MATCH PREVIEW: Newcastle United v Cardiff City, St James’ Park, 3/May/14, KO: 3pm, Premier League.

by • May 2, 2014 • Match previewsComments (6)750

It’s now just 2 more games to go and then it’s all over. The comfortable beating at Arsenal BellamyCardiffwas entirely predictable. If Im honest, the defeat brought none of the pain and anger that a defeat should bring up. It felt pointless criticising any of the errors for the goals. The whole thing has descended into nonsense…… then, full time came and the chance for Pardew to offer his excuses and avoid facts.

Which of our players still fancy seeing out the rest of the season remains to be seen, but, We’d just about finished laughing from the pre-match assertion that, the man with a 6 game memory span, selected his squad on merit….

Anyway, the knacker went on afterwards to continue this fascination with it only being 6 games that’s bringing criticism of him from the stands…… He’s in denial, here’s a couple of facts

1.      We have now lost 18 league games in 13/14 and still have 2 games left to lose…. I mean, play. Last season we lost 19 league games and the season we went down in 08/09 we lost 18. So, Alan, it’s not a 6 game blip, you’ve lost the same number of games as the team that got relegated and you lost more than that last season.

2.      We’re on a run of 18 Premier League games which have seen 13 (Thirteen) – Iv gone all ‘vidiprinter’ there, of them end “Newcastle United 0.” To put that into context, the Willie McFaul, relegated team of 88/89 took 20 Div 1 games to actually go 13 (Thirteen) without Newcastle scoring.

To repeat, “this is not a 6 game, fucking blip,” and you know what, it’s pissing me off that those with a microphone in their hand don’t pull him up on it.

The sad, truth is, that what we are seeing, is exactly what most of us said would happen once the mackems left SJP with 3 points in February (I know the editor says August)… IE “The season is over” and no matter what bluff Pardew serves up, that’s what’s happened and it’s a slight on his management skills.

So, one last chore at SJP before the masochists among us, see out the campaign at Anfield.

What do you want to know about Cardiff? They’re fucking shit. Vincent Tan is a cunt and also resembles a James Bond ‘baddy.’ They’ve sold their soul to this fucker for 1 season in the Avarice League.

They’re bottom now and they’ll finish there too, even though they will probably beat us on Saturday.

They’ve won only twice, on their travels, but that’s irrelevant on Saturday.

Fraizer Campbell is their top scorer with a respectable, 10 goals. Craig Noone and Mark Hudson are expected to miss out this one, whilst Cala is suspended.

Team News

Well, I don’t know what the fuck is going on here, but, apparently, the team is picked on merit now!

‘merit’

noun

1

claim to respect and praise; excellence; worth.

2.

something that deserves or justifies a reward or commendation; a commendable quality, act, etc.:

So, who of the following “merit” inclusion in the most recent squad’s…. Sissoko? Gouffran? Obertan? De Jong? Shola Ameobi? Taylor? Williamson? Anita? Do me a favour. None of them ‘deserve a reward,’ Pardew ‘The Avoider,’ is picking the squad on spite.

So it’ll probably be the same team that played vs Arsenal, the 3-0 defeat which merits a reward!!

Injured

R Taylor – Knee – out for the season

Santon – Hamstring – 3 weeks

Cisse – Broken Knee Cap

Sammy Ameobi – Ankle

Possible Team (4-5-1)

GK. Tim Krul: RB. Mathieu Debuchy, CB. CB. Mike Williamson, CB. Fabricio Coloccini, LB. Paul Dummett: RM: Moussa Sissoko, CM. Cheick Tiote, CM. Vurnon Anita, CM Dan Gosling, LM. Yoan Gouffran:  CF. Loic Remy:

Subs

Rob Elliot, Masaido Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Gael Bigirimana, Shola Ameobi, Steven Taylor, Luuk De Jong,

Referee: Martin Atkinson

History vs. The Bluebirds at SJP in the League

1983/84 Won 3-1. With United looking to pick up the pace and muscle our way to promotion, we’d responded to a 0-1 defeat at Grimsby overcoming Man City at SJP. A struggling Bluiebirds side were beaten 3-1 with goals from Keegan (2) and Waddle. Attendance, 27,964

2009/10 Won 5-1 Played on a Friday night for some insane reason, this match had everything. I say everything, I’d taken the day off work and was horridly drunk, too drunk, by kick off and this is how it went for me…………. The match, just happened, afterwards, I continued drinking/celebrating and woke in the morning feeling ill, recalled Carroll’s early goal and thought ‘Won 1-0, canny, must do that again sometime.’ Off I went to the corner shop to find something to cure the hangover, picked up The Journal and read ‘Newcastle 5-1 Cardiff.’ I just remember standing there thinking “fucking hell”, I couldn’t remember any of the other stuff…….. Then it all came back and I remembered everything, including some Cardiff fans getting a shoeing behind the Gallowgate End. Lovenkrands scored 2 (1 of which was a cracker) whilst Carroll bagged 2 and there was an OG too. Attendance, 42,616

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suVvaEYrQiI

 Cardiff Fanzines

Bobbing Along http://freespace.virgin.net/bobbing.cardiffcity/

A bit of a message board thingy http://www.cardiffcityforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18669

Danger Men

Bellamy, the ex Mag, Jones and Campbell, the ex-Mackems, Whittingham from set pieces, to be fair, their goal keeper has looked good too.

Predictions

Newcastle United 0-2 Cardiff City, 1 after about 20 minutes, and a late one, with us all over the shop and Pardew claiming “It’s only these last 7 games.”

CHRIS BETTS TF_INITIALS_LOGO

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6 Responses to MATCH PREVIEW: Newcastle United v Cardiff City, St James’ Park, 3/May/14, KO: 3pm, Premier League.

  1. Drew Murty says:

    When am I supposed to walk out? Some people tell me 60 minutes, others tell me 69. I’m so very confused. I don’t want to leave at 60 minutes and miss 9 minutes for no reason. Equally, I don’t want to be the only one left after 60 minutes because then people will think I’m mikey’s friend. I’m not.

    • Chris Betts says:

      Just do what you like mate. Come in at 60 and leave 69 if you fancy it. Leave on 27, leave on 47 I don’t think it matters. Best just respect whatever people do, whether that’s leaving early it staying til the ‘after party.’ People can do what they like for me

  2. Ant says:

    Or forget about Wonga United, watch this Laurent Robert compilation and take heart: there will be better days. Maybe.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfyty0_9Iyo

  3. WhoArYa says:

    Loved the run we went on in the championship and Robert had a cracking left foot so thanks for that Ant May.

    Another cracking preview, full of entertainment and accuracy, thanks Chris.

    Let’s hope the corner is turned soon and new legends arrive?

    • Alex says:

      we all want it to turn a corner, but on the evidence presented to us since boxing day, under pardew that isn’t happening

  4. Dave Smith says:

    Like I said in the post about the protest, I understand sticking it to Ashley – but Pardew and the players deserve terrible grief for the last 4 months. Spineless.

    As is said in a great preview, we have been on this run for a long time now. Last season was poor. He goes. Now! Anywhere else he is sacked by now.

    We need 5-6 signings , quality ones, a few out – but it’s my opinion that there are more talented players in the squad we should keep than maybe we think … But that wanker Pardew , embarrassing , cringe worthy Alan, is not a top drawer coach and has no idea how to set them up to perform.

    Remember – before he cme here he was in the 2nd fucking division. Never forget it.