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Postby Sven » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:11 pm

Hull City close to signing Cardiff City defender Matthew Connolly
By Philip Buckingham


Friday 11th January 2019


Nigel Adkins expects to conclude a loan deal for the centre-back on Monday


Hull City are close to landing Cardiff City defender Matthew Connolly on loan for the remainder of the season.

Head coach Nigel Adkins admitted yesterday that a deal had been struck to sign a Premier League centre-back and it is understood the target in City’s sights is Connolly.


The 31-year-old has been told he can leave Cardiff this month ahead of his contract expiring in the summer and the centre-back is known to be keen on sealing a move to the KCOM Stadium next week.

Connolly already has four promotions out of the Championship on his CV following spells with QPR, Reading, Watford and Cardiff and will be considered to be a direct replacement for Tommy Elphick, who was recalled by Aston Villa ahead of the transfer window opening.


The last 18 months have largely seen Connolly serving as defensive back-up for Neil Warnock and his only appearance this season came in the EFL Cup defeat at home to Norwich in August.

Connolly was an unused sub away to Liverpool in October but he missed last weekend’s FA Cup loss at Gillingham with a virus.


Adkins expects to conclude the capture of Connolly on Monday and then turn his attentions to landing a new winger and centre forward ahead of the January 31 deadline.

City host Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow hoping to narrow the seven-point deficit on the Championship’s top six.
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Postby DandoCCFC » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:12 pm

Be a good move for him. :ayatollah:
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Postby maltablue » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:13 pm

Yep good pro deserves to be playing, can do a job for them.
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Postby Sven » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:14 pm

DandoCCFC wrote:Be a good move for him. :ayatollah:


I agree and the timing is right! :thumbright:

Matthew Connolly a good professional and served the club well when called upon :clap:

I wish him all the very best :ayatollah:

Also good to see Greg Halford looking like he's going to get a contract at Luton (the football club not the airport) ;)
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Postby DandoCCFC » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:17 pm

Sven wrote:
DandoCCFC wrote:Be a good move for him. :ayatollah:


I agree and the timing is right! :thumbright:

Matthew Connolly a good professional and served the club well when called upon :clap:

I wish him all the very best :ayatollah:



Top professional, never caused us any harm and always done a job when needed. :ayatollah:
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Postby fred keenor » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:23 pm

Can't see it happening until we bring in a RB
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Postby City Slicker » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:26 pm

DandoCCFC wrote:Be a good move for him. :ayatollah:


And us. We need to free up the wage bill. Tomlin, Madine, Connolly and Pilkington leaving is for the best though personally I would have liked for Pilks to have been given more of a chance.
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Postby Dahboy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:44 pm

Good luck to him :ayatollah: anyone else on here think that tan is skint :lol:
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Postby Sven » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:46 pm

Dahboy wrote:Good luck to him :ayatollah: anyone else on here think that tan is skint :lol:


You're embarrassing beyond, Dahftboy! :roll: :oops: :oops:
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Postby BLUE54 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:10 pm

Good luck to Connolly. I guess that means Hull will be promoted now? ;)
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Postby Sam ReaN » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:16 pm

good luck to him, Hull are doing good so far this season and you never know... with a good run you can get into the mix in the top 6. good move and he would be happy to see former Cardiff players David Marshall and Fraizer Campbell at the club. :ayatollah:

still no idea why we are loaning out players when we should sell them, is tan planning to not do too much in the summer and so he wants to keep players like Connolly and Tomlin just in case :?
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Postby Bluebird Warrior » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:29 pm

Good move for him and Hull City. He's an experienced pro and is comfortable playing out from the back which Hull and Nigel Adkins like to do. Been an excellent pro and was a key player in us getting promoted the first time and was one of our better players during the OGS and Slade era in the championship. Good luck to him.
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Postby troobloo3339 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:53 pm

Sam ReaN wrote:good luck to him, Hull are doing good so far this season and you never know... with a good run you can get into the mix in the top 6. good move and he would be happy to see former Cardiff players David Marshall and Fraizer Campbell at the club. :ayatollah:

still no idea why we are loaning out players when we should sell them, is tan planning to not do too much in the summer and so he wants to keep players like Connolly and Tomlin just in case :?

Connolly is out of contract this summer
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Postby dogfound » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:15 pm

Sam ReaN wrote:good luck to him, Hull are doing good so far this season and you never know... with a good run you can get into the mix in the top 6. good move and he would be happy to see former Cardiff players David Marshall and Fraizer Campbell at the club. :ayatollah:

still no idea why we are loaning out players when we should sell them, is tan planning to not do too much in the summer and so he wants to keep players like Connolly and Tomlin just in case :?



the only club interested in Tomlin were a skint lge 1 team who can only afford a quarter of his wages..so who do you sell him to .?
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Postby Bluesman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:18 pm

Has been a steady defender for us. Good luck to him.
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Postby Bridgend_bluebird » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:53 pm

Actually gutted he hasn't played for us this season thought. Always thought he was a decent defender and in my humble Opinion could do a job for us in defence this season. Anyhow best of luck to him. :ayatollah: :bluescarf:
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Postby cwmbachbluebird » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:06 pm

Who is our back up centre back tho?
Bruno, Sol and Moz play every game.
Who will fill in if we lose 2 of them?

Patterson most prob lol
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Postby englishbluebird » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:11 pm

Has done great for us with no fuss, just gets on with it. Good luck to him
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Postby rhblue » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:28 pm

Bridgend_bluebird wrote:Actually gutted he hasn't played for us this season thought. Always thought he was a decent defender and in my humble Opinion could do a job for us in defence this season. Anyhow best of luck to him. :ayatollah: :bluescarf:


I wouldn’t even say championship level never mind premier league :lol:
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Postby 2blue2handle » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:32 pm

Very odd we gave him a 2 year deal.....even more so if send out now.
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Postby TopCat CCFC » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:41 pm

englishbluebird wrote:Has done great for us with no fuss, just gets on with it. Good luck to him


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Postby dogfound » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:43 pm

2blue2handle wrote:Very odd we gave him a 2 year deal.....even more so if send out now.



well it does free up a place in the 25 man squad ,and had we signed Clynne and Sala it would probably have been Connolly missing out so I assume we are still looking at bringing 2 in. ?
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Postby dogfound » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:50 pm

Dahboy wrote:Good luck to him :ayatollah: anyone else on here think that tan is skint :lol:



seen him outside the station playing an accordion earlier
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