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Magpies v Bluebirds match preview. Who will snatch the worm?

September 12th, 2009 | 10 Comments |

High flying Bluebirds. A tough test?
High flying Bluebirds. A tough test?
Kick-off: Sunday 13th September, 2.05PM, Cardiff City Stadium.

Referee: Andrew Hall (West Midlands).

Sunday’s away trip to the new Cardiff City Stadium sees Newcastle United missing Championship player of the month, Shola Ameobi, along with Andy Carroll and Jonas Guitierrez. However, despite the lack of senior strikers, young Nile Ranger has started to come to the fore with an excellent performance in our last game, and another one with the England under 19s during the week, where he scored and had another effort disallowed. He is widely expected to start as a ‘Lone Ranger’ (sorry) at the front, probably with Kevin Nolan dropping in behind in a supporting link role.

Holding midfielder, Nicky Butt, should finally be returning to the squad after his thumb problems, though it is doubtful whether the returning Peter Lovenkrands will be ‘match fit’ enough to start, though he may be on the bench, possibly getting a stint later on to bring him up to speed. (more…)