Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff's Jones In Violent Threats

Cardiff's Jones In Violent Threats

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones has revealed he too, along with Bluebirds chairman Peter Ridsdale, has bee the subject of hate mail from supposed supporters of Cardiff City Football Club.


Chairman Peter Ridsdale is a public figure, reknowned for his part in Leeds United's downfall - but he at least encouraged dilogue with the fans and gave his personal e-mail and phone numbers willingly. One could argue, this is asking for trouble from the idiots who are always out there.


The abuse of Dave Jones is different. He was challenged to fights, verbally abused and treated apallingly simply because he is the manager of Cardiff City. Those people have gone to great lengths to get the number, and further embarassed themselves by acting up.


It's quite simply pathetic. Dave Jones did a very good job at first with City. His performances made him number one candidate for the vacant West Brom job - which he turned down.


Since then, he has not enjoyed such good times at Cardiff, and has been frustrated enough to act somewhat unprofessionally in comments (off the record) to the media.


Nevertheless, the only gripe we can have is him not performing as well as we want. He has gambled on Robbie Fowler, its pretty well calculated and may yet come off.


Jones told BBC Sport:



'The abuse I've had from certain quarters here is something I've not had to endure before,'

'I was getting invitations to have a fight. And you certainly don't expect death threats.'




'But it was only a tiny minority. Most of the fans have been brilliant.'




The reality is that these people are NOT supporters of Cardiff City. Fans are fans and behave accordingly, voicing concerns strongly when necessary but this is a different, and unwelcome, course of action from mindless thugs.




Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Sunday December 23 2007
Time: 12:24PM

Comments

0
I Think The Whole Thing Just Shows What A Naive Characte Ridsdale Really Is....What A Plonker...!!
horseworrier
27/12/2007 15:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

Newcastle Game Switched

Cardiff City's final home game of the Championship 2016/17 campaign has been moved after it was selected for television screening.

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

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 MotM
Suggested By:
McGregor1%
Richards9%
Morrison0%
Bamba36%
Bennett0%
Noone0%
Gunnarsson0%
Whittingham0%
K Harris0%
Hoilett0%
Zohore54%
Sub-Halford0%
Sub-Pilkington0%
Sub-John0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League