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Derby Days Cardiff City V Swansea City by Neil Palmer
  

Derby Days Cardiff City V Swansea City

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Derby Days Cardiff City V Swansea City by Neil Palmer

Cardiff Swansea Derby Days celebrates 100 years of this marvellous fixture, warts and all, and tips its hat to unforgettable players and matches. Palmer provides a nostalgic journey through the decades of the derby, evoking memories of players such as Mel Nurse, Phil Dwyer, Leighton James and Darcy Blake who were cheered and booed over the years by fans. Interviews with legendary players vividly illustrate some classic Swansea-Cardiff games and provide a glimpse of the action from both sides of the fence. Particularly striking is how the life of a professional footballer has changed (for the better) in recent times and how the game itself has evolved. The book records the massive crowds of the fifties, sixties and seventies as well as the dark, violent strewn days of the eighties and nineties through to the present day where the derby match had a rebirth at Swansea City's new Liberty Stadium. The teams had not met for nine years and a crowd of over 17,000 put the fixture back in the forefront of national exposure for all the right reasons. Whether a Swan or a Bluebird, you will love - or sometimes hate - this celebration of the Cardiff-Swansea derby. In the words of John Toshack, 'Up the city!' and 'Come on you Swans!'

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Book Info

Publication date

30th September 2011

Author

Neil Palmer

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Publisher

Vertical Editions

Format

Hardback
208 pages

Categories

Football (Soccer, Association football)
Sports teams & clubs

ISBN

9781904091530

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