UK time is: 22:35:29
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

Stats: Cardiff v Derby County (Saturday January 31 2015)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Derby (Friday January 30 2015)

Blackburn Game Re-arranged (Thursday January 29 2015)

No Deals For Huth & Jarvis (Thursday January 29 2015)

O'Keefe Signing Confirmed (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Jarvis Winging In? (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Another Defeat Against Derby? (Wednesday January 28 2015)

O'Keefe Set To Sign At Cardiff? (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Blackpool To Return Lewis? (Tuesday January 27 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

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 0 - 2 Derby County
Norwich 3 - 2 Cardiff
Cardiff 1 - 0 Fulham
Cardiff 2 - 4 Watford
Charlton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 2 - 3 Brentford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Sheff Wed 28 9 11 8 -4 38
11. Birmingham 28 9 10 9 -8 37
12. Forest 28 8 10 10 -3 34
13. Cardiff 27 9 7 11 -5 34
14. Fulham 28 10 4 14 -8 34
15. Reading 28 9 7 12 -9 34
16. Huddersfield 28 9 7 12 -11 34

Breaking League News

Karanka salutes another win
Middlesbrough : 31/01/2015 21:46:00
Boro sting Bees
Middlesbrough : 31/01/2015 20:53:00
Birmingham 0 - 0 Norwich
Norwich : 31/01/2015 20:14:00
Fulham : 31/01/2015 19:55:00
Another City GroundHOG Day!
Forest : 31/01/2015 18:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Derby MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Moore 0%
Peltier 0%
Morrison 0%
Connolly 0%
Malone 0%
Noone 0%
O'Keefe 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Harris 0%
Whittingham 0%
Revell 0%
Sub - Jones 0%
Sub - Fabio 0%
Sub - Adeyemi 0%