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.