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Ridsdale Blast For Cardiff City Hero Ledley

Cardiff City Chairman last night blasted homegrown hero Joe Ledley for his recent form during a meeting with Bluebirds supporters. The attack was unexpected, especially given the usual tendencies of our management team to defend under-performing players in the past.

However, Ledley was especially poor on Sunday, the most disappointing I`ve ever seen him play and it`s certain that Ridsdale knows far more about inside dealings regarding Ledley`s contract negotiations and state of mind. The new contract has been rumbling on forever now, and the official club line had always been 'we can`t afford to let him run his contract down`. Unfortunately, that situation becomes very real in January when Ledley is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with any club of his choosing, we will be entitled to compensation but it will come nowhere near the 6m offered for Ledley by Stoke City prior to last season.

Ridsdale told the crowd:

"We can`t seem to score goals without McPhail in the side, and Joe Ledley is playing like he`s somewhere else. I`m not going to put up with performances like that."

The contract dealings have clearly affected Ledley`s head this season, and his performances suffered. It`s in his interest to play well, even if he`s set on a move but on current form it won`t be the likes of Arsenal, Everton, Fulham who have previously shown interest. Current form is not befitting a Championship performer and the fans, Chairman and presumably the manager have recognised that. Instead of being the local hero, Ledley is fast becoming a major disappointment.

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Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 1 2009

Time: 10:04AM

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Imagine 6m now........ Save half, and you have 3m for a creative midfielder and a big striker - would make a huge difference!

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