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Swansea & Cardiff lead the way as Welsh football enters golden era

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The football season of 2012/2013 will be remembered for the success of both major Welsh clubs Swansea City and Cardiff City as they both have reasons to celebrate come the end of the current campaign.

Known for their fierce rivalries, the two clubs cannot stand each other, but this summer, they both have reasons to cheer when it comes to football as Swansea have kept their Premier League name and also won the Capital One Cup. 

Cardiff City have finally won promotion from the Championship to the Premier League after earning the vital point on Tuesday night at home to Charlton Athletic.

At the start of the season, many Cardiff fans were left fuming and angry as the club's chairman decided to change the colour of their kits from blue to red and as well as the club crest. 

But it now seems that it could be their lucky charm as they have finally earned promotion to the Premier League, something they have been so close to for many years now.

The Bluebirds have breezed to promotion this season and finally got the job done at home to Charlton on Tuesday night. Despite being held to a goalless draw, it was still enough to spark celebrations amongst the club and the fans and at the full-time whistle, a traditional pitch invasion broke out.

As for their fierce rivals, Swansea City, well they have also had a successful season as they have all-but secured safety in the Premier League for another season under new-boss Michael Laudrup and they have also won a piece of silverware to top it off.

In late February, Swansea came up against League Two Bradford City and they cruised past them winning 5-0 and earning a spot in next year's Europa League on the way.

Still playing the beautiful football they had under Brendan Rodgers and adding summer signing Michu, Swansea have impressed many people in the footballing world.

A great footballing year for Wales and next season's Welsh derby will be a great addition to the Premier League.


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