Monday, May 30, 2011

Cheers Dave, and thanks

So, the deed is done. Dave Jones has had his contract terminated - or been sacked if you like.

It's been coming, and many fans, myself included have been calling for this for a while. In my case, I've given him the benefit of the doubt (apart from a blip over last Christmas), until the end of the season when I said that not getting us promoted with the squad at his disposal should see the end of his reign.

And so it now is. Before we all say good riddance, let's just remember where he's brought the club to. Not the Premiership, granted. But it's in a much, much better place than when he arrived six years ago.

We've been to Wembley three times, including an FA Cup final. We've got a new stadium, new training facilities and he's brought players in we'd never have expected to see in a City shirt. Granted some of them didn't live up to expectations, but Hasselbaink, Fowler and Bellamy to name three.

But all things come to an end, and it's time to move on. Given it's taken a couple of weeks I don't think this is a knee jerk reaction by the Directors, and there were rumours starting to come out that Jones was staying. But he's gone. So who to replace him?

Let's wait and see, but either way, this is the start of a new era for Cardiff City.

Up the Bluebirds.

(oh, and Up Reading too - today at least)!

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