Do the double? Not on my watch
By Michael Morris
Updated Saturday, 5th February 2011
Seyi Olofinjana has vowed to stop the 'Chelsea' of the Championship from doing the first ever league double in the Cardiff/Swansea derby.
"We will give our best towards making sure it stays the same."
Swansea won the match at the CCS with a goal from on loan Marvin Emnes and it sets them up with a chance of that elusive double.
There has been concern from Cardiff fans that the club do not take into account to importance of a derby match and believe it's the 'just another game' build up that cost City the points in previous encounters. Olofinjana's next comments would suggest a similar attitude to the game on Sunday.
"As a team, I don't think we want to look at it as a derby, we want to look at it as one of the games we play in the season," said Olofinjana, who is on a season-long loan from Hull City.
"We know very well it's going to be a difficult game because of the attention the game is going to bring.
"I've been privileged to have played in a few derbies and I know what to expect. The game itself is more for the fans.
"We try to tell ourselves to play the game not the occasion. It's a pride thing, a commanding thing, so you can understand the frustration if it doesn't go the way they want the game to go."
And Olofinjana knows Swansea will be ready for whatever the Bluebirds throw at them.
"I think they've got a very wonderful team. They pass the ball very well, they are set in their ways and they know what they want to do and they do it very, very well," he added.
"Without giving too much away, I would say they are the Chelsea of the division in the way they go about everything.
"They are fantastic ball jugglers and very, very wonderful players, but they are beatable."
Dave Jones has said he understands the derby rivaly. I hope he makes sure his players do to.