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Cardiff City Accept Brum Bid For Johnson

Cardiff City Accept Brum Bid For Johnson

Cardiff City will be looking for a new centre-back after a deal was finally agreed with Premiership new-boys Birmingham City for the transfer of Roger Johnson.


After a couple of months interest and rejected bids, a £5m deal has now been agreed with the Blues finally coming up with the £2m down patment Peter Ridsdale insisted on. Further payements of £1m will be scheduled while some of the £5m will depend on the Blues surviving in the Premiership.


Roger Johnson himself was keen on the move, and therefore it always seemed likely to happen. Birmingham have come up with the money and we lose probably our best player - it's by no means a huge fee but Dave Jones will surely get a sizable chunk of money to re-invest - he does at least have an excellent track record with defenders.


Darren Purse has left, Roger Johnson's terms are a mere formality meaning that Gabor Gyepes is the only central defender at the club. Matt Mills of Doncaster Rovers appears a likely replacement, but we'd need to spend all of the £2m for his signature. Nottingham Forest are also showing strong interest.


Good luck Roger, perhaps over-confident and even arrogant at times - there is no doubting his commitment, quality and potential - he could be an important player for Birmingham City.




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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Wednesday June 24 2009
Time: 11:04AM

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im gutted. not just a city fan but as a fan of the player. i think he could he go somewhere better. brum in my opinion are the likely to return to CCC 2010/2011. good luck Rog. a bluebird legend
bluebirdlewis
24/06/2009 11:29:00
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Bonesy
24/06/2009 11:36:00
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Devastating. He has been a rock, irreplaceable, and for Brum to get him for 2m up front is a steal. We'll probably never see the full 5m.
China Blue
24/06/2009 13:25:00
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I really do think any £5m deal should have been up-front for Roger. Two million is not much to work with for finding a replacement.
bluebirdshroom
24/06/2009 13:30:00
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i agree, ledley or Ross could be more easily replaced, but a solid centre back's are hard to find, lets hope for another DJ scouting special!! good luck Roger!
chrisgti
24/06/2009 13:59:00
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any news the kits etc? will it be late like last year.
bluebirdlewis
25/06/2009 21:02:00
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Kit comes out a day or so before the first friendly - poor marketing, virtually every other team has their kit out !
bluebirdshroom
26/06/2009 09:04:00
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Hello bluebirdlewis quick enough coming on to the Swans website gobbing off well the worm has turned my scummy friend Johnson gone next it will be the manager Mr Jones its lke rats on the Titanic love it ha ha ha ha
taylor2078
26/06/2009 10:00:00
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We've had a few great seasons and a 20000% mark-up on what we paid. And to think he nearly went to Swansea....
bluebirdshroom
26/06/2009 11:02:00
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Motherwell defender hell of a replacement looks like more goals for the Swans against you lot again are you going to beat us next season me thinks not AGAIN
taylor2078
26/06/2009 16:51:00
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