Rare Match of the Day action with Bluebirds legends

Rare BBC Match of the Day footage from more than 40 years ago will be screened at a Trust evening in Pontypridd next week.

Cardiff City club historian Richard Shepherd will host the evening at the Rose and Crown pub in High Street, Graig, on Thursday 7.30pm for 8pm.

Alongside Richard will be Peter Jackson, who covered Cardiff City for the South Wales Echo during the Jimmy Scoular era. Former Bluebirds legends Gary Bell, Leighton Phillips and Bobby Woodruff have accepted invitations to attend and we hope more ex-players can attend.

Trust vice chair David Craig said: “Richard will tell the story of his discovery of the films and restoring of film which everyone thought was lost.

“Excerpts from the restored film covering the period between 1969 and 1972 will be shown in chronological order with Richard giving a brief introduction to each one and then opening a discussion with ex-players.There is 40 minutes of restored film.”

All the matches are from the Match of the Day Wales opt-outs at the time.

The evening is now open to non-members. A limited number of places for non-members are available, so if you would like to attend please email help@ccfctrust.org to register. There is no charge.