Friday, July 11, 2008

Robbie's not a Bluebird!

Robbie Fowler will not be at Cardiff City next season after signing for Blackburn in a dramatic turn of events.

It seemed certain that City bosses had negotiated a pay as you play deal for the aging striker, who suffered from injury last season which curtailed his appearances for us.

Word on the street was that Fowler wanted to stay and take up the one year option, and the only issue was sorting out the deal, but his old pal Paul Ince, now Manager at Blackburn stepped in and offered him one last shot at Premiership level.

I can't say I'm surprised he took the offer - who wouldn't, but it would have been nice to see a fit Fowler in a Bluebirds shirt.

I'm not sure where that leaves us striker wise. Hasselbaink is clearly not wanted by Jones, Fowler's gone, and Feeney's gone to Dundee for the season. That leaves the goal machine that is Steve Thompson (jest of course) and new signing Ross "Who?" McCormack.

Peter Ridsdale says he's close to tying up a deal he's been working on for a while, and that now Fowler's gone it frees up some cash...

City had an offer for Marcus Bent of Charlton turned down earlier last week - maybe that's who PR's chasing? I guess we'll have to wait and see.

The other newcomer recently, is Mark Kennedy, a wide midfielder formerly of the borough's of Crystal Palace, Wolves and Liverpool. At 32 he's described as an "experienced pro....".
That's what they said about Fowler, Hasselbaink and Sinclair. What they meant clearly was "past it".

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