Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Smith rejects Cardiff Move

Smith rejects Cardiff Move

The ambitious loan move for Alan Smith instigated by Cardiff supremo Peter Ridsdale is over after the player rejected the move and decided to stay in Manchester and right for his place.

The England International had recently recovered from a broken leg and is severely lacking in match practice. Manchester United's suprise early exit in the Carling Cup further decreased Smith's playing options and both Cardiff City and Leeds United expressed an interest in taking the player on loan.

Reds manager Sir Alex Ferguson accepted both offers in principal and encouraged Smith to get some first team minutes so as to push for a place in Man Utd's squad but Smith has now rejected these offers and despite another offer from Premiership Everton, looks set to remain at Old Trafford. Smith has taken on a new and specific training regime to prepare himself and force his way back into the Old Trafford clubs line-up from within.

Smith would have been a huge asset at Championship level and a fantastic replacement whilst Steve Thompson recovers from an Achilles injury but it was not to be and Dave Jones may look for other loan options or opt to stick with veteran Kevin Campbell to lead the Cardiff line.


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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday November 13 2006
Time: 12:38PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Can Crolla Beat Linares?

Comments

0
thought this woul dhave been a good move for him even if only for a month or two on loan..not sure he has made the correct decision as I cannot see him getting in the first team at present...
ernshaw
13/11/2006 17:28:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Vital Pre-Match - Cardiff v Reading

Cardiff collected a point at Fulham, which I would have thought most definitely would have been taken ahead of kick-off. Tomorrow we'll welcome Reading to the Cardiff City Stadium.

Match Day Officials v Reading (27/8/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Reading this Saturday.

Premiership Freebies In 12 Months?

With a week to go in the 2016/17 summer transfer window, Premier League clubs have players now in their final 12 months on contracts...

Cardiff Duo Get Wales Call

Ashley Richards and Emyr Huws have been called up by Wales manager Chris Coleman for the coming international break.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Cardiff v Reading
Suggested By:
Cardiff win0%
Reading win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 4 3 1 0 10 3
2 Brighton 4 2 2 0 8 6
3 Wolves 4 2 2 0 8 4
4 Norwich 4 2 2 0 8 4
5 Fulham 4 2 2 0 8 2
6 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
7 Q.P.R. 4 2 0 2 6 2
8 Newcastle 4 2 0 2 6 2
9 Brentford 4 2 0 2 6 1
10 Barnsley 4 2 0 2 6 0
11 Bristol City 4 2 0 2 6 0
12 Forest 4 2 0 2 6 -2
13 Aston Villa 4 1 2 1 5 2
14 Ipswich 4 1 2 1 5 0
15 Birmingham 4 1 2 1 5 -1
16 Cardiff 4 1 2 1 5 -1
17 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Wigan 4 1 1 2 4 1
19 Leeds Utd 4 1 1 2 4 -2
20 Sheff Wed 4 1 1 2 4 -3
21 Reading 4 1 1 2 4 -4
22 Rotherham 4 1 1 2 4 -5
23 Preston 4 1 0 3 3 -1
24 Blackburn 4 0 1 3 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)