Michael Chopra will be with the Cardiff City team tomorrow night.
Michael Chopra – Cardiff City striker
The 26-year-old was once an extremely promising youngster at Newcastle, and of course he went to Gosforth Hugh School – just like Alan Shearer.
Michael talked about the game tomorrow night:
“The reception I got at Newcastle last season was bad,”
“It was a local derby and I was playing for Sunderland. I knew when I went to Sunderland that I’d get a reception like that at Newcastle.”
“Hopefully Friday won’t be as bad but I’ll still get stick.”
“I watch Newcastle a lot. When the manager gives me time off and I go home, I’ll watch them play.”
“Obviously I take an interest in the club because it’s where I was brought up and another thing is that it’s a football game and I enjoy watching games. My mates are all Newcastle fans.”
“But if I’m one-on-one with the keeper on Friday, I’ll be sticking it in the back of the net.”
That goalkeeper tomorrow night will be Steve Harper, and this is what Steve said about Michael today:
“It’s a big night for Michael Chopra,”
“I know Dave Jones from when I was at Stockport and he’ll have them fired up.”
“But we got a fantastic result down there and we’ll be looking to do the same at home.”
“Chops was back at the ground last week to watch and he’ll be looking to score at St James’ Park against his old team.”
“It will be up to us to try to stop him. They’re a good side Cardiff and in a rich vein of form.”
For the record Michael appeared 28 times for Newcastle and scored 3 goals.
We’re not sure whether Michael will start tomorrow night for Cardiff, but it’s more than likely he will play some part.
Let’s hope he doesn’t score.
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