Six decades of Cardiff City v Millwall matches

Last updated : 22 October 2019 By Michael Morris

60s. Perhaps surprisingly, this defender’s career didn’t hit many peaks, but he served Millwall well during a successful spell in their history. He never got to play league football for a club close to his north eastern birthplace and started at a place with a famous 1.6 kilometres, before moving a long way to play for blue inhabitants of Frodda’s Farm. Millwall was his next stop before another transfer, which was, seemingly, more due to his second job (he was also a PE teacher) led to him dropping into non league football to play for a place known for its bad manners. Six months later, he was off to play for cats in the motor city before returning to London to play for local rivals of Millwall’s – who am I describing?

70s. Which player made his only appearance for City against Millwall six years before he signed for us?

80s. A member of a Millwall side who were, eventually, the victims of a mild case of giant killing in something of a marathon tie at the hands of the City during this decade, he was born in an exotic location for someone who played at Cold Blow Lane. His move to Millwall could be said to have seen him making a switch from Queen to King after giving long service to a club for whom he was once their youngest league debutante. He played some First Division football with Millwall before moving on to the Theatre of Greens for a couple of years during which he went all posh for a one game loan stay, before he finished his career with Landae – since finishing playing he has worked as a journalist often covering one of his former clubs, but who is he..

90S. Who is this?

00s. There can’t be many Millwall players like this one who turned out for them against us at Ninian Park during this decade.

10s. The last Millwall side to lose at Cardiff City Stadium contained three past or future City players, can you name them?





60s. Bryan Snowdon started off with Blackpool in the fifties before signing for Portsmouth and then Millwall in 1963. He signed for Margate in 1967, but a pre arranged move took him to America where he played for the Detroit Cougars – he returned to the Football League to play a few matches for Crystal Palace at the end of the 1968/69 season.

70s. Peter Grotier was in goal for City in a 2-0 defeat at the Den in November 1973 during a two game loan from West Ham – he later signed permanently for us in 1979.

80s. Famagusta born Danis Salman made his league debut for Brentford at the age of fifteen years and two hundred and forty eight days old. He played over three hundred and eighty times for the Bees before moving to Millwall in August 1986. A few months later he was in the Millwall team for the first of a three match Third Round FA Cup encounter with City which we eventually won thanks to a single Chris Pike goal. He signed for Plymouth in 1990 and there was a loan move to Peterborough before he moved on to Torquay for the 92/93 season – his written work has also appeared in the Plymouth Herald.

90s. Paul Ifill.

00s. Ben May. 10s. David Forde and Scott Malone started for the Millwall team beaten 1-0 by us in December 2018 and Liam Feeney came on as a sub.