Sunday, January 04, 2009

Bring on the big guns.

For the second time in three years City have been drawn against Arsenal in the FA Cup. This time it's the 4th round and this time it's at home!

To be played over the w/e of the 24th/25th of January this guarantees a sell out game. Arsenal, who we beat in the final of 1927 1-0 but lost to 2-1 in the 3rd round in 2006 at Highbury will not be relishing a visit to what will be a hugely passionate Ninian Park. After the silence of the "library" at Highbury (remember that song chaps?) and a not much better atmosphere at the Emirates from what I've heard, the fans will be right on top of them at an intimidating and very loud Ninian Park.

They'll be favourites to win of course - we'd expect nothing less, despite whichever side Arsene Wenger chooses to put out, but then so were Leeds, who were top of the Premiership on that fateful 6th January 2002 when they visited Ninina Park only to fall 2-1 as goals from Graham Kavanagh and famously, Scott Young dumped the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Mark Viduka and Alan Smith out of the Cup.

Whatever happens. it'll be another great FA Cup day in the history of Cardiff City Football Club, and a match fit to witness the last season at Ninian Park before our move over the road later this year.

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