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Saturday, January 30, 2010


There is one thing that can be said about following Cardiff city, life is never boring. In the last week we have come from behind to beat Leicester 4-2, knocking them out of the FA cup; we have been drawn away against Chelsea in the next round of the cup; Severnside locals Bristol City were given a six nil hiding, our first victory at Ashton gate for 40 years; and Chairman Peter Ridsdale has apologised publicly for misleading the fans, he had promised new players this January if people bought season tickets early, but the money is going to the tax man instead.

All of this made for a tense atmosphere as we took on Doncaster Rovers today. There had been much internet chatter about protests during the game, but fortunately common sense prevailed and everyone got behind the team.

For 45 minutes we dominated the game, attacking the goal from the word go and keeping their goalie busy; but come the half time whistle only Michael Chopra’s 8th minute goal separated us.

The second half was a different story, with Doncaster running rings around us, soon equalising and pressing for more. But perseverance, a trait City have not been renowned for prior to this season, paid off as city dug deep and finished the game with a flurry that resulted in a last minute winner from jay Boothroyd.

The victory relieved the tension, but some still felt the need to protest and call for Ridsdale’s head; we just head home happy.



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