Cardiff City - Jones, Macca and Roger Key To Chopra's Return
UK time is: 19:03:32
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Jones, Macca and Roger Key To Chopra's Return

Cardiff City`s returned striker Michael Chopra is back as a Bluebird and revealed his reasoning for opting to re-join the Bluebirds rather than struggle for chances at Sunderland, or join one of several other clubs vying for his signature.

It was the presence of manager Dave Jones, along with players Roger Johnson and Stephen McPhail that convinced Chops to come back and spearhead our promotion push.

Chopra told BBC Sport:

'All the lads are basically the same as when I was last here, that had a major influence,'

'I get on really well with Dave Jones and some of the players.'

Chopra has known Stephen McPhail for many years after the pair spent time together in Barnsley, during his first spell as a Bluebird - the pair lived close-by just outside Cowbridge until Chopra`s departure to join Sunderland.

Also very close to the former Newcastle United striker is defender Roger Johnson. The two became inseparable at Cardiff City and were two of the main culprits for any dressing room pranks at the club. Johnson was instrumental in persuading his mate to come back and both share the ambition to become established Premiership players.

At present, Chops is on loan. A deal has been agreed for the end of the season, but he may decide not to join should the Bluebirds fail to achieve promotion. Hopefully, his goals and added competition will give us a very good chance.

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:Monday February 9 2009

Time: 11:02AM

Your Comments

please join chops!!

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

Three Return In Manchester City Friendly
Huddersfield : 08/10/2015 18:47:00
Shameful Sky Sports, Shameful!
Fulham : 08/10/2015 18:35:01
LUFC Wolves clash moved for live TV coverage
Leeds Utd : 08/10/2015 18:26:01
December Changes For Cardiff
Cardiff : 08/10/2015 18:12:01
Two Brighton Games On TV
Brighton : 08/10/2015 18:03:00

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%