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Thread: City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher - CONFIRMED

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    City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher - CONFIRMED

    The 27 year-old defender is expected to choose a move to Wales over a move to LA Galaxy. Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has been watching him for a while and looks finally able to strike a deal.

    Feltscher has been a free agent since leaving Spanish side Getafe in the summer. He was on trail with Birmingham City and was set to join them but a deal never went through after Harry Redknapp was sacked.

    Feltsher was born in Switzerland and represented them at U19 and U21 level but switched his allegiance to Venezuela in 2011. He has made sixteen caps for the South American side.

    The 5ft 11inc defender started his career with Swiss giants Grasshopper and made his debut at the age of just 16. He signed his first professional contract in 2007 and spent three seasons in Switzerland before joining Italian side Parma in 2010. He found games hard to come by in Parma and had loans spells at Padova and Grosseto.

    He was allowed to leave Parma in 2013 to go back to Switzerland with FC Lausanne-Sport. He spent one season there before moving to German outfit MSV Duisburg. He impressed with Duisburg and was rewarded with a move to Getafe in the summer of 2016, but only made 9 appearances for them and was loaned out to Real Zaragoza last season before being released.

    Feltscher has played in Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Italy and looks set to join the Championship with Cardiff City.

    http://the72.co.uk/93607/cradiff-cit...international/

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    Re: City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher

    It would be a strange signing given what Warnock said 2 weeks ago and the number of good CBs in the club.

    Not clear if this is a lazy retread of an old story or if The Sun has heard something genuine?

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    That’s a very unfortunate surname.

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    Re: City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    It would be a strange signing given what Warnock said 2 weeks ago and the number of good CBs in the club.

    Not clear if this is a lazy retread of an old story or if The Sun has heard something genuine?
    Not sure that the Scottish Partick Thistle supporting Nixon has great contacts at Cardiff tbh. No doubt read the Wales Online article and made shit up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Shitpeas View Post
    That’s a very unfortunate surname.
    I didn't want to be the first to mention it.. :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vimto View Post
    I didn't want to be the first to mention it.. :O
    I was going to say his name really sucks ass but I thought better of it.

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    I thought the same to - if he does sign, he needs to clarify everywhere how to pronounce his name, other wise it could be blown out of all proportion....

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    Re: City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    It would be a strange signing given what Warnock said 2 weeks ago and the number of good CBs in the club.

    Not clear if this is a lazy retread of an old story or if The Sun has heard something genuine?
    As much as it pains me to credit anyone at the Sun, Alan Nixon is pretty reliable. His twitter account, @reluctantnicko is a decent source for FL transfer news. I'd be shocked if this was true though, unless Connolly's injury is worse than we've been told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Shitpeas View Post
    That’s a very unfortunate surname.
    He won't be in the first team. Sloppy seconds I reckon.

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    Re: City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher

    He actually looks a big lump but is described in this report as a powerful 5'1" defender!
    http://amedpost.com/cardiff-agree-de...rom-la-galaxy/

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    A guy who has a good season, gets a move then gets lazy.

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    Think he us left back cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy corbyn View Post
    Think he us left back cover.
    Maybe someone is off , did you recommend based on , one of your favoured south american political regimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    He won't be in the first team. Sloppy seconds I reckon.
    Third party, fire & theft😂😂😂

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    Re: City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher

    I have just watched the pre-match interview with Warnock on iFollow - the one they do a day before the pre-match press conference.

    From the Q&A with Amy McNiven it sounds as if the club have already signed Rolf Feltscher.

    Warnock hinted at a number of injuries and implied that Feltscher might even be in the squad on Saturday!


    Edit: just seen news item pop up on the club site:

    https://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/news...-cardiff-city/

    Cardiff City FC is pleased to confirm the signing of Rolf Feltscher on a short-term deal, subject to international clearance.

    The 27-year old Venezuela international has initially signed a contract at Cardiff City Stadium until January 13th 2018. He will wear the No.29 shirt.

    On arrival at our training ground, the Vale Resort, Rolf spoke to iFollow Cardiff City, saying: Im really happy to be here.

    Its important that I work with the manager to understand what he wants but Im ready.

    Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock added: Im pleased to get Rolf on board.

    Hes been training with us for a few weeks and we wanted to see him in a couple of games but hes done well and offers us some good cover and competition at the back.



    Welcome Rolf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Shitpeas View Post
    That’s a very unfortunate surname.
    Not a brilliant christan name these days either to be fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Shitpeas View Post
    That’s a very unfortunate surname.
    Harris would be worse...

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    Re: City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Lecter View Post
    Harris would be worse...
    Two little boys got off one of his assault charges on appeal today so it must be Rolf Didn't Feltscher now.

    12 others remain however.

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    Re: City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher - CONFIRMED

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    I have just watched the pre-match interview with Warnock on iFollow - the one they do a day before the pre-match press conference.

    From the Q&A with Amy McNiven it sounds as if the club have already signed Rolf Feltscher.

    Warnock hinted at a number of injuries and implied that Feltscher might even be in the squad on Saturday!


    Edit: just seen news item pop up on the club site:

    https://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/news...-cardiff-city/

    Cardiff City FC is pleased to confirm the signing of Rolf Feltscher on a short-term deal, subject to international clearance.

    The 27-year old Venezuela international has initially signed a contract at Cardiff City Stadium until January 13th 2018. He will wear the No.29 shirt.

    On arrival at our training ground, the Vale Resort, Rolf spoke to iFollow Cardiff City, saying: Im really happy to be here.

    Its important that I work with the manager to understand what he wants but Im ready.

    Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock added: Im pleased to get Rolf on board.

    Hes been training with us for a few weeks and we wanted to see him in a couple of games but hes done well and offers us some good cover and competition at the back.



    Welcome Rolf.
    I'm hoping he's just been brought in as left back cover. I had hoped that Richards and Harris apart we would have a clean bill of health.

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    Re: City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    It would be a strange signing given what Warnock said 2 weeks ago and the number of good CBs in the club.

    Not clear if this is a lazy retread of an old story or if The Sun has heard something genuine?
    Perhaps it was coded " good CB's v "better CB'.

    Warnock is a clever old owl , he maybe protecting himself , if maybe aware of someone leaving like Connolly wanting to go , big bid in for Manga /Morrison we could not turn down .

    This lad maybe be a good full back cover or defensive midfielder ,bring them all in I say .

    If Bamba got sent off and Manga was injured or away on int duty , that center back pool doesn't look that strong to me and lacks a enough good ball carriers or pace.

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    Glad that the club are sanctioning new first team squad signings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecity View Post
    Glad that the club are sanctioning new first team squad signings.
    Club hierarchy I mean. Sho

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    Shows willing. Can't type on this tablet. My fingers feck it up almost wry time.

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    Re: City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher - CONFIRMED

    Interview with Feltscher up on iFollow.

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    Re: City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher - CONFIRMED

    Interesting comments from Warnock on Feltscher this morning:

    "Hes only here for seven weeks, I said Id have a look at him. The lad and the agent wanted a couple of years which I wasnt prepared to do, but he came back and said hell let us have a look at him for seven weeks at a time when weve got a few out. He plays anywhere across the back, quite an attacking player, little bit rash at times, but it would be good to look at him. He played behind closed doors on Monday and were going to try and fix up a few more games in the next few weeks. Hes full of energy. Hes cover for an area where we have injuries.

    "Hes full of energy. Hes cover for an area where we have injuries. Harry told me about him but we had six full backs at that stage so it didnt warrant it. He came for a few days and we liked what we saw.
    We have no plans to sign him permanently at the moment, and he knows that, so its up to him to put his case forward.."

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    Re: City are set to sign Venezuela international Rolf Feltscher - CONFIRMED

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    Interesting comments from Warnock on Feltscher this morning:

    "He’s only here for seven weeks, I said I’d have a look at him. The lad and the agent wanted a couple of years which I wasn’t prepared to do, but he came back and said he’ll let us have a look at him for seven weeks at a time when we’ve got a few out. He plays anywhere across the back, quite an attacking player, little bit rash at times, but it would be good to look at him. He played behind closed doors on Monday and we’re going to try and fix up a few more games in the next few weeks. He’s full of energy. He’s cover for an area where we have injuries.

    "He’s full of energy. He’s cover for an area where we have injuries. Harry told me about him but we had six full backs at that stage so it didn’t warrant it. He came for a few days and we liked what we saw.
    We have no plans to sign him permanently at the moment, and he knows that, so it’s up to him to put his case forward.."
    I think that's going to be manager code for "impress me" but we'll see. With Jazz out for a month and Connolly unable seemingly to stay for for any period of time, he's handy cover.

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