) that he'd rather head for Birmingham City instead...
It's one blow after another for Cardiff City at the moment and we don't seem to be equipped to deal with these problems. Whilst you can;t necessarily foresee these issues, the club has been guilty of oversights and naivety.
We now turn to other targets to fill the obvious gap up-front. Kris Boyd, Dan Cousin, Heidar Helguson and, heaven forbid, Steve Howard and Mamady Sidebe have all been mooted as realistic targets recently.