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James Completes Ashton Gate Move

James Completes Ashton Gate Move

Bristol City have announced the signing of England goalkeeper David James after he successfully passed a medical at Ashton Gate today.

The 39-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the option of extending his stay by another twelve months at the end of the season.

Speaking to the club website, James said: "I've had offers to stay in the Premier League but it is more important that I play football - which I love - for the right club and be a family man.

"I had a long conversation with the chairman Steve Lansdown yesterday and I liked what he said about the club and his ambition. I know all about the plans for a new stadium and desire to win promotion to the Premier League.

"The club is ambitious and that's what I am. The south west has not had a club in the Premier League and that needs to change."


Lansdown himself could not contain his delight at managing to attract such a big name to the club.

"I`m delighted David James has agreed to sign today," Lansdown said.

"My ambition is for this football club to play at the highest level - the Premier League - and in the best surroundings, hence the work on the training ground and new stadium.

"We need good quality players to make that happen and that`s why I`m thrilled that David has agreed to come on board."


James played three of England's four games at the recent World Cup in South Africa but left Portsmouth last month following their relegation from the Premier League.

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Writer:Andy999
Date:Friday July 30 2010
Time: 4:06PM

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Complete waste of time, money and effort. He is a has been and at 39 should be thinking of jacking it in not ripping City off
City Casual
30/07/2010 16:13:00
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James is still a good keeper and will do well
Totally_Claret
30/07/2010 16:45:00
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Good move for both parties I would say.
KentBeerBoys
30/07/2010 17:24:00
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Good on Jamo and good luck Bristol! What now for Gerken?!
Matt_Us
30/07/2010 22:39:00
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Unbelievable signing for us. He could easily do a good job for 3/4's of the teams in the Prem and to think we haven't broke our age structure for him either! Happy days.
tins
31/07/2010 13:39:00
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Waste of money in my eyes
Tiny T
31/07/2010 14:14:00
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Will he put bums on seats? for a couple of weeks yes, they when he shows himelf for the true over rated buffoon that he is, they will soon go again
Podders
31/07/2010 15:16:00
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Look at the bigger picture, we've got Hartley off the wage bill and replaced him with James for one-year. He's not on massive wages, like many think, and he'll raise the profile of the club, hopefully in terms of getting more good players in, and in putting bums on seats. Despite his age, he hasn't lost it and was one of only a few England players to come out of the WC with any credit. This is win-win for us IMHO...
tins
31/07/2010 17:03:00
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Yes I was thinking what a creditable bloke he was when the fourth went in for Germany.
City Casual
01/08/2010 10:06:00
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City casual, your efforts would be better put into football violence than talking about it because you obviously know nothing. Signing James has massively raised the profile of this club
sam bulge
01/08/2010 10:12:00
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