Cardiff City - Cardiff 'Ring-Leader' Misses Clash
UK time is: 20:23:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cardiff 'Ring-Leader' Misses Clash

Apologies to all readers for the terrible pun titling this article !


Cardiff City's captain Darren Purse was absent from the matchday squad on Saturday when the Bluebirds overcame FC Twente in our rinal pre-season friendly.


Purse has been recovering from injury, and is short of match fitness, as such he was due to be a substitute for the game.


However, a petty row meant that Purse was unable to take the field due to his wedding ring. Under Welsh FAW rules, rings are forbidden on the field of play for safety reasons. Purse was unwilling to take off his ring, which has never left his finger though his married life.


The incident has never happened before, as Purse always taped his ring safely so as to keep it from contact with others, this is OK in league games so has never any affected any game in the English leagues or cup games.



It seems a rather petty problem, rules are rules and Purse should perhaps have done the best thing for his team. However, it is un-necessary and an important symbol to the player who would not have expected such a problem in a minor friendly.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 7 2007

Time: 8:00AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Ameobi Loan Planned (Monday June 29 2015)

Welsh Role For Cardiff Coach (Sunday June 28 2015)

Slade - August Will Be A Yardstick (Wednesday June 24 2015)

Ajayi Signs Cardiff Deal (Thursday June 18 2015)

Cardiff City Fixtures 2015-16 (Wednesday June 17 2015)

Theophile-Catherine Departs (Tuesday June 16 2015)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

LUFC Rosler - Wood an important piece of the jigsaw
Leeds Utd : 01/07/2015 19:00:01
Versatility The Key
Derby County : 01/07/2015 19:00:00
Forest Confirm Mills Arrival
Forest : 01/07/2015 18:56:00
RUFC - New Medical Staff In At Rotherham
Rotherham : 01/07/2015 18:41:00
Orient Friendly Added To Schedule
Huddersfield : 01/07/2015 18:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Marshall 9%
Peltier 4%
Morrison 0%
Turner 4%
Fabio 9%
Kennedy 14%
Gunnarsson 0%
O'Keefe 0%
Ralls 0%
Mason 47%
Doyle 9%
Sub - Revell 0%
Sub - Pilkington 0%
Sub - Moore 4%