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Cannot remember the last time I watched 90 mins on the Tele, and as far as Cardiff about 2 years ago the last time I went to a home match.
I find players wages obscene, expensive day out, shit ground no fans team.
Makes me laugh during the rebrand, most people said they'd rather play in blue and be in the 4th division, well that's obviously bollox cos we got the blue back and no body goes like. And the football's sgit.
I AM NOT A MANCHESTER UNITED FAN
Last edited by Baloo; 13-04-17 at 06:43.
It was a sad day when Ninian Park closed for the last time
I'm definitely not as emotionally attached to the club as I used to be.
I still go and if we win I'm pleased- if we don't then I'm not as gutted as I used to be.
Looking back, the real downturn on the pitch may well have started when we appointed OGS, but the damage had probably been done before that.
Since OGS took over I haven't been arsed and put all my effort into Wales instead these days.
Watched Cardiff every season since about 00/01 but went down once last season and haven't been at all this season - aside from the testimonial a few weeks ago. Warnock seemingly doing a decent job but I haven't got that feeling for City anymore, which is really sad.
Cliche to say, but it's just not the same. Even when we were crap in the past i have still loved it, but not so much anymore.
I agree with most of the above, still get disappointed when we lose but it doesn't ruin my weekend anymore. The days of me throwing the kids garden toys around are long gone.
I think it just isn't as much fun as it used to be. I also think age comes into it, when you get older you realise it's probably not the most important thing.
So does anyone spend more time with a different sport
Cricket & darts are the only other sports I like.
Agree with some of the above but City still do it for me. Twenty eight games so far this season.
Love watching Wales too.
However I've got hardly any interest in the Premier League and rarely watch matches. I just don't identify with the glut of foreign players and the all absorbing greed of the clubs and players.
I only went down about 6 times in 14/15 and 8 time last season. But last November I got my interest back and bough a season ticket for the remaining games, and have seem 13 League and 1 FA Cup games since. I love it again now. I think the main factor was Warnock as I though OGS was completely useless and Slade and ~Trollope were boring, but Warnock has got a bit of passion back in the team and I think that makes a difference. I don't expect us to win every game or get promoted next year but i just enjoy seeing 90 minutes off football by watching my favourite team.
"commercial" football ... no, I cannot believe how quickly (after 40+ years of addiction) that I've gone off it. I don't even know City's fixtures.
Grass roots / non-league, I'm loving it, abusive crowds, no seats, getting a reaction from a referee or opposition player, knowing the players by their first names. There's something real about it that I'd lost since the move from NP. Oh! and I'm saving around £3,000 / season
Agree with a lot of the above but there are elements of football culture that still appeal. But maybe there's so much of it that the routine of going to a home game, of being herded into a generic 'matchday experience' and paying for something that could easily be turgid isn't really all that necessary anymore (especially when you've been treated like a customer who doesn't matter).
I still enjoy football as much as I have ever done & have just renewed my season ticket for the 21st time. Over the years I have heard lot's of reasons for people losing their enthusiasm (Toshack, Durban, hooliganism, Clemo, Cadman, Kumar, leaving NP, Sam, Ridsdale, Tan/rebrand, Slade, money etc.) & that's up to them, people are free to choose what they want to do on a Saturday afternoon & good luck to them. For me I like football & enjoy catching up with some mates on a Saturday for a few beers and I can't see that changing any time soon.
There are lots of good youth teams in Cardiff, they play cracking one-touch football and it's great to watch
I'm enjoying now, the 'caring' is back, mainly because the team are having a go, the wins from a losing position this season is such a positive statistic. Pre Warnock the lads I go with were treating the football as 90 minutes in the middle of a good day out, sort of like a 'Betty Ford' clinic thing, it kept you off the piss for a couple of hours. Now we look forward to the games more than we have for a good while.
No different for me.
Love travelling the country with my lad and mates supporting my club.
Can't watch non league stuff, feel like I shouldn't be out there.
City is my 2nd family, love bumping into the same faces at home games and having a joke with my mates and the other guys around me.
Wales was fun at the Wuros, but has been mostly crap for 20 years. Plenty on the bandwagon now, but I can take it or leave it. Watched for years just through loyalty when the cross were awful and the football worse.Love seeing Bale, he's something special and the team spirit is great to see, but City has been my love week in week out and that has never changed.
Great to see loads of noisy youngsters at away games these days too.
Looking forward to next season now.
Can’t help but agree with some of the points raised by Des Parrot and Blue Wales. I still can’t quite believe this will be my last season following CCFC. I haven’t attended many games this year and I haven’t renewed my ST for next year, after 39 years of regular attendance.
Can’t put my finger on one single cause but the passion (aka pashun) has definitely gone and I no longer seem to care whether City win or lose, which would have been unthinkable during the NP era!
Another factor is the increasing cost of travelling to the games, which together with the ST cost, comes to about £800 a year. On a fixed pension income that is a significant sum to spend on something that is becoming a bit of a chore, plus the two and a half hour journey each way to the CCS doesn’t help either.
Maybe there is the “age thing” too – perhaps more important priorities now?
Unlike some others on the MB I have never regarded myself as anything other than a source of income for the club, rather than a “valued customer” (that’s a pretty fanciful notion in today’s football world) so that is not a factor.
Finally, maybe the apparent lack of enthusiasm from the players and the absence from the team of the more committed local players like Joe Dwyer and Jason Perry has a more subtle demoralising effect.
With regard football in general I too am not interested in the Premier League – the only time I watched Match of the Day was when City were in that league. Maybe I’ll go support my local non-league team – at £5 a ticket I can manage that!
I still enjoy my football. My club have made a big effort in making it more affordable.
I also enjoy watching Wales and have done since the days of Gary Speed.
Having said that the game has lost a bit of its soul. I took my 89 year old dad to Kingsholm a couple of weeks go for the Gloucester v Cardiff game. The club were fantastic moving us to great seats on the halfway line. We were right by the Cardiff Blues replacements bench and during the first half managed to get Matthew Rees to come and have a quick chat with dad and have his photo taken with him.
It was brilliant.
There was a sense of community at Gloucester.In truth its always been there but has been lost in the corporate world of football.
It's the same for me.
Football is no longer the default sport these days.
If I am about I will make the effort to watch the City but I now longer go out of my way.
Don't bother with matches on the tv and the whole Champions League/ international football leaves me cold these days.
On the other hand I am watching more and more rugby and cricket will take up a fair proportion of my summer sport watching.
Factor in I am doing two tennis grand slams and the World Athletic championships and football is very much taking a back seat.
Each unto their own but it's more of a Luke warm interest these days.
I think your right for those who witnessed the 70/80'sport today's game is sterile, you get the odd classic, clubs are so strangled by commercial failure mass attendances at affordable prices is not there, therefore grounds have less intensity and edgy atmosphere, which reflects on less passion and effort on the field .
Don't get me wrong, the away games on the TIT are brilliant.
But for me , working away from home Mon to Fri the last thing I want to do on a Saturday is travel back to London etc on my precious weekends off.
I miss the NP days. I miss people pissing on my feet in the old troughs
I still love football as much as i always have done.
I watch more football than ever but I'm still selective in what i watch.
I love listening and watching proper analysis of games like sky provide on mnf.
I watch all Madrid and Barcelona's games and i love seeing players like Iniesta apply their trade.
Watching Cardiff has been difficult over the last few years but slowly but surely the old passion is coming back.
Its not football its CCFC. Id rather watch boxing/ a cricket match even horse racing to most other football games.
Plastic TV fans will never have that buzz when your team wins or the lows on defeat. Those lows make the highs all the better.
I saw a post yesterday from someone who has quit and wont be coming back ( rebrand I think). Said along the lines of not missing the stress. I get that and have felt like that after a weekend has been ruined thinking why did I ever support this club and wish I didnt care. But the reality is I wouldnt have it any other way. Its like a drug following this club.