Monday, 23 May 2016

Bye bye, "Big Ben"......

After 5 years service for the club, it has been announced today that Ben Turner will be leaving Cardiff City once his contract expires at the end of June.  He is one of 5 senior players being released by the club today alongside Kenwyne Jones, Joe Lewis, Filip Kiss and Etien Velikonja.

Turner (pictured left) will be remembered for his excellent and wholehearted performances for the club including his equaliser against Liverpool in the 2012 Carling Cup Final.  Today's picture captures the moment when he removed his shirt and twirled it around his head after scoring this goal.  The following season he formed a solid central defensive partnership with Mark Hudson and helped the club to win the Championship League title in 2013.  Unfortunately over recent seasons Ben has suffered from a series of injuries which has resulted in him not being offered a new deal by the club.  Birmingham City and his former club Coventry City are two clubs who have expressed interest in securing his services and I really hope that one of them signs him up.  It is sad to see him go, but thanks for the great memories Ben. You will always be a Bluebird to us.

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