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Koumas FINALLY going to Cardiff

Jason Koumas will this week seal his 'dream` move to Cardiff City in a deal worth over 2 million to Albion. The midfielder spent last season on loan at Cardiff and impressed scoring 12-goals and being named in the Championship team of the season.

Albion boss Bryan Robson had been hoping to settle the differences between himself and the midfielder but Koumas failed to show for a meeting on Monday choosing to rearrange for Tuesday. The midfielder then chose to just send his agent and the Welsh international failed to report back for pre-season training.

Koumas was quoted last week in an interview with a Welsh paper as saying, 'It's really frustrating; I honestly don't know what I'm going to do.'

"I'm not training with West Brom, but I've had a few days of meetings with the chairman to try to sort things out.

"They want me to play for them next season and that they think I'm part of their plans.

"I want to go somewhere, you know, but I'm snookered.

"OK, they can't force me to play football for them, but I've got two years left on my contract with them.

"I know Cardiff are in for me, but West Brom don't want to do a deal. It doesn't seem to matter how much money Cardiff come up with.

"I really don't know what I'm going to do about it and I'm not very happy.

"To be honest, I definitely think I'm good enough to play in the Premiership, I always have done, you know."

So Koumas believes that he is good enough to play in the Premiership, I have never doubted his ability and I believe that Robson feels the same way, the one thing that let`s Jason Koumas down is his attitude. If his attitude matched his ability he would be playing for a top 6 side in the Premier League not on the verge of joining Cardiff City in the Championship.

The trouble with Jason Koumas is that he loves to be a big fish in a small pond. There is rumour that a couple of Premier League clubs interested in the midfielder but the one move he would move heaven and water for is a move to Championship Cardiff. If he believes that he is good enough for the top league why is he not interested in a move there?

Cardiff knew how much Albion wanted when he went there on loan but they have taken months to come up with a deal suitable enough for Albion to accept. The trouble is I believe that the agreement Albion have with Cardiff is more suited to them than us as we now just want the midfielder out of the club, we had originally turned down an offer of 1.5 million plus add-ons but I believe Albion have had to accept this offer to get the disruptiveness of Koumas away from the club.

Cardiff have sealed the deal on their terms and Koumas has engineered the move due to him not turning up to training at Albion. Something needs to be done; players have too much power in situations like this. The midfielder failed to show for pre-season training at Albion so we disciplined him, he still hasn`t turned up so to get him out of the club, to do that though we accept a deal that is suitable to Cardiff but not what we originally asked for.

Albion look set to seal a move for former Liverpool, Blackburn and Wigan midfielder David Thompson on a free-transfer. Robson confirmed that he had spoken to Thompson and his agent and said, "I've spoken to him and his agent. The chairman is going to speak to them but he's got other offers so we'll see.'




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Date:Monday July 17 2006

Time: 9:11AM

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it's about time, he's far too good a talent to be wasting it at west brom. bring him back to cardiff and we'll be promoted ahead of them this season.
showstopper
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17/07/2006 11:10:00

Not for 1 million you won't ******* skint mate, you aint going nowhere...If he wants to play in the Prem he should have bucked his ideas up and he would have played last season...Instead he wants to be a big fish in a small pond at Cardiff...You aren't going nowhere, cough up and he is yours, if your not going to offer 2 million he isn't coming...
BaggieAnt
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17/07/2006 16:22:00

well sed baggieANT but you ain't going nowere either really r u well cardiff or west brom ain't but you signed john hartson which is a big boost
naythan_swans
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17/07/2006 21:16:00

send him to birmingham he will do good there
cj_bcfc
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17/07/2006 23:57:00

john hartson ? the biggest piece of *****e ever to wear the red of wales. ******** jack *****.
showstopper
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18/07/2006 16:51:00

With Bryan Robson in charge I am not to sure we will go anywhere but all I can do is hope the quality that we have in the squad comes good...
BaggieAnt
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18/07/2006 19:40:00

Waste of a talent!! If his application was as good as his talent he would walk into your team (admit it...it ain't that hard :P) but instead he is choosing to be a Werlsh International at a very poor....lack of talented players....and completely **** Welsh football team!! Hope your career rots for the sake of the MIGHTY SWANSEA CITY!!!! Swansea For The Premiership!! 2008/2009!! Kenny Jacketts Barmy Army!!
Jackman2006
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18/07/2006 19:48:00

Nice to see a Swan on here..If his application was as good as his ability he would easily be in a top 6 side now...But his attitude stinks and his career is on a downward spiral. I wish he had the attitude, I would have loved him in the side but he hasn't so he can forget it...
BaggieAnt
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18/07/2006 21:15:00

His attitude may stink but his talent don't why dun they forget about everything draw a line nd stop acting like kidz if the man wants to go let him but cardiff won't pay 2million they r in money problems as it is cum to swansea koumas boi
naythan_swans
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