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Dudka and Fahey

Former Birmingham City midfielder Dariusz Dudka has returned to his homeland to sign for Wisla Krakow, a month and a half after his ill-fated spell at St Andrews came to an end.

In an interview with naszemiasto.pl (link is in Polish) on signing for Wisla, Dudka talked about his stay at Blues. Dudka told the website that he was in an uncomfortable situation when on trial as he wasn’t sure if he would be signed, but that Blues did and that Clark was pleased with him. However, there seems to be a bit of bitterness in the fact that he only made two appearances and he said that after the Middlesbrough game he was told by Clark that there was no money to keep him at the club.

On the plus side, Dudka is complimentary about the Blues setup, stating that Blues was the only club he played for with a better training ground than at Wisla Krakow, slating those of Auxerre and Valencia.

Keith Fahey has scored on his return to playing action with St Patrick’s Athletic, scoring a free-kick in St Pat’s 2-1 win over Dundalk in the Leinster Senior Cup. There is a fan shot video of the goal here whilst Fahey posted a different video on his instagram account here.

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24 Responses to “Dudka and Fahey”

  • Kazakblue says:

    Although never a great fan of Keith Fahey, I think that we made a mistake in letting him go, I cannot imagine he is earning anywhere near what he did at Blues, but maybe the family commitments and locality suit him a lot better.

  • Richard Granfield says:

    One of the mysteries surrounding club was when Fahey returned to Ireland last season on reported “Compassionate Leave”. I do not wish to cast any aspersions, but that may be a factor in his release.

    • Rob Swann says:

      Yes it must be remembered that he returned to Ireland when he was at the vile, giving a excuse of being homesick. He was awful anyway.

  • StaffsBlue says:

    I always had a feeling throughout his absence, that it was maybe something to do with homesickness… or family problems. It never appeared to be football related. If it had been, something would have come out by now I think. I wish him well in the rest of his career.

  • Dino Tiltoni says:

    I was a Fahey fan and was sad when he was released. He is an excellent player and contributed much to our club. Best wishes to him.

  • StaffsBlue says:

    Almajir, I just heard your 10 minute audio spot in the BM. I wish you luck and a safe journey!

    Strangest thing though… I went back on the BM site about 10 minutes later and the page had disappeared. :s

    • StaffsBlue says:

      Scratch that last bit. Lo and behold, it’s appeared again. Stories on that site go up and down like a tart’s drawers!

    • chas says:

      I went on ad there were no Subtitles. care to write a précis of what was said ?

  • Cannot honestly say I was Keets biggest fan when we had him here, but what I would give for him now!!!!!

  • Frankie says:

    Keith Fahey did well for us and more than earned his wage.
    Good Luck to him and Dudek !

  • steve says:

    Dudka’s last performance for us was one of the worst i’ve seen from a blue in a long time.Fahey only seemed to be missed when he wasn’t playing.If you know what i mean.

  • bluenoseneil says:

    They’re old news….what’s new?!! ;p

  • Chris W says:

    I thought Dudka left mutually as it was stated he found our football to fast for him, Clark said he was pleased with Dudka and hoped to sort something out with the club and the player.
    From the two games he played he seemed able enough skill wise but was of the pace, which could have improved with more playing time.
    Good to see Keith Fahey back, strange how he went missing for so long and not any rumours, would be nice if we had his experience now, though I wasn’t a great fan.

  • iang says:

    always thought fahey was a good player in central midfield at champ level, he clearly struggled when played out of position on left wing in the prem. all too often he got heckled for one mistake when actually alot of our play came through him, particularly in the season under hughton. Certainly he would of offered more this season than lee or elliot to our team

  • Big Al says:

    I stumbled upon part of Fahey’s issues by complete accident. It was really hard listening to people on here and other forums accusing him of being work-shy.

  • StaffsBlue says:

    Jack Butland is on his way to Leeds on loan for the rest of the season. Doubt it’ll help his England chances now. It seems strange that he played for us all last season, but will most likely at the end of this season have played against us twice, for two different teams. Football’s a funny old game.

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