up to date with the thoughts of ex Cardiff City striker Nathan Blake
and local South Wales Echo journalist Steve Tucker...
game at the Cardiff City Stadium...
Ctiy F.C. v Birmingham City FC
March 2015: k.o. 3:00
B L U E B I R D S !
TO THE CARDIFF CITY STADIUM..
If you're arriving at Cardiff Central station, the
Cardiff City Stadium is 1.4 miles away (approx. 20 minute walk).
You could get a taxi just outside the station and
this should cost in the region of £5 - £6.
If you are planning to walk...
a left out of the station - Left again at Wood Street which
will take you over a bridge across the Taff, (you will see
the Millennium stadium on the right hand side - the home of
our national egg chasing team) take another Left off the the
road and onto the path under
the railway bridge (beware low flying cyclists with bells
that demand you dive for cover if rung - just ignore!). The
River Taff is now on your left and you are on Taff Mead Embankment
- Take the second right into Merches Gardens, you will see
the 'Grangetown Taj Mahal!' a Hindu temple at the end of the
road - and there is a grassed 'central reservation' proceed
to the end of the road so that you pass the temple on the
right. Cross the main road (Clare Road) and you will be at
the start of Cornwall street. Proceed all the way to the end
of Cornwall Street (3/4 of a mile(ish) ). Half way down on
the right is the Cornwall pub where you may fancy some "refreshment"
you will be able to mix safely with the locals in this pub
- most of whom will also be going to the game. Proceed to
the end of Cornwall Street - Cross the road at the end of
Cornwall St and take a right up Sloper Road, proceed up the
road and the visitors entrance is on the left just past the
burger van! A warm welcome awaits you in the stadium - with
bar staff in your teams colours!! - have a great day, enjoy
the match - enjoy Cardiff! have a safe journey home, but please
DO NOT take any points back with you!!
*You may observe on travelling
to the game and in the stadium that almost all the home fans
are wearing Blue shirts, hats, scarves to show support for
Cardiff City, this is because the re-branding of Cardiff City
to red is massively unpopular amongst the vast majority of
Bluebird fans - and one day we hope the team will return to
it's true colour and identity, until then many of us are in
complete denial of the whim that has turned it's back on our
historical identity - afterall... We're
Cardiff City We'll always be Blue!!
Delighted to say that normal service has been resumed - we
are in Blue again!! all we've got to moan about now is.. the
team, the manager, price of a pint, quality of pie etc.. etc.
aaah just like the good old days!! :)
about the Cardiff City Stadium
How far is the Cardiff City Stadium from Cardiff central
railway station and Cardiff central bus station.
A. A fraction under
1.5 miles if you use our suggested pedestrian route shown
on the map - this walk should take approximately 25 minutes
at a leisurely pace
Q. How far is the Cardiff City Stadium from Cardiff
A. Pretty much the
same reply as above ie. a fraction under 1.5 miles if you
use our suggested pedestrian route shown on the map - this
walk should take approximately 25 minutes at a leisurely
Q. Are Pubs in the town centre and in Canton friendly
for away visitors. (with the exception of bubble trips from
A. In the good old?
or rather very much the bad old days, as with plenty of
other clubs the answer was no! however as that closet Bluebird
fan (Bobby D the Bluebird) once sang...
Times they are a changing, and common sense prevails.
As a local I am not aware of any pub that is known as a
no go area, however if you turn up in large numbers and
very vocal, well perhaps you are going to attract like minded
local fans - and the mixture of alcohol fuelled 'banter'
could get out of hand. So, do the opposite and
you'll probably end up sharing notes on how tough it is
to support your particular team and sharing a laugh, a joke
and a pint with Bluebird fans. However if in the city centre
or Canton a pub feels awkward in any way then you've got
many other options to choose from, about 30ish less than
25mins walk to ground - so take your custom somewhere else
that deserves it!!
What's the away fan experience at the Cardiff City stadium
A. As a lifelong
home fan I can't comment from personal experience, however
by all accounts the answer is.. Very Good!... your clubs
posters, videos, staff wearing your clubs colours, food
from your neck of the woods!!! checkout this link
--- I'm not being funny but the home fans don't
get treated as well as that!!
Why are most Cardiff City fans wearing blue when the team
play in Red?*
A. Because Cardiff
City FC have always played in Blue and in pretty much an
act of vandalism against the wishes of the VAST majority
of fans we have had this other colour thrust upon
us! I personally know, many very loyal Cardiff City fans
who have walked away from supporting the club due to this
non-sensical, non-caring and frankly ignorant rebrand. Therefore
myself and very many like minded Bluebirds will carry on
wearing blue until we return to our rightful colour!! -
this will not go away. Lets remember most associated
with a football club are 'just passing through' players,
managers, chairmen, owners etc. where as fans remain with
their clubs through thick and thin, indeed we are for life....
are Cardiff City, we'll always be Blue!
JANUARY 2015 The
right decision has indeed been made and we have got our
identity back!! the two and a half season red nightmare
is over and Cardiff City are back in BLUE! I still think
the re-brand was crazy as stated above - but nevertheless
I am grateful to the club that they have returned our identity
- mistakes 'corrected' surely should be forgiven! All that
matters now is that the Cardiff City we can identify with
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