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 Ferguson scored his 15th league goal of the campaign to help his side to a 2–1 win over Birmingham on 22 February and was on target again three days later in a 2–0 win over Manchester United, both played at Ninian Park. However, the club's lacklustre form in away matches continued as they lost 3–0 to 21st place Portsmouth on 3 March.  The travelled to Tottenham two days later and, despite being under pressure for long spells in the game, held out until conceding the only goal of the match shortly before the final whistle.  Curtis became the third first team departure to raise funds after the game, joining Birmingham. Stewart made several signings from non-league sides to compensate for the sales, with Matt Robinson, Tom Helsby, William Roberts and Francis Harris all arriving by the end of the season, although none featured for the senior team during the campaign.
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 At the end of the season Cardiff organised a tour of Denmark for the side, playing friendlies against Aarhus, Aalborg and an Odense XI. They won all three matches, conceding only a single goal in the process.  During their final match in Odense an opposition player, Creutz Jensen, impressed the Cardiff delegation so much that they immediately signed him on a free transfer. However, Jensen was denied a work permit by the Ministry of Labour and the move, which would have seen him become the first foreign player in the club's history, subsequently collapsed.  References Specific ^ a b "Cardiff City". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 7 August 2020. ^ Shuttleworth, Peter (4 January 2009). "Cup friends reunited".
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 Keenor and Len Davies were again absent on international duty for Cardiff's 2–0 loss to Newcastle on 4 February,  but returned to help their side 4–0 win over Huddersfield a week later, with Len Davies on the scoresheet to deny their opposition the chance to go top of the table.  The match was Sam Irving 's last for the club as he was also allowed to leave to join Chelsea to sure up the club's finances.
 With Curtis, Keenor and Len Davies absent on international duty, Cardiff fell to their second league defeat of the season to end October with a 4–1 loss against Leicester City.  Cardiff's goal was scored by Potter Smith in his first appearance of the campaign, and he kept his place for the following fixture and scored again in a 1–1 draw with Liverpool on 5 November.  Despite his goalscoring efforts, Smith was replaced by the returning Curtis for a 2–0 defeat to West Ham United before Curtis himself was replaced by Willie Davies.
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and the team's seventh consecutive season in the First Division of the Football League. The team were reigning holders of the FA Cup starting the campaign, having won the previous year's final. As a result, there were few significant changes in the playing squad from the previous season, with the club choosing to invest funds in their home ground Ninian Park. Despite being one of the lowest scoring sides in the league, Cardiff finished sixth in the First Division and were considered title contenders until late into the campaign when they suffered a poor run of form. In their defence of the FA Cup, Cardiff recorded victories over Southampton and Liverpool to reach the third round where they were eliminated by Nottingham Forest. In the Welsh Cup, Cardiff were able to retain their title by defeating Bangor 2–0 in the final, both goals being scored by Hughie Ferguson.
After a goalless first half, Corinthians took the lead through Gilbert Ashton and held the advantage until the 77th minute when Ferguson headed a cross from Thirlaway into the opposition net. With the momentum behind them, Cardiff continued to attack and they took the lead with three minutes of normal time remaining when Len Davies converted from a corner kick.  As of August 2020, Cardiff remain the only Welsh side to have both won and competed in the competition.  Friendly As winners of the FA Cup, Cardiff were invited to take part in a challenge match against the reigning Scottish Cup holders Celtic at Hampden Park.
The Cardiff squad were described as "weary" by writer James Leighton heading into the game, having lost heavily to Huddersfield two days prior.  Despite starting the stronger of the two sides, Celtic ultimately ran out 4–1 winners, with Curtis scoring Cardiff's goal.  Player details Stewart used 24 players in all competitions during the campaign. McLachlan made more appearances than any other player, featuring in 50 matches in total. He was ever present in the league, playing all 42 matches, and missed only one senior game during the season, a 7–1 win over Oswestry in the Welsh Cup. Billy Hardy, Nelson and Thirlaway all fell one short of McLachlan, appearing in 49 matches. Four other players, Len Davies, Tom Farquharson, Keenor and Ferguson, appeared in more than 40 matches during the campaign.
 Player statistics Sources: Aftermath Although the sixth-place finish during the campaign was the Cardiff's highest finish in the First Division since the 1923–24 season, the 1927–28 campaign is generally regarded as the start of the club's downfall that would see them relegated the following season and culminate with relegation to the Third Division South within three years.
 Cardiff finished in sixth position, nine points behind league winners Everton, despite being the third lowest scoring side in the First Division and being in the top ten for goals conceded during the campaign. Only four teams possessed a lower goal average ratio than Cardiff, three of whom finished in the bottom four.  The club's strong home form was cited by journalists as a reason for the success, as they lost only twice at Ninian Park, the joint lowest in the division with league winners Everton and third placed Leicester.  Partial league table Pos Team v t e Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Qualification or relegation 4 Derby County 42 17 10 15 96 83 1. 157 44 5 Bury 20 18 80 1.
 In his 1999 book C'mon City! A Hundred Years of the Bluebirds, chronicling the history of the club, Grahame Lloyd wrote that although the season "represented a reasonable return. In truth, it masked a dangerous lurch towards mediocrity. " The failure to replace first team players with sufficient quality and an ageing core of the squad are both cited by historians as factors in the club's eventual downturn.
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 The club also undertook a tour of Wales after the final to display the FA Cup around the country.  The decision to invest in Ninian Park ultimately left manager Fred Stewart with little money to spend on his team. The club's programme however noted that the playing staff had never before "been so well placed for players as at present" and that the decision was made due to "the satisfaction of the directors with the men at their disposal. " The signings that Stewart was able to add were inexpensive players from amateur leagues including Joe Hillier, who previously played for South Wales rivals Swansea Town, and John Ridgeway, an amateur from the Sheffield area.  At boardroom level, Walter Parker decided to step down from his role as chairman and was replaced by Watkins J. Williams.
Jim Baillie and Jerry Murphy both made only one appearance during the season.  For the second consecutive season, Ferguson was the club's top goalscorer. He scored 25 times in all competitions, with 18 in the league, 2 in the FA Cup, 4 in the Welsh Cup and 1 in the Charity Shield. Len Davies also passed 20 goals in the campaign, scoring 21 in total, and was the only player to score a hat-trick during the season in a 7–1 win over Oswestry. McLachlan and Thirlaway were the only other players to reach double figures, scoring 12 and 11 respectively. Eight other players scored at least once during the season, as well as one opposition own goal.
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He made his first appearance for Cardiff since 20 November 1926 in a 4–4 draw with Derby County having overcome a bout of pleurisy that had kept him sidelined and even confined to a sanatorium.  He scored his side's third goal to give them a 3–0 lead in front of a home league fixture low crowd of 6, 606,  but Derby rallied and the match ended tied.
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