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VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Cardiff fan on Bellamy the legend and playing Swansea

Continuing with our rival fan previews, Michael Morris, who runs Cardiff City Mad, has given his thoughts on supporting newly promoted Cardiff.

Scott: How did you rate 2012-2013 for your club?

Michael: The most incredible in living memory for two reasons. Firstly, the fanbase was split over the change to red and also, of course, on the pitch the team ran away with the Championship and led the division from November before securing the title in April.

Scott: Who was your best player?

Michael: The keeper David Marshall. A record number of clean sheets and week in week out efficiency.

Scott: Which player are you expecting most important in 2013-2014?

Michael: We’ve just signed Steven Caulker from Spurs. Could be a huge influence on our season and one to look out for is Kim Bo-Kyung. Could just be a star.

Scott: If you could take one United player, who would it be?

Michael: Michael Carrick would fit in any side in their midfield.

Scott: Are you pleased Fergie’s retired?

Michael: Now we are in the same division, YES.

Scott: Where do you think your club will finish this season?

Michael: 14th

Scott: Where do you think United will finish?

Michael: 3rd

Scott: How excited are you about being in the Premier League?

Michael: Very. But it’s not the be all and end all. The Championship is a great league. And to be honest when you support a club it doesn’t matter where they play. You just support.

Scott: How do you anticipate the games against Swansea to go?

Michael: Crazy. The media will try to whip up the frenzy but it’s already something South Wales football fans are looking forward to.

Scott: How much of a hero is Craig Bellamy to Cardiff fans?

Michael: He’s a living legend. Not the player he was but he makes up for that in passion and commitment. He has delivered his dream to take Cardiff into the Premier League. I can’t wait to see him get a goal in the Premier League for Cardiff.

About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Ididnotzeeit says:

    Fair play to this chap.

    “When you support a club it doesn’t matter where they play, you just support.”

    Spot on right there.

    Bellamy’s a useless tosser but not many of these enemies would elect Carrick as their 1st choice United player. Seems a sound lad.

  2. The Truth says:

    Hope they go back down. Red Dragon twats.

  3. MUFCJord says:

    Scott is on fire today!

  4. Pal Ghai says:

    Couple of things I realized yesterday.
    1 De Gea-had nothing to do in virtually the 90 or so minutes but he is a star in the making.
    2 Rafael-solid performance till he got injured.Big loss but we have his position covered so no biggie really
    3Evra.As usual good going forward but can leave us short in defence.Smashing header,and made me chuckle when he squirt some water in his nether regions.Lol
    4 Vidic,what more can I say?An absolute colossus in defence,Wish he had flattened Grant the twerp Holt.
    5 Jones,good performance from him.Needs to be played in defence regularly as that is where he is at his absolute best
    6. Carrick MOTM.Nothing to add there,goes without saying.Hope he doesn’t get any injury though
    7. Zaha Good on the ball but tends to over elaborate at times.Can be frustrating when his tricks and step overs don’t come off but he will learn and is gonna be one helluva player for us.
    8. Clvererly Im sorry but not good enough for United.He tired after thirty minutes and in long stretches of the game was absolutely anonymous
    9. RVP wow,wow,wow.Rest of the league need to be very very afraid if he keeps his scoring boots.What a wonder goal.A real worldie(first one)that Ronnie would be proud of as he is the best player I can think of in the air.Second one was ricocheted off Perch but still a nice girl.
    10.Welbeck.Missed a sitter.Frets all the time he is infront of goal.Good turn but lacked the composure and finish to put it behind the net.Holds the ball well and hassles players to regain possession but is diabolical infront of goal.Why didn’t he look up to see where the keeper was before shooting.Im done with him,time to give chicharito a fair go.Im sure RVP doe’snt fancy playing alongside him and you could see his frustration when Danny tried that silly flick when just a simple pass would have sufficed.
    11 Giggs.Good but time to give the youngsters a chance.
    12. Smalling.Dunno if its a lack of games or what but he fumbles with the ball time and time again.Had great hopes with him but seems now that he’s forgotten even the basics.Poor timing of the ball,playing opponents onside I could go on.Very disappointing all through the game.
    13 Anderson.Past his sell by date.Least said the better
    14 Januzaj. I see a young David Silva in this lad.Dont wanna put too much pressure on him but of the little I have seen, he has the potential to be a world beater.Very good on the ball and rarely loses possession.Him and Lingard are the next big things from our Academy.
    15 Valencia-Nothing much to write home about.

  5. Costas says:

    The living legend, lol.

  6. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Lad seems sensible enough. Might hold my peace on the subject of a certain mr Cardiff. Good luck to them, except v us ofcourse. Seems more eager to get after Swansea than us, fair play to the power of the local derby!

  7. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Right, and happy signing day to a former #7.

  8. supporter of the first premier league club in Wales says:

    Bellend isn’t a legend thats laughable and as for finishing anywhere outside the bottom five don’t be silly

  9. reddevil61 says:

    any truth in what paddy Cretans as just said on is show that ronaldo flying into Manchester ?

  10. reddevil61 says:

    crerand lol shit spelling

  11. belfastred says:

    Aye paddy who? troll alert…

  12. reddevil61 says:

    I’m no troll got a txt while in work about ronaldo, look on this thread for info

  13. NBI Red Moyesy says:

    Its a rumour going round but I think its bull he’s still with RM only flying back will be with them post US tour.

  14. NBI Red Moyesy says:

    RM played Inter in the US on 10 Aug. Paddy must be joking.

  15. belfastred says:

    @reddevil ok then m8 it was just how u spelt cretan instead of crerand.

  16. reddevil61 says:

    no problem belfast

  17. FletchTHEMAN says:

    I didn’t hear it myself so only rumors about a rumor, but some posters are reporting that Paddy Crerand mentioned Ronaldo at Manc Airport on his way to meeting up with Portugal.

    NY to Manc to Lisbon? maybe just…..

    Wouldn’t put much innit. Probably nothing in it to be fair.

  18. Diego says:

    “7. Zaha Good on the ball but tends to over elaborate at times.Can be frustrating when his tricks and step overs don’t come off but he will learn and is gonna be one helluva player for us.”

    See, this is where you and countless of other people are just wrong. I’d much rather see Zaha and Nani try something other than just hitting the first man with 95 % of all crosses like Valencia and especially Young. We should embrace young players that have the confidence to actually take on players rather than just hoof the ball around.


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