Yes it’s true I’m making a visit to the new Cardiff city stadium – or Legoland as us Jacks like to call it – to watch arguably the most fierce local derby in British football on Saturday, 3rd April 2010.
It has been many years since I visited our arch rivals at the old Ninian Park and I can remember the healthy amount of loose change I pocketed that day as a result of the post-match coin storm that ensued over the rear wall of the grange end!
So here I am, in 2010 making the journey once again only this time it’ll be to see the Swan’s very first game at the new Cardiff stadium.
Here’s my bus ticket for the “bubble” trip…
The fixture has the potential to be explosive on-field encounter considering ALL of the ingredients with both teams are vying for promotion to the Premier league via the play-offs (well currently they are anyway!). The Bluebirds being at home and at their new stadium will be out for revenge having not beaten the Swans over the last 2 seasons (2 draws and 2 defeats).
From fan’s perspective, it’s a bank holiday weekend, it’s a 17:20 kick-off and for the armchair fans it’s live on Sky. I do wonder what South Wales Police make of it all though….
Whatever happens I’m in no doubt it’ll be an interesting day!