Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff's Whitley Zero to Hero

Cardiff's Whitley Zero to Hero

Cardiff City's Northern Irish midfielder Jeff Whitley is currently on loan at Wrexham after falling out of favour at Ninian Park and then a public spat with Bluebirds Chairman Peter Ridsdale pushing further from the fold.

The player joined the Dragons on loan and has perfromed impressively so far. Although not a renowned goalscorer, Whitley popped up with an all-important winner in the 87th minute to beat Bristol Rovers.

Whitley was castised in South Wales after failing to turn up for training or respond to any messages from the club. The player himself has finally spoken out on the subject, and although he still comes across as unprofessional, he picture may not be so black as Ridsdale painted it.

That was a load of nonsense. He knew what was going on. I thought this write up in the papers made me look like some sort of rogue.'


'My agent was in constant touch with the manager Dave Jones. He was asking about the possibility of getting my contract paid up so that I could move on.'





'The secretary has my number and some of the City staff possess it too. I wasn't looking at my phone and binning the calls. I made it clear to City that I would respond to a text.'


'I didn't get any message from the club. There was nothing at all and I am very disappointed with what has happened at Cardiff.




Whitley's future at Cardiff City is all but over but it is good to see him helping fellow Welsh club Wrexham. Most fans would be disappointed to see Wrexham drop from the football league and boss Brian Carey is pinning his hopes on Whitley:

'He is an asset to the squad and we'd love to have him (permanently).He's most definitely the sort of player that you can build a team around.'


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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday March 26 2007
Time: 9:42AM

Best of Vital Network

-

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)