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Walsall Fan's View On Cardiff City's Gerrard

Cardiff City yesterday completed the signing of Anthony Gerrard - a promising centre-back from league 1. We spoke to the editor over at Vital Walsall to get his views on Gerrard:


What type of defender is Gerrard?

Gerrard is a strong 'no-nonsense' centre-half with a lot of potential to succeed in the Championship. With a right boot similar to that of his famous cousin, you can be assured that he will be able to pick out a good pass. 'Gezza' is also known to like to stick his foot in with no questions asked, very similar to Darren Purse in a way. And finally, he is always a threat from set-pieces and will score his fair share of goals. He is also versatile and can play as a full-back or as a defensive midfielder.



Your thoughts on him leaving?


Gezza will be a big loss for the side. He was a stand-in skipper last season for us and will leave an already massive hole in the back four. Considering we have 16 recognised first team players and with our manager finding it difficult to recruit new blood, it will be a massive blow. However, the money could help us to attract someone to replace him, but he will be a big miss for us next season.


Can he do a good job in the Championship?

He would be good enough to adapt to plying his trade in a higher division. Scott Dann and Danny Fox have managed to adjust to the
level of the Championship, with Dann moving to a Premiership club recently. In my opinion, Gezza is just as good as them and would be a good addition to the Bluebirds.


Any particular strengths or weaknesses?

His strengths and weaknesses are just one thing....his personality. Gezza handed in a transfer request and it, unsurprisingly, caused upset amoungst the Walsall fans. He is very ambitious and will seek to play at the highest level, so beware. However, he can be determined and will make a great leader and a good example to younger players in the future.


What would be a fair price?

To be honest, if we don't get a million, I will be disappointed. I would say at least 750,000 plus add ons.


How is Rhys Weston doing for you guys?

Rhys had a good first season for us, playing in the heart of the defence with Gezza at times, but mostly in his favoured full-back position. Next season is going to be a big year for him as he is one of the only senior players left in our squad, so he will be a contender to become skipper. He has good qualities for League One and has become a invaluable member of the team.



Many thanks to Rich over at Vital Walsall for his views.




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Date:Friday July 3 2009

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has any1 else heard that we are interested in signing dani aquito from a side in the second division in spain??
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I haven't heard that! Source?
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dani aquito , 18 year old spaniard, forward or winger, 19 this month, plays for Real Murcia, price range is around 3-4m as he is tipped for a future star, other spanish la liga clubs looking at him, no way DJ will Spend 4m on a young kid who hasnt really proved it, and will laugh when he hears we are interested in him, espcially with the likes of Sevilla and deportivo la carono interested
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