Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

The Price Is Right - Or Is It?

The Price Is Right - Or Is It?

David Gold has insisted that Blues' stars are not actively being shown the door and that should any of the big name players be sold then the price must be right for the club.

Having already turned down bids for Heskey and Pennant, Blues have certainly laid out their stall that nobody is available for pocket change following our relegation from the Premiership.

Speaking to the press, Gold Said:

'We have laid out our stall, there are still people to come in and we all feel that it is important to retain the rest of our squad.

'Some might say they want to keep Heskey. Some might say it's the right time to take the money and shuffle the pack. That last course of action would be, I believe, determined by the market place.

'We have to all understand that as much as the fans, the board and the manager want to be in the Premiership, so do the players. If a club from the Premiership comes in, then they are bound to be interested.

'That's one way a player can get back there, the other is by fighting to help us up and that, to a degree, is out of our hands. But I have to stress that we are not prepared to let anybody go on the cheap.

'And by choice, we want to keep all of our best players - and people can see that is what we are doing.

'It is natural that clubs will come on to us. Only the other day I was asked by someone: 'what's the story with David Dunn?'.

'I would be bitterly disappointed if we lost more than one player. We don't want to lose any, but we have to be prepared for that eventuality.

'If the money is too big and the player can't resist the club, if he wants to go, then it's difficult. The days of a Tom Finney being born in bred in Preston and deciding that's where he wants to play until the day he dies have, sadly, long since gone.

'It we did lose a, say, Heskey, then we would do everything in our power to replace like for like.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Tuesday June 27 2006
Time: 2:33PM

Comments

0
Would it not be better to cash in on Heskey? There are plenty of other strikers around who would be much more prolific
DougInABox
27/06/2006 15:02:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Is the man who tore Blues up on Saturday a transfer target

Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses why he thinks this Barnsley man could be a potential target in January

Diego go. Diego stay.

Rob Wildey speaks about Diego Fabbrini's future

The balancing act

Rob Wildey says the balance of the team is wrong with David Davis playing out wide

One To Watch: Sam Winnall

Sask's opinion about the oppositions best player

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do we need to strengthen in the emergency loan window?
Suggested By: Tom Heslop
In goal6%
In defence23%
In midfield6%
In attack65%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 5:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 27 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.David Village4
2.Brooklyn3
3.WayCoolBlue2
4.Rob Wildey11
5.BigBluenose1
Vital Football Comment