Robinson, Robinson, Doherty and Hulse

Last updated : 23 June 2003 By Michael Morris
The first news to break this morning was the acceptance from Crewe of a bid for Rob Hulse. (see earlier story).

It's also been written today that Lennie has agreed a deal with Spurs for Ireland international Gary Doherty.

The deals for Hulse and Doherty both depend on the players agreeing terms.

John Robinson is still a strong possibility and it's claimed that both Doherty and Robinson could sign as soon as this week.

The next player linked is Pompey's Welsh international Carl Robinson. It's said that Sam has enquired about the midfielder who could find himself surplus to requirements at the new Premiership outfit.

The Hulse story broke too late for the Echo to run with but here are the links to the stories involving Carl Robinson and confirmation of the other players.

Cardiff Sweet on another Mr Robinson

WELSH international Carl Robinson is the latest target for Cardiff City. Bluebirds owner Sam Hammam has rung Portsmouth to inquire about Robinson, who appears surplus to requirements at the Hampshire club as they prepare for Premiership football.

Robinson, 26, has another two years of his contract left at Fratton Park and many Division One clubs would not be able to get near his current salary. Norwich City are keen on the midfielder, but Robinson would have to take a major pay cut if he moved to Norfolk.

Cardiff City could offer a competitive salary, while Robinson's brother, Lee, is already on the staff at Ninian Park having started a new job as youth development manager. Carl, from Llandrindod Wells, played for Wales at youth, under-21, B and senior levels, while he made his Nationwide League debut for Wolves during the 1996-97 season.
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Heaven can wait for Robbo

CARL Robinson is ready to put his Premiership dream on hold - to help Cardiff City into the top flight.

Welsh international Robinson, 26, who helped Portsmouth to promotion from Division One last season, is a target for the Bluebirds.

He said today: "I'm flattered to be linked with a club like Cardiff City. They are a Premiership club and will be there within two or three years.

"When I was at Wolves Nathan Blake was forever talking about Cardiff City and what a great club it is, how big it could be.

"Their support is unbelievable - they could have sold out the Millennium Stadium twice on their own for the play-off final.
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