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.



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

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Pilkington In Team Of The Week (17/1/17)

Cardiff City are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Aberdeen Warn Cardiff To Be Serious With Hayes Bid

Cardiff have been warned by Aberdeen to 'be serious' with any improved approach for Jonny Hayes.

Warnock's Tan Hopes

In the wake of Cardiff's win in the five goal thriller with Bristol City on Saturday Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock was hopeful of getting the backing he feels he needs from Vincent Tan.

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)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Murphy0%
Peltier20%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Bamba20%
Bennett0%
Whittingham0%
Gunnarsson0%
Ralls0%
Pilkington60%
Zohore0%
Sub - Harris0%
Sub - Hoilett0%
Sub - Halford0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
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)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 24 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.lyndster1
Vital Football Comment