UK time is: 23:12:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cardiff: Bargain Hunt Budgeteers!

Cardiff City have a competitive side, capable of matching every side in the division and one who command plenty of respect from other sides.


However, looking at the side which started the last game (away at Barnsley) - there are some big names but no great expenditure. In fact the majority cost no initial outlay in bringing them to Ninian Park:



<


Free Transfers
GK Michael Oakes Wolverhampton Wanderers
LB Tony Capaldi Plymouth Argyle
RB Kevin McNaughton Aberdeen
RM Trevor Sinclair Manchester City
CM Stephen McPhail Barnsley FC
CM Gavin Rae Rangers
ST Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Charlton Athletic
ST Robbie FowlerLiverpool FC



In addition, Cardiff had Joe Ledley (a home grown Cardiff boy) on the left wing and the two central defenders:






CB Glenn Loovens Feyenoord250k
CB Roger Johnson Wycombe Wanderers 300k






The entire starting XI cost a cumulative 550k. They's less than Darren Purse, Alan Lee and only just over half an Andy Campbell ! It's also worth noting that this line-up is close to Dave Jones' first choice XI, Darren Purse (600k) and two free transfers (Scimeca and MacLean) would also be involved in the squad but for injury.


The substitutes were hardly expensive too with just 2 of them commanding a fee:


Turnbull (loan), Parry (75k), Whittingham (350k), Green (free), Gunter (youth product).



Dave Jones has made some astute signings in his tenure, while more recently Peter Ridsdale has been instrumental in bringing McPhail, Fowler and Hasselbaink to the club. We have worked on a tight budget for some time but are continuing to build and improve the squad.





Join Vital Bluebirds - Share Your Opinion!!!

It's easy to register for Vital Bluebirds, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved, share your feelings or just have a rant!



The easiest way is by adding a comment to the foot of the article, this gets your point across and allows others to agree, disagree or laugh! You also earn points for every message you post...





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.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 2 2007

Time: 10:00AM

Your Comments

That is quite scary - especially with clubs like west brom and sheff utd spendin millions
Bonesy
we wont make it in the premiership unless we spend money
bluebird04
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

10m Medel Offer From Galatasaray (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Medel Inching Towards Cardiff Exit (Wednesday July 23 2014)

FK Amkar Perm 3-0 Cardiff (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Caulker Departs For QPR (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Third Tour Match Details Change (Monday July 21 2014)

Ole Delighted With Day's Efforts (Saturday July 19 2014)

Cardiff 3-0 Teuta Durres (Saturday July 19 2014)

Cardiff 3-2 TSV 1860 Munich (Saturday July 19 2014)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

RUFC - Rayns Pleased With Win
Rotherham : 23/07/2014 23:08:00
Millers Beat Forest In Friendly
Rotherham : 23/07/2014 22:50:00
McCarthy Happy With Colchester Improvement
Ipswich : 23/07/2014 22:21:00
Colchester 0-3 Ipswich
Ipswich : 23/07/2014 22:17:00
Crawley 1-1 Brighton
Brighton : 23/07/2014 22:04:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 40%
Fabio 4%
John 2%
Mutch 0%
Caulker 13%
Turner 4%
Daehli 25%
Whittingham 4%
Campbell 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Bellamy 2%
Sub - Cowie 2%
Sub - Healey 2%
Sub - James 2%