Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Who's That Going Over The Hill ?

Who's That Going Over The Hill ?

Well we all know Michael Chopra has packed his case - a year after moving to the Welsh capital, and taken himself back North over the Beacons and Pennines to Sunderland.

It`s a different sort of hill though, that the replacements for Chopra are heading over with both Robbie Fowler and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, 32 and 35 respectively being described by some quarter as being 'over the hill` as professional football players.


Neither are in an way, spring chickens. They come to Cardiff City, each of them, I the twilight of their careers. From them we expect to see experience, leadership and a canniness that will see them succeed t this level and replace the pace and physique that will be deserting them in their later years.


Their pedigree has never been in question, both have excelled at the top flight. One man who believes that both are valuable signings, and that the critics are merely jealous, is Cardiff City chairman Peter Ridsdale:


"I think age is irrelevant - it's what you can do on the pitch. You can be 21 and ineffective; you can be 35 and outstanding. This isn't an age issue; it's about skill and quality." Ridsdale told the official website.

Of course, you`d expect 'PR Pete` to put a positive spin on things, but Trevor Sinclair already looks an inspired signing, Hasselbaink scored 2 great goals on debut (albeit against Hereford Utd) and both Fowler and JFH seem to have retained the huger and the will to win.
Only time will tell of course, but I believe that both our 'over the hill` strikers will cause problems, that both can score goals and we have done well on a commercial an playing front and we can have a good crack at the play-offs with our blend of youth and age.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Thursday August 23 2007
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Vital Preview - Championship, 9th-11th Dec 2016

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Match Day Officials v Ipswich (10/12/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Ipswich Town this weekend.

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features?

Sky Sports being their festive 10 in 10 this week, so who features in the football screening overload for 2016/17?

Warnock Delighted With Brighton Point

Manager Neil Warnock has praised the hard work of the Cardiff City side for taking a point against Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cardiff
Write For Vital Cardiff
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ipswich Town v Cardiff City
Suggested By:
Cardiff win0%
Ipswich win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
2 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 1:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment