Robinson / Hall / Doherty / Hulse. Update Monday 1400hrs.

Last updated : 07 July 2003 By Michael Morris
The Western Mail this morning ran a big intervirew with John Robinson. He hints towards a move to Ninian Park but also admits other clubs are interested and if he does come to Cardiff he will have to uproot from his home in Sussex. Whatever he decides it will be done this week.

The Echo then update that story with news that Lennie hopes to have Robinson signed within the next two days. Links to both stories below.

Lennie also says that the Rob Hulse deal is dead in the water. Millwall are the latest club hoping to pick up Hulse's signature.

It is said that Fitz Hall could be coming to Cardiff this week for talks. Halls' Oldham partner Chris Armstrong has signed for Sheff Utd today, maybe Hall will be the next to leave Boundary Park. No quotes on the Hall situation or the claim made that if City pay £450,000 for Hall then there is no need to pay £1m for Gary Doherty.

So we are a little bit further on. Robinson still most likely, Hall and Doherty are possibility's while there is no mention today of Carl Robinson.

City ambition attractive to ace Robinson

FORMER Wales star John Robinson last night revealed how he was being pulled towards Cardiff City by the huge ambition being shown by Lennie Lawrence.

The Bluebirds manager reckons he is "only one or two days away" from capturing Robbo as his first summer signing for next season's Division One push.

Robinson says it is not quite as clear cut as that, explaining he is speaking to four other clubs besides Cardiff.

But Robinson stressed, "One way or the other, I need to make a decision by the end of the week.

"And whatever decision I make, it will not be down to financial reasons - it will be down to the ambition and drive of the club I'm joining.
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Hours away

FORMER Wales utility player John Robinson looks set to join Cardiff City within hours.

City manager Lennie Lawrence will hope to capture his first summer signing in the next two days as the Bluebirds gear up for Division One through their pre-season tour of Sweden.

The Bluebirds, who returned to training last week, will increase the pressure to draw quality players to the club in the next fortnight, and Robinson certainly comes into that bracket.
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