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Ninian

Saint. ?360--?432 ad, the first known apostle of Scotland; built a stone church (candida casa) at Whithorn on his native Solway; preached to the Picts. Feast day: Sept. 16
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If doing nothing equates to playing for your country, scoring at Ninian Park against Brazil, being likened to Kevin Keegan, topping the old First Division with Swansea City and shining for the brilliant young Crystal Palace team put together by Terry Venables in the 1980s, then many footballers would take that.
Lord Ninian was a soldier, a politician, a member of Cardiff's most powerful and wealthy family and a keen sportsman who gave his name to Ninian Park, the former home of Cardiff City Football Club.
But the Ninian factor, one way the other, probably ensured that will not happen, Roberto Martinez's team to be content with a place outside the top six.
Malloy left Ninian Park after six years to become player-coach at Doncaster Rovers, a move which allowed Frank Rankmore to stake a strong claim for a first team spot.
THE lowest attendance at a derby match is 3,711 at the Vetch on April 1994, while 3,721 were at Ninian Park two years on.
"He would always joke that if I had been a boy, he would have named me Ninian or Goodison, as he was also a big Everton fan.
In Britton's defence his initial decision was to boycott Ninian as a fan.
Craig Griffiths and Louise Lanciotti, of Brithweunydd Road, Trealaw, Rhondda, welcomed Jacob Ninian Griffiths into the world in the early hours of last Saturday morning, weighing a healthy 7lb 3oz at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.
But Cardiff boss Jones doesn't so much want to see Ninian Park full, as he believes people should be battling to get into the ground.
From the Bluebirds' first match at Ninian Park on September 1, 1910, to its final game at the ground against Ipswich Town on April club's history is playedo panels of old pictures a tings.
'We've got to make sure Ninian Park is the sort of place other Championship sides don't enjoy coming to,' said the former Arsenal and Everton marksman.