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the history of Cardiff City. Both rugby and cricket found their home in Cardiff
but it was harder to get association football off the ground in South Wales.
However, in 1899 Riverside Cricket Club started up Riverside Football Club to
keep their players fit over the winter. The club changed their name to Riverside
Albion and although Cardiff was granted city status in 1905 the Welsh FA did not
believe the club were senior enough to take its name until 1908. Cardiff
City association football club then went on to join, not the Welsh, but the English
Football League in 1910. The Football Association of Wales had been
established since 1876 and the Welsh Cup in 1877
however the country’s mountainous regions made it difficult to get from
north to south, so a full national league was considered unworkable. Welsh football
clubs instead joined the English league structure at a lower level as they both
had South and North divisions for competitive football. Transport has
improved significantly since then and the Welsh League was established in 1992
but a number of Welsh teams are well established in the English league
structure and that includes Cardiff City. City’s nicknames have included “The city”,
“The Citizens” and “The Cardiffians. However, in 1911 a Maetalink play called
“The Bluebird” came to Cardiff and received positive reviews. In the play,
the Bluebird is released from captivity and symbolises happiness. This inspired
supporters to use the term for the team. Now you know all about Cardiff City and
their history in English football. Do you think Welsh clubs should still play in
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