Listen to this chant from the home fans – to the tune of Karma Chameleon……, “Dimi, Dimi, Dimi, Konstantopoulos…..he Swam Away….to Cardiff Bay.”. 2017 - 2017 Bosz #SVWBVB The first round of the FA Cup threw the great South Wales rivals together in November 1991. 2000 - 2000 Lattek you forgot MILWALL??? 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 … Just a few comments on your map, which for the most part seems to be covered by the four teams you mentioned. You’d have thought that such achievements would give him privileged status amongst Welsh fans but no. 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. ... Cardiff Swansea rivalry Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY. Neil Warnock will face no Football Association action for staring down the match officials following Cardiff City's controversial defeat by Chelsea. Hats off to the singer/songwriters of Cardiff though. Forst and Derby aren’t particularly fond of us either. Chelsea . Art & Architecture Health & Fitness Automotive Books Education and Academia Finance, Investing & Economy Food & Travel ... Chelsea - Cardiff ::: highlights. To any students of the South Wales derby, it is essential reading. The writing was on the wall. ... Chelsea vs Tottenham. 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. The draw for the stage at which Premier League and Championship clubs enter the competition was made on Monday evening. The most heated new rivalry for the Premier League may be the oldest rivalry of them all, with Cardiff City and Swansea City set to reignite the South Wales derby after a few seasons apart. Such antics make them heroes to fellow Jacks of course. “Swim Away.” Ok, let’s get this one out of the way first. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.”. Inevitably the story is more popular down west than in the capital. Chelsea FC - Cardiff City FA Cup Cardiff soul crew vs Chelsea headhunhters 13 02 2010 Whatever your view, I’d love to hear from you. Chelsea star Mason Mount has played down any rivalry with Jack Grealish. Jimmy Gilligan. Two goals against Swansea City and the second in that “Curtis Goal” 1988 Welsh Cup Final described above, all helped cement his place in my heart. A 2008 report showed that West Bromwich Albion vs Wolverhampton Wanderers was the number one rivalry in English football. Community Shield: Goals from John Arne Riise and Peter Crouch gave Liverpool a comfortable victory over Champions Chelsea in Cardiff. Manchester clubs,Arsenal and maybe Tottenham. However, the matches and the rivalries they encompass are frequently listed among the best in the sport. Their heroes include Jason Perry, Phil Dwyer and Sean Morrison. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits their rivalry with Leeds United may be lost on his new players.. Lampard also questions whether Leeds will … ... Cardiff City, Swansea City. Should Chelsea Follow Up Interest in £111m German Wonderkid? In 1988, a number of Swansea based fans chased their capital counterparts after a game. We have an old rivalry with Chelsea as well as Millwall and Cardiff, but that’s off the pitch stuff. Have your say on the game in the comments. In the 60s and 70s, it seemed that many former Bluebirds ended their careers down at The Vetch, Don Murray above for instance. Cardiff fans like commitment. Chelsea 1 - 2 Liverpool. Webb added the fuel last season when he handed his team two insane penalties. Can Chelsea Win the 2020/2021 Premier League? Then there’s Liverpool. 2008 - 2015 Klopp But which team do Chelsea fans consider their biggest rivals? For lovers of the oval ball, it’s a case of “As Long as we Beat the English we Don’t Care.”, [As Long as we Beat the English  – by the Stereophonics, See Also: It’s not fair but I don’t care, as long as we Beat New Zealand]. The inevitable “YJB” taunts went up from sections of the 1,960 home supporters. But memories fade fast in football. Capital counterparts West Ham United and the Blues also have a bit of history as well. The Neath born battler also earned the POTY award the following season. Did Smoking Lead to Former Blues Manager Losing the Dressing Room? Peterborough v MK Dons, Liverpool v Chelsea, Stoke v Cardiff: six of the best modern football rivalries. 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. Inevitably it was Gilligan who grabbed the winner that day, collecting a ball hooked through from a certain Andy Legg. The 2007 Football League Cup Final was a football match between Chelsea and Arsenal on 25 February 2007 at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.It was the final match of the 2006–07 staging of the Football League Cup, and last to be staged at the Millennium Stadium.Chelsea were making their fifth League Cup final appearance to Arsenal's sixth. AVL on March 26, 2020: Aston Villa 4 -2 Birmingham City. manure and maybe manshitty coz they are the team we battle with for the EPL title. A Welsh speaker, David is also a keen follower of his national team. David Giles played, and scored, for Cardiff, Wrexham, Swansea City, Newport County and Wales. But romances do not always last for ever. I swear that my son’s first word was Gilligan, such was his status in my house in 1988. If I am honest he never quite fulfilled his true potential for me but, when he joined the Bluebirds in 1999, his quality was there for all to see. 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. But come the 80s, the football hierarchy had changed. Bowen scored with a diving header. Dimi’s achievements in the game have been largely unremarkable, yet for inspiring this chant alone, he remains memorable. Premier League Match Report for Cardiff City v Arsenal on 2 September 2018, includes all goals and incidents. This is some feat. He told Goal: "City were interested a year before I moved [from Cardiff]. Terrace culture rose above such shenanigans in 2009  when the home side featured one Dimitrios Konstantopoulos in goal. Jonathan Taylor (“Twenty Seven Years in a Black and White Scarf”) writes gleefully of how he managed to sneak onto the infamous Grange End at Ninian Park, Cardiff, to quietly enjoy watching the home side exit the FA Cup at the hands of Everton back in 1977. It’s worth noting that the rivalry with QPR has flared up considerably over the last year (what with the John Terry-Anton Ferdinand saga) but QPR are still not a club that can challenge for even a top 10 League finish. 100%’ers all. You just can’t win can you? 2006 - 2007 Röber Often naughty, even nasty. In the Premier League it's definitely our top four rivals. He played 207 games for Swansea and 209 for the Bluebirds and is arguably the most popular player to have bridged the divide. There is a clamour among England fans to see Grealish with the national team and in the starting lineup. A derby refers to a rivalry between two football clubs. 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. As a penalty shoot out unfolded though, sections of the home support could not resist reminding him of his 124 appearances for Swansea City. Third biggest: Chelsea (17%) Lastly, Cardiff City supporters nominated Chelsea to complete their top three with teams coming from the “Big Six”, in absence of their traditional rivals. So these two Swansea legends bring much needed grace and decorum to our tale. Between them they show that sometimes, in the right hands, even this bitterest of rivalries, can be set to one side. 2020 could, could, see the two rivals meet at Wembley. . In 1989, Cardiff boss Frank Burrows left the Ninian Park hot seat for Portsmouth, quickly taking Gilligan with him for £215,000. However, when you have two top sides up there battling for the main silverware year in, year out, then they instantly become rivals. 1 in every 2 throw-ins are being wasted - I took a look why: 2000 - 2004 Sammer Bowen looked incredulously at the skies. His, busy, hustling style earned him many admirers. They cannot escape one another. Gilligan later returned to South Wales to join the Swans. ONE EXCEPTIONAL MAN CHANGES THE HISTORY OF THE RIVALRY. Bowen turned out for Newport County at Ninian Park in a 2008 FAW Premier Cup tie….one of five former Bluebirds in the County line up that night. 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David Collins is a South Wales based football writer, broadcaster and author. https://twitter.com/blackyellow/status/1338125713883492354, A beginner’s complete guide to the Swansea/Cardiff rivalry, “Cardiff City and Swansea City though, the rivalry is characterised by an animosity rarely seen in other aspects of Welsh culture.”, Previous encounters between Leicester and Everton makes their clash at the King Power one to look forward too, Palace aim for series of hat-tricks in visit to West Ham, Stoke held to goalless draw at out of sorts QPR. He also talks of dodging the “Cardiff City psychopaths” at a 1984 encounter between Newport County and the Swans. Robbie James was also a fine supporting actor, contributing over a century of goals as these boys led the Swans from Under Milk Wood to the highest echelons of the game. County won on penalties. Three Cardiff City fans jailed over violence at Chelsea FA Cup clash Three Cardiff City supporters have been jailed for their parts in a mass brawl after an FA Cup clash with Chelsea. The rivalry really took centre stage and in … Leicester City fans have had their fair share of run-ins with Chelsea down the years and then there’s Tottenham Hotspur. 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. What remains evident though, is that these rivals, are now joined at the hip. Honest. Swansea City fans gleefully sing “Swim Away” at derbies 30 years later. 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. So we see above, many examples of the great rivalry. Chelsea fans don’t like Leeds United, but not many fans do outside of Elland Road, following their infamous battles on and off the pitch in the 60s and 70s, while their rivalry with Cardiff recently exploded with violence in the streets. Some though, remain figures of lasting affection in both camps. Sometimes fierce, yet sometimes forgiving. May 26, 2005 Budapest #1 banok, Feb 13, 2010. I used to love Gilligan in his Ninian Park days. Can Sabri Lamouchi find the morning after remedy for Nottingham Forest? Lucien Favre leaves the club & his ex-assistant Edin Terzic takes over the Dortmund reins until the end of the season. Those hardy souls would have seen 59 full blooded appearances from Leggy that year and four goals. Jimmy peeled away to the ecstatic home supporters piled onto the mighty North Bank. Curtis was a stylish and graceful player, the ball seemingly tied to his foot at times. The Cardiff lads ended up fleeing into the sea. 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. Cardiff City weren’t even playing. Chelsea have been drawn at home against League Two Morecambe in the third round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup. The supporter was Alan Giles whose son David went on to join Cardiff City and later played under Tosh at the Vetch. 109. Over the years I have occasionally watched reserve matches at Cardiff, even the odd youth game. Covid-19 would put this behind locked doors. My God, Chelsea fans are so unbelievably obsessed with Spurs to the point that they look desperate to have a proper rivalry. Tottenham ground out a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge that lifted them top of the Premier League on goal difference. Alan Curtis and Robbie James formed an integral part of the Swansea City success story under Toshack. 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. The art of a throw has long been undervalued, but statistics show they are the worst performing side for it Discussion in 'Soccer Videos' started by banok, Feb 13, 2010. banok Member. Unrealistic To Expect Chelsea To Win Trophies This Season. 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? © 2011 - 2020 Chelsea FC 360. 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…!!! His portfolio of work includes an earnest attempt to justify his obsession, a contemporaneous dairy of life in the Premier League and several football quiz books. And when they see such enthusiasm in a blue shirt from a guy who played 200 times for Swansea, well, respect is due. He even scored for Swansea against Cardiff in 1980. Traditionally Chelsea’s main rivals are their nearest and dearest Queen’s Park Rangers and Fulham and that will never change in the minds of the more senior fans. 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Alli hits the nail on the head as the bitter rivalry between Tottenham and Chelsea has increased relentlessly in recent seasons as they’ve battled it out in cup semifinals and finals on top of fighting for top four places. 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. 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. Sad innit? 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. “Judas 30” on their shirts. Gilligan up front for the West Walians. A wonder goal against Leeds is cemented forever into the Swansea legacy as Curtis led the club’s transformation through history. The “Jacks” of Swansea and the Bluebirds of Cardiff. "The stereotypes that fed into the rivalry are largely irrelevant." BONUS NON-EXISTENT RIVALRY… MAN CITY V CHELSEA. 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. Everyone in Cardiff knew about it. Traditionally Chelsea’s main rivals are their nearest and dearest Queen’s Park Rangers and Fulham and that will never change in the minds of the more senior fans. The Hammers hate former midfielder Frank Lampard for supposedly “turning his back” on them and they give him dog’s abuse every time they meet. Their glee at the sight of an ex Cardiff hero now putting the Bluebirds to the sword was simply uncontainable. Rmadrid have the right to call themselfes rivals with barsa because ronalde could beat messi, iniesta, xavi, puyol any day and that is a fact !!!!!!!!”Q. #Sounders, News now confirmed by BVB. But what we do not see …..is “why?”. 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. “Tosh” is littered with the most detailed analysis of many of the author’s glorious games as both player and manager. Just one touch was all the striker needed to score from 25 yards. Fate intervened to add yet another twist to the tale. Andy Legg joined the Bluebirds in relatively dark days. 2018 - 2020 Favre Bielsa, Lampard and 'spygate' His luck eventually turned as he later played an important part in the club’s promotion to the First Division (aka Championship) in 2003. Liverpool vs Chelsea has grown into a fierece modern rivalry but it's a contest that doesn't quite compare to the great traditional battles of the British game, the ones akin to … It will be our first ever meeting with Morecambe who are currently 15th in their division. His non football writing includes the whimsical yet informative “Little Book of Cardiff” . 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? 2007 - 2008 Doll Inevitably though, two worlds sometimes collide. Mick Schumacher: Can he follow in his father’s footsteps and become F1 Champion in the future? Some of these boys are viewed as traitors. 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! Police forces from Gower to Gatwick might puff out their cheeks with unwitting relief. In South Wales though, the rivalry has a mindset of its own. More recently, clubs that have been challenging for the honour of being called Chelsea’s main rival are Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool. The suburbs of Surrey were empty that evening ... Whilst us Londoners laughed at them. Chelsea’s success over the past decade or so has seen many clubs stake a claim to being Chelsea’s “biggest rival”. John Toshack had seen to that. Takes it on the chin, turns it around, and demonstrates a not inconsiderable lack of verbal and lyrical dexterity. Grimes deflected effort enough for Swans as Rotherham hard done by. Association football derby matches in the United Kingdom are often heated affairs, and violence is not uncommon. Yet his efforts as City – or as home fans say….”The” City, found themselves rarely off the floor. 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. You may prove me wrong. Many years ago I recall being especially impressed by a young lad tearing things up down the wing for Swansea at Ninian Park. Although both sides have made their own version of each other’s anthems, and bellow them out with gusto in the stands, I don’t think Chelsea see the Hammers as a real rival. He had earned promotion three times with the Bluebirds and scored more goals for them than for the Swans. Sometimes.“Dad, do you know the Piano’s on my Foot? 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. 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. Well, that's if you don't count throw-ins. Barcelona definitely hates us and my friends are all their fans,it makes me sick. These two sets of supporters just don’t get on at all. But no. 2017 - 2018 Stöger ?” My favourite football auto biography is Tosh, by John Toshack. He had made five appearances for Swansea City on loan from Coventry City. Biggest Rival: Tottenham (50%) ya its manu and barca bt particularly in those matches coincidentally the biggest rival turns out to be the referee. Is it a jealousy thing down west; the “Cardiff gets Everything” syndrome? Cardiff City (44) Swansea City (36) 28. I kept a close eye on that lad over the years and it came as no surprise that Jason Bowen went on to enjoy such a fine career. The statue of Graham Taylor outside Vicarage Road showing a sign of the times, Dortmund coaches since 2000: Cardiff City and Swansea City though, the rivalry is characterised by an animosity rarely seen in other aspects of Welsh culture. A bust of James was unveiled outside Swansea’s Liberty Stadium in 2007 following his sad death in 1998. Manchester United, like Leeds United, will always be disliked, mainly for the adulation they receive in the Press and the fans’ cocky attitude, but you can’t argue with their ability to win silverware. Finally, there’s a striker who has scored for Cardiff against Swansea, and for Swansea against Cardiff. Although based in Wales, both clubs play in the English football league system and have won English honours: Cardiff the FA Cup in 1927 and Swansea the Football League Cup in 2013. 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. 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. Women's Rivalry Forum NSR. 2015 - 2017 Tuchel At one time Chelsea couldn’t beat Arsenal for love nor money. Beautiful. Stories differ as to the numbers involved but the overall gist of the tale is true. A Season Ticket holder at Cardiff City, he is a member of Cardiff City Supporters Club and Cardiff City Supporters Trust, having sat on the Trust Board in recent times. Chelsea FC 360 - Latest Chelsea News and Gossip. Cardiff City and Swansea City though, the rivalry is characterised by an animosity rarely seen in other aspects of Welsh culture. At one stage the two sides clashed in every competition and it was certainly a battle of the fresh upstarts against the past masters. Which team do Chelsea fans yearn to see beaten? In a rare outing against, I dunno, Barnsley or Doncaster, the fans had chance to really taunt the ex-Swansea keeper. Lol Even Messi doesn't sound his humble self when he talked about Chelsea recently. Both are held in high affection down west. This term can be used to refer to a feud as a whole or to a particular match between two clubs. 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. 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? 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 I had quite a hard time when we knocked them out last term. Ben Chilwell Impresses Lampard with a Show of Talent Leading the Blues to Victory. Had he re- joined Cardiff, which looked a prospect in 1978, the history of the two clubs may have looked very different. The Gunners held the Indian sign over the boys from the Bridge, but that has all changed in recent seasons. El Classico divides a nation. 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If there are such things as the Football Gods, they must spend endless hours rolling their dice to see what agonies, expectations and simple twists of fate they can unleash to throw the two sides together. Indeed. Who is Edin Terzic? 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. Even Swansea players/ex players have been known to decorate goal celebrations against the Bluebirds with swimming gestures. 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). His national team and in the third round of this season Bluebirds to the sword was simply uncontainable football,! 44 ) Swansea City ( 36 ) 28 competition was made on Monday evening added the fuel last when... 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