It was a tough game at the Cardiff City stadium on 13th September (unlucky for some) when we managed a 1-0 win.
Dave Jones – will have his players ready on Friday
That was through a headed goal from Argentine International Fabricio Coloccini after 18 minutes, his only goal for Newcastle so far.
Cardiff are in a decent position in 4th place on 45 points, just 11 points behind the leaders, but Newcastle have amassed but 7 points in their previous 5 league games – which is hardly good enough.
And Cardiff boss Dave Jones has warned today, his players will have no fear when they visit St. James’ Park on Friday night, and since they’ve scored 30 goals this season on their travels, we expect them to attack Newcastle from the off.
It promises to be an exciting game no doubt, because surely Newcastle will attack, after being held by a 10 man Leicester City side last Saturday night, in an insipid display of ultra-defensive play and team selection.
Dave said today:
“Everybody wrote Newcastle off because of what happened last season, and that was crazy. There are a lot of Premiership players still there. They didn’t really clear the place out.”
“They kept the majority of their players and they have added to them now. They’re in a fantastic position, are there to be shot at and everybody’s gunning for them.”
“We’re not going to be fearful of them, we’re in a good position we know we can beat anybody on our day. They’re top of the league, we’re fourth and we’re trying to claw them closer to us, so it should be a good game.”
“We know we can score from different positions and that’s been one of our strengths this year.” “Newcastle have brought in new players and they might need time to settle down so this might be a good time to play them.”
“If I look at Chris Hughton’s squad, it’s difficult to pick a team. He looks at my squad and it’s fairly easy to pick the team. So we’ll have no surprises for them and they might have one or two for us.”
“But our lads are in a good bullish mood, a strong confident mood at the moment, and they should be because we’re coming off the back of some really good performances as well as good results.”
It certainly will be a tough test, but hey, if we are deserve promotion this season, it’s these games we have to start winning, so there are no excuses.