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UPDATED: Anthony Pilkington leaves Cardiff City permanently

Postby Forever Blue » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:00 pm

UPDATED:


10.01.19


Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that Anthony Pilkington has left the Bluebirds by mutual agreement.


Having joined us in 2014, Anthony went on to make 111 appearances for Cardiff City FC, scoring 23 goals and contributing eight assists.
Although signed for his attributes as a wide player, Anthony would later adopt a centre-forward role, scoring a number of key goals for the club. His last-minute equaliser at Sheffield United during our promotion campaign of 2017-18 will be fondly remembered for years to come, whilst his overall contribution during the 2015-16 campaign accounted for 23% of the side’s total goals.
We’d like to thank Anthony for his efforts during the past four and a half years and wish him the very best for the next step in his career.








Wigan closing in on Pilkington

The East Anglian Daily Times claims Ipswich Town have missed out on signing Anthony Pilkington, with the Irishman reportedly snubbing the Tractor Boys in favour of a move to Wigan Athletic.
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UPDATED: Anthony Pilkington leaves Cardiff City permanently

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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby Forever Blue » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:01 pm

Pilkington latest

Anthony Pilkington looks set to be the next one out the door at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The Daily Mail claims the Irishman is closing in on a move to Wigan Athletic in this window, while the Ipswich Star appears to suggest that the Tractor Boys are still in talks over a potential move themselves.
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby bluemun » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:09 pm

Sad to see him go. A good player who could've done a job in the Premier league. More effective than Reid, especially from the bench.
It was probably his wages that went against him in the end, rather than performances.
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby Sven » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:11 pm

Not sad to see him go but he did his bit for City and I both thank him and wish him well :thumbright: :ayatollah:
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby Rydogsccfc » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:21 pm

Along with Morrison our best signing under Ole good player but frustrated the hell out of me by not knowing the offside rule good luck to him. :ayatollah:
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby fred keenor » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:30 pm

Always tried and was unlucky at times.
25 man squad went against him, would have picked him before Reid every time.
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby Wolfpac » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:32 pm

A great servant to the club but definitely time to move onto pastures new as his wages were too high, apparently very well-liked by all staff and players, and he’s also well respected and liked by parents involved in the youth side of the club as Anthony’s boy plays football for the Cardiff City nippers, my friend who's boy plays for them regularly speaks to him and said he’s a lovely guy with plenty of time for people.

All the best Pilky
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby Edwardsccfc16 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:33 pm

Good for free aswell :shock: good luck Pilks!
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby 2blue2handle » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:35 pm

Great if we can get him off the wage bill without a pay off but we will see.
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby maccydee » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:13 pm

bluemun wrote:Sad to see him go. A good player who could've done a job in the Premier league. More effective than Reid, especially from the bench.
It was probably his wages that went against him in the end, rather than performances.


Based on what?
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby maccydee » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:14 pm

fred keenor wrote:Always tried and was unlucky at times.
25 man squad went against him, would have picked him before Reid every time.



WHAT????
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby TopCat CCFC » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:05 pm

Forever Blue wrote:Wigan closing in on Pilkington

The East Anglian Daily Times claims Ipswich Town have missed out on signing Anthony Pilkington, with the Irishman reportedly snubbing the Tractor Boys in favour of a move to Wigan Athletic.


Closer to home for him ;)
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby rickyd67 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:54 pm

one of Warnocks must baffling decisions omitting him from the squad. would of given us something extra that we don't currently have. good luck pilks very decent player and deserved a chance
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby Charlie Harper » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:14 am

I'd have him in the 25 infront of Madine or Ward everytime
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby Llan_Blue » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:20 am

2blue2handle wrote:Great if we can get him off the wage bill without a pay off but we will see.

He’s out of contract in the summer I doubt he will be paid off
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby buckleys brewery » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:34 am

All the best, Pilks. :ayatollah:
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby Sneggyblubird » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:36 am

Good luck Pilks.
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby BarryWelsh88 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:01 am

A true professional and when called upon last season he was superb
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby Bluesman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:03 am

Honest hard working player. Take note Zohore
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby piledriver64 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:08 am

Rydogsccfc wrote:Along with Morrison our best signing under Ole good player but frustrated the hell out of me by not knowing the offside rule good luck to him. :ayatollah:


Better than Manga ?
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby 2blue2handle » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:43 am

Llan_Blue wrote:
2blue2handle wrote:Great if we can get him off the wage bill without a pay off but we will see.

He’s out of contract in the summer I doubt he will be paid off


I'd be amazed if he didn't get some kind of pay off. Mutual consent they have said which suggests a pay off to me.

Good luck to him.
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby dogfound » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:40 pm

BarryWelsh88 wrote:A true professional and when called upon last season he was superb



good attitude but 4 years here and no one knows what position he plays. would come in fill a gap, look decent for 2/3 games and then become a 5/10 player until left out again. flattered to deceive.

i do wish him all the best as he seems genuine but i will not miss him.
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Re: Anthony Pilkington

Postby 2blue2handle » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:03 pm

dogfound wrote:
BarryWelsh88 wrote:A true professional and when called upon last season he was superb



good attitude but 4 years here and no one knows what position he plays. would come in fill a gap, look decent for 2/3 games and then become a 5/10 player until left out again. flattered to deceive.

i do wish him all the best as he seems genuine but i will not miss him.


Totally agree, not enough pace to play wide and not physical or enough pace to play upfront. Good sub for a few games not much else.
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Re: UPDATED: Anthony Pilkington leaves Cardiff City permanen

Postby Forever Blue » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:16 pm

UPDATED:


10.01.19


Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that Anthony Pilkington has left the Bluebirds by mutual agreement.


Having joined us in 2014, Anthony went on to make 111 appearances for Cardiff City FC, scoring 23 goals and contributing eight assists.
Although signed for his attributes as a wide player, Anthony would later adopt a centre-forward role, scoring a number of key goals for the club. His last-minute equaliser at Sheffield United during our promotion campaign of 2017-18 will be fondly remembered for years to come, whilst his overall contribution during the 2015-16 campaign accounted for 23% of the side’s total goals.
We’d like to thank Anthony for his efforts during the past four and a half years and wish him the very best for the next step in his career.
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Re: UPDATED: Anthony Pilkington leaves Cardiff City permanen

Postby Steve the Tea TM (c) » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:40 pm

To me, Pilks should have been in our 25-man PL squad this season being technically better and more adaptable than some attackers included in it. He was a fine servant to the Club. I wish him well.

If Pilks was on £20k/wk the 6 months remaining on his contract would have cost £500,000 to pay off.

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Re: UPDATED: Anthony Pilkington leaves Cardiff City permanen

Postby maccydee » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:11 pm

Steve the Tea TM (c) wrote:To me, Pilks should have been in our 25-man PL squad this season being technically better and more adaptable than some attackers included in it. He was a fine servant to the Club. I wish him well.

If Pilks was on £20k/wk the 6 months remaining on his contract would have cost £500,000 to pay off.

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Not necessarily. May have come to an agreement. He has signed on an 18 month deal. Say that’s 8,000 a week it’s only a shortfall of 12,000 over those 6 months and that’s made up over the next year.
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Re: UPDATED: Anthony Pilkington leaves Cardiff City permanen

Postby 2blue2handle » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:13 pm

maccydee wrote:
Steve the Tea TM (c) wrote:To me, Pilks should have been in our 25-man PL squad this season being technically better and more adaptable than some attackers included in it. He was a fine servant to the Club. I wish him well.

If Pilks was on £20k/wk the 6 months remaining on his contract would have cost £500,000 to pay off.

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Not necessarily. May have come to an agreement. He has signed on an 18 month deal. Say that’s 8,000 a week it’s only a shortfall of 12,000 over those 6 months and that’s made up over the next year.


Basing it on those figures my bets is we covered close to the 12k mark, win win situation really.
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Re: UPDATED: Anthony Pilkington leaves Cardiff City permanen

Postby TopCat CCFC » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:38 pm

Good Luck to him .
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Re: UPDATED: Anthony Pilkington leaves Cardiff City permanen

Postby RICK+CCFC » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:53 pm

Anthony Pilkington played his part,,, not a legend, by any sense of the imagination, but when called upon he did what he had to do. A decent player, allbe it a bit injury prone.

The time had come for him to finaly leave,,, & I salute his professionalisum while at our club,,,, theres no doubt of that.

Best of luck Anthony. :bluescarf: :bluescarf: :bluescarf: :ayatollah: :ayatollah: :ayatollah: :ayatollah: :ayatollah: :ayatollah:
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Re: UPDATED: Anthony Pilkington leaves Cardiff City permanen

Postby Forever Blue » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:54 pm

RICK+CCFC wrote:Anthony Pilkington played his part,,, not a legend, by any sense of the imagination, but when called upon he did what he had to do. A decent player, allbe it injury prone.

The time had come for him to finaly leave,,, & I salute his professionalisum while at our club,,,, theres no doubt of that.

Best of luck Anthony. :bluescarf: :bluescarf: :bluescarf: :ayatollah: :ayatollah: :ayatollah: :ayatollah: :ayatollah: :ayatollah:



Spot on Rick :thumbright:

Good luck Pilks :thumbright:
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