Severnside derby

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Severnside derby
Locale South Wales and West Country (England)
Teams Bristol City and Cardiff City
First meeting 9 January 1915
Latest meeting Cardiff City 2-1 Bristol City
(16 February 2013)
Next meeting 24 October 2015
(at Cardiff City Stadium)
Statistics
Meetings total 86
Most wins Bristol City (36 wins)
Most player appearances Louis Carey (Bristol City) (36)
Largest victory Bristol City 0-6 Cardiff City
(26 January 2010)

The Severnside derby is a local derby in football in the United Kingdom between Welsh club Cardiff City and English club Bristol City. The term Severnside derby can also be given to a match between Cardiff City and Bristol Rovers,[1] or between Newport County and either of the Bristol-based clubs.

Reasons for the rivalry[edit]

Although it is a traditional local rivalry, it is different in that it also crosses the Wales–England border, increasing somewhat the hostility between the two teams. As well as bragging rights the matches are seen as an "international contest".[2][3] Both sets of fans use this to taunt each other with patriotic songs.

In the Football Fans census in 2003 about football rivalries, Bristol City and Cardiff were listed as 10th and 13th in the UK respectively in a list of teams.[1]

Violence[edit]

Both teams' fans have a history of hooliganism and have their own hooligan firm: Cardiff's being the Soul Crew and Bristol City with the City Service Firm. Due to the fierce rivalry and the history of the two teams the encounters can end up with some sort of conflict, commonly pre-organised.[4]

In an attempt to discourage the violence, games between the two are usually kept "all coach", meaning that everyone travelling to an away game must travel using the club's official transport and therefore no one can travel to the game of their own accord.[5] The coaches are usually accompanied by a heavy police presence and away fans tend to be kept in the ground after the game until the home fans have all left. While this has been mildly successful in stopping organised fights fans still attempt to attack each other by throwing objects such as bottles and coins during the game.[4]

The violence involved with this derby was featured in a BBC documentary in 2001, Hooligans. In the programme a reporter wearing a hidden camera infiltrated the Soul Crew, exposing the use of racist chanting and abuse as well as a lack of control by stewards and police.[4]

Notable characters in past encounters[edit]

Bristol City and Cardiff City meet at Ashton Gate in March 2009

Unlike the South Wales derby, and the Bristol derby, it is not usually frowned upon to sign a player or manager who has played for the opposition in the Severnside Derby. The only players that are disfavoured are players who are remembered for one-off incidents.

Such players include Bristol City player Lee Trundle, who is hated by Cardiff fans for a long affiliation with rivals Swansea City. After winning the LDV Vans Trophy in 2006, Trundle took to the pitch wearing a t-shirt depicting a Swansea fan urinating on a Cardiff City shirt. He also held up a Flag of Wales with the words "Fuck off Cardiff" on it but claimed he did not realise it was written on there.[6]

Head-to-head record[edit]

Current as of 16 February 2013. Statistics obtained from Soccerbase.[7]

Game list[edit]

      Bristol City win       Cardiff City win       Draw

Date Competition Stadium Score Bristol City Scorers Cardiff City Scorers Att.[8] Ref.
Bristol City were promoted to Championship 2014–15
Bristol City were relegated to League One 2012–13
Cardiff City were promoted to Premier League 2012–13
16 Feb 2013 Championship Cardiff City Stadium 2-1 Ben Nugent (own goal) Fraizer Campbell (2) 25,586
25 Aug 2012 Championship Ashton Gate Stadium 4–2 Stephen Pearson, Martyn Woolford (2), Sam Baldock Joe Mason, Heidar Helguson 14,368 [g 1]
10 Mar 2012 Championship Ashton Gate Stadium 2-1 Jon Stead Stephen McManus (og), Kalifa Cissé (og) 12,495 [g 2]
14 Aug 2011 Championship Cardiff City Stadium 3–1 Nicky Maynard Mark Hudson, Craig Conway, Robert Earnshaw 22,639 [g 3]
1 Jan 2011 Championship Ashton Gate Stadium 3–0 Brett Pitman, Lee Johnson, Jamal Campbell-Ryce 15,638 [g 4]
16 Oct 2010 Championship Cardiff City Stadium 3–2 Steven Caulker, Jon Stead Jay Bothroyd, Peter Whittingham (2) 22,444 [g 5]
26 Jan 2010 Championship Ashton Gate Stadium 6–0 Peter Whittingham, Ross McCormack (2), Michael Chopra (2), Liam Fontaine (Own Goal) 13,825 [g 6]
19 Jan 2010 FA Cup Cardiff City Stadium 1–0 Bradley Orr (Own Goal) 6,731 [g 7]
12 Jan 2010 FA Cup Ashton Gate Stadium 1–1 Gavin Williams Michael Chopra 7,289 [g 8]
23 Aug 2009 Championship Cardiff City Stadium 3–0 Jamie McCombe (Own Goal), Michael Chopra, Gavin Rae 20,853 [g 9]
15 Mar 2009 Championship Ashton Gate Stadium 1–1 Nicky Maynard Ross McCormack 17,487
13 Sep 2008 Championship Ninian Park 0–0 19,312
22 Mar 2008 Championship Ninian Park 2–1 Dele Adebola Roger Johnson, Peter Whittingham 16,458
15 Dec 2007 Championship Ashton Gate Stadium 1–0 Marvin Elliott 15,753
Bristol City were promoted to Championship 2006–07
Cardiff City were promoted to First Division 2002–03
13 May 2003 Second Division play-offs Ashton Gate Stadium 0–0 16,307
10 May 2003 Second Division play-offs Ninian Park 1–0 Peter Thorne 19,146
22 Apr 2003 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 2–0 Brian Tinnion, Christian Roberts 15,615
14 Dec 2002 Second Division Ninian Park 2–0 Brian Tinnion, Christian Roberts 15,239
29 Dec 2001 Second Division Ninian Park 3–1 Scott Murray (2), Lee Matthews Graham Kavanagh 16,149
9 Oct 2001 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 1–1 Mickey Bell Robert Earnshaw 13,804
Cardiff City are promoted to Second Division 2000–01
Cardiff City are relegated to Third Division 1999–2000
22 Feb 2000 Second Division Ninian Park 0–0 6,586
9 Jan 2000 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 0–0 10,570
Bristol City are relegated to Second Division1998–99
Cardiff City are promoted to Second Division 1998–99
Bristol City are promoted to First Division 1997–98
Bristol City are relegated to Second Division 1994–95
Cardiff City are relegated to Third Division 1994–95
Cardiff City are promoted to Second Division 1992–93
25 Aug 1992 League Cup Ashton Gate Stadium 5–1 Andy Cole (3), Leroy Rosenior, Wayne Allison Carl Dale 9,801
18 Aug 1992 League Cup Ninian Park 1–0 Carl Dale 4,066
Cardiff City are relegated to Fourth Division 1989–90
10 Feb 1990 Third Division Ashton Gate Stadium 1–0 11,982
16 Sep 1989 Third Division Ninian Park 3–0 5,970
1 Apr 1989 Third Division Ninian Park 1–1 Nicky Platnauer 6,358
17 Dec 1988 Third Division Ashton Gate Stadium 2–0 7,493
Cardiff City are promoted to Third Division 1987–88
Cardiff City are relegated to Fourth Division 1985–86
25 Jan 1986 Third Division Ashton Gate Stadium 2–1 Paul Wheeler 7,541
14 Sep 1985 Third Division Ninian Park 3–1 Graham Withey 4,412
Cardiff City are relegated to Third Division 1984–85
Bristol City are promoted to Third Division 1983–84
Cardiff City are promoted to Second Division 1982–83
Bristol City are relegated to Fourth Division 1981–82
Cardiff City are relegated to Third Division 1981–82
Bristol City are relegated to Third Division 1980–81
20 Apr 1981 Second Division Ninian Park 3–2 Steve Grapes, Peter Kitchen 5,575
26 Dec 1980 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 0–0 15,039
Bristol City are releged to Second Division 1979–80
Bristol City are promoted to First Division 1975–76
Cardiff City are promoted to Second Division 1975–76
Cardiff City are relegated to Third Division 1974–75
26 Dec 1974 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 0–0 12,484
14 Sep 1974 Second Division Ninian Park 1–0 Keith Fear Goal 46' 8,858
19 Aug 1974 League Cup Ashton Gate Stadium 2–1 Gerry Sweeney Goal 31'
Geoff Merrick Goal 55'
Jimmy McInch Goal 72' 8,813
2 Feb 1974 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 3–2 Trevor Tainton Goal 4'
Gerry Sweeney Goal 74' (pen)90'
Leighton Phillips Goal 15'
Andy McCullough Goal 26'
24,487
15 Dec 1973 Second Division Ninian Park 1–0 Don Gillies Goal 79' 9,368
26 Dec 1972 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 1–0 Gerry Gow Goal 65' (pen) 20,490
23 Sep 1972 Second Division Ninian Park 3–1 Gerry Gow Goal 9' (pen)
John Galley Goal 12'
Brian Drysdale Goal 70'
Gary Bell Goal 22' (pen) 14,102
26 Apr 1972 Second Division Ninian Park 3–2 Peter Spiring Goal 9'63'
Gerry Gow Goal 20' (pen)
Alan Warboys Goal 32'
Bobby Woodruff Goal 82'
17,227
31 Aug 1971 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 2–0 John Galley Goal 22'
Gerry Gow Goal 51'
23,525
3 Apr 1971 Second Division Ninian Park 1–0 Ken Wimshurst Goal 4' (own goal) 24,368
29 Aug 1970 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 1–0 Gerry Sharpe Goal 84' 24,969
29 Dec 1969 Second Division Ninian Park 1–0 John Toshack 18,479
23 Aug 1969 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 2–0 Brian Clark, Ronnie Bird(pen) 23,237
25 Jan 1969 Second Division Ninian Park 3–0 Brian Clark(2), Peter King 26,210
28 Sep 1968 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 3–0 Peter King, John Toshack, Barrie Jones 20,632
2 Mar 1968 Second Division Ninian Park 1–0 15,334
14 Oct 1967 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 1–1 Bobby Brown 15,609
31 Dec 1966 Second Division Ninian Park 5–1 Bobby Brown(2), Low (own goal), Ronnie Bird(2) 12,306
27 Aug 1966 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 2–1 John Toshack(pen), George Andrews 11,952
18 Mar 1966 Second Division Ninian Park 2–1 Peter King, John Toshack 13,405
25 Sep 1965 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 1–1 Bernard Lewis 15,300
Bristol City are promoted to Second Division 1964–65
Cardiff City are relegated to Second Division 1961–62
Bristol City are relegated to Third Division 1959–60
Cardiff City are promoted to First Division 1959–60
16 Jan 1960 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 3–0 Joe Bonson, Graham Moore, McCall(og) 18,184
5 Sep 1959 Second Division Ninian Park 4–2 Colin Hudson(2), Johnny Watkins, Colin Baker 22,545
27 Dec 1958 Second Division Ninian Park 1–0 Burden (og) 27,146
26 Dec 1958 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 3–2 Joe Bonson(2), Brian Walsh 27,570
7 Apr 1958 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 2–0 25,723
4 Apr 1958 Second Division Ninian Park 3–2 Ron Hewitt(2) 15,567
Cardiff City are relegated to Second Division 1956–57
Bristol City are promoted to Second Division 1954–55
Cardiff City are promoted to First Division 1951–52
Cardiff City are promoted to Second Division 1946–47
7 Apr 1947 Third Division South Ninian Park 1–1 Stan Richards 49,310
4 Apr 1947 Third Division South Ashton Gate Stadium 2–1 Billy Rees 32,535
No competitive football took place between 1939–1945 due to World War II
1 Apr 1939 Third Division South Ashton Gate Stadium 1–1 Harry Egan 10,003
11 Jan 1939 Third Division South Ninian Park 2–1 Ritchie Smith, George Walton 8,645
5 Mar 1938 Third Division South Ashton Gate Stadium 1–0 Jimmy Collins 38,953
15 Dec 1937 FA Cup Ashton Gate Stadium 2–0 Jimmy Collins(2) 23,050
11 Dec 1937 FA Cup Ninian Park 1–1 Bert Turner 25,472
23 Oct 1937 Third Division South Ninian Park 0–0 17,858
1 May 1937 Third Division South Ashton Gate Stadium 2–1 Hick (og) 4,360
14 Sep 1936 Third Division South Ninian Park 3–1 Reg Pugh, Albert Pinxton, Les Talbot 24,936
28 Mar 1936 Third Division South Ninian Park 1–0 Reg Keating 9,755
23 Nov 1935 Third Division South Ashton Gate Stadium 2–0 Jack Diamond, Joe Roberts 10,350
4 May 1935 Third Division South Ashton Gate Stadium 4–0 5,558
22 Dec 1934 Third Division South Ninian Park 3–3 Harry Riley, Billy Bassett, Reg Keating 7,043
24 Mar 1934 Third Division South Ashton Gate Stadium 3–0 7,186
11 Nov 1933 Third Division South Ninian Park 5–1 Jack Galbraith 9,090
15 Apr 1933 Third Division South Ashton Gate Stadium 3–1 George Russell 7,176
3 Dec 1932 Third Division South Ninian Park 1–1 Les Jones 6,115
Bristol City are relegated to Third Division South 1931–32
Cardiff City are relegated to Third Division South 1930–31
14 Feb 1931 Second Division Ninian Park 1–0 11,780
11 Oct 1930 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 1–0 19,447
26 Dec 1929 Second Division Ninian Park 1–1 Harry Wake 25,244
25 Dec 1929 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 2–0 17,140
Cardiff City are relegated to Second Division 1928–29
Bristol City are promoted to Second Division 1926–27
Bristol City are relegated to Third Division South 1923–24
23 Feb 1924 FA Cup Ninian Park 3–0 Jimmy Gill(2), Joe Clennell 50,000
Bristol City are promoted to Second Division 1922–23
Cardiff City are promoted to First Division 1920–21
22 Jan 1921 Second Division Ninian Park 1–0 Albert Barnett 42,000
15 Jan 1921 Second Division Ashton Gate Stadium 0–0 35,000
Cardiff City join The Football League 1920–21
21 Feb 1920 FA Cup Ashton Gate Stadium 2–1 George Beare 32,452
9 Jan 1915 FA Cup Ashton Gate Stadium 2–0 15,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Football Rivalries census" (PDF). Football Fans Census. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Are you ready?" bcfc.co.uk Retrieved on 10 September 2013
  3. ^ "Trundle keen to gun down Bluebirds" Teamtalk.com Retrieved on 27 December 2007
  4. ^ a b c "Hooligans – Bristol City". BBC News. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Holigans ready for big kick-off" The Observer Retrieved on 10 September 2013
  6. ^ "Swans pair handed one-match bans". BBC Sport. 2006-06-26. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  7. ^ "head-to-head: All time results between Bristol City and Cardiff City". soccerbase. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  8. ^ The Definitive Cardiff City – Richard Shepherd ISBN 1-899468-17-X

Game References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bristol City 4-2 Cardiff". BBC Sport. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bristol City 1-2 Cardiff". BBC Sport. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cardiff 3–1 Bristol City". Cardiff City Official Site. 14 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bristol City 3–0 Cardiff". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 1 January 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cardiff 3–2 Bristol City". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 16 October 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bristol City 0–6 Cardiff". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 26 January 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Cardiff 1–0 Bristol City". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 19 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Bristol City 1–1 Cardiff". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 12 January 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  9. ^ "Cardiff 3–0 Bristol City". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 23 August 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2009. 

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