Should Earnie go this summer? Andy Legg thinks so

Last updated : 15 April 2004 By Michael Morris

ANDY Legg today sends an amazing message to Rob Earnshaw: "leave Cardiff City for the Premiership now - or regret it for the rest of your career."

The ex-Bluebirds favourite warns Earnshaw that if the long-anticipated bids from the big boys drop this summer he should view it as now or never.

"If 'Earnie' is going to go then he has to go now," said Legg.
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Phil Dwyer does not agree
I DO not think the time is right to let Earnie go this summer.

The club must consider what is right for themselves and if Earnie goes then who on earth are they going to find to replace him?

Strikers who have proved that they can get you 20 plus goals a season in Division One do not grow on trees.

It's all very well to talk about using the cash City get for Earnie to buy others, but who?

Earnie's feelings must be taken into account I admit.

And I realise it could reach the situation where he has his heart set on a move to better things. Then Sam Hammam may almost have no choice.
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City reporter Gavin Allen looks at where we messed up, and possibly why?

FINISHING in the play-off positions this season would have been a dream for Cardiff City, but people work long and hard to achieve their dreams.

City have had a good season, but what has nagged at me throughout is that the team has consistently earned itself excellent opportunities to achieve and then proceeded to spurn them.

In the first week of December, City were sixth, in a play-off position and five points off the automatic promotion spots.

By the first week of January, after four straight defeats, they had fallen back to 12th spot, seven points off the action.

This month, after an excellent run of three consecutive wins, a win at Millwall or at home against Crystal Palace would have put City right back in play-off contention, yet the chances were wasted.

In between those two periods there have been a clutch of games where City have failed to hit the required standards asked of them.
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