Date:Thursday June 7 2007
After an up-and-down season, Cardiff City finished comforably mid-table. A scintillating start was followed by a dismal end and the same players looked half as effective as previously.
VitalCardiff brings you an end of season review of each player. If you disagree then feel free to leave a comment at the foot of this article or e-mail Vital Bluebirds with an alternative review!!
The reviews will be published every weekday between 10-11am:
5 - DARREN PURSE
The captain had a season disrupted by injury and suspension, but was his usual dependable self alongside either Loovens or Johnson. He appeared to be Dave Jones` first choice throughout and always featured if fit, starting the season alongside Glenn Loovens.
Purse helped his side to a fantastic start in the league but received a needless red card in the Bluebirds` third straight win against Leeds United. The captain had no need to get involved in a scuffle in the dying seconds and was rightly dismissed. Following his suspension, Purse scored in three consecutive games (1 being an own goal against Plymouth) as Cardiff continued their fine form.
Some sections of the Cardiff support were calling for Rogert Johnson to start in Purse`s place after impressive performances by Roger, Purse kept his place however and showed solid form although a lack of pace brought about a tendency to rush from defence and Purse was turned too easily by some opponents.
There was reported interest in Purse during the January transfer window, with Premiership relegation battlers linked, Purse dismissed the rumours and pledged his future to Cardiff. There was more interest in the close season, again not interesting Purse who is now negotiating a contract extension at Ninian Park.
Aside from his committed and solid performances, Purse has added experience and leadership to a youthful squad, his attitude has been exemplary and it has been fantastic to see him constantly helping Chris Gunter as the young fullback broke into the first team.
Purse is uncertain to start next season as first choice but is a great guy to have around. He is just reaching his peak and is unlikely to let Cardiff down any time he is called upon.
Join Vital Bluebirds - Share Your Opinion!!!
It's easy to register for Vital Bluebirds, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved, share your feelings or just have a rant!
The easiest way is by adding a comment to the foot of the article, this gets your point across and allows others to agree, disagree or laugh! You also earn points for every message you post...
Date:Thursday June 7 2007
Cardiff City Fixtures Out - West Ham & Man City ! (Wednesday June 19 2013)
Ex-Bluebird Hasselbaink Gets Management Role (Wednesday May 29 2013)
Martinez Not Malky for Everton (Tuesday May 28 2013)
Palace Join Promotion Party After Wembley Win (Tuesday May 28 2013)
Palace Join Watford In Wembley Play-Off (Monday May 13 2013)
Malky To Everton Rumours Persist (Monday May 13 2013)
VIDEO: Cardiff Celebrate Promotion (Tuesday May 7 2013)
Cardiff City Squad Review (11/12): Kenny Miller (Friday June 1 2012)
Vital Cardiff City Storming Up Fantasy Football (Thursday October 23 2008)
Cardiff City Player-By-Player Review: M Oakes (Thursday July 10 2008)
|2. Aston Villa||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|5. Crystal Palace||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|Saints Season 2012/2013 Review - Right Back
» Southampton : 19/06/2013 22:15:00
|2013/14 Fixtures: Sunderland Welcome Fulham
» Sunderland : 19/06/2013 21:40:00
|Britton: All Players Hope Laudrup Stays
» Swansea : 19/06/2013 21:04:00
|Hull City to start 2013/14 season at Chelsea
» Hull City : 19/06/2013 20:45:00
|Pardew - 'I Am Staying!'
» Newcastle : 19/06/2013 19:09:00
|If You Pray Hard Enough………..
» Chelsea : 19/06/2013 17:45:00
|Carroll on Record Hammers Move
» West Ham : 19/06/2013 17:34:00