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. Forst and Derby aren’t particularly fond of us either. 1 in every 2 throw-ins are being wasted - I took a look why: 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 BONUS NON-EXISTENT RIVALRY… MAN CITY V CHELSEA. Yet his efforts as City – or as home fans say….”The” City, found themselves rarely off the floor. Can Sabri Lamouchi find the morning after remedy for Nottingham Forest? 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]. In 1988, a number of Swansea based fans chased their capital counterparts after a game. 2017 - 2017 Bosz Unrealistic To Expect Chelsea To Win Trophies This Season. There is a clamour among England fans to see Grealish with the national team and in the starting lineup. Honest. 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. Just one touch was all the striker needed to score from 25 yards. 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. You’d have thought that such achievements would give him privileged status amongst Welsh fans but no. Everyone in Cardiff knew about it. El Classico divides a nation. At one stage the two sides clashed in every competition and it was certainly a battle of the fresh upstarts against the past masters. Chelsea star Mason Mount has played down any rivalry with Jack Grealish. Bielsa, Lampard and 'spygate' Covid-19 would put this behind locked doors. Well, that's if you don't count throw-ins. Community Shield: Goals from John Arne Riise and Peter Crouch gave Liverpool a comfortable victory over Champions Chelsea in Cardiff. Then there’s Liverpool. Curtis later scored an almost identical goal at The Vetch Field in a Welsh Cup Final against Wrexham for Cardiff City. I swear that my son’s first word was Gilligan, such was his status in my house in 1988. 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. #SVWBVB 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. He told Goal: "City were interested a year before I moved [from Cardiff]. 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. He seemed several passes ahead of most of our lower league stars in his 134 appearances. Peterborough v MK Dons, Liverpool v Chelsea, Stoke v Cardiff: six of the best modern football rivalries. ?” My favourite football auto biography is Tosh, by John Toshack. He had made five appearances for Swansea City on loan from Coventry City. More recently, clubs that have been challenging for the honour of being called Chelsea’s main rival are Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool. These two sets of supporters just don’t get on at all. 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. 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. At one time Chelsea couldn’t beat Arsenal for love nor money. 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 … His non football writing includes the whimsical yet informative “Little Book of Cardiff” . The draw for the stage at which Premier League and Championship clubs enter the competition was made on Monday evening. 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. Lampard vs Bielsa: 'Spygate' breathes new life into Chelsea-Leeds rivalry; More teams. Inevitably the story is more popular down west than in the capital. Biggest Rival: Tottenham (50%) 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 and Swansea City though, the rivalry is characterised by an animosity rarely seen in other aspects of Welsh culture. 2020 could, could, see the two rivals meet at Wembley. ... Cardiff City, Swansea City. 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. Dimi’s achievements in the game have been largely unremarkable, yet for inspiring this chant alone, he remains memorable. May 26, 2005 Budapest #1 banok, Feb 13, 2010. 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. The suburbs of Surrey were empty that evening ... Whilst us Londoners laughed at them. Those hardy souls would have seen 59 full blooded appearances from Leggy that year and four goals. Some of these boys are viewed as traitors. Chelsea’s success over the past decade or so has seen many clubs stake a claim to being Chelsea’s “biggest rival”. Such antics make them heroes to fellow Jacks of course. But memories fade fast in football. The rivalry really took centre stage and in … Premier League Match Report for Cardiff City v Arsenal on 2 September 2018, includes all goals and incidents. But no. Takes it on the chin, turns it around, and demonstrates a not inconsiderable lack of verbal and lyrical dexterity. 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. Cardiff City and Swansea City though, the rivalry is characterised by an animosity rarely seen in other aspects of Welsh culture. To any students of the South Wales derby, it is essential reading. 100%’ers all. He played 207 games for Swansea and 209 for the Bluebirds and is arguably the most popular player to have bridged the divide. Many years ago I recall being especially impressed by a young lad tearing things up down the wing for Swansea at Ninian Park. Lucien Favre leaves the club & his ex-assistant Edin Terzic takes over the Dortmund reins until the end of the season. 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 fans like commitment. John Toshack had seen to that. 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? David Collins is a South Wales based football writer, broadcaster and author. A wonder goal against Leeds is cemented forever into the Swansea legacy as Curtis led the club’s transformation through history. Indeed. Grimes deflected effort enough for Swans as Rotherham hard done by. The inevitable “YJB” taunts went up from sections of the 1,960 home supporters. 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! Gilligan later returned to South Wales to join the Swans. ya its manu and barca bt particularly in those matches coincidentally the biggest rival turns out to be the referee. Fate intervened to add yet another twist to the tale. My God, Chelsea fans are so unbelievably obsessed with Spurs to the point that they look desperate to have a proper rivalry. Inevitably though, two worlds sometimes collide. And when they see such enthusiasm in a blue shirt from a guy who played 200 times for Swansea, well, respect is due. 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. 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. Bowen scored with a diving header. But come the 80s, the football hierarchy had changed. Who is Edin Terzic? Finally, there’s a striker who has scored for Cardiff against Swansea, and for Swansea against Cardiff. England captain John Terry is also subjected to the same treatment. 2000 - 2004 Sammer The statue of Graham Taylor outside Vicarage Road showing a sign of the times, Dortmund coaches since 2000: They cannot escape one another. Beautiful. 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. Is it a jealousy thing down west; the “Cardiff gets Everything” syndrome? He had earned promotion three times with the Bluebirds and scored more goals for them than for the Swans. Chelsea FC 360 - Latest Chelsea News and Gossip. We have an old rivalry with Chelsea as well as Millwall and Cardiff, but that’s off the pitch stuff. 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. Women's Rivalry Forum NSR. 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. Leicester City fans have had their fair share of run-ins with Chelsea down the years and then there’s Tottenham Hotspur. The supporter was Alan Giles whose son David went on to join Cardiff City and later played under Tosh at the Vetch. Manchester clubs,Arsenal and maybe Tottenham. David Giles played, and scored, for Cardiff, Wrexham, Swansea City, Newport County and Wales. He also talks of dodging the “Cardiff City psychopaths” at a 1984 encounter between Newport County and the Swans. Even Swansea players/ex players have been known to decorate goal celebrations against the Bluebirds with swimming gestures. This year it has to be tottenham what with AVB and all but in europe, ya its definitely barca! 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. As a penalty shoot out unfolded though, sections of the home support could not resist reminding him of his 124 appearances for Swansea City. AVL on March 26, 2020: Aston Villa 4 -2 Birmingham City. . 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. Association football derby matches in the United Kingdom are often heated affairs, and violence is not uncommon. Can Chelsea Win the 2020/2021 Premier League? The art of a throw has long been undervalued, but statistics show they are the worst performing side for it 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. Jimmy Gilligan. Discussion in 'Soccer Videos' started by banok, Feb 13, 2010. banok Member. Terrace culture rose above such shenanigans in 2009  when the home side featured one Dimitrios Konstantopoulos in goal. 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. © 2011 - 2020 Chelsea FC 360. Chelsea have been drawn at home against League Two Morecambe in the third round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup. Three days after returning to Warwickshire he was loaned to Cardiff City. Listen to this chant from the home fans – to the tune of Karma Chameleon……, “Dimi, Dimi, Dimi, Konstantopoulos…..he Swam Away….to Cardiff Bay.”. Gilligan up front for the West Walians. The writing was on the wall. The “Jacks” of Swansea and the Bluebirds of Cardiff. Chelsea 1 - 2 Liverpool. 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). So we see above, many examples of the great rivalry. 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Sometimes.“Dad, do you know the Piano’s on my Foot? Their heroes include Jason Perry, Phil Dwyer and Sean Morrison. 2018 - 2020 Favre Art & Architecture Health & Fitness Automotive Books Education and Academia Finance, Investing & Economy Food & Travel ... Chelsea - Cardiff ::: highlights. In the 60s and 70s, it seemed that many former Bluebirds ended their careers down at The Vetch, Don Murray above for instance. “Tosh” is littered with the most detailed analysis of many of the author’s glorious games as both player and manager. But romances do not always last for ever. Ben Chilwell Impresses Lampard with a Show of Talent Leading the Blues to Victory. Stories differ as to the numbers involved but the overall gist of the tale is true. 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. ... Cardiff Swansea rivalry Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY. 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. This article will contemplate players who have crossed this great divide, hoping the stories bring the rivalry to life. 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…!!! “Judas 30” on their shirts. A derby refers to a rivalry between two football clubs. Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has already defended Mount, while England manager Gareth Southgate has been mocked for supposedly favouring the … Their glee at the sight of an ex Cardiff hero now putting the Bluebirds to the sword was simply uncontainable. 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. 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? 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. Had he re- joined Cardiff, which looked a prospect in 1978, the history of the two clubs may have looked very different. 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. The Neath born battler also earned the POTY award the following season. Over the years I have occasionally watched reserve matches at Cardiff, even the odd youth game. So these two Swansea legends bring much needed grace and decorum to our tale. In 1989, Cardiff boss Frank Burrows left the Ninian Park hot seat for Portsmouth, quickly taking Gilligan with him for £215,000. The first round of the FA Cup threw the great South Wales rivals together in November 1991. But which team do Chelsea fans consider their biggest rivals? 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. All Rights Reserved. How The Chelsea-QPR Rivalry Has Re-Emerged Since The Last Season, Manchester City move was not a plan, assures Frank Lampard, Chelsea confirm the signing of Cesc Fabregas, Jose Mourinho presser: Another dig at Wenger and Arsenal ahead of London Derby, Match Report: Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea – FA Cup 5th Round. County won on penalties. In the Premier League it's definitely our top four rivals. 2000 - 2000 Lattek What remains evident though, is that these rivals, are now joined at the hip. Often naughty, even nasty. Neil Warnock will face no Football Association action for staring down the match officials following Cardiff City's controversial defeat by Chelsea. Chelsea FC - Cardiff City FA Cup Cardiff soul crew vs Chelsea headhunhters 13 02 2010 “Swim Away.” Ok, let’s get this one out of the way first. 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. Tottenham ground out a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge that lifted them top of the Premier League on goal difference. 2017 - 2018 Stöger I had quite a hard time when we knocked them out last term. In South Wales though, the rivalry has a mindset of its own. However, the matches and the rivalries they encompass are frequently listed among the best in the sport. A 2008 report showed that West Bromwich Albion vs Wolverhampton Wanderers was the number one rivalry in English football. He is a regular guest pundit on the Cardiff City Phone In and pops up on various digital platforms. Between them they show that sometimes, in the right hands, even this bitterest of rivalries, can be set to one side. 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. Both are held in high affection down west. Andy Legg joined the Bluebirds in relatively dark days. 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. Barcelona definitely hates us and my friends are all their fans,it makes me sick. Alan Curtis and Robbie James formed an integral part of the Swansea City success story under Toshack. manure and maybe manshitty coz they are the team we battle with for the EPL title. 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. Mick Schumacher: Can he follow in his father’s footsteps and become F1 Champion in the future? You just can’t win can you? Inevitably it was Gilligan who grabbed the winner that day, collecting a ball hooked through from a certain Andy Legg. Obviously, though, Chelsea still has the stardust: the best part of the greatest city in the world. 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. 2004 - 2006 v. Marwijk Some though, remain figures of lasting affection in both camps. Chelsea . Cardiff City weren’t even playing. The Gunners held the Indian sign over the boys from the Bridge, but that has all changed in recent seasons. 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. Have your say on the game in the comments. Which team do Chelsea fans yearn to see beaten? I used to love Gilligan in his Ninian Park days. However, when you have two top sides up there battling for the main silverware year in, year out, then they instantly become rivals. Capital counterparts West Ham United and the Blues also have a bit of history as well. Sometimes fierce, yet sometimes forgiving. 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. Sad innit? You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.”. 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. Player of the Year in 2000 as relegation climaxed 15 years of failure and average home attendance stalled at 6,895. #Sounders, News now confirmed by BVB. Just a few comments on your map, which for the most part seems to be covered by the four teams you mentioned. His, busy, hustling style earned him many admirers. Some are born of envy, history, even politics. 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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. He even scored for Swansea against Cardiff in 1980. ... 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. It will be our first ever meeting with Morecambe who are currently 15th in their division. Toshack likes his piano stories by the way, often recalling how Bill Shankly used to say “A football team is like a piano. This term can be used to refer to a feud as a whole or to a particular match between two clubs. 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. 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