Blues Net Kapo!

Posted on June 30, 2007 
Filed Under Blues News

I said we were in for a nervous wait. It just goes to show you how wrong I was, doesn’t it?

Yesterday afternoon, Tatts reported in the Mail that Blues could possibly tie up a deal for the French international at some point next week. However, it started springing up on sites that we’d signed him and then, upon checking my email, I found a comment via this very blog that linked to an article on the Blues site saying that he was now officially a Blues player.


Fulham and Everton supposedly made late bids but ultimately, they were too little, too late.  The link to Kapo only sprung up a few days ago and already a deal is done. The board and club need to be commended on keeping a potential deal quiet and then wrapping it up with frightening efficiency. Hopefully we’ll see Flamini, De Ridder, Ridgewell and Konchesky arriving in the same way soon!

After so many weeks of Blues fans being down in the doldrums, it finally feels like we’re beginning to assemble the side that we want to be nearer to starting with at Chelsea in six weeks time. The squad report back for pre-season training this week (Wednesday I think) and all of a sudden, it’s looking a lot more cheery than it has been. I think some of the cynics – myself included to a degree – owe the board an apology, especially if we carry on in this vein.

So far, we’ve had to lash out £5m in promotion bonuses, committed £4m to Muamba, £3m on Kapo and £2.7m on O’Connor. It’s good business and I’d be guessing that a lot of our rivals will be wishing that they’d signed a couple of that lads that we have.

I’ve started a new poll on the right hand side… are you happy with the board’s dealings so far this summer? I suspect this might’ve gone a different way had I done it last week.

The last poll saw over 210 votes with 49% saying they wanted Yeung to take over at Blues, 35% saying they were unsure and 16% saying that they didn’t want him here.

Oh, and before I forget, you can view some vid’s of Kapo in action by clicking the following links [#1, #2, #3, #4] – Thanks to Steve T.


21 Responses to “Blues Net Kapo!”

  1. squire on June 30th, 2007 11:35 am

    Very, very strange indeed…..I have a really smug grin on my face today. Kudos to the club for acting swiftly on this one (for once) let’s just go for them all now!!!

  2. PB- B'ham fan on June 30th, 2007 12:31 pm

    I don’t see the relevance of the signing of Kapo. In all honesty he was not needed. I’m dissapointed at the club. I’ve not been hapy with the takeover or the signings that have been made. I’ll certainly be putting in a bid for Yeung’s shares in the New Year.

  3. Aff on June 30th, 2007 12:34 pm

    Jesus Luin, can’t you just keep to one name? Your posts are very easy to spot. Everyone knows it’s you. Why bother?

  4. Ollie on June 30th, 2007 12:37 pm

    Well done to the board for signing Kapo, he’s a class act, what a goal against arsenal! he’s a good signing, just what we needed in a playmaker. I just hope that the signings are all as swift as this, without certain factors to challenge us, such as double wages being offered from clubs like west ham, or someone coming in with an offer stupid compared to ours.

    All we need now is Daniel De Ridder to sign, along with flamini, konchesky and ridgewell, and Djourou on loan. Maybe one or two more to bolster the rankings and maybe a keeper too, but unless Maik Taylor goes, then the two we’ve got between the sticks should be alright.

    Hopefully all of these will be completed by our new foreign investor. Another thing we need down the blues is chow mein at half time! Keep right on everyone.

  5. Rob Field on June 30th, 2007 1:34 pm

    Although I’m reAly happy with what the Board and management team have captured so far, I hope that they don’t think the current defence is going to do a job in the Prem ????


  6. Bluebird on June 30th, 2007 1:35 pm

    You can sense the state of shock (me included) around Bluenoses at the moment….
    The level and pedigree of the signings made and those we are being linked with is mind numbing….
    Someone has definitely been doing their homework and preparing for our return….
    Brucie appears to have learned some major lessons….
    Just one final piece now….
    Has he learned what to do with the players once he has them?

  7. daddyblue on June 30th, 2007 1:52 pm


  8. rugbybluenose on June 30th, 2007 2:44 pm

    if we get all these midfielders wheres bruce going to play his love child dj

  9. Luin on June 30th, 2007 3:17 pm

    So is that the end for Johnson unless he is played on the wings I hardly think so he’ll figure somehow. Aff I really am not PB and your starting to annoy me. Just look at the IP’s I think you’ll find that they will be different. Jeez!

  10. Aff on June 30th, 2007 3:32 pm

    Have a day off. Please.

  11. Bruce and Bradyfan on June 30th, 2007 5:00 pm

    Well I guess that’s the £10m Karen gave SB spent and wisely i think.
    Can’t help feeling we need at least the same ammount again and maybe more if the right player comes along with the Dugarry vibe.

    So far so good
    Come on Carson mek me appy

  12. chris on June 30th, 2007 6:20 pm

    The team for the season start (imho with only current players):

    Kelly Jaidi Parnaby Sadler
    Larson Muamba Kapo Mcsheffrey
    Jerome O’connor

    DJ, Clemence, Taylor, Martin Taylor, Campbell, Vine, Nafti, Danns and forsell.

    Two concerns for me: 1) the defence. No cover or competition for sadler, lack of pace in the center and no real talker.
    2) the players outside of the starting 11 especially the midfield. I know our goalscoring record helped get us relegated, but we have potential for nearly 30 goals from midfield in mcsheff, larson and kapo and i believe jerome will score. We have a real lack of width outside of the first XI and with the exception of forsell, no strikers who are proven.

    I hope blues use the loan system like they have in the past (pennant, bendtner, larson, muamba, jarosik, etc)

  13. Phil on June 30th, 2007 6:45 pm

    Bolster up the Left Back and Central Defenders, add one or two more strikers and the squad will be ready to challenge in the Premiership. The recent signings are excellent, but there ’s still a ways to go. Let’s hope the board and Brucie keep pushing on to get their targets. Flamini, Konchesky and Mido next.

  14. PB- B'ham fan on June 30th, 2007 7:17 pm

    Parnaby is going to start the season as a right back as Bruce has a heck of a lot of faith in Taylor even if the fan’s don’t! The midfeild you’ve mentioned Chris is too attacking for my liking and probably Bruce’s we need a bit of stability so I’d swap Fabrice for Clem.

  15. rugbybluenose on June 30th, 2007 7:23 pm

    if dj is going to find it hard to get in the team this season who will be captain

  16. Stu072 on June 30th, 2007 10:01 pm

    This may well get shouted down, but I think Nafti will make a great captain for the kind of football we should be playing next season. We’ve got a decent amount of firepower in midfield that are capable of nicking a goal, and although we haven’t got a prolific striker, let’s face it, we will be more than happy with 1-0 wins or even draws for most games. Staying up next season is going to be a massive task, and for all his lack of adventure, Nafti’s the calming influence that can stop the guys at the back losing their nerve. How many times last season did we watch Tiny and co get all jittery and throw away a game…

  17. niko on July 1st, 2007 8:26 am

    Nafti a calming influence! Also can Parnaby play centre back? We need a quick centre back who can play left back as well.

  18. Gary Blue on July 1st, 2007 7:10 pm

    Lets not forget those players who got us promoted in the first place. Yes we need strenghtening but i can’t stop having horrible visions of relegation season when the honest players were dropped for the likes of butts, jarosiks etc… That season offered so much hope didn’t it? Pennant, Butt, Jarosik and Dunn…wow what a midfield on paper…it never materialised although Pen was prob our POTS.

    We need to make sure that these new players can gel properly in the team and quickly. It also bothers me that we haven’t got any fit, recognised tested premiership strikers. Ok we may do a Reading (i think thats what we’re all hoping for). They’ll have that youth and hunger to succeed on their side and the feeling of invincabilty but we still need some experience. We don’t want another season struggling for goals.

  19. fuengirola blue on July 1st, 2007 9:38 pm

    I stil believe we need someone like robbie fowler !even as a sub ,he would be good
    Meanwhile is anyone signing Mido now?

  20. fuengirola blue on July 2nd, 2007 3:47 pm


  21. fuengirola blue on July 2nd, 2007 4:35 pm

    also,Those regulars on the blues chat,who have continually moaned about brucie last year ,when will they admit he did the best with what we had,AND it was the board that lost their bottle in the mid season transfer window,including later selling upson who we are now frantically tring to replace(and yes i know he wanted to go )50 years a blue and stil atend home games from spain,and lay off our left back .forty years we have had a section of blues fans who jump on the bandwagon to critisize one player unfairly ,because its fashionable or because they want to belong desperately to something
    DJ is another example that most premier managers rate but blues fans cant see the basics.
    A team has to be balanced with comitment ,loyalty as well as skil ,etc
    We should remember we last won the world cup with alan ball,nobby stiles and jackie charlton ,hardly world class footballers ,but the dedication and workrate made the difference

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