Dave Jones gets it wrong again

Last updated : 07 July 2008 By Tony Scholes
Jones is one of a small group of managers that never appear to have watched the same game as anyone else. In 2006 he came up with some incredible comments after our game at Ninian Park and then, following our last home game of the 2007/08 season, outrageously condemned Cole after a horror challenge from Purse.

You would think he would learn, but oh no he hasn't, and his words yesterday in the Welsh press have come back to haunt him within 24 hours.

One player he was hoping to sign for Cardiff was Remco van der Schaaf, he'd even shown him round their training facilities and shown him the new stadium, and I bet he thought he'd got his man.

Yesterday, speaking to Wales on Sunday, Jones said: "Go back 12 months and compare Cardiff City to a club like Burnley. Given a choice between the two, any potential signing would have gone to Burnley and I couldn't have blamed him.

"But these days I have the tools to show a player around the training ground and I can actually show him the new stadium. I can say, 'There you go' and tell him there is lot more to come. Today, the player is more likely to choose Cardiff."

Today Dave Jones, Remco van der Schaaf signed a three year deal with Burnley.