Bowen looked incredulously at the skies. But memories fade fast in football. Both are held in high affection down west. Forst and Derby aren’t particularly fond of us either. Mick Schumacher: Can he follow in his father’s footsteps and become F1 Champion in the future? 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. Some though, remain figures of lasting affection in both camps. 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. 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. Their heroes include Jason Perry, Phil Dwyer and Sean Morrison. you forgot MILWALL??? All Rights Reserved. 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 if european championships r concerned after 2009 and 2012 debacles,r main rivals in europe have 2 b barcelona…!!! Unrealistic To Expect Chelsea To Win Trophies This Season. In a rare outing against, I dunno, Barnsley or Doncaster, the fans had chance to really taunt the ex-Swansea keeper. 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. 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. The art of a throw has long been undervalued, but statistics show they are the worst performing side for it They taint each result with “yeh, but how did that lot down the road do today?” They throw our fortunes together, in ever decreasing circles. These two sets of supporters just don’t get on at all. 2015 - 2017 Tuchel This is some feat. 2017 - 2018 Stöger There is a clamour among England fans to see Grealish with the national team and in the starting lineup. Barcelona definitely hates us and my friends are all their fans,it makes me sick. AVL on March 26, 2020: Aston Villa 4 -2 Birmingham City. So we see above, many examples of the great rivalry. 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. Can Chelsea Win the 2020/2021 Premier League? Cardiff City weren’t even playing. 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. #SVWBVB 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. 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. ?” My favourite football auto biography is Tosh, by John Toshack. 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The rivalry really took centre stage and in … . The Gunners held the Indian sign over the boys from the Bridge, but that has all changed in recent seasons. 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. In 1988, a number of Swansea based fans chased their capital counterparts after a game. Lucien Favre leaves the club & his ex-assistant Edin Terzic takes over the Dortmund reins until the end of the season. This article will contemplate players who have crossed this great divide, hoping the stories bring the rivalry to life. David Giles played, and scored, for Cardiff, Wrexham, Swansea City, Newport County and Wales. Tottenham ground out a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge that lifted them top of the Premier League on goal difference. Honest. 2018 - 2020 Favre The writing was on the wall. 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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? Often naughty, even nasty. The inevitable “YJB” taunts went up from sections of the 1,960 home supporters. 2000 - 2004 Sammer 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. 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., #SaintsFC have been flawless this season. My next two choices are 100% Swansea legends, though between them, they also made over 170 appearances for Cardiff City towards the end of their playing days. He also talks of dodging the “Cardiff City psychopaths” at a 1984 encounter between Newport County and the Swans. 2020 could, could, see the two rivals meet at Wembley. Yet his efforts as City – or as home fans say….”The” City, found themselves rarely off the floor. Andy Legg joined the Bluebirds in relatively dark days. 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. 2008 - 2015 Klopp 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. Can Sabri Lamouchi find the morning after remedy for Nottingham Forest? In 1989, Cardiff boss Frank Burrows left the Ninian Park hot seat for Portsmouth, quickly taking Gilligan with him for £215,000. In South Wales though, the rivalry has a mindset of its own. 2007 - 2008 Doll However, the matches and the rivalries they encompass are frequently listed among the best in the sport. Premier League Match Report for Cardiff City v Arsenal on 2 September 2018, includes all goals and incidents. County won on penalties. manure and maybe manshitty coz they are the team we battle with for the EPL title. The Cardiff lads ended up fleeing into the sea. Fate intervened to add yet another twist to the tale. “Tosh” is littered with the most detailed analysis of many of the author’s glorious games as both player and manager. 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. Takes it on the chin, turns it around, and demonstrates a not inconsiderable lack of verbal and lyrical dexterity. Lol Even Messi doesn't sound his humble self when he talked about Chelsea recently. To any students of the South Wales derby, it is essential reading. The supporter was Alan Giles whose son David went on to join Cardiff City and later played under Tosh at the Vetch. Jimmy peeled away to the ecstatic home supporters piled onto the mighty North Bank. 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. 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]. Chelsea FC 360 - Latest Chelsea News and Gossip. 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. 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 “Jacks” of Swansea and the Bluebirds of Cardiff. A Welsh speaker, David is also a keen follower of his national team. Their glee at the sight of an ex Cardiff hero now putting the Bluebirds to the sword was simply uncontainable. BONUS NON-EXISTENT RIVALRY… MAN CITY V CHELSEA. Inevitably though, two worlds sometimes collide. Finally, there’s a striker who has scored for Cardiff against Swansea, and for Swansea against Cardiff. Stories differ as to the numbers involved but the overall gist of the tale is true. Many years ago I recall being especially impressed by a young lad tearing things up down the wing for Swansea at Ninian Park. I swear that my son’s first word was Gilligan, such was his status in my house in 1988. Have your say on the game in the comments. Covid-19 would put this behind locked doors. 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. Beautiful. Which team do Chelsea fans yearn to see beaten? You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.”. Chelsea’s success over the past decade or so has seen many clubs stake a claim to being Chelsea’s “biggest rival”. 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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. 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). Those hardy souls would have seen 59 full blooded appearances from Leggy that year and four goals. 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. Over the years I have occasionally watched reserve matches at Cardiff, even the odd youth game. Chelsea . Whatever your view, I’d love to hear from you. Bowen scored with a diving header. It will be our first ever meeting with Morecambe who are currently 15th in their division. ya its manu and barca bt particularly in those matches coincidentally the biggest rival turns out to be the referee. Sometimes fierce, yet sometimes forgiving. He had made five appearances for Swansea City on loan from Coventry City. 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. Who is Edin Terzic? Association football derby matches in the United Kingdom are often heated affairs, and violence is not uncommon. This term can be used to refer to a feud as a whole or to a particular match between two clubs. 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. 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. 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. Listen to this chant from the home fans – to the tune of Karma Chameleon……, “Dimi, Dimi, Dimi, Konstantopoulos…..he Swam Away….to Cardiff Bay.”. But come the 80s, the football hierarchy had changed. Then there’s Liverpool. ... Cardiff Swansea rivalry Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY. 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. Some are born of envy, history, even politics. Follow @e46K !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=”//”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”); Should Maicon's "Snub" Really Bother Chelsea? Capital counterparts West Ham United and the Blues also have a bit of history as well. But which team do Chelsea fans consider their biggest rivals? Sometimes.“Dad, do you know the Piano’s on my Foot? Chelsea 1 - 2 Liverpool. Inevitably it was Gilligan who grabbed the winner that day, collecting a ball hooked through from a certain Andy Legg. His non football writing includes the whimsical yet informative “Little Book of Cardiff” . Some of these boys are viewed as traitors. Chelsea star Mason Mount has played down any rivalry with Jack Grealish. Should Chelsea Follow Up Interest in £111m German Wonderkid? I had quite a hard time when we knocked them out last term. Hats off to the singer/songwriters of Cardiff though. Leicester City fans have had their fair share of run-ins with Chelsea down the years and then there’s Tottenham Hotspur. 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. 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. What remains evident though, is that these rivals, are now joined at the hip. You just can’t win can you? 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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. Biggest Rival: Tottenham (50%) “Judas 30” on their shirts. 2000 - 2000 Lattek Is it a jealousy thing down west; the “Cardiff gets Everything” syndrome? 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. 2017 - 2017 Bosz His, busy, hustling style earned him many admirers. 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. 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. Jimmy Gilligan. Peterborough v MK Dons, Liverpool v Chelsea, Stoke v Cardiff: six of the best modern football rivalries. Community Shield: Goals from John Arne Riise and Peter Crouch gave Liverpool a comfortable victory over Champions Chelsea in Cardiff. May 26, 2005 Budapest #1 banok, Feb 13, 2010. My heart sank. The suburbs of Surrey were empty that evening ... Whilst us Londoners laughed at them. Swansea City fans gleefully sing “Swim Away” at derbies 30 years later. Curtis later scored an almost identical goal at The Vetch Field in a Welsh Cup Final against Wrexham for Cardiff City. #Sounders, News now confirmed by BVB. 2006 - 2007 Röber El Classico divides a nation. 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. The first round of the FA Cup threw the great South Wales rivals together in November 1991. 1 in every 2 throw-ins are being wasted - I took a look why: “Swim Away.” Ok, let’s get this one out of the way first. This year it has to be tottenham what with AVB and all but in europe, ya its definitely barca! A 2008 report showed that West Bromwich Albion vs Wolverhampton Wanderers was the number one rivalry in English football. But what we do not see … “why?”. 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. Alan Curtis and Robbie James formed an integral part of the Swansea City success story under Toshack. At one stage the two sides clashed in every competition and it was certainly a battle of the fresh upstarts against the past masters. He even scored for Swansea against Cardiff in 1980.