A video of a rather young looking Cardiff ‘fooligan’ threatening Swansea fans resurfaces on social media ahead of the upcoming derby day.
The clip, which was first posted on Twitter back in 2021, has gone viral again, helping boost its views to over 330,000.
Swansea City fan @JordanWebber96 re-shared it, simply with the caption: “Be careful Jack Army going to the match on Sunday, don’t want to be seen by this bloke.”
In the clip, the Cardiff lad could be heard saying: “Alright? Yeah? We’re Cardiff Soul Crew innit. You mess with us, you mess with all innit? We hate the Jack bastards, if you’re gunna fuck with us, we’re gunna fuck you up. Innit. So fuck off innit.”
Be careful Jack Army going to the match on Sunday, don’t want to be seen by this bloke. pic.twitter.com/gpbH4lU9mB
— Jordan (@JordanWebber96) October 20, 2022
The Bluebirds’ interim boss Mark Hudson addressed the press on Friday afternoon ahead of the South Wales derby.
“This game means everything,” Huds stated. “The recent record hasn’t been good enough. We need to turn up and play for the badge, play for each other and play for the fans.
“We’ve spoken about it with the players. We’ve spoken about how important it is to this football club. We’ve shown them what it means.
“We’ve got to turn up as a group, together, united, and play with passion. We are in it together – not just as staff and players, but as fans and as a football club. It is going to take every one of us to drive it forward.
“Games like this are about being controlled. We’ll go into the game with a controlled emotion, but you do have to play with intensity and belief.”
Hudson has Jack Simpson available to him again, with the defender’s red card at QPR successfully overturned.
He continued: “It proves the decision was wrong. Sadly, it changed the game, and we can’t do anything about that now.
“I’m not here to tell people how to do their job, but it is a decision that has gone against us. It has hurt us in the game.
“Perry Ng is being monitored,” Hudson added when asked about a squad injury update. “We’ll give him as much time as he needs. He took a whack, and got until half-time, fair play to him. But he’s being monitored to see what the situation is leading up to the game on Sunday. We’ll see what that comes back with.
“Mahlon [Romeo] still hasn’t been able to complete a session yet. It is another one we’re monitoring. He’s on his way back. We’ll see how he progresses in the next day or so.
“Rubin [Colwill] hasn’t finished a full session yet. There is a protocol in getting back onto the field of play, and so far, he hasn’t completed that. We’re in constant conversation with him and the physios.
“We know he’s important to us. We know that we could do with him back, but unfortunately, he’s not there yet. We need to make sure that he is right.”
Hudson concluded: “This isn’t just another game. We’ve spoken about that. We’ve got a game plan. They’re a football team in our league, and we know there are ways to expose and hurt them.
“We’ve gone through what it means in detail. There is a history to it. You have to feel the emotion and we will.”
🗣 “We’ve spoken about it with the players. We’ve spoken about how important it is to this football club. We’ve shown them what it means.”#CityAsOne
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) October 21, 2022
City captain Joe Ralls took on press duty on Friday afternoon, with a focus on this weekend’s Championship clash with Swansea City.
“It’s a massive game,” Joe began. “Results previously, it may seem like we haven’t cared as much, but I don’t think that is the case. We’ve gone into every derby wanting to win.
“The results, though, haven’t been how we’d want, but the good thing about football is we’ve always got a chance to put that right. We’ll be looking to do that this Sunday.”
Rallsy goes into this weekend’s South Wales derby having played a part in five of these fixtures in the past.
He continued: “If you lose, it’s tough to take, to be honest with you. The loss is difficult to take at any level.
“The derby, this game, how big it is for our football club and for us as players, it is a really tough game to lose.
“We’ve won them as well, and on the flip side it is an amazing feeling when you win.”
It was an unfamiliar position for Joe and an unfamiliar scenario for our last South Wales derby win in March 2021.
Rallsy played left wing-back in a determined defensive display, with no fans able to attend due to COVID-19. But Aden Flint’s powerful header in a 1-0 win was enjoyed all the same.
“It was disappointing not to have the fans with us on that day, but it was a great win,” added City’s No.8. “We know we’re going to have to play at a top level on Sunday.
“And, like we did on that day, put bodies on the line and show that we’re together as a group out of possession, and hurt them in possession.
“Hopefully we can do that and replicate the feelings we had after that game.”
Joe has been with the Bluebirds for over a decade now, and has used his influence as skipper to make sure that the importance of this fixture is widely felt.
Rallsy concluded: “We have a lot of new players, but the boys should know how important a derby is at any football club, especially this one.
“I’ve had conversations with a lot of the boys, especially after the last couple of results we’ve had. We’re lucky in a respect, that Sunday gives us a chance to put a bad couple of results to bed.
“I know what this game means to our supporters. If we go there and win on Sunday, previous results will be forgotten about. This is a great chance to get our season going again.
“We haven’t been good enough in recent derbies, and this is a good chance to put that right.”
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) October 22, 2022
Russell Martin expects his Swansea City side to face a different south Wales derby challenge this time round, but the demands he places on his own team will remain the same.
“They were great games last year for us. I think in both fixtures we turned them into games we wanted them to be and didn’t get caught up in the emotion of the game,” he said.
“The players managed the games brilliantly and they have to try to do the same this time.
“We’re playing against a Cardiff team that’s very different to last season.
“I am not sure what meaning last season’s game have. They have a lot of new players and a new manager. He is a manager that’s played in the games as well, so I am sure he’ll be making sure people understand what they mean.
“If we can continue what we’re doing at home recently, I said to the guys we’ll be fine.
“That’s the biggest challenge, to continue what we have been doing recently but in a different atmosphere.
“It’ll be intense, there’ll so much energy. There’ll be an expectation too because of the results we have had recently, so we have to manage that as well.”
Swansea City captain Matt Grimes wants his side to continue to show the character and resilience that has underpinned their recent good run when they host Cardiff.
“We need to approach the game in exactly the same manner as we have recently, it’s been very positive up to now and it’s up to us to continue that”, said Grimes
“We went through a bit of a tough period at the beginning of the season conceding late goals. We addressed that now though. It’s just a testament to the character of the lads.
“There were a few new bodies and a few new faces in the summer, so it’s taken a little while for all that to click together.
“We can see now that it has come together nicely, and we believe that we’re going to win. No matter the score line or the time of the game, we need to stick to our principles, and we believe we can do it”.
Grimes also acknowledged the impact set-piece coach Andy Parslow has had on the team since his appointment, with Swansea scoring four set-piece goals in their last five games to underline the threat they carry in different situations.
“He’s been brilliant. To change the mentality the way that he has to every set-piece, to the extent that we believe that we are going to score when we have one, is massive” continued Grimes.
“It got us back in the game on Tuesday night and gives us a bit of a lifeline and belief that we can go on and win the game. That doesn’t happen if we don’t score the first goal.
“He’s got the lads really believing in what he is doing and were looking a real threat.
“As a set-piece taker, if you know that the lads in the box believe that they are going to score every time that they go in there, it helps so much. You just have to put it in the right area hopefully and they’ll make something of it.
“There’s nothing worse than taking a set-piece knowing that you’re not going to trouble the opposition. I feel that’s where we were last year, but now since Andy’s come in, he’s really taken the reins and taken us to another level”.
LAST SIX MEETINGS
27 Oct 2019 – Swansea City 1-0 Cardiff City – Championship
12 Jan 2020 – Cardiff City 0-0 Swansea City – Championship
12 Dec 2020 – Cardiff City 0-2 Swansea City – Championship
20 Mar 2021 – Swansea City 0-1 Cardiff City – Championship
17 Oct 2021 – Swansea City 3-0 Cardiff City – Championship
02 Apr 2022 – Cardiff City 0-4 Swansea City – Championship
Sunday’s game will be overseen by Darren Bond. He will be assisted by Shaun Hudson and Phillip Dermott. David Webb is the fourth official.
– Swansea won both league meetings with rivals Cardiff last season – they have never beaten them three times in a row in the Football League.
– Cardiff have lost four of their last six league visits to Swansea, winning the other two 1-0 in each of the 2010-11 and 2020-21 seasons.
– Swansea have won six of their last eight league games, including each of the last three at home; the Swans could win four on the bounce at home for the first time since October 2021.
– Cardiff have failed to win any of their last three Championship away games on a Sunday (D1 L2), with one of those defeats coming against Swansea last season (0-3).
– Swansea’s Harry Darling has scored in each of his last two league games against Sunderland and Reading, while he’s only scored in three successive league games once before in July, netting on his debut for the Swans and in his last two league games for MK Dons the season prior.
“That was some response from Swansea. Bludgeoned at Burnley last weekend, two goals down against Reading in midweek, and they battled back to win 3-2. It is five wins from six now.
“From the moment Cardiff went down to 10 men and conceded that penalty you knew they didn’t have a chance at QPR. They need to get a move on and appoint a new manager. Hard to see much past a home win here.
“Prutton predicts: 2-0”
Here’s how Twitter users reacted as a video of a Cardiff ‘fooligan’ threatening Swansea fans resurfaces ahead of Sunday’s derby day…
@PaulHamblin1: A stiff breeze would fold him like a deck chair
@DazMorse: built like a seagull’s foot
@Salter13Justin: Init! Init! 🙄 😂
@LargeRugby: I’ve just soiled my stone island underpants
@SCFCHPJ: That’s up there with the brum accent, disgrace.
@LargeRugby: Why does he keep looking at the logo? Is he in disbelief that his grandma bought him that sweater?
@RyanODell75: Look out Jacks the Paw Patrol is coming to get you 😂😂😂
@MorganDCF11: Watch out the Jacks, Paw Patrol is coming for ya
@RichardCCFC: Good grief, how embarrassing and a waste of a dribble
@JordanD01184838: Definitely writing out my will before Lego land away this season. Who’s to say any of us will make it back to Swansea alive? 😂
@Nicholas_Rees: Has he got a stone island jumper on ? Didn’t quite catch it
@mathewianjones: Now that is an advert for condoms if ever I have seen one!
@Slapheadstu71: Good job it’s early kick off as he’ll have to be home tea & bed early
@andymurray8472: Looking at the badge making sure his Mum’s sewn it on properly to his fruit of the loom jumper
@PaulDys69631436: Took me five replays to realise he was speaking English!
@norfolkyarn: Did everybody see his stone island badge