Trying to get into the spirit of the Diamond Jubilee (and also into a blackcurrant jubbly) I thought Iâd look back and see what was happening to our beloved Bluebirds in the footballing world of 1952. Of course, the most important event of the year was the birth of their most important supporter â me! A not very close second was the trifling fact that we got promoted to the top flight finishing second to Sheffield Wednesday in the old Division 2. This was the REAL influence behind the song and phrase âNice One Cyrilâ as Cyril Spears was the man who guided us to the dizzy heights. Donât let those Spurs fans tell you anything different. There wasnât such good news in the cup competitions as we went out of the FA Cup at Swindon after a first fence replay. The Welsh cup was a source of some embarrassment as we crashed out to the mighty RHYL! So we left the knockout competitions and got promoted. Should we read anything into that which might influence us in the future? You may think so, I couldnât possibly comment. Looking further into that season, it was interesting to see some of the clubs that finished below us, which included Everton, West Ham, QPR, Norwich and Reading , with the latter two in the old division 3 (South). By coincidence, Coventry were relegated from the second tier, a fete that never befell them again until 2012. Sorry Robbie. As for our rivals, the end of the season found them as follows: Swansea Town (as they were then) 19th out of 22 in Division 2 (second tier). They're a bit better off these days! Newport County were 6th out of 24 in Division 3 (South). Want to see them back in the league soon. Bristol Rovers ended up 7th in Division 3 (South). Not much change really but big things in the pipeline? Bristol City finished 15th in Division 3 (South). Had their ups and downs in the past 60 years. Wrexham completed their season 18th out of 24 in Division 3 (North). Nearly celebrated the Jubilee year in style. So, there we are. I wish we could have celebrated the Jubilee by getting up to the top table for the third time in the reign of our current monarch, but at least we tried â I think.