Would You Go To Cardiff?
Cue hate mail galore from the valleys!
On transfer deadline day it appeared that our Russian international, Alexei Smertin, would be joining Eddie Johnson playing for Cardiff City.
But, the deal never happened and in the end Smertin`s contract was cancelled by mutual consent allowing him to find another club as an unattached player.
Smertin has now explained why he didn`t join Cardiff and the explanation is really quite simple,
'Frankly speaking I found out about the Cardiff City option only on September 1 from my friends.'
'The local newspapers also wrote that I could be sent on loan to the Welsh side. Even if I'd had time to look at the details of the move, and I was only given these at the last minute, I would still have refused.'
'The idea of spending the season in the Championship doesn't interest me at all.'
So there you have it, he didn`t fancy playing kick and rush!