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My favourite game: wonderful Wolves put nine past Cardiff in 1955 | Chris Corrigan

Stan Cullis’s legendary side were devastatingly good at Ninian Park – and even as a Cardiff fan I enjoyed the show

“City beaten in 10-goal thriller” screamed the front page of the Football Echo Pink ’Un in September 1955. When the paper was sold in Cardiff’s pubs that Saturday evening, the banner headline prompted many a double-take from those who had been at Ninian Park shortly before. After all, Wolves had won the First Division match 9-1.

I will leave it to you to decide whether the sub-editor who wrote it was enterprising or taking a liberty. But it did provoke laughs from gloomy home fans nursing their pints of Brains. It was the only fun they had all day.

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