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Cardiff City Need Keeper Change

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones took the expected decision to replace Ross Turnbull in goal with Michael Oakes on Saturday.


Eyebrows were raised when Jones declared on-loan (from Middlesborough FC) rookie Turnbull his number 1. Turnbull spend much of last season on loan at Crewe Alexandra but failed to impress and lost his place at Gresty Road for much of the season.


Turnbull was immediately under the spotlight, his kicking was poor in the opening game and doubts remained over his ability to come for crosses. However, it was the opening goal for Norwich City which really set the tongues wagging. A poor backpass saw Turnbull under pressure, but a woeful clearance presented Lappin with an open goal from 40 yards. It was a poor decision and poorly executed - a gift of a goal.


A weak save allowed Ebanks-Blake to steal a second for Plymouth Argyle and Dave Jones decided that Turnbull's confidence was low - replacing him with the experienced Michael Oakes for Saturday's clash with Preston.


Oakes performed safely. He had little chance with either of Preston's excellent long range goals and had little else to do for much of the game. Oakes is expected to retain his place for today's Carling Cup trip to play West Bromwich Albion.


Do you agree with Jones' decision? Did Turnbull deserve another chance? Did Jones make the wrong choice to start with? LET US KNOW.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday September 25 2007
Time: 8:00AM

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we should of kept alexander. had oakes as a sub, and have a youngster as reseve. shouldnt of bought forde, waste of money. WHY LET ALEXANDER GO FOR FREE.... HE WAS BY FAR OUR BEST KEEPER WE COULD HAVE AND DJ DOESNT SELL HIM. HE LETS HIM GO FOR FREE. as always the players we sell for cheap get bought for big bucks
bluebird04
26/09/2007 23:00:00
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