Craig Bellamy: Cardiff City Press Conference on the ITV Wales blog
ITV Wales Tim Hart is heading down to the Cardiff City Stadium to report on this afternoon’s press conference about the Bluebirds latest signing – Wales Captain, Craig Bellamy.
17 August – 16:28: Right that’s it. Press conference over. Heading back to newsroom.
17 August – 16:27: Bellamy will be unveiled to the fans in due course. Watch ITV 1 Wales and itv.com/Wales for the latest.
17 August – 16:23: Dave Jones: “signing players like Bellamy and Jason Koumas shows we want Cardiff in the Premier League.”
17 August – 16:18: Bellamy: “I set out at the start of my career to come and play for Cardiff City.”
17 August – 16:16: CEO Jenkins says Motherwell issue will be dealt with in next 7 days. Lawyers are talking right now.
17 August – 16:09: Dave Jones: Cardiff have been talking to Bellamy for 2 months about the move.
17 August – 16:07: Bellamy; “I will always be in debt to Man City in making this possible. It’s a very happy time for me.”
17 August – 16:05: Bellamy confirms he has not had a cut in wages. Suggests Man City are covering the cost.
17 August – 16:05: Bellamy: “I’m here to get my hometown club into the Premier League and to reward my family.”
17 August – 16:03: Craig Bellamy: “I have no ill feeling with Roberto Mancini”
17 August – 15:54: Apparently the delay is due to so many fans arriving at the ground that the club are putting them in the stadium.
17 August – 15:42: Everyone is literally hot under the collar.
17 August – 15:38: Got to admit the water is needed. But only Bellamy is truly going to quench the thirst. Any minute now.
17 August – 15:37: And now there’s bottles of water being put on the table. People can’t take the heat!
17 August – 15:34: Craig Bellamy was at the door and then was pulled away. A minute later a man comes in with a fan.
17 August – 15:32: ITV Wales’ Rob King equates this moment with Tony Blair becoming PM. Is it that momentous?
17 August – 15:29: It’s gone very quiet all of a sudden.
17 August – 15:18: Excitement gathers as the clock nears 3:30. It’s literally heating up under all the lights in here.
17 August – 15:11: All the press have gathered in the press room.
17 August – 15:07: Fans are ecstatic saying Craig Bellamy is the right man to take Cardiff City to the Premier League.
17 August – 15:04: Craig Bellamy has arrived at the ground. Chants of Craig Bellamy starting. Its exciting times.
17 August – 14:57: Hundreds outside Cardiff City Stadium just hoping to catch a glimpse of Craig Bellamy.
17 August – 14:24: Wales News pictures show Bellamy training with Cardiff City
17 August – 14:14: I’m off to the Cardiff City press conference where they’ll be unveiling Craig Bellamy. Cardiff’s biggest ever signing?
17 August – 13:54: Rob King takes a look at what Cardiff City’s latest signing means for the club.