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Cardiff City Rocked By Russian Snub

Cardiff City Rocked By Russian Snub

Cardiff City bosses Dave Jones and Peter Ridsdale wasted much of yesterday, transfer deadline day, chasing what turned out to be a lost cause in London.


Alexey Smertin, former Russian captain and Chelsea, Portsmouth and Fulham midfielder was seen to be the ideal candidate to solve our midfield injury problems. Jones and Ridsdale agreed a move with Roy Hodgson (which even saw Fulham pay a sizable chunk of his wages) but whilst Cardiff City representatives travelled to London to attend a work permit interview - Smertin had already decided not to move to South Wales.


It seems practically impossible that Smertin and his agent allowed the proposed move to continue that far if he was not keen so a late U-turn appears the more likely decision - again.


Missing out on Smertin is a blow, but it appears that every 'plan B' dreampt up by Jones/Ridsdale is a loan option - we still await names but once again we are told we are chasing 'quality'.




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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday September 2 2008
Time: 11:56AM

Comments

0
thought we wouldn't get anyone in as usual! and we are also a striker down with thomo leaving which once again leaves us short of attacking options!
smakerzthebluebird
02/09/2008 16:18:00
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would Thommo have got a game though? Especially with Paul Parry also able to cover....
bluebirdshroom
02/09/2008 17:56:00
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thomo going is not a problem, the real issue here is why cant we attract players to our club!! we are FA Cup Finalist, with an amazing new stadium and supposedly amazing training facilities, what more do they want!!!
chrisgti
02/09/2008 22:06:00
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would like to think its that Jones wont guarantee them a game as we have such a strong squad....
RoathBlue
03/09/2008 09:54:00
0
if we have a strong squad then why are we now struggling to get a team together at the beginning of the seeason?
chrisgti
03/09/2008 16:20:00
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i belive thomo still had something to offer howver DJ didn't like him so probably for the best
smakerzthebluebird
03/09/2008 18:51:00
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we do have a strong squad - you cant really budget for 3 defensive midfielders (scimeca, Rae, Blake) and full-backs(Capaldi, McNaughton, Kennedy) all being out at the same time - no-one would sign if there were 4 people ahead of them in the position!
RoathBlue
04/09/2008 09:12:00
0
very true roath and when the squad is fit it is a strong squad
smakerzthebluebird
04/09/2008 16:50:00
0
When are you going to spend the Ramsay money?
Red Wimp
04/09/2008 22:30:00
0
that money pays for the seasons wage budget as the club doesnt make enough from ticket sales/ merchandise/ sponsors
smakerzthebluebird
05/09/2008 21:12:00
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