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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. 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. So these two Swansea legends bring much needed grace and decorum to our tale. Manchester clubs,Arsenal and maybe Tottenham. He told Goal: "City were interested a year before I moved [from Cardiff]. 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. Community Shield: Goals from John Arne Riise and Peter Crouch gave Liverpool a comfortable victory over Champions Chelsea in Cardiff. 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. He even scored for Swansea against Cardiff in 1980. 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. I had quite a hard time when we knocked them out last term. Dimi’s achievements in the game have been largely unremarkable, yet for inspiring this chant alone, he remains memorable. The Cardiff lads ended up fleeing into the sea. More recently, clubs that have been challenging for the honour of being called Chelsea’s main rival are Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool. 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. Cardiff fans like commitment. Art & Architecture Health & Fitness Automotive Books Education and Academia Finance, Investing & Economy Food & Travel ... Chelsea - Cardiff ::: highlights. Have your say on the game in the comments. 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 … The statue of Graham Taylor outside Vicarage Road showing a sign of the times, Dortmund coaches since 2000: You just can’t win can you? England captain John Terry is also subjected to the same treatment. "The stereotypes that fed into the rivalry are largely irrelevant." Three days after returning to Warwickshire he was loaned to Cardiff City. John Toshack had seen to that. 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 non football writing includes the whimsical yet informative “Little Book of Cardiff” . Toshack likes his piano stories by the way, often recalling how Bill Shankly used to say “A football team is like a piano. In the 60s and 70s, it seemed that many former Bluebirds ended their careers down at The Vetch, Don Murray above for instance. 2017 - 2017 Bosz The inevitable “YJB” taunts went up from sections of the 1,960 home supporters. Hats off to the singer/songwriters of Cardiff though. Honest. His, busy, hustling style earned him many admirers. 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. 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. 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Between them they show that sometimes, in the right hands, even this bitterest of rivalries, can be set to one side. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing.”. 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. The writing was on the wall. 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 . Takes it on the chin, turns it around, and demonstrates a not inconsiderable lack of verbal and lyrical dexterity. So we see above, many examples of the great rivalry. Capital counterparts West Ham United and the Blues also have a bit of history as well. In 1988, a number of Swansea based fans chased their capital counterparts after a game. 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. Lucien Favre leaves the club & his ex-assistant Edin Terzic takes over the Dortmund reins until the end of the season. Biggest Rival: Tottenham (50%) 2015 - 2017 Tuchel Jimmy Gilligan. you forgot MILWALL??? Chelsea FC 360 - Latest Chelsea News and Gossip. Swansea City fans gleefully sing “Swim Away” at derbies 30 years later. 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. But no. The rivalry really took centre stage and in … But come the 80s, the football hierarchy had changed. ?” My favourite football auto biography is Tosh, by John Toshack. Everyone in Cardiff knew about it. Cardiff City (44) Swansea City (36) 28. Forst and Derby aren’t particularly fond of us either. He seemed several passes ahead of most of our lower league stars in his 134 appearances. However, when you have two top sides up there battling for the main silverware year in, year out, then they instantly become rivals. Alan Curtis and Robbie James formed an integral part of the Swansea City success story under Toshack. 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. Had he re- joined Cardiff, which looked a prospect in 1978, the history of the two clubs may have looked very different. 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. Did Smoking Lead to Former Blues Manager Losing the Dressing Room? Player of the Year in 2000 as relegation climaxed 15 years of failure and average home attendance stalled at 6,895. 109. Curtis was a stylish and graceful player, the ball seemingly tied to his foot at times. Some of these boys are viewed as traitors. Stories differ as to the numbers involved but the overall gist of the tale is true. The draw for the stage at which Premier League and Championship clubs enter the competition was made on Monday evening. Chelsea star Mason Mount has played down any rivalry with Jack Grealish. #SVWBVB #Sounders, News now confirmed by BVB. 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. 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. Those hardy souls would have seen 59 full blooded appearances from Leggy that year and four goals. AVL on March 26, 2020: Aston Villa 4 -2 Birmingham City. My heart sank. 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. 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. The first round of the FA Cup threw the great South Wales rivals together in November 1991. BONUS NON-EXISTENT RIVALRY… MAN CITY V CHELSEA. Indeed. There is a clamour among England fans to see Grealish with the national team and in the starting lineup. Inevitably it was Gilligan who grabbed the winner that day, collecting a ball hooked through from a certain Andy Legg. 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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. Cardiff City weren’t even playing. In a rare outing against, I dunno, Barnsley or Doncaster, the fans had chance to really taunt the ex-Swansea keeper. You’d have thought that such achievements would give him privileged status amongst Welsh fans but no. Grimes deflected effort enough for Swans as Rotherham hard done by. Just a few comments on your map, which for the most part seems to be covered by the four teams you mentioned. Well, that's if you don't count throw-ins. 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. 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. To any students of the South Wales derby, it is essential reading. Can Chelsea Win the 2020/2021 Premier League? Terrace culture rose above such shenanigans in 2009  when the home side featured one Dimitrios Konstantopoulos in goal. Sometimes.“Dad, do you know the Piano’s on my Foot? Unrealistic To Expect Chelsea To Win Trophies This Season. Covid-19 would put this behind locked doors. Some though, remain figures of lasting affection in both camps. 2018 - 2020 Favre 2000 - 2000 Lattek Their glee at the sight of an ex Cardiff hero now putting the Bluebirds to the sword was simply uncontainable. Often naughty, even nasty. ya its manu and barca bt particularly in those matches coincidentally the biggest rival turns out to be the referee. May 26, 2005 Budapest #1 banok, Feb 13, 2010. 100%’ers all. The art of a throw has long been undervalued, but statistics show they are the worst performing side for it You may prove me wrong. 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. 2017 - 2018 Stöger “Judas 30” on their shirts. Many years ago I recall being especially impressed by a young lad tearing things up down the wing for Swansea at Ninian Park. At one time Chelsea couldn’t beat Arsenal for love nor money. 2006 - 2007 Röber These two sets of supporters just don’t get on at all. Lampard vs Bielsa: 'Spygate' breathes new life into Chelsea-Leeds rivalry; More teams. Lol Even Messi doesn't sound his humble self when he talked about Chelsea recently. But what we do not see …..is “why?”. This year it has to be tottenham what with AVB and all but in europe, ya its definitely barca! 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 … 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. 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. 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? This article will contemplate players who have crossed this great divide, hoping the stories bring the rivalry to life. 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. “Tosh” is littered with the most detailed analysis of many of the author’s glorious games as both player and manager. Bowen scored with a diving header. 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. 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. Who is Edin Terzic? The suburbs of Surrey were empty that evening ... Whilst us Londoners laughed at them. 2007 - 2008 Doll Barcelona definitely hates us and my friends are all their fans,it makes me sick. We have an old rivalry with Chelsea as well as Millwall and Cardiff, but that’s off the pitch stuff. A bust of James was unveiled outside Swansea’s Liberty Stadium in 2007 following his sad death in 1998. In 1989, Cardiff boss Frank Burrows left the Ninian Park hot seat for Portsmouth, quickly taking Gilligan with him for £215,000. Sometimes fierce, yet sometimes forgiving. Tottenham ground out a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge that lifted them top of the Premier League on goal difference. His luck eventually turned as he later played an important part in the club’s promotion to the First Division (aka Championship) in 2003. 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. My God, Chelsea fans are so unbelievably obsessed with Spurs to the point that they look desperate to have a proper rivalry. Obviously, though, Chelsea still has the stardust: the best part of the greatest city in the world. Over the years I have occasionally watched reserve matches at Cardiff, even the odd youth game. Even Swansea players/ex players have been known to decorate goal celebrations against the Bluebirds with swimming gestures. Mick Schumacher: Can he follow in his father’s footsteps and become F1 Champion in the future? Whatever your view, I’d love to hear from you. Can Sabri Lamouchi find the morning after remedy for Nottingham Forest? Gilligan later returned to South Wales to join the Swans. 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. A derby refers to a rivalry between two football clubs. 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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Some are born of envy, history, even politics. 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. 2000 - 2004 Sammer Cardiff City and Swansea City though, the rivalry is characterised by an animosity rarely seen in other aspects of Welsh culture. The “Jacks” of Swansea and the Bluebirds of Cardiff. Should Chelsea Follow Up Interest in £111m German Wonderkid? County won on penalties. © 2011 - 2020 Chelsea FC 360. 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. I swear that my son’s first word was Gilligan, such was his status in my house in 1988. And when they see such enthusiasm in a blue shirt from a guy who played 200 times for Swansea, well, respect is due. Bowen looked incredulously at the skies. A wonder goal against Leeds is cemented forever into the Swansea legacy as Curtis led the club’s transformation through history. 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. 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. Listen to this chant from the home fans – to the tune of Karma Chameleon……, “Dimi, Dimi, Dimi, Konstantopoulos…..he Swam Away….to Cardiff Bay.”. He had earned promotion three times with the Bluebirds and scored more goals for them than for the Swans. 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. Their heroes include Jason Perry, Phil Dwyer and Sean Morrison. 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. Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has already defended Mount, while England manager Gareth Southgate has been mocked for supposedly favouring the … The supporter was Alan Giles whose son David went on to join Cardiff City and later played under Tosh at the Vetch. 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. manure and maybe manshitty coz they are the team we battle with for the EPL title. 2004 - 2006 v. Marwijk Sad innit? 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