UK time is: 11:23:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

'Hell Of A Player' Is A Steal For Cardiff City

Cardiff City recently signed promising young centre-back Anthony Gerrard in a cut-price deal from Wallsall. Although less experienced, his signing was better received by the fans than Paul Quinn or Mark Hudson and Saddlers fans everywhere were disgruntled by the meagre fee.


Former Cardiff City man Rhys Weston was a team-mate of Gerrard's for the past two seasons and is adamant we've got ourselves a bargain. Weston told the NOTW:


'To get a player like Anthony for 200,000 is an absolute steal.

'Only a year ago Walsall were valuing Anthony at 750,000 but because of the current financial climate nobody came in for him.Cardiff have taken advantage of the situation and getting him for 250,000 is a great bit of business.'

'I played with Anthony for two years and he's a hell of a player. There's no reason why he can't go on to play in the Premier League.'



Gerrard has acquited himself well thus far, and shown himself to be a passionate and committed team player. What was noticable in the friendly was his constant talking at the back - a welcome sight with the quiet McNaughton and Gyepes.


Weston was far from a fans favourite at Ninian Park and was made a scapegoat by Bluebirds fans. Nevertheless he was a determined and committed individual who never hid on the pitch, and was a great guy off it.


Gerrard is expected to start the season on the bench, but should get a chance to force his way past Gyepes or Hudson in the way that Roger Johnson did - the comparisons are evident between the two - and are favourable to Gerrard.





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

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

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 21 2009

Time: 10:03AM

Your Comments

'To get a player like Anthony for 200,000 is an absolute steal. hes a very good player and worth having .
Kimbo
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Ipswich (Monday October 20 2014)

Massive Result For Slade (Sunday October 19 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Nottingham Forest (Saturday October 18 2014)

Slade Relishing His Cardiff Debut (Friday October 17 2014)

Turner Closing In On Bluebirds Return (Thursday October 16 2014)

Arsenal Goalkeeper A Relieved Man (Tuesday October 14 2014)

Slade - The Aim Is Still Top Two (Friday October 10 2014)

We'll Do It My Way (Tuesday October 7 2014)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 1 Sheff Wed
Cardiff 2 - 4 Norwich
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Brighton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Bournemouth 12 5 3 4 3 18
10. Brentford 12 5 3 4 -1 18
11. Sheff Wed 12 4 5 3 0 17
12. Cardiff 12 4 4 4 0 16
13. Blackburn 12 4 4 4 -2 16
14. Leeds Utd 12 4 3 5 -3 15
15. Rotherham 12 4 3 5 -3 15

Breaking League News

90% of Blues Fans Say Yes to Sacking
Birmingham : 21/10/2014 11:21:00
What The Stats Say: Blackburn
Birmingham : 21/10/2014 11:15:00
Blues Begin Life Without Clark
Birmingham : 21/10/2014 11:09:00
Leeds United - The Preview
Norwich : 21/10/2014 10:04:00
Agudelo joins list of failed Wolves targets
Wolves : 21/10/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 0%
Brayford 0%
Manga 50%
Morrison 0%
Ralls 0%
Pilkington 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 50%
Noone 0%
Le Fondre 0%
Macheda 0%
Sub - Jones 0%
Sub - Adeyemi 0%
Sub - Daehli 0%