Episodes
Robert Earnshaw. Cardiff City’s third highest scorer of all time. Wales’ seventh. Somersaults. Hat-tricks. Happiness. The Zambian Prince joins Swazz’s own Bluebirds’ legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte to talk his time(s) with Cardiff City and reflect on the rest of his career and his steps into coaching. Expect talk of besting Oliver Kahn, telepathy with Peter Thorne, silence with Tosh, transfers at motorway services and manning up at Greenock Morton. Blakes and Earnie rake over the heartache...
Published 05/14/21
When Scott Young pounced to score one of the most famous goals in Cardiff City history, Michael Duberry is right behind him. The former Leeds defender gives Bluebirds legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte the story from the other side, his take on what Ninian Park was like as an opposition player on the 6th January 2002. Leeds United came to Cardiff in the third round of the FA Cup sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League, semi-finalists in last season’s Champions League, a court case...
Published 05/04/21
Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte dig into what the Bluebirds need to do to sustain a promotion push next season, alongside the usual news and nostalgia. The boys talk Kieffer’s 20 goals, old contracts and new signings. Blakes shares stories on the toughest defenders he ever faced. This week’s Top 5s are as eclectic as ever, as Dan gets back in the game. Check out the A Bit of Swazz playlist on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6nHCf3lOx2EHT0QryvJWms. Subscribe,...
Published 04/29/21
In the week 12 clubs tried to ruin it, Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte discuss how Cardiff City can play it, along with how the other toxic issues that blight the game can be tackled, alongside the usual Bluebirds news and nostalgia. With club owners hogging the headlines, Blakes talks about larger than life Cardiff City owner Rick Wright, Dan sharing his memories of his Junior Bluebird scheme. This week’s Top 5s are pure money. Check out the A Bit of Swazz playlist on Spotify...
Published 04/21/21
Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte bring the weekly Bluebirds’ news and nostalgia. With club legend Colin Baker passing away this week, the boys discuss what more the hierarchy could do to embrace the club’s history. With the play-off push pulled, Nath and Dan chat the recent and upcoming games and a positional ploy Nathan learned from his old coach Harry Lee at Spencer Boys Club. Riffing off fans’ questions, Blakey relives dodging and weaving Port Vale fans on the pitch back in...
Published 04/14/21
Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte bring the weekly Bluebirds’ news and nostalgia. After an Easter crucifixion at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest, is the play-offs race run? The boys dig into the transfer embargo, team selections, the summer transfer window, u23 stars and the up and coming fixtures. Nath turns the cards over on his former team-mates who were aces with a pack in hand and raises a glass to the early 90s CCDS (Cardiff City Drinking...
Published 04/07/21
Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte are joined by Yusuf Ismail, the man behind a photography project celebrating Cardiff’s diversity. My City, My Shirt is a collection of portraits of people of colour from across the city wearing Bluebirds shirts, which has seen a mural of one of the shots – a pregnant African lady in colourful headdress and blue City shirt- painted on a wall in the Docks. Yusuf shares the story of the creation of the project, the club’s reaction and how City can...
Published 04/01/21
After a long overdue South Wales derby win for the Bluebirds, Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte analyse (and enjoy) where it all went right for Mick’s men. Alongside talk of Aden Flint’s winner, Sean Morrison’s defensive masterclass and the emergence of Tom Sang and Ciaron Brown, the boys talk the reignited play-off push. Nath gets nostalgic riffing off fans’ questions: spats with Souness and life with Mark Hughes’ Wales, and more on his favourite (and least favourite)...
Published 03/23/21
Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte dig into all the latest Bluebirds’ news with a side helping of nostalgia. With the unbeaten run ending, the boys discuss whether Mick’s men will make the play-offs and how Kieffer Moore can get his mojo back in time for a meeting with our enemies down the M4. Expect talk of Nath’s south Wales derby memories, 90s’ flat tops and how being too pumped up for a derby can get you sent off at Old Trafford. Dan brings some northern soul to the top 5 and...
Published 03/17/21
Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte are joined by former Bluebird Trevor Sinclair. City fans fondly recall Sinclair’s role in our FA Cup semi and final at Wembley in 2008, the final match of an illustrious career which took in 560 games, a starring role in England’s 2002 World Cup, an unreal bicycle kick for QPR and a derby goal for Man City against Utd.  Trev tells all about his relationship with Dave Jones, the camaraderie in Cardiff’s dressing room and team mates including Aaron...
Published 03/11/21
As Mick McCarthy’s Bluebirds continue to blow away the opposition, City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte dig into all things CCFC.  Alongside talk of Cardiff City’s tactical tweaks and play-offs push, Nath tells the story of Eddie May’s promotion team on holiday in Kavos and the boys compare and contrast Kieffer Moore with Jay Bothroyd. Dan brings a City-inspired top 5 while Nath shows his soul.  Check out the A Bit of Swazz playlist on Spotify...
Published 03/03/21
It's a fan question special this week, as City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte talk the burning Bluebirds' issues and much more. Now we're in the playoffs, how far can we go? What's the difference between Mick and Warnock? What were Nathan's five favourite City goals? Who took him under their wing for Wales? Expect talk of Copa Mundials, rum chasers, sweeping the Ninian Park tunnel, fans on the pitch at Fulham, training with Big Nev, and nightclubbing with Ian Rush. Yep, it's a belter....
Published 02/25/21
Cardiff City were in the gutter but now they’re looking at the stars. Bluebirds legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte talk Cardiff City’s winning habit as, whisper it, the playoff’s creep close. Nath talks goal celebrations, toxic dressing rooms, terrace bants and shares some pre-match hip hop liveners (while Dan digs out some esoteric jams, as ever).  Check out the A Bit of Swazz playlist on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6nHCf3lOx2EHT0QryvJWms. Subscribe, like, give a 5 star...
Published 02/18/21
City are back. Unbeaten. Eight points off the playoffs. Bluebirds legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte talk Mick McCarthy’s impact on Cardiff City’s confidence, culture and results. Nath tells us what it’s really like in a one-on-one with the keeper, alongside stories of shape-shifting and playing in the snow.  Expect some bangers and jams in the Top 5 and a big shout out to aerobics classes at Newport Centre (if you know, you know). Check out the A Bit of Swazz playlist on Spotify here:...
Published 02/10/21
Director and Merthyr boy Jonny Owen joins Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte to share his Bluebirds’ back story: his first game (the infamous Ninian Park visit of Chelsea in 1984), 80s away days on trains with his mates and much more. The Don’t Take Me Home filmmaker gives the inside story on his genre-bending Cup Final Grandstand short Cardiff City: The Movie and gets Nathan to break down his iconic goal against Manchester City. The boys chat Mick’s first games, the transfer...
Published 02/05/21
After six defeats on the bounce, Neil Harris is out and Mick McCarthy is in. Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte share their thoughts on the curveball move from the Cardiff City board and much more. Nath’s well-placed, as ever, to talk truths, knowing the former Irish manager personally and winning promotion from the Championship with his no 2 TC, Terry Connor. What’s it like the first day a new boss turns up at the training ground? What does an assistant coach actually do? How does...
Published 01/27/21
With the Bluebirds signing League 2’s hottest property Max Watters, who better than Nathan Blake, who scored at White Hart Lane on his Premier League debut after jumping two divisions, to give the inside on how a striker makes the step up? The Cardiff City legend and Dan Tyte chat the Norwich defeat, how to arrest the alarming form and dig into the results of the fans’ poll on transfer strategy (winner: hungry young players from L1/2). And as ever, Nathan shares his week’s top 5 tunes. Check...
Published 01/19/21
Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte chat City’s cup exit at the hands of Forest and share personal stories about their relationship with Fred Keenor’s favourite trophy. Expect the inside from Blakey on non-league changing rooms, motivational managers and balaclavas in the bar (yes, really), while Dan talks his first date with snakebite and misadventures with the Leeds’ dialling code. With the sad news on Sol Bamba’s diagnosis, the boys send their best to the big man. Sol, you got...
Published 01/12/21
But for how long? Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte talk Neil Harris’ precarious position as Bluebirds boss and unpick where it went wrong in the games against Brentford and Wycombe. The boys share some shouts for the top job and, as ever bring it back to the P word (philosophy, not promotion, we’re miles off that). Nath’s top 5 tunes are slow jams for the sofa, so let’s hope the players aren’t listening to this week’s selection. Check out the A Bit of Swazz playlist on Spotify...
Published 12/31/20
Christmas is a little different for all of us in 2020. Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake lifts the lid to Dan Tyte on what the festive period’s like as a player: corn flakes for breakfast, training on Christmas Day, the gaffer who clamped down on all the trimmings, while the two talk through some memories of Boxing Day games shared by fans. Back to the current Bluebirds and the boys assess a home win against Birmingham and away defeat at Norwich before looking ahead to the Boxing Day’s...
Published 12/23/20
Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte poke through the bones of Saturday’s shocker, delving into whether the derby defeat was a blip or a the tip of a season-sinking iceberg. Expect talk of philosophy, identity and solutions for where City turn next, starting with two games in a week against Birmingham and top of the table Norwich. Bad vibes aside, Blakey shares a story of City fans turning up to watch him play for Blackburn and shares his usual top 5 tunes. Check out the A Bit of...
Published 12/16/20
He’s played in them. He’s scored in them. He’s won them. Cardiff City legend Nathan Blake shares his memories of the South Wales derby and what the current crop of Bluebirds can do to take three points and bragging rights against Swansea on the weekend. Before talk turns to the derby, the boys dig into the past few games, looking at how Neil Harris turned a crisis into Championship winning form. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/09/20
Hometown hero Joe Ledley joins Nathan Blake and Dan Tyte for the first ever episode of A Bit of Swazz, the new weekly Cardiff City FC podcast. Joe takes the boys through the highs and lows of his Cardiff career: coming through under Lennie Lawrence, cleaning Kav’s boots, scoring a Wembley winner, cup final heartache (x 2) and his controversial move to Celtic. Expect stories of his time in Scotland in the famous hoops, from Old Firm derbies to mugging off Messi and beating Barcelona in the...
Published 12/04/20