Re: Swansea City V Cardiff City - Match Discussion Thread
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins is feeling a bit left out in deepest darkest West Glamorgan.
While Cardiff bask in the media spotlight with a fourth appearance on live TV this season so far and a 5th already scheduled for December, this will be the first time that Swansea have been selected (and only then because Cardiff are involved).
The Welsh Assembly, The Millennium Centre, The Millennium Stadium are fixtures of the Capital that rankle the locals down Swansea way. Radio Wales and The Western Mail are seen as local media to Cardiff.
There has always been a feeling in Swansea that Cardiff get everything. What about the beauty that surrounds them with places like the Gower and it's fabulous coastline. Swansea itself has it's own bay, marina and waterfront developments but instead of championing themselves the place is obsessed with moaning about Cardiff.
Jenkins this time is talking about the way that his club is overlooked by the media, locally and nationally.
"I have been watching Swansea for 35 or 40 years and we've always been overlooked," he told the Swansea paper The South Wales Evening Post.
"Unless we win the Championship by 25 points and then break into the top four in the Premier League, we are going to get overlooked for most things.
"It doesn't matter what we do down here, people will find a reason to overlook us.
"I am talking about our media coverage, on the television and in the papers, both nationally and in Wales.
"Quite often we don't get a mention and that always seems to have been the case."
Come on Swansea, stop moaning about what you haven't got and talk up what you have got. Maybe I'm complacent because I'm from Cardiff but I don't spend all my time worrying about what Swansea might have or might do. It seems though that what's happening in Cardiff is near the front of the minds of many Swansea folk.
Maybe if Swansea win on Saturday they will see the positives in their City. I imagine if Cardiff are victorious any pro Cardiff thoughts the locals might have in Swansea will be locked away forever.