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Cardiff Blues sign up to play at new ground

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by Ninian opinion (U1653679) 19 September 2007
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The Blues will be at our new stadium in 2009. Anybody got any views on the egg chasers and their wax jacket fans coming to our new stadium?
As long as they know their place, and don't make a mess of the pitch it has to be a sound commercial move.
Their involvement surely also will help iron out any building delays if there are any.

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comment by muckie1 (U2071396)

posted Sep 19, 2007

This makes perfect economic sense to me.
The management of the pitch will of course be vital, but it is quite common all over the country.

To be honest its about time our sports sides got together and shared a bit.

As for Fowler, if he fails to score soon, he could be playing reserve football..lol

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posted Sep 19, 2007

I have no axe to grind for Cardiff whatsoever. I just wanted to say that you guys better prepare for some pretty awful pitches come the middle of winter 2009/2010. I understand the economic argument but there are plenty of clubs that survive perfectly well without ground sharing and the damage done to pitch quality - not to mention the maze of white and green lines that you will end up with - as well as the loss of identity (the bigger problem in my view) just make these ground sharing deals close to disaster. I am a Leicester City season ticket holder and at one stage we were seriously close to sharing with Leicester Tigers. Thank goodness the ground swell of opinion against - by supporters of both clubs - destroyed the idea. I am just fearful of the idea being resurrected. I say don't do it!

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posted Sep 19, 2007

lifoouk - get your own bloody egg chasing stadium then.

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comment by wales66 (U9712787)

posted Sep 19, 2007

lol iam new to this site and am amazed that some cardiff football suporters feel that having lines on there "shared pitch" will be off putting? lol. Why.Surely it gives them another excuse lol

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comment by lifoouk (U9711449)

posted Sep 19, 2007

no thank you oldsparky, but thanks for the comments

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posted Sep 20, 2007

atleast there will be one cardiff team winning at home then.laughale

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posted Sep 20, 2007

Just read Peter Thomas in the Wasting Mule. According to him basing the Blues in the new stadium will show that they are "reaching out across the whole region". (Presumably because the new stadium is outside the city centre.)

First, the Blues had no input into the location of the new stadium. Second, if the Blues really wanted to reach out to the region they claim to represent they'd build a new stadium in Ponty.

Got to give it to Peter the Pies, always good for a laugh. Here taking credit for something that was nothing to do with him.

Be honest, Peter, the Blues are just Cardiff RFC by another name, and this is why so many Valleys people are supporting the Ospreys.

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posted Sep 20, 2007

I think this "Hammam later revealed that the club were saddled with debts of almost 30 million." is the main reason your sharing. You aint a premiership team yet !!!!

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posted Sep 21, 2007

Youre concerned about RUGBY fans behaviour? Id much rather have thier reputation of fart lighting etc than those no brainer idiots down at Ninian park who bring shame to the game and give us such a bad reputation. Honestly, what is wrong with ground sharing - were in no financial position to say we dont need their help, also a firm believer that we should join forces, no big deal!

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comment by 2420308 (U2420308)

posted Sep 21, 2007

The day City beat the Super Spurs 3-2 in 1961, the huge record crowd at Ninian Park was made up of thousands of Welsh sports fans who had been to the Wales-Ireland rugby international that afternoon. So I don't understand the attitude of what I hope is a tiny minority of Cardiff City supporters, or the wendyball/eggchaser arguments. Soccer and rugby have happily co-existed in South Wales, with supporters of both codes following the fortunes of Wales and respective local sides, whether it be one sport or the other. The state of the playing surface is a genuine worry, but other than that ground sharing seems to make economic sense.

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