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Bit obvious but still the only team to take the FA cup out of England
 

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Bill Shankly lost his first game as Liverpool manager 4-0.

At Anfield

To Cardiff city
 

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FACT: When Eddie Johnson scored his first Cardiff City goal in the 3-0 win over Doncaster Rovers at Ninian Park, the resultant cheer from the crowd was so loud it was picked up by the British Geological Survey as a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale, making it officially an earthquake.

Professor Denzil Arcecrack of the BGS said “Our Welsh headquarters are located in Bridgend, around 25 miles from the stadium itself. I was working that evening and I heard the noise from my window, the instruments were going crazy. I turned to my colleague and said “what the fucking fuck was that”? We never dreamed it was a goal celebration, but when we found out who had scored, it all started to make sense”.

According to the late Norris McWhirter of the Guinness book of world recorded, this still remains the only time a celebration at a sporting event has caused seismic activity anywhere in the whole wide world.
 

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FACT: When Eddie Johnson scored his first Cardiff City goal in the 3-0 win over Doncaster Rovers at Ninian Park, the resultant cheer from the crowd was so loud it was picked up by the British Geological Survey as a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale, making it officially an earthquake.

Professor Denzil Arcecrack of the BGS said “Our Welsh headquarters are located in Bridgend, around 25 miles from the stadium itself. I was working that evening and I heard the noise from my window, the instruments were going crazy. I turned to my colleague and said “what the fucking fuck was that”? We never dreamed it was a goal celebration, but when we found out who had scored, it all started to make sense”.

According to the late Norris McWhirter of the Guinness book of world recorded, this still remains the only time a celebration at a sporting event has caused seismic activity anywhere in the whole wide world.


His own goal cost us a place in the play offs
 

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Cardiff City had its own observatory for night games, the roofless piss house on the Bob Bank
 

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Bill Shankly lost his first game as Liverpool manager 4-0.

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Bill Shankly played for the City during the war
 

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Cardiff City v Coventry City was the first match ever to be beamed back to the away team's stadium on a big screen.
 

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Cardiff City 1 - 0 Arsenal. St George's Day 1927. First Cup Final to be covered on radio. It was also mentioned in a comedy series, but which one?
 

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Cardiff City 1 - 0 Arsenal. St George's Day 1927. First Cup Final to be covered on radio. It was also mentioned in a comedy series, but which one?
Ripping Yarns.

My question is this; Who played for Cardiff during the war?
 

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In 1955-56 Cardiff were drawn to play away to Leeds in the FA Cup Third Round. (28th tie out of the hat)
In 1956-57 Cardiff were drawn to play away to Leeds in the FA Cup Third Round. (29th tie out of the hat)
In 1957-58 Cardiff were drawn to play away to Leeds in the FA Cup Third Round. (26th tie out of the hat)

What makes this even more crazy is that Cardiff won each of the ties 2-1.
 

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In 1955-56 Cardiff were drawn to play away to Leeds in the FA Cup Third Round. (28th tie out of the hat)
In 1956-57 Cardiff were drawn to play away to Leeds in the FA Cup Third Round. (29th tie out of the hat)
In 1957-58 Cardiff were drawn to play away to Leeds in the FA Cup Third Round. (26th tie out of the hat)

What makes this even more crazy is that Cardiff won each of the ties 2-1.
Now that is the kind of fact this thread was made for, good work sir.

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Tom Farquharson had an innovative way of saving penalties. When the opposition player was about to take the kick, Farquharson would retreat to the goal net and sprint forward at the same time as the penalty taker. By the time the kick was taken Farquharson would be beyond the 6 yard box and had a very good penalty saving record.

Because of this, and their anti-Welsh bias (maybe), the rules were changed so that the keeper had to have both feet on the goal line when the kick was actually taken.
 

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No team has come closer to winning a League Title than Cardiff. They lost by just 0.024 of a goal to Huddersfield in 1923-24. In those days, goal average was used to determine teams position when level on points.

Huddersfield and Cardiff finished on 57 points.

Huddersfield scored 60 and conceded 33. Giving a goal ratio (60 divided by 33) of 1.818
Cardiff City scored 61 and conceded 34. Giving a goal ratio (61 divided by 34) of 1.794

Of course, under the current rules, Cardiff would be winners on account of having scored more goals.

Cardiff finally got their hands on the League Trophy in 2012-13.
 

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In the Second World War, Cardiff played Bristol City in the War cup. The game was settled by a goal from former coal miner Billy Rees. The goal time was 218 minutes.

With the score level after 90 minutes, there was 30 minutes of extra time. No-one scored. So, there was another 30 minutes. No-one scored. So, there was a third period of 30 minutes. And on it went until Rees scored the winner at 6:40pm. The game kicked off at 2:30.

Fans were leaving the ground, going home for food, then going back to Ninian Park to catch the end of the game. There was no radio commentary, but wives at home were being told not to worry about their husbands because the game was still being played.
 

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Cardiff were warned by the FAW that they must play their strongest side in the Welsh Cup, having fielded an understrength team in the 4th round because of a clash with a First Division Match.

So, Knighton arrived at Ninian Park for the 5th Round tie, with Cardiff fielding their First Division side. Derek Tapscott scored 6 as City went on to win 16-0.
 

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