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Swansea are a defensive side' date=' their goal records and their attack records show this. This makes De Vries's job easier, not to mention he has Williams, Angel, Monk and Edgar who are undoubtedly some of the best defenders in the Championship.[/quote']

Yes this is a factor, just to mention Edgar's only made a couple of appearances on loan. It's Bessone & Tate who have been superb aswell. But especially Williams.

He's made some remarkable saves this season, and is one of the best keepers in the Championship. He's as good as any of the defenders in the squad, if not better.

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Our defence isn't the worst (save for Leon Barnett, the worst defender I've seen play for the club, and I'm glad we're not keeping him), in fact, Wood, McPake and Crainie are 3 players which would make the starting XI in most CCC teams. Why do they look so bad then? The midfield, with the exception of Clingan, really don't help out.

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Haha. That's quality.

i thought you would like that one :P

but on a more serious note:

Commiserations Cardiff us Bristol City fans have also felt the same pain,

but i can't help but smile about it :D well done Blackpool

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Risdale's just making himself look like an idiot with the last image of that video. Does he even know what that stands for?

'The Ayatollah' us english just thought that was some kind of mating ritual performed in the valleys :D

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'The Ayatollah' us english just thought that was some kind of mating ritual performed in the valleys :D

No it's far from that. It's got nothing to do with Cardiff.

The Ayatollah Khomeni wanted an American writer dead for writing a book that they didn't believe in. He fled America, and he lived in Swansea. And that's pretty much it, there supporting a group who wanted some American dead. Some Cardiff born signer sung a song, and the idiots joined in. :rolleyes:

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Congratulations to Blackpool' date=' looking forward to seeing more of Ian Holloway next season.

At least the Cardiff fans can renew acquaintances with Leeds and Portsmouth next season, and Millwall if they get promotion.[/quote']

Any conselation? Seeing as Sheffield Wednesday & Newcastle both left the league. Whilst they would have been facing Newcastle next season, aswell as the likes of Everton, Man. City, Bolton, Blackburn, Villa and offcourse Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool.

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Delighted to see Blackpool go up, giving the North West another Premiership club. Definitely the best part of England for football with 8 out of 20 clubs from the North West. :)

A famous town like Blackpool definitely deserves a Premiership club. It'll be tough for them, but they have a good manager and good support.

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i thought you would like that one :P

but on a more serious note:

Commiserations Cardiff us Bristol City fans have also felt the same pain' date='

but i can't help but smile about it :D well done Blackpool[/quote']

After you beat us 4-2 in Extra time and we missed a penalty in the second half. :( :(.

Well done Blackpool, but you can't have Ambrose.

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After you beat us 4-2 in Extra time and we missed a penalty in the second half. :( :(.

good times :D thanks for the memories' date=' but incase you forgot what exactly happened

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No it's far from that. It's got nothing to do with Cardiff.

The Ayatollah Khomeni wanted an American writer dead for writing a book that they didn't believe in. He fled America' date=' and he lived in Swansea. And that's pretty much it, there supporting a group who wanted some American dead. Some Cardiff born signer sung a song, and the idiots joined in. :rolleyes:[/quote']

Absolute rubbish

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Absolute rubbish

Absoloute truth. :confused:

The writers name was Salman Rushdie.

On 14 February 1989' date=' a fatwā requiring Rushdie's execution was proclaimed on Radio Tehran by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of Iran at the time, calling the book "blasphemous against Islam" (chapter IV of the book depicts the character of an Imam in exile who returns to incite revolt from the people of his country with no regard for their safety). A bounty was offered for Rushdie's death, and he was thus forced to live under police protection for years afterward. On 7 March 1989, the United Kingdom and Iran broke diplomatic relations over the Rushdie controversy.

A previously unknown Lebanese group, the Organization of the Mujahidin of Islam, said he died preparing an attack "on the apostate Rushdie". There is a shrine in Tehran's Behesht-e Zahra cemetery for Mustafa Mahmoud Mazeh that says he was "Martyred in London, 3 August 1989. The first martyr to die on a mission to kill Salman Rushdie"[/size']

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Try and get a grown up to help you understand this...

I know all about Salman Rushdie, I know all about the fatwah issued against him. I also know it has NOTHING (BIG letters for you there, as it is an important point!) to do with Cardiff supporters adopting the ayatollah.

The Ayatollah celebration came into use at Cardiff City games in 1990. It was originally performed by the singer and fans of a Welsh-language punk group called U Thant. It was first performed by Cardiff City fans at Sincil Bank, home of Lincoln City, on September 15, 1990, the day after U Thant had played a gig at Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre. U Thant's singer had been inspired by footage of attendants at the funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini, which was broadcast live on British TV, doing the movement to express their grief at his death.

It has been claimed that it was initially used as a sign of despair at the way the team were playing, but this is not true. In the era of inflatable balloons, it was simply a surrealist performance which looked good on the terraces. Cardiff at the time were struggling in the lower leagues, but it quickly became very popular with fans of the club and has since been used in terms of celebration and support for the team. Away games at Hereford United and Peterborough United in 1992 helped cement its place in the fans repertoire.

The start of the Ayatollah has often mistakenly been credited to former chairman Sam Hammam. This is likely due to the national coverage of Hammam performing the celebration pitchside and in front of the visiting Leeds fans, drawing criticism from then-Leeds manager David O'Leary, the Football Association and a BBC undercover report, following the now infamous 2-1 victory over Leeds United in the third round of the FA Cup in 2002 which saw crowd trouble after final whistle.

The Ayatollah is now performed by the supporters of Cardiff City at every match. They, in turn, sing for each stand at their former home ground Ninian Park and current home ground Cardiff City Stadium to "Do the Ayatollah". During matches players performing well in the game or players who have just been brought on during the match are called to "Do the Ayatollah". Other people in the ground are also often called on to perform the move including the team's manager, away fans, former players on opposing sides (although managers of the teams have strongly discouraged it so it is rarely performed) and police officers on duty at the match.

Doing the Ayatollah has also become popular for famous Cardiff fans to do when celebrating. Ex-Wales rugby union team captain Gareth Thomas often performs the Ayatollah after scoring a try, swimmer David Davies performed the Ayatollah on the podium while receiving his medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and at the 2008 olympics and cricketer Simon Jones also used the celebration after taking the wicket of Simon Katich during the 2005 Ashes series. Mark Webster, winner of the 2008 BDO World Darts Championship, also performed the Ayatollah after winning the title. The Ayatollah has also been used by ice hockey fans of the Cardiff Devils when winning the Play-off Championship in 1999

Former Cardiff players and footballers who are fans of Cardiff have often performed the Ayatollah at the home grounds of the Bluebirds bitter rivals Swansea City. Ipswich Town midfielder Gavin Williams, a lifelong Cardiff fan, performed it at Vetch Field after scoring against them for his former club Yeovil Town and former Cardiff player Christian Roberts performed the Ayatollah when he scored against them at the Liberty Stadium after being verbally abused throughout the match for being a former Cardiff player.

But why let facts get in the way of a good lie?

Typical of a resident of a small town whose most famous resident ever is a dog.

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But why let facts get in the way of a good lie?

Typical of a resident of a small town whose most famous resident ever is a dog.

Yes' date=' but the Cardiff born signer sung the song because of the Ayatollah Khameni. He was inspired at his funeral, yes the man who attempted to kill Rushdie.

It all dates by to '88, with Rushdie, but now has very little to do with that.

And by the way ever heard of Rob Brydon? John Hartson? Swansea Jack is one of the most famous dogs in the world. Deserves the credit for the lives he saved. Enjoy Swimming back from Wembley?

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