Congratulations to the Bluebirds, on gaining Promotion and hopefully we will see either Wrecsam or Newport joining them .
With Cardiff Joining Swansea in the English Premership and a maybe a third side in the English League it would be nice to think that we can start to bury the antagonism between rival clubs and celebrate all Welsh success.
As a Rugby supporter with two Football Clubs in the Premership attracting the likes of Chelsea , Man Unt, Arsenal etc. to the City . Its a warning to the Rugby Regions who will need to get their act together and stop the exodus of players or youngsters will drift to football .
According to the Western Mule, Cardiff City’s promotion to football’s super-rich Premier League would generate up to an extra 5,000 jobs and £120m, . Which is probably more than our Assembly can under its current lethargic Administration. or the Con/LibDem gang in Westminster.
Speaking before the match Professor Tom Cannon said
recently promoted teams like Swansea City, Blackpool and Hull City have seen £30m to £50m boosts to their economies from Premier League football.Cardiff City’s promotion to football’s super-rich Premier League would generate up to an extra 5,000 jobs and £120m, a sports finance expert predicted last night.
But Prof Cannon said Cardiff would be unique in the League as the sole representative of a capital city boasting an international airport and this could see them double the return achieved by Swansea.
City go into their game with Charlton Athletic tonight needing just a point to join the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea in football’s elite club.
Professor Cannon said if City get promoted they will go up at the best possible moment as a bumper TV deal begins next season.
The new deal with Sky and BT is worth £3.018bn for three years - 70% more than the old contract.
So it might be prudent for Cardiff Wales Airport recently bought by the Welsh Government to tie itself with the Bluebirds under a sponsorship or promotion deal.
Of course if Cardiff Malaysian owners, were to pull out the Bluebirds would face severe problems not something the Swans under their structure face. But for the moment despite the controversial strip change it seems to be working.
Here hoping that both Cardiff and Swansea have a long and successful stay in the premiership.
But perhaps my greatest hope is that they develop a friendly rivalry and Derbys between the clubs will be days which all will enjoy and the fans in particular realise that they are not only representatives of their respective clubs bur also of Wales as a whole.