MY CITY STORY: A LIFE AND AN IDENTITY
3 years 6 months ago
What is a football club in any case? It’s not just the goals, it’s much more than that. It’s a thousand moments that become life memories. A life and an identity.As featured in 'The Bluebird', Ieuan Evans explains what supporting City means to him...
“I tried to think of one moment in particular that sums up being a City fan. But for me, with Cardiff City, there are so many different memories that it’s hard to pick one in particular.
“My first game was against Stoke in 2003 and if I had to pick out my best times supporting the Club, it would be watching Robert Earnshaw scoring for fun and the recent Cup runs, of course, as we went all the way to Wembley.
“I had no expectations prior to the Carling Cup Final against Liverpool, but that match gave all of us City fans an absolute rollercoaster of emotions over the course of ninety minutes.
“I always went to City matches with my father, as he started taking me to Ninian Park after I began playing football. We used to collect the ticket stubs and we’ve got them going back to 2003 which is as far back as I remember.
“The team that got promoted through the Division Two Play-Offs around then was probably my favourite. Peter Thorne, Robert Earnshaw, Graham Kavanagh…
“Especially Kav and Earnie – they are two of my favourite ever City players. Kavanagh was a special footballer. There was something about his playing style that I loved. He was just an all-rounder, a captain, a leader. It was great to watch him.
“Of course, we won in the Play-Off Final against QPR that season. Being in Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium, It’s one of the stand-out matches for a lot of supporters.
“Being a City fan is all about being a part of things, and that’s exactly what that match was. You get some people who support the top Premier League sides but, being a Cardiff City fan, you can actually be a part of something special.
“Going to games every Saturday and supporting your local team is something that I don’t think you can replicate. That match-day experience is what it’s all about for me.
“It’s more than just watching a football match. You get that buzz when you go to a game of going through those turnstiles, and truly supporting the team.”
From a memorable match at Ninian Park, to an away day that has stuck in your mind, or even a meeting with your favourite player, we want to know the greatest moment that you’ve had as a City fan.
It doesn’t have to be a one-off event – perhaps you’ve travelled far and wide for years to watch the team play, or have a connection with the Club spanning generations…
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