Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Ridsdale's Promise To Cardiff City Fans

Ridsdale's Promise To Cardiff City Fans

Cardiff City Chairman Peter Ridsdale has sent a clear message to fans anxiously awaiting bids for our top stars with Joe Ledley and Roger Johnson attracting admiring glances from the Premiership.


Since we were forced to part with Robert Earnshaw and Danny Gabbidon - supporters have seen our progress hampered by financial restriction necessitating the sale of talented players like Jobi McAnuff, Cameron Jerome, Chris Gunter and Aaron Ramsey but Ridsdale now firmly believes that time is over and we can be far stronger in wanting to keep hold of our players.


Ridsdale told BBC Sport:


"We intend to keep the squad together, unless an offer comes in that we can`t refuse."

"If an offer did come that was accepted, we would only do that if we thought it would strengthen the club. That means we would reinvest those funds in players Dave would identify."





Whatever you think of Mr Ridsdale, he is not stupid and statements of this clarity are not always forthcoming. He has admitted for some time that every player has their price but to state that funds raised would be re-invested is a clear indication that we should not be weakened in this transfer window.


If £5m were received for Ledley, and a cut-price £300k winger only brought in, Ridsdale would be crucified and have no defence - I don't believe he's that naive and with our stronger squad depth - Dave Jones should be able to bring in 1 or 2 high profile players to replace any departure without affacting squad quality too much.


We'll know for sure in the next two weeks...




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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Wednesday January 14 2009
Time: 12:40PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Warnock's 2017-18 Play-Off Aims

Neil Warnock is looking towards a play-off spot next season but concedes even that would be a 'massive achievement' for Cardiff.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Vital View - Championship, 21st-23rd April 2017

Brighton would have confirmed the title with a point but defeat kept Newcastle alive. Second-bottom Wigan are clinging on - Blackburn are two off Birmingham, three Nottingham Forest.

Warnock - We Need Greater Threats

Manager Neil Warnock has reflected on the scoreless draw with Wigan Athletic at the weekend and admitted Cardiff City need a great threat 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)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By:
Amos0%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Ecuele Manga0%
Bennett100%
Gunnarsson0%
Noone0%
Ralls0%
M Harris0%
K Harris0%
Pilkington0%
Sub-Lambert0%
Sub-Meite0%
Sub-Halford0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 28 2017 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football