Cardiff City - Cardiff City: Ross Turnbull
UK time is: 22:22:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cardiff City: Ross Turnbull

Turnbull signed on a season long loan deal from Middlesbrough and began the season as number one at the club. He was quickly found out as his suspect kicking and decision making was exposed and he struggled for confidence. It was noticeable that his defenders had little confidence and the defining moment came away at Norwich City. Gunter`s passback was not perfect but Turnbull made a mess of his clearance, aiming long rather than out to safety and his miskick was gleefully fired into an empty net by Simon Lappin. Thankfully, City responded well and won the game 2-1 but Turnbull`s position looked in serious jeopardy.

Dave Jones is remarkably faithful to players but Turnbull was simply not performing and the experience and lack of confidence was harming his development and City`s season. He played his last game for City in a defeat to Watford and returned to Middlesbrough in early October not even 2 months into a proposed season-long deal and having made only 8 appearances for the Bluebirds. That was enough.

Turnbull seems to have recovered from his Ninian nightmare. He made three appearances in the Premiership including a fantastic win over Arsenal while Gareth Southgate has given him a huge boost by calling off his close season keeper search and allowing Turnbull to compete with Brad Jones.

A short stay in South Wales, and one that will not be remembered fondly by anyone - least of all the player himself.
The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 16 2008

Time: 1:23PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
We still havent found a keeper yet
Report Abuse
22/06/2008 10:08:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Brighton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 2 - 1 Charlton
Rotherham 2 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 2 Hull City
Cardiff 2 - 0 Huddersfield
Forest 1 - 2 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Hull City 10 5 3 2 6 18
6. Burnley 10 5 3 2 3 18
7. Derby County 10 4 5 1 5 17
8. Cardiff 10 4 4 2 3 16
9. Wolves 10 4 3 3 4 15
10. Sheff Wed 10 4 3 3 1 15
11. Q.P.R. 10 4 3 3 -2 15

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Ryan Fraser Suffers Serious Knee Injury
Ipswich : 13/10/2015 19:28:00
Is It In Mick We Trust?
Ipswich : 13/10/2015 17:48:00
Duo Head To Rodney Parade
Cardiff : 13/10/2015 16:42:00
Martin Gets First Goal, Ireland Settle For Play-Offs
Derby County : 13/10/2015 15:15:00
Owls Keeping Coach Rhodes on Wildsmith`s England U21 Call Up
Sheff Wed : 13/10/2015 15:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Brighton MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Moore 34%
Fabio 66%
Morrison 0%
Connolly 0%
Malone 0%
Pilkington 0%
Dikgacoi 0%
Whittingham 0%
Ralls 0%
Jones 0%
Mason 0%
Sub - Noone 0%
Sub - Ameobi 0%
Sub - Peltier 0%