Association football derby matches in the United Kingdom are often heated affairs, and violence is not uncommon. Following his career as a media pundit, he tells of the grief he attracts from Swansea fans who think he is pro Cardiff and Bluebird supporters who can’t forget his feats as a Jack. Chelsea FC - Cardiff City FA Cup Cardiff soul crew vs Chelsea headhunhters 13 02 2010 It will be our first ever meeting with Morecambe who are currently 15th in their division. Just one touch was all the striker needed to score from 25 yards. What remains evident though, is that these rivals, are now joined at the hip. In a rare outing against, I dunno, Barnsley or Doncaster, the fans had chance to really taunt the ex-Swansea keeper. I had quite a hard time when we knocked them out last term. He played 207 games for Swansea and 209 for the Bluebirds and is arguably the most popular player to have bridged the divide. The “Jacks” of Swansea and the Bluebirds of Cardiff. Jimmy peeled away to the ecstatic home supporters piled onto the mighty North Bank. 2017 - 2018 Stöger 2015 - 2017 Tuchel This is some feat. In this topical piece, David examines the links between two great South Wales football rivals, drawing on anecdotes and recollections from across the 40 mile divide, players and places remembered and recounted. “Swim Away.” Ok, let’s get this one out of the way first. BONUS NON-EXISTENT RIVALRY… MAN CITY V CHELSEA. 2008 - 2015 Klopp ... Cardiff City, Swansea City. Discussion in 'Soccer Videos' started by banok, Feb 13, 2010. banok Member. However you need to be playing each other on a regular basis in order to host a healthy rivalry and QPR haven’t been in Chelsea’s league for a long time, while Fulham have hardly been a threat to Chelsea over the past decade. At one stage the two sides clashed in every competition and it was certainly a battle of the fresh upstarts against the past masters. The South Wales derby is a local derby between Welsh association football clubs Cardiff City and Swansea City.The fixture has been described by The Independent as one of the fiercest rivalries in British football. Can Sabri Lamouchi find the morning after remedy for Nottingham Forest? Bowen looked incredulously at the skies. Spurs real rivals are chelsea , not arsenal Uniteds main rivalry is liverpool Man city's main rivalry is united Liverpool's main rivalry is united Everton's main rivalry is liverpool 23-07-20, 20:19 #76. County won on penalties. In the Premier League it's definitely our top four rivals. Gilligan later returned to South Wales to join the Swans. We have an old rivalry with Chelsea as well as Millwall and Cardiff, but that’s off the pitch stuff. Three days after returning to Warwickshire he was loaned to Cardiff City. https://www.prostinternational.com/2020/12/15/lets-talk-southampton-and-throw-ins/, Here are a few photos from Melissa Levin from last week’s Western Conference Final. “Judas 30” on their shirts. Inevitably it was Gilligan who grabbed the winner that day, collecting a ball hooked through from a certain Andy Legg. Liverpool fans couldn’t stand the way Chelsea and Roman Abramovich were buying, rather than earning, success (the fact that Fernando Torres, their once-beloved-now-passionately-hated #9 made the move to Stamford Bridge has added fuel to the fire). Even Swansea players/ex players have been known to decorate goal celebrations against the Bluebirds with swimming gestures. But come the 80s, the football hierarchy had changed. In the 60s and 70s, it seemed that many former Bluebirds ended their careers down at The Vetch, Don Murray above for instance. AVL on March 26, 2020: Aston Villa 4 -2 Birmingham City. He seemed several passes ahead of most of our lower league stars in his 134 appearances. But romances do not always last for ever. Many years ago I recall being especially impressed by a young lad tearing things up down the wing for Swansea at Ninian Park. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.”. Did Smoking Lead to Former Blues Manager Losing the Dressing Room? Dimi’s achievements in the game have been largely unremarkable, yet for inspiring this chant alone, he remains memorable. 2000 - 2004 Sammer Ben Chilwell Impresses Lampard with a Show of Talent Leading the Blues to Victory. However, the game has moved on considerably since the Anfield giants ruled the game and you could say it was a bit of sour grapes on the Scousers’ part, but would you class the men in red as your main rival? A wonder goal against Leeds is cemented forever into the Swansea legacy as Curtis led the club’s transformation through history. Their heroes include Jason Perry, Phil Dwyer and Sean Morrison. Alan Curtis and Robbie James formed an integral part of the Swansea City success story under Toshack. A bust of James was unveiled outside Swansea’s Liberty Stadium in 2007 following his sad death in 1998. “Tosh” is littered with the most detailed analysis of many of the author’s glorious games as both player and manager. The Cardiff lads ended up fleeing into the sea. The first round of the FA Cup threw the great South Wales rivals together in November 1991. Terrace culture rose above such shenanigans in 2009  when the home side featured one Dimitrios Konstantopoulos in goal. You may prove me wrong. In the premier league,chelsea qpr is sureli buildin up..manu and chelsea fans are always at ech oda 2 as dey wer d 2 title contenders for a decade..bt if european championships r concerned after 2009 and 2012 debacles,r main rivals in europe have 2 b barcelona…!!! Is it a jealousy thing down west; the “Cardiff gets Everything” syndrome? Manchester clubs,Arsenal and maybe Tottenham. Toshack likes his piano stories by the way, often recalling how Bill Shankly used to say “A football team is like a piano. Inevitably the story is more popular down west than in the capital. Just a few comments on your map, which for the most part seems to be covered by the four teams you mentioned. Grimes deflected effort enough for Swans as Rotherham hard done by. Art & Architecture Health & Fitness Automotive Books Education and Academia Finance, Investing & Economy Food & Travel ... Chelsea - Cardiff ::: highlights. Leicester City fans have had their fair share of run-ins with Chelsea down the years and then there’s Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea have been drawn at home against League Two Morecambe in the third round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup. Cardiff recorded two early-season wins against Chelsea in September 1961, winning 5-2 at Ninian Park and 3-2 at the Bridge but the Welsh side were relegated along with us at the end of the 1961/62 season and didn’t regain their top-flight status for over half a century. 109. The statue of Graham Taylor outside Vicarage Road showing a sign of the times, Dortmund coaches since 2000: Tosh tells a lovely tale of how, as a talented Cardiff City apprentice, he was asked to help move a piano from the social club at Ninian Park to a supporter’s house in nearby Grangetown. Beautiful. Finally, there’s a striker who has scored for Cardiff against Swansea, and for Swansea against Cardiff. "The stereotypes that fed into the rivalry are largely irrelevant." El Classico divides a nation. Indeed. Yet his efforts as City – or as home fans say….”The” City, found themselves rarely off the floor. The writing was on the wall. you forgot MILWALL??? Sometimes fierce, yet sometimes forgiving. Police forces from Gower to Gatwick might puff out their cheeks with unwitting relief. Mick Schumacher: Can he follow in his father’s footsteps and become F1 Champion in the future? He had made five appearances for Swansea City on loan from Coventry City. this is one of the very few griefs of a Chelsea fan…lack of strong cut throat rivalryI really believed the rivalry between arsenal and chelsea will flare up…for being the top London club and also both being in the right end of table. #Sounders, News now confirmed by BVB. I used to love Gilligan in his Ninian Park days. 1 in every 2 throw-ins are being wasted - I took a look why: Mal Pope, lifelong Swans fan and Executive Producer of the hit movie “From a Jack to a King,” still proudly tells of his appearances alongside James for Brynmill Colts! Mourinho's shushing of the Liverpool fans in Cardiff and his continued bitterness about Luis Garcia's so-called ghost goal at Anfield kickstarted the rivalry between the two clubs. It’s a question that I won’t attempt to answer, rather I will take a look at all our rivals & you can decide for yourself. https://m.dw.com/en/bundesliga-can-edin-terzic-bring-heavy-metal-football-back-to-borussia-dortmund/a-55940013, #SaintsFC have been flawless this season. His luck eventually turned as he later played an important part in the club’s promotion to the First Division (aka Championship) in 2003. David Collins is a South Wales based football writer, broadcaster and author. Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has already defended Mount, while England manager Gareth Southgate has been mocked for supposedly favouring the … And when they see such enthusiasm in a blue shirt from a guy who played 200 times for Swansea, well, respect is due. Women's Rivalry Forum NSR. Three hopes and one fear for Welsh football, Mitro looks on as Fulham secure EPL play-off place, Nottingham Forest look to end losing run against in-form Swansea City, Magic Yan Dhanda – the trailblazing sorcerer in South Wales. Curtis later scored an almost identical goal at The Vetch Field in a Welsh Cup Final against Wrexham for Cardiff City. Curtis was a stylish and graceful player, the ball seemingly tied to his foot at times. You’d have thought that such achievements would give him privileged status amongst Welsh fans but no. Inevitably though, two worlds sometimes collide. Lol Even Messi doesn't sound his humble self when he talked about Chelsea recently. 2007 - 2008 Doll Liverpool vs Chelsea: the birth of a very modern rivalry By Leo Moynihan 26 September 2018 As Liverpool and Chelsea prepare to face one another … A Welsh speaker, David is also a keen follower of his national team. My God, Chelsea fans are so unbelievably obsessed with Spurs to the point that they look desperate to have a proper rivalry. Over the years I have occasionally watched reserve matches at Cardiff, even the odd youth game. He told Goal: "City were interested a year before I moved [from Cardiff]. Gilligan up front for the West Walians. Cardiff City and Swansea City though, the rivalry is characterised by an animosity rarely seen in other aspects of Welsh culture. Or have the capital city followers never really forgotten that it was their former hero John Toshack who took Swansea City to the heights of the football world, while they wallowed in the shadows. Rivers even describes how teams such as Millwall and Wrexham have sung about it against Cardiff City to try and provoke a reaction – which worked. My heart sank. 2017 - 2017 Bosz This year it has to be tottenham what with AVB and all but in europe, ya its definitely barca! John Toshack had seen to that. OMG.. they are our biggest rivals and will be, our main raivals have go to be either manU manC spurs and liverpool ive got to say i hate manU but the main rival posison is between city/united, In europ it isnt barsa they are well harder to beat than we can beat man U/C and we only dare call us rivals with barsa. This is a far cry from a tale Legg himself tells, of how he once had to wash his hair at half time while playing on the wing for Swansea at Ninian Park, such was the amount of phlegm deposited on his golden locks by the home fans. However, the matches and the rivalries they encompass are frequently listed among the best in the sport. Everyone in Cardiff knew about it. Barcelona definitely hates us and my friends are all their fans,it makes me sick. So we see above, many examples of the great rivalry. ... Chelsea vs Tottenham. 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In South Wales though, the rivalry has a mindset of its own. The Neath born battler also earned the POTY award the following season. Covid-19 would put this behind locked doors. Both are held in high affection down west. 2006 - 2007 Röber As a penalty shoot out unfolded though, sections of the home support could not resist reminding him of his 124 appearances for Swansea City. The bust, located next to the ticket office, was made possible by fans raising nearly £7,000 in memory of the midfielder, who played almost 400 games for the club. Can Chelsea Win the 2020/2021 Premier League? Jimmy Gilligan. Chelsea moved top of the Premier League after coming from behind to beat Leeds 3-1 on the night 2,000 fans returned to Stamford Bridge.... more » 05.12.2020 14:26 The inevitable “YJB” taunts went up from sections of the 1,960 home supporters. The rivalry really took centre stage and in … The art of a throw has long been undervalued, but statistics show they are the worst performing side for it Premier League Match Report for Cardiff City v Arsenal on 2 September 2018, includes all goals and incidents. The supporter was Alan Giles whose son David went on to join Cardiff City and later played under Tosh at the Vetch. We also read that “Swansea hate Cardiff with a passion I couldn’t begin to explain,” from Tony Rivers, co-author of Soul Crew, Cardiff’s A-Z of hooliganism. But sadly it hasnt.one intresting though is that qpr are now getting god money and with a good plan they can be a good team too but i guess that will take atleast 2 to 3 years. #SVWBVB You just can’t win can you? A derby refers to a rivalry between two football clubs. Cardiff fans like commitment. Honest. Whatever your view, I’d love to hear from you. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits their rivalry with Leeds United may be lost on his new players.. Lampard also questions whether Leeds will … Tim Hartley: Golwg o Gymru- The dream of an all Welsh promotion final lives on, “We’re not just Little Swansea” – Angry Cooper vows to take ref protest ‘beyond online form filling’, The view from Wales as the Wednesday Championship showdown looms. Biggest Rival: Tottenham (50%) There are plenty of reasons for Chelsea to class all of the before mentioned teams as rivals, but who would you say is our main rival and why? Player of the Year in 2000 as relegation climaxed 15 years of failure and average home attendance stalled at 6,895. Follow @e46K !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”); Should Maicon's "Snub" Really Bother Chelsea? 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