UK time is: 11:49:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Liam Ridgewell Escapes Over The Pond

Former Birmingham City defender Liam Ridgewell has embarked on a new journey having signed for MLS side Portland Timbers.

Ridgewell is apparently a large signing for the Timbers as they proclaim he turned down several offers from Premier League clubs in order to take the trip to USA. American clubs understandably see players from the Premier League as top players.

The former Albion and Villa defender had attended a game in Portland and was impressed by the atmosphere of the club and its aspirations. The club seem to have convinced the player a competitive future lays in front of him in the States. On another plus Liam may well become a great star player in the MLS as its reputation continues to grow.

The MLS season is to start very soon so Liam will be hoping he has stayed sufficiently fit over the English closed season. Ridgewell has not cost the MLS team a transfer fee after Albion quietly showed the Carling Cup winner the door following their desperate end to the season under Pepe Mel.

Liam Ridgewell played for Birmingham City between the years of 2007 - 2012 after signing for around 2 million from rivals Aston Villa. The defender played over 150 times for the Blues scoring 9 league goals.






Click Here to sign up for our site, make yourself and your ideas heard in the comments below!

For enquires please send emails Here




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Christopher Handy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 26 2014

Time: 4:26PM

Your Comments

maybe he wants to be the top dog
Chrisblues
If they think he is a major signing then they are in for a bit of a disappointment
ballache
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Blog: Boys in Royal Blue (Monday November 24 2014)

Rowet: We Controlled the Game (Monday November 24 2014)

Striker Pleased with Fortune (Monday November 24 2014)

Highlights: Rotherham 0-1 Birmingham (Monday November 24 2014)

Stats: Rotherham v Birmingham City (Sunday November 23 2014)

Vital Win for Birmingham City (Sunday November 23 2014)

Rowett Would Sign Zigic (Saturday November 22 2014)

Novak Fighting for Start (Saturday November 22 2014)

What The Stats Say: Rotherham (Saturday November 22 2014)

Rotherham v Birmingham (Saturday November 22 2014)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Leeds Utd 18 5 5 8 -5 20
17. Fulham 18 5 4 9 -5 19
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19
20. Brighton 18 3 9 6 -3 18
21. Rotherham 18 4 6 8 -10 18
22. Wigan 18 3 8 7 -4 17

Breaking League News

Jackett to approach Leicester
Wolves : 24/11/2014 11:00:00
The Valley of Despair
Charlton : 24/11/2014 10:30:00
Watch Jacob Murphy's Cracking Free Kick
Norwich : 24/11/2014 10:28:00
Wolves slump continues
Wolves : 24/11/2014 10:00:00
What The Bosses Said - Latics 1 Boro 1
Wigan : 24/11/2014 09:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the match: Rotherham 0-1 Blues
Suggested By:  
Darren Randolph 0%
Paul Caddis 0%
Michael Morrison 20%
Paul Robinson 0%
Jonathan Grounds 0%
Stephen Gleeson 0%
David Davis 0%
Demarai Gray 40%
Andrews Shinnie 20%
David Cotterill 0%
Clayton Donaldson 20%
Lee Novak 0%
Callum Reilly 0%