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Earnshaw Flies Home To Bluebirds

Earnshaw Flies Home To Bluebirds

Robert Earnshaw has today signed for Cardiff City, as a free agent.

Earnshaw was out of contract with Forest and failed to agree new terms, despite a new deal being offered by the club.

Cardiff have announced that the deal is subject to clearance from the Football League, but that should merely be a formality.

The Welsh international signed from Derby 3 years ago, in a deal worth £2.65m. That took Earnshaw's career transfer fees to almost £13m.

At 30 years of age, it's probably not unfair to say that his best years are behind him. Earnshaw has scored 163 league goals during his career, in 291 full appearances. Last season was something of a barren spell for the striker, with only 11 goals from 43 appearances.

Earnshaw passed a medical with the Welsh club yesterday and will go back to the club where his first team career began in 1997.

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Writer:guinless
Date:Wednesday July 6 2011
Time: 11:32AM

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The soccer association league stats say 8 league goals in 34 games (not sure about mins played) so I don't think he's too big a miss. Particularly when you see all the sitters he misses. Though we will need a big season from Findley I think. And does this mean we think we'll get Maynard..?
nvl
06/07/2011 11:37:00
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2 of his goals are for Wales and 1 was in the the PO semi final against Swansea. I also hope it means we intensify our efforts to sign Maynard. God knows, we must have freed up enough money from the wage bill with the 6 departures already.
guinless
06/07/2011 11:46:00
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There must be a plan.........I guess........I hope!!! Findley WILL be brillliant I am sure of that, but we need more than the other lightweight supporting players we have now up front. Are we pining too much hope on Maynard and he hasn't even signed yet??? I'm not a doom and gloom merchant I just need some reassurance from the new man in charge
essexman
06/07/2011 14:58:00
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End of an era. The man who scored more goals against the sheep than he did for them! Earnie's strengths were coming up trumps in big games, but the truth is you have to play him for 280+ minutes to get a goal out of him, which puts him in the 3rd tier of championship strikers. We now have Findlay tudgay garner blackstock and goldie. 5 is enough numbers, (hence offering goldie in part x for Maynard). What we need though is a different type of striker - more physical presence like Boyd. I think Findlay can easily fill earnies shoes - he's similar but faster. One more should do it.
Husky Red
06/07/2011 17:17:00
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