Cardiff City vs Newcastle United match banter!

Posted on October 5th, 2013 | 60 Comments |

Cardiff City v Newcastle United.
The Magpies enter the Dragon’s Lair!
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff.
Date: Sat 5th Oct, 2013.
Kick off: 3.00pm.
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leics).
UK TV: None.

As I mentioned in my match preview for this game, this could be a decisive game in the career of our current manager if the Magpies are defeated today as our current form simply cannot go on for much longer. As I already pointed out in that same preview, Alan Pardew’s form in our last 38 games has seen a points return of only 39 points and a win percentage of only 28.95%!

Of course, every game is a ‘must watch’ for many of we fans, but this one even more so as the great Toon soap could go into overdrive once again if we are defeated again, but we’ll see.

As you can already read all the news in the run up to this game in the aforementioned preview, I will once again keep this one brief. But I’ll remind you as I usually do that I will also be posting match highlights, as well as a full match video when the game is over.

Howay the Lads!


Cardiff City (4-3-3): David Marshall (G); Kevin Theophile-Catherine, Ben Turner, Steven Caulker (c), Andrew Taylor; Aron Gunnarsson, Gary Medel, Kim Bo-Kyung; Peter Odemwingie, Fraizer Campbell, Peter Whittingham

Subs: Joe Lewis, Mark Hudson, Jordon Mutch, Don Cowie, Craig Noone, Nicky Maynard, Craig Bellamy

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul (G); Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote, Moussa Sissoko; Yoan Gouffran, Papiss Cisse, Loic Remy.

Subs: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Vurnon Anita, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi


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  1. At least we have the comfort of knowing that the manager of today’s oppenents learned how to coach from Alan Pardew! :-)

    Judging by his pre match press conference, Pardew has taught him the art of spouting utter drivel as well.

  2. Hey Worky, since when did Cardiff play at Goodison, and have you managed to rewind time so that we can erase the nightmare of the first half we suffered there! The trouble with cut and paste I guess…
    Still thanks for the rest of the banter.

  3. Paul, I was in a real rush so I started copying and pasting the usual bits. I was just sorting that out but the server had a bit of a wobbler for a few minutes.

  4. No worries Worky! I’m just making sure I’m awake, though I am concerned about the next couple of hours. Is it to be another nail in a certain coffin?

  5. Worky: has it always been like that, and I just missed it? I thought we played in black and white unless it clashed?

  6. Well if we win, Remy will probably get all the glory but I’ll say it again, well done Iron Mike! No one has scored when he’s been playing, not Leeds, not Everton and not Cardiff so far (touch wood).

    Mind you, Cardiff have been as shite as we’ve been when we’ve been really shite.

  7. Ashley is at the game again. Lucky for Pardew that we are playing well. I really think the Fatman is thinking about sacking him.

    Please let us put 2 halves of decent football together for once.

  8. Collo’s put a proper shift in today. And he’s had to because we’ve conceded the midfield in the second half, as usual.

    Some if our breakaways have almost paid off, but I wish someone would just look to hang onto the ball for a change when we get it back instead of lashing it forward for Cisse.

  9. I thought we played OK.

    The silver pox tried to f it up, but we have much better players than Cardiff.

    Why can’t he do a like for like substitution? If Remy is injured, bring on a forward like Ben Arfa or Sammy even, not Jonas who hasn’t played in ages.

  10. Worky: I want 0-0. I can’t support the Mackems but I want to see Moyes get even more dour and add to his worry lines (won’t happen though, Van Persie is back).

    Most Refs are ugly, I don’t know why, it just seems to be a fact. However, Kevin Friend takes the cake. He is Pete Postleswaite reincarnate.

  11. That wasn’t one for the purists, Two teams who looked desperate, And were launching the ball long in hope, Rather than expectation!
    Good job Remy was brought in on loan, Because we are going to rely on his goals.
    Cisse’s first touch is like a brick wall, And it’s possibly time to take him out of the firing line.
    Pardew spent all summer talking about wanting strikers, It’s defenders we need, What should have been a comfortable afternoon, Turned into another struggle.
    Our inability to defend is startling, And it is going to cost us, Most weeks in this league.

    Pardew is one lucky man, And he has bought himself more time again, Although i thought Cardiff were not the side, They were cracked up to be.
    They won against City, When they were in their mini slump, And beat a poor Fulham side, So i don’t think we learned too much today.
    I think it is going to be a topsy turvy season, Where shock results are going to be the norm, And anyone can beat anyone.

    Like the old saying goes, “You Can Only Beat, What’s in front of you”, The downside to today’s win, Is it is two weeks of the silver dickhead bigging himself up!

  12. GS says:
    October 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    “He is Pete Postleswaite reincarnate.”

    I thought maybe there was a bit of Diego Simeone in there and he’s certainly no oil painting. Still, we win eight games in a row with him and all you can do is call him an ugly c**t! :-)

  13. Another game of opposite halves.
    We blew them away with pace and precision passing in the first half and should have scored more.
    And as I suspected (being Pardew desperately needs the points) put nine men behind the ball from the get go, in the second half.
    Taking off the wrong striker, or if Remy had sustained a knock, should have brought on Marveaux and HBA and replaced Cabaye with Anita.
    Again Williamson screwed up being responsible for Cardiff’s goal, apart from that either headed or kicked the ball out of play, what a waste of space.
    The guy has no sense of positional play and is as slow as molasses.
    The second half was nothing to be proud of, we should have continued our attacking game, bottling them in their own end, but we all by this time know what Pardew is going to do.
    Yep park the bus, he’s as predictable as Christmas.
    Well lucked out to-day, as he was playing against his clone, who worships him and is just as predictable .
    Ah well may take a bit longer for things to change.

  14. Chuck, It’s a bit like Scooby Doo atm, If it wasn’t for that pesky Pardew, We could get him sacked!

  15. Worky: I am getting a Kevin Friend mask to scare the children with at Halloween (and don’t say I don’t need the mask for that)

  16. Chuck: I really am not saying this to be contrary, but I thought Williamson had a good game except for that one mistake, and he almost cleared that off the line.

    It was obvious that MBiwa and Coloccini don’t work well as a partnership, although I think they are both good players. After, Hull and the Everton first half, Pardew actually did something managerial for once and made a much needed change by giving us some height in defense to defend against hoofs and set plays.

    Pardew is an enigma wrapped in a riddle though. One week he gushes over Ben Arfa as “unplayable” then he drops him.

  17. GS, even if Willamson was Beckenbauer in disguise, Chuck and a few others would still say he was shite. He just doesn’t have the right image for some people however he plays.

  18. Worky @42: here’s part of Allen’s Wikipedia writeup:

    “Allen did not adopt any of Farrow’s other family, including Soon-Yi Farrow Previn (adopted daughter of Farrow and André Previn, now known as Soon-Yi Previn). Allen and Farrow separated in 1992, after Farrow discovered nude photographs that Allen had taken of Soon-Yi, who was around 20 years old then.”

    He hooked up with Farrow in 1980, so I think this girl lived with him as a “daughter” from when she was young. I don’t understand why he never received more stick for this.

    If that is not a sexual predator then I am a monkeys uncle.

    The odd thing is that Soon Yi and Woody have adopted children. I would watch out if I was Soon Yi.

  19. Worky

    You are just being both obstinate and untruthful when it comes to Williamson, I believe I counted around a half dozen hoofs or headers out of play, to day and that was in the second half.
    His misskick gave the opposition possession, resulting in the Cardiff goal.
    The guy is a liability, this is common knowledge, so give over with the Iron Mike shit, he’s nowhere near PL quality.
    And you know it.

  20. Nice to see we have a natural goalscorer in Remy, thought so from the start and expect him to have a good season.

  21. Anyway, not that you lot care. It has been a stressful night.

    There is good news and bad news.

    The good news is that the blog is safe, technically.

    The bad news is that I plan to post again (if Worky will let me). So rather than Worky’s articulate structured stuff, you’ll get my rambling nonsense.

    I thought I’d start on Wednesday (if Worky lets me) only for the fact that I need to visit my hairdresser on Tuesday.

    Worky has seen my hair. There isn’t much to speak of.

    I ask then if there is anything they can do with it.

    They look left and right and give up in unison.

    This is the twisted man I am. I only go in there to annoy them.

    My comments are like my posts. I blurt out for a while and then come around to a point.

    Do you know I’ve forgotten what it was.

  22. I’m probably talking to myself here. I was thinking about Jonas and then got onto wingers in general.

    You know everyone revels in Pele? The man that made him was Garrincha.

    There is something important there.

    A team is not always what it seems.

  23. Hugh: have you read this blog recently? A f@cking tangent is a direct course on here. We have Uncle Chuckles complaining about not sticking to NUFC subjects and the next thing out of his mouth is about his cockles and mussels. I shouldn’t mock the elderly though, coz just about everybody on here is the same way. Even our esteemed blog host (as you will see from the previous story and his Woody Allen reference).

    I am not complaining at all. This is the most entertaining of all of the NUFC blogs and I learn a bit. Even from Chuck, if I dare to admit it :)

  24. GS,

    I have been travelling of late so not read the blog as much as I should. I had some really bad personal problems and my mate Pike thought he should put on a video of the Keegan Years. Don’t quote me on the name of the video. Ginola’s goal is still a classic.

    But that’s besides the point.

    But Pardew is not the problem.

  25. Hugh: if Pardew is not the problem, he is certainly not the solution :)

    He doesn’t really know what he is doing and whatever Ashley’s faults, we have some good players and a better manager would help out.

  26. GS.

    Can’t argue with that.

    But the manager is only part of the equation.

    See Pardew will put a few results together. He’s put the results together because he has let them play.