Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Purse Unhappy With Cardiff City Bosses

Purse Unhappy With Cardiff City Bosses

Vital Cardiff City this morning ran a story about Darren Purse, and the fact that despite a solid display against the Swans - he is likely to lose his place as Gyepes returns... see here.


It seems the situation has not been lost on Purse who has been left quietly fuming at the silence from the club regarding the future of a player who has been a great club servant for a number of years.


Despite rarely playing in the last two seasons, Purse would like to stay and his performance early in the season - and again on Sunday suggests he is still a useful player at this level. To play so well, against a good Swansea City side is a testiment to Purse given his distinct lack of first team football over the past months.


It's fair to say Purse has been extremely proffessional and p[atient to this point but he is hurt and bitterly disappointed and has spoken out to the South Wales Echo:


"Nobody has had the decency to even talk to me about my future. I think I have been an excellent ambassador for the club as captain."


"I took it very seriously but I feel let down that nobody has said a word to me. I think I`ve deserved more than that."


It just leaves a sour taste in your mouth when you`re still the club captain and not a word is said."




Purse's comments are likely to upset Bluebirds bosses including manager Dave Jones who has criticised Purse for a previous outburst. The defender once reacted badly to his manager following a sloppy goal conceded away at Plymouth Argyle when Emile Mpenza brushed off Purse to score. Dave Jones blamed his captain but Purse was upset that his comments were not made 'in-house' - a jibe that Dave Jones has been quick to point out in the past when Purse has spoken out in the press.


Darren is bitterly dissappointed and I think many fans will have the utmost respect and sympathy for him. I think we all know the situation with darren, he stays until the end of the season where we re-assess depending on the league for next season. He's a great guy to have around the place and its unfortunate this has made the press.


It seems likely that Purse and Jones do not get on all that well - surely he could have asked for clarification on his future? Dave Jones has previously stated his door is open to all those players not in the side and Darren Purse certainly qualifies as one of those. Give him another year Jonesy!




For the very latest Championship odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday April 7 2009
Time: 10:23AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Warnock On Selfish Healey Decision

Cardiff's match winner against Burton on Saturday - coming off the bench to score the added time winner - definitely can't head out on loan again now.

Cardiff Round Up - Ins & Outs

Neil Warnock held his meeting with Cardiff owner Vincent Tan after the Bristol City win with a couple of players leaving and one arriving prior to victory over Burton on Saturday.

Vital View - Championship, 20th-21st January 2017

Newcastle and Brighton both won with the Magpies keeping top spot. Wigan moved out of the bottom 3 with Rotherham, Blackburn and Burton in the relegation zone.

Video - Cardiff 1-0 Burton

Cardiff have now moved closer to midtable than a relegation battle after recording a third successive win to make it four unbeaten with a 1-0 victory over Burton.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cardiff
Write For Vital Cardiff
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Burton MotM
Suggested By:
McGregor0%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Bamba0%
Peltier0%
Kadeem Harris0%
Gunnarsson0%
Ralls0%
Hoilett0%
Pilkington0%
Zohore0%
Sub - Kennedy50%
Sub - Lambert0%
Sub - Healey50%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Jan 24 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.lyndster1
Vital Football Comment