Six decades of Cardiff City v Burnley matches

Last updated : 06 October 2018 By Michael Morris

Six questions covering the last fifty eight years on our upcoming opponents, answers on Sunday.

60s. This wing half only ever played for two clubs, but still managed to win First Division titles in a couple of countries – although he didn’t get to receive the first of his winner’s medals because of a dispute with the notorious Chairman of that club until nearly forty years after the event. He then became a manager and, again, only worked for two clubs in this capacity – the first were “invincibles” and the second were from a capital city, but who is he?

70s. Another player to identify from a set of clues.

This Bristolian was a one time Manchester United player who started off not too far away from Old Trafford on shaky ground. He then linked up with some old men from West London for a short while, before moving to Burnley for whom he made more than three quarters of his total career appearances. Next, it was off to Manchester for a few months before he went further north to a noisy ground which no longer exists, it was then away to America for spells in the city Gene Pitney was twenty four hours from, a city which appeared in the title of an Elton John single and a city mentioned by the B52s in Love Shack. He finished in 1980 with a club that is just seven miles away from the one he first played for – the fact his twenty one career goals came in over four hundred matches tells you a great deal about the position he played.

80s. Better known for what happened to him at two other clubs, who is this Burnley player from this decade?

90s. Described as an “aggressive” midfielder, this Cardiff born player only made three appearances for City at the start of this decade before disappearing into non league football. We never scored in any of those matches, one of which was at Turf Moor when he came as a sub in a defeat. His only league start was at Gillingham in a heavy loss and he was also in the starting eleven for a home beating in a cup game watched by a crowd of just over a thousand, who am I describing?

00s. Who is the Burnley player in this picture?

10s. Which winger, with a first name beginning with a Z, was a member of a Burnley side beaten at Cardiff City Stadium during this decade – he currently plays for a club based in a town with a crooked spire.


60s. Bobby Seith was a member of the Burnley team which won the First Division in 1959/60, but didn’t receive his title winning medal until 1999 because of a dispute with Chairman Bob Lord which was a factor in his transfer to Dundee in the summer of 1960. At Dens Park, Speith won the Scottish League in 61/62 and was a member of the team which reached the Semi Finals of the European Cup in the following season. He retired from playing in 1965 and was appointed Preston manager three years later, before taking over at Hearts in 1970.

70s. Centreback Colin Waldron played for Bury, Chelsea, Burnley, Manchester United, Sunderland, Tulsa Roughnecks, Philadelphia Fury, Atlanta Chiefs and Rochdale in a career which started in 1966.

80s. Steve Daley, the man who was once transferred from Wolves to Man City for a British record transfer fee.

90s. Lee Stephens.

00s. Mitchell Thomas.

10s. Current Chesterfield player, Zavon Hines was in the Burnley side beaten 1-0 in a League Cup tie in our run to the Final of that competition in 11/12.