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