Cardiff City - Killen Unrepentant For Cardiff Snub
UK time is: 04:30:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Killen Unrepentant For Cardiff Snub

Chris Killen yesterday completed a dramatic u-turn and joined Glasgow SPL giants Celtic just hours after speaking of his excitement of an impending move to Cardiff City.

Whilst Cardiff City were expecting Killen for a medical, the New Zealand striker was at Parkhead finalising a move to Celtic and leaving Dave Jones and Peter Ridsdale frustrated.


Nevertheless, Killen was unrepentant and stressed that he acted professionally and within his rights in speaking to and ultimately signing for the Buoys:

'Everyone knows that I was in talks with Cardiff and we were getting close to a deal.'

'But Celtic is not a club you can turn down. I didn't have to think twice.'

'At the end of the day, I have to look after number one. I could have gone down there and they could have pulled the plug at the last minute. You just have to take opportunities when they come along, whether people think it's right or wrong. It's my decision at the end of the day.'

'With all the speculation that surrounded things, it sounded as though I was a Cardiff player. I was close to joining them, but I won't say how close. There was a deal pretty much ready to be done but, as I said, I couldn't turn this opportunity down.'



The loss of Killen is a big blow for Cardiff, he was seen as the ideal man to partner Chopra and was available for no money. The Bluebirds thought they had got their man and may now have to re-structure their summer spending to accomodate a move for a proven striker after struggling for goals last season.




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



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

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 1 2007

Time: 9:00AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Stats: Nottm Forest v Cardiff (Saturday August 29 2015)

Slade Happy Ahead Of Forest Clash (Friday August 28 2015)

Slade Plays Down Nolan Rumours (Friday August 28 2015)

Tamas Confirmed - Bristol City On TV (Thursday August 27 2015)

Tamas In After Bluebirds Trial (Wednesday August 26 2015)

Slade's Extra Time Anger (Wednesday August 26 2015)

Cardiff Movement (Wednesday August 26 2015)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. westonal 3

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 1 - 2 Cardiff
Cardiff 2 - 0 Wolves
Blackburn 1 - 1 Cardiff
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Cardiff
Cardiff 1 - 1 Fulham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Hull City 5 3 1 1 4 10
3. Ipswich 5 3 1 1 3 10
4. Q.P.R. 5 3 1 1 2 10
5. Cardiff 5 2 3 0 3 9
6. Middlesbrough 5 2 2 1 4 8
7. Birmingham 4 2 2 0 3 8
8. Charlton 5 2 2 1 2 8

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Late Win Delights Ramsey
Q.P.R. : 30/08/2015 00:00:01
Q.P.R. : 29/08/2015 23:48:00
Chery on Top
Q.P.R. : 29/08/2015 23:38:01
Karanka proud in victory
Middlesbrough : 29/08/2015 21:41:00
Boro surge to victory
Middlesbrough : 29/08/2015 21:30:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Marshall 0%
Peltier 0%
Morrison 0%
Connolly 0%
Fabio 0%
Pilkington 0%
Dikgacoi 0%
Whittingham 0%
Ralls 0%
Mason 0%
Jones 0%
Sub - Ameobi 0%
Sub - Malone 0%
Sub - Noone 0%