Arsenal F.C. – Our record against The Bluebirds

Arsenal results v Cardiff City

Our first game against Cardiff City was a Division 1 game that took place at Highbury on December 26, 1921 it ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

Our unhappiest defeat against Cardiff City came on St George’s Day, 23 April 1927, at Wembley Stadium in London. Cardiff became the only non-English side to win the FA Cup by defeating Arsenal 1–0 in the FA Cup Final. Hughie Ferguson scored the only goal of the game. In the 74th minute, he received the ball from Ernie Curtis and tamely shot toward the Arsenal goal. Dan Lewis, the Arsenal goalkeeper, seemed to have the ball in his grasp but, under pressure from Len Davies he clumsily allowed the ball to roll through his hands. In a further attempt to retrieve the ball he only succeeded in knocking the ball into his own net. King George V presented the trophy to Cardiff – only seven years after they had entered the Football League.

Here are our League records.

Cardiff City  – 57,893 record attendance at Ninian Park (v Arsenal) – First Division (April 22, 1953)- “you’ve only come to see The Arsenal”

written by GunnerN5



57 Responses to Arsenal F.C. – Our record against The Bluebirds

  1. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks GN5

    Wasn’t it The Bluebirds who changed their home colours to Red due to some oriental owners yin or yang bollocks?

  2. chas says:

    Yeah, then they changed them back once the realised they’d alienated their whole fan base!

  3. chas says:

    Cheers, GN5

    This pathe clip shows a packed Highbury for a cup game and a majestic ‘3 minutes from the end’ winner!

  4. chas says:

    The above clip in black and white reminds me of the old snooker commentary from Ted Lowe …….

    “and for those of you who are watching in black and white, the pink is next to the green.”

  5. VP of Oz says:

    Cardif three games in and three clean sheets
    Time to smash those goals in and wreck that stat for them…

  6. VP of Oz says:

    actually, I got that wrong, only last 2 games

  7. chas says:

    “Pair of beautiful structures here.”

  8. LBG says:

    I must be getting old! ” Cardiff, with the black stripe on their shorts”!! I was finding it hard to pick out players on my phone, let alone stipes on their shorts!
    Love the old pictures of massive standing crowds. Takes me back to my teenage years.
    Let’s get safe standing back at Premier League grounds soonest.

  9. LBG says:

    Chas 9:45
    And Billy looks like he has a problem with his shorts as a consequence!

  10. GunnerN5 says:

    Morning all,

    Great work Chas, it revives memories of my early days at Highbury – whenever we had large crowds standing at the clock end was a “moving” experience.

    So many Saturday afternoons, so many great players, so many great goals, so may great wins, so many sad losses, but most of all so many fantastic memories that are etched into my brain.

    As wonderful as it is to see old British Pathe coverage today back in the day it was the height of technology and the only way that most people got a glimpse of a football game or World News.

  11. chas says:

    I saw this and thought of you, GN5!

  12. GunnerN5 says:

    Chas, now you’ve got me thinking?

    What day were you born?

    November 25th,

    What year?

    Every year……………

  13. GunnerN5 says:

    Went to see my doctor, he said lie in the couch.

    I asked why?

    He replied – I want to sweep the floor………

  14. GunnerN5 says:

    Went to see my doctor.

    I said – I’m having difficulty sleeping.

    He said – sleep on the edge of the bed – you’ll soon drop off………..

  15. GunnerN5 says:

    Had an argument with my wife.

    She said “You’ll drive me to my grave”

    I started the engine…………

  16. GunnerN5 says:

    Got stopped by a cop.

    I opened the car window.

    He said “blow in this bag”

    I asked why?

    He said “My chips are too hot”……………

  17. GunnerN5 says:

    Said to my taxi driver “King Georges Close”

    He replied “Don’t worry sir I’ll lose him at the next set of lights”

  18. GunnerN5 says:

    Asked the doctor what he could do for my wind?

    He gave me a kite…………………..

  19. GunnerN5 says:

    Wife said “i’m sorry dear the cat ate your dinner”

    I said “Don’t worry I’ll buy you a another cat”

  20. GunnerN5 says:

    I know they are old jokes – but so am I.

    Don’t blame me, blame Tommy Cooper.

  21. GunnerN5 says:

    Doctor gave a man six months to live.

    The man couldn’t pay his bill.

    So he gave him another six.

  22. GunnerN5 says:

    Doctor called me and said “Your check came back”

    I said “so did my gout”

  23. GunnerN5 says:

    It’s all you fault Chas.

    Doctor said “take you clothes off and stick you tongue out of the window”

    I asked why,

    He replied I’m mad at my neighbour”

  24. GunnerN5 says:

    My wife and I were happy for twenty years.

    Then we met………………….

  25. GunnerN5 says:

    I asked my dad if we could go ice skating.

    He said – wait till it gets warmer…………..

  26. GunnerN5 says:

    They wanted to make me a poster boy.

    for birth control………………

  27. GunnerN5 says:

    I opened the door to find my wife in a sexy negligee – she was coming home………………

  28. GunnerN5 says:

    My hooker told me she had a headache……………

  29. GunnerN5 says:

    I told my psychiatrist I keep thinking about suicide!

    He said “From now on you pre-pay”

  30. GunnerN5 says:

    Got a hooker – I dropped my pants.

    She dropped her price………………

  31. GunnerN5 says:

    I was always rejected as a kid – even my yo-yo never came back…………..

  32. GunnerN5 says:

    My all time favourite and I’ll stop…………

    Spike Milligan.

    “All men are cremated equal”

  33. GunnerN5 says:

    Last one…………

    What do Arsenal and a 3 pin plug have in common?

    Both useless in Europe……………..

  34. fred1266 says:

    Watching Liverpool play and Leicester allow them to pass out from the back like what we usually try to do, do sides press us cause they think we are vulnerable at the back

  35. chas says:

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  37. GunnerN5 says:

    Great video’s Chas – you are a master class…………

  38. fred1266 says:

    Chas as you talked about Cardiff I thought today was the game

  39. fred1266 says:

  40. VP of Oz says:

    I remember catching the train to cardiff for the FA Cup 2005

  41. Red Arnie says:

    what a wonderful post, GN5. 🙂 and what a wonderful idea for a pre-curtain-raiser. Thanks to all of you guys. 🙂

    sorry I was not around to participate in the wonderful chat earlier.

  42. mickydidit89 says:

    13:30 KO

    Guess the family will just have to fit in with my plans today.

    Just cancelled lunch, and no-ne was even awake to argue 🙂

  43. chas says:

  44. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Game day at last. Perfect kick off time except it clashes with the F1

  45. VP of Oz says:

    Over here in OZ its fathers day and its an early kick-off in our timezone, only 10:30pm, the best present of the day.


  46. chas says:

  47. mickydidit89 says:

    7:28 Great goal

    Last year it was all about three at the back
    This year, it’s pressing
    All fashion fad bollocks
    Stick your best footballers on the pitch eh?

  48. chas says:

    Isn’t that going back to Venga style though?
    Don’t pre-empt the pre-match. Naughty!

  49. LBG says:

    Chas 7.28
    Is it my imagination or did all players of that generation “protect” the ball more efficiently when challenged? Interesting comment from David Hillier for U23 game in the week. “We must remember players today are highly tuned athletes and …. ( Can pull, strain, stretch parts more easily), but we, I believe were stronger”.
    Sometimes the “old” day skills were more useful.

  50. chas says:

    I’ve quite liked our sponsors’ names on our shirts.
    JVC – My old man always called it John Vines Club
    Sega was short and sweet
    Dreamcast was just perfect when you saw which players were wearing it
    O2 was fairly unobtrusive too

    The only one I’m not fond of is Fly flipping Emirates.

  51. mickydidit89 says:


    Re Wenga style. Depends which bits.

    Forget the money side, who would be your choice of sponsor? 🙂

  52. Big Raddy says:

    There is a New Post

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