Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Earnshaw Keen On Cardiff City Return

Earnshaw Keen On Cardiff City Return

Former Cardiff City favourite Robert Earnshaw remains keen on a move back to his hometown club and has spoken publically about the prospect of a Bluebirds return.

The diminutive striker scored hatfuts of goals to help us move up the leagues, forming formidable partnerships with the likes of Leo Fortune-West and especially Peter Thorne. His goals were crucial to City, and his departure in a multi-million pound move to West Brom may have saved the club from administration.

Spells at Norwich City and Derby County followed before a £2.5m switch to Nottingham Forest. He mustered an impressive 38 goals from 100 appearances for Forest, with many such outings coming off the bench. he is now out of contract at the City Ground but has been in discussions over a new deal.

The prospect of Earnshaw returning is sentimental for many fans, but he remains a handful at Championship level, would be a free transfer signing and reminded us what he can do by scoring the winner in a 2-1 defeat, before a memorable strike in the play-off defeat to Swansea City.

Speaking to WalesOnline, Earnie seemed very keen on a move back home:

'People know how close I am to the club and its supporters.'

'I have a lot of fantastic memories at Cardiff and once I return from my holidays next week I will sit down with my agent and see what the best step forward is for me and my family, but I would not rule out rejoining Cardiff.'

'I loved it at City when I was there. If there was a formal offer on the table when I get back, who knows, it could be a goer.'

'I`m aware of the whispers back home linking me with Cardiff and I`m flattered.'



Earnshaw remains a natural finisher, and can certainly grab goals in the Championship next season. Signing proven goalscorers will be an absolute priority for Malky Mackay as we currently have only Jon Parkin and Nat Jarvis as strikers. There are doubts over big Parkin's future while Jarvis is a youngster and yet to appear.

A move for Earnshaw ticks many of the boxes, and he is one of a number of players we would surely consider, regardless of his previous links with the club. If a transfer can be sorted, Earnshaw will be assured of a hero's welcome when making his (2nd) debut.



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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday June 21 2011
Time: 12:50PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Palace Midfielder Set For Cardiff Return?

It's being reported that Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley could be set for a return to Cardiff City.

Top Championship Google Searches 2016/17

Newcastle United topped Google searches for 2016/17 with Aston Villa following in second place, but which other clubs featured in the top ten.

Cardiff Target Newcastle Defender?

It was being reported yesterday that Cardiff City had joined Aston Villa, Derby County and Wolves in the chase for Newcastle's Grant Hanley.

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

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)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By:
Murphy1%
Peltier0%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Richards50%
Gunnarsson16%
Ralls0%
Bennett0%
Pilkington0%
Zohore33%
Hoilett0%
Sub-Whittingham0%
Sub-M Harris0%
Sub-Lambert0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football