Blues Agree Defender Deal

Posted on July 31, 2006 
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The official Blues site has just announced that Blues have agreed a deal with Bolton Wanderers for Tunisian international defender Radhi Jaidi. The deal could eventually cost the club £2m and Jaidi is set to sign a three year deal. The deal is subject to the Bolton man getting a work permit.

You can read more about Jaidi here.

I’m happy with the capture. I’m not comfortable with Tiny at the back and the youngsters, whilst promising, aren’t going to be up to the job of a 46 game slog. Tebs is a competent Championship centre back and I honestly don’t believe we’ll see out the season with Matty Upson a Blues player.

It’s given some much needed strength at the back and I’m now feeling a lot more confident for the season ahead. 1, possibly 2, attack-minded players to come in now and I think most of us will be fairly happy.


9 Responses to “Blues Agree Defender Deal”

  1. terribleblue on July 31st, 2006 8:40 pm

    What a good signing that is. :)

  2. jim on July 31st, 2006 8:46 pm

    good singing he is a solid defender

  3. Steve D on July 31st, 2006 8:46 pm

    It was crucial that we get a quality central defensive player to keep Taylor out and now we have it. We have a pretty decent first team now, so finding one more quality forward and increasing squad numbers are our priorities. Five Live said that Blues have far too much quality for any championship side bar possibly WBA and will “wipe the floor” with most teams!!. Maybe a bit OTT, but good feedback nevertheless. My concern is that if we are off to a flier, then any outstanding players may become premiership targets in the January window!.

  4. DaveC on July 31st, 2006 9:04 pm

    Unsure. Hope he proves me wrong.

  5. Sprigglet on August 1st, 2006 7:47 am

    I’m very happy with this signing. Just what we needed. Now lets go balls out to get Mcsheffrey!

  6. Steve M on August 1st, 2006 8:15 am

    good signing, we should now be lethal from corners, him & N’Gotty are like tanks

  7. Kym Smith on August 1st, 2006 10:39 am

    I’m far happier at the prospect of Jaidi at the back (work permit pending, of course) than Martin Taylor.

    I actually feel quite sorry for Martin Taylor, if he goes online all he must see is droves of Blues fans slagging him off, and I’m sure he’s a very nice bloke, but he just doesn’t seem to consistently produce the goods.

    I have my fingers crossed on the work permit issue.

  8. BluePete on August 1st, 2006 12:54 pm

    With a Jedi at the back and The Force up front the Empire will not stand a chance.

  9. Jem P on August 1st, 2006 7:39 pm

    Like the look of Jiadi and N’Gotty. Especially in the Fizzy pop League- All those balls ‘hoofed’ up the middle should be easy for them two. Good strong players, both of who can pass as well.

    P.S Please stop passing the ball back to Taylor to hoof up the park – Especially from a decent position up the pitch. Surely if we hoof it from higher up the park, isn’t tha close to being a ‘cross’??

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