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Postby Abergavenny » Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:01 am

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Postby Forever Blue » Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:06 am

Abergavenny wrote:
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Postby ManInBlack » Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:38 am

Hell of a player, great personality. Remember him playing for Wales v England at centre forward..heading the ball, the goalie and centre half into the net at Ninian. Refereed him several times playing for South Wales Police, so competitive (actually frightening), kept up constant banter and laughs.
Broke the mould with Phil....wont see his like ever again
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Postby Forever Blue » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:03 am

Cardiff City legend Phil Dwyer has died at the age of 68.

The Cardiff-born defender was a product of the Bluebirds' youth academy and went on to become the first team's record appearance maker having played for the club between 1972 and 1985.

The iconic defender - who also won 10 Wales caps - ended his playing career with a brief stint at Rochdale where he made 15 appearances.

A club statement read: "Cardiff City Football Club is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the club’s record appearance holder, Phil Dwyer, at the age of 68.

"Born in Grangetown, just a short distance from Ninian Park, Phil joined the club at the age of 16, having represented Wales at U15 level in the Victory Shield.

"Affectionately known as ‘Joe’ by friends, teammates and supporters, the central defender was offered his first professional deal on his 18th birthday by manager Jimmy Scoular, before making his First Team debut against Leyton Orient in October 1972.

"Phil soon became a regular in the City starting eleven, collecting three Welsh Cup winners’ medals during his time at Ninian Park. In the 1975/76 season, he was an integral part of Jimmy Andrews’ team which completed a rare ‘double’, winning promotion from the Third Division and lifting the Welsh Cup.

"In total, Phil spent 14 seasons as Cardiff City player, winning promotion to the second tier once again in the 1982/83 campaign. The previous year, 10,000 spectators had cheered him on at his testimonial match, which took place against Stoke City at Ninian Park.

"By the time Phil departed in 1985, he had made 575 appearances for the club, a record in the Football League era. A lifelong Bluebird, Phil was a frequent visitor to both Ninian Park and Cardiff City Stadium, and his presence at our home matches will be sorely missed.

"Our thoughts go out to Phil’s friends and family at this extremely sad time. On their behalf, we ask that their privacy is respected.

"Rest in peace, Phil – a true Cardiff City great."
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Postby TheHangedMan » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:08 am

Such a sad day, RIP Mr Cardiff City and my condolences go out to Phil's family and friends.

As Annis said, the word "legend" is bandied about too much sometimes but Joe certainly will always have legendary status with the City faithful. :bluebird:
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Postby pick and shovel » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:17 am

By following the City for over 60 years I have often altered my all time best City line up.But Phil Dwyer has always been the best right back ever
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Postby Warwickshire Bluebird » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:33 am

Very very sad news. He was hard as nails.
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Postby RadnorRoad » Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:39 am

My favourite ever player. Personified the Cardiff City I grew up with and still have now in my veins. Personified Cardiff and South Wales too as places in those times. Local boy, effectively one home town club, hard but fair, modest and even played baseball for Wales. Sadly, we won't see players like him again.

Massive thoughts for his family and friends

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Postby Buchanan's Exocet » Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:11 am

A real City hero of mine.
RIP big man.
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Postby Forever Blue » Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:12 am

:bluebird: RIP
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Postby Blueberry Jam » Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:13 am

RIP Phil,
A nice guy and a real footballer, loved by all City fans. :bluebird:
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Postby pick and shovel » Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:18 am

As a previous poster said I hope the Club opt for a minutes silence rather than clapping.It would be far more poignant even though I'll probably well up.But I bet I wont be the only one
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Postby Abergavenny » Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:26 am

pick and shovel wrote:As a previous poster said I hope the Club opt for a minutes silence rather than clapping.It would be far more poignant even though I'll probably well up.But I bet I wont be the only one

I know how you feel about that But over the years at football i have started to like the clapping My reason for this that i mainly only ever saw Dwyer on the pitch and i would cheer and clap him I now want to clap him for one last time
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Postby sir ninian » Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:31 pm

R.I.P. Phil(Joe)Dwyer.
My favourite player of that era.Always gave his all for City and had a great rapport with the cardiff fans.Atrue Cardiff City legend.We have had a lot of former players and managers passing away over the last few years,very sad news. :bluebird: :bluebird:
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Postby salopiancity » Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:22 pm

A very sad day. R.I.P
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Postby Forever Blue » Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:24 pm

They all must be never be forgotten :bluebird: :bluebird: :bluebird: :bluebird:
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Postby Welshman in CA » Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:24 pm

Just woke up to this very sad news. As many have said before one of the real Cardiff City legends & a great man who those of us who started watching the city during the 70s remember as an all time great & boyhood hero. RIP Phil.
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Postby Fairblue27 » Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:47 pm

For many posters on this forum I think that 'Joe' Dwyer would be their favourite ever city player. An absolute legend, brave as they come and Cardiff through and through. Gutted to hear R.I.P. Phil Dwyer.
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Postby Rodneyblue » Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:26 pm

RIP Big Man . :bluebird:
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Postby ElyBoy1984 » Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:27 pm

R.I.P Phil Dwyer
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Postby geggs_ccfc » Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:31 pm

What a sad day it is to hear that Phil ‘Joe’ Dwyer has passed away. Was only around 2-3 when I started watching him play for City in the 80s, I can’t say that I remember him playing for us. However every genuine Cardiff City fan should have heard of this Cardiff legend, whatever the age you may be.

RIP Phil you will never be forgotten.
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Postby brickyblue » Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:19 pm

Absolutely gutted my all time favourite player .Used to love watching his performances on the pitch gave his all in a city shirt even almost died in a city shirt when he swallowed his tongue.A few years ago i worked for phils family and they asked me who my favourite city player was phil dwyer i replied. Next day phil turned up on site with a signed book and a lovely chat about his time a city .i didn't no i was working for phils daughter at the time .I was overwhelmed phil and his family did that for me .Meeting my childhood hero never forget it and ill never forget phil as a player .Such a nice guy and a great player. Condolences to phils family a sad day .A true bluebird a legend at Cardiff city
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Postby HarriRhys22 » Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:45 pm

A real Cardiff City Legend, 575 games and 51 goals,Local boy with 10 Welsh caps.RIP Phil,Thanks for the Memories.
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Postby Elwood Blues » Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:51 pm

Ninian27 wrote:
Elwood Blues wrote:
Barclay1 wrote:Very very sad. One of my first ever CCFC heroes. Took over the RB birth from Gary Bell.

Was given a free, but stayed and trained with the club, and, I believe he actually earned a form of contract and played on for us that next season?

Don't think his heart was in it after he eventually left us.

An absolute mountain. Honest hard working grit. Unlike many of today's players.



A minor correction. Gary Bell was a left back. It was Dave Carver who Phil took over from



Are you one of these who just comes on here to correct posters , but can’t say anything good or condolences to a true legend.

Shame on you

Hang your head in shame



I just politely pointed out a minor correction, as a point of information not intended as a dig at the original poster ( who hasn't complained.

I was then called for help by my disabled wife and without thinking hit enter before entering my condolences (which I had already done elsewhere)

I have just had the chance to come back to this thread to add them and was quite upset to find someone trying to make
something of it.

I have followed City since 1962 and I saw Joe make his debut He is only about 5 months older than me and it was very sad to hear of his untimely passing

I pass my condolences into his family

RIP Joe


Does that satisfy you Ninian27? And I have no need to "hang my head in shame"
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Postby mugsy » Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:20 pm

This is a such a shame and we have indeed lost a true Cardiff City legend. I loved his commitment and drive and along with the likes of Whitts, Ernie, Andy Legg, Gary Bell, Ian Gibson and Barrie Jones, he would be amongst my favourite players I have watched over the last 55 years. RIP big man :ayatollah:
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