Cardiff Manager – Newcastle A Smashing Game For Us


When Newcastle play Cardiff City next Saturday afternoon in their final pre-season game, they will find Cardiff in unfamiliar red strips – and we suppose they’ll not have the nickname The Bluebirds any more?

Malky Mackay – Cardiff City manager

Cardiff City have confirmed they will change their shirts from blue to red with a new dragon crest as part of the major investment being made by Malaysians Tan Sri Vincent Tan and Dato Chan Tien Ghee, known as TG.

The move was objected to by the fans when it was first proposed earlier this summer, which is hardly surprising – it’s almost like Newcastle changing to red and white strips, but there goes the tradition, and it’s not surprising Cardiff City fans are not pleased.

The new Cardiff City Crest

Newcastle will likely play their top side at Cardiff City Stadium next Saturday, and we hope we can get on the goals track, because in six pre-season games we’ve scored only five goals, and failed to score yesterday against Den Haag, although the Magpies were well on top in the 0-0 draw.

The Cardiff manager Malky Mackay played for West Ham in 2004-2005, while Alan was manager of the London club, and they are good friends, and Alan even tried to get Malky to Newcastle as Assistant Manager when Malky was still at Watford, but the move failed.

Malky talked about the upcoming game next Saturday afternoon against the Magpies:

“It is a smashing game for us.” “Alan is a good friend of mine and I’m delighted he’s agreed to bring his side down here.”

“It’s going to be a very tough test because they were fantastic last season, they were a real surprise package.

“It’s the last game for both of us before the season starts proper and by then you usually go with what you are ready to roll with.”

Before the Newcastle game Cardiff travel to Bournemouth on Tuesday, and Newcastle will send an eleven to play at Hartlepool United on the same evening.

It should be a good game next Saturday, and it will be on a good pitch against a good side, and that’s a fitting test for the last game of pre-season.

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32 comments so far

  • Lalas 2012

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #1

    And I thought boro’s badge was bad…..

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Did they change they’re nick name to the dragons aswell? lol

    Im near sure I read that somewhere..

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  • SupaToonKid

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #3

    I’ve got an idea lads of a player who could give us more creativity & also give us further options up front… drum roll please…

    GIUSEPPE ROSSI

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Cardiffs owners wow now they are a truely shocking set of owners sold the whole clubs tradition to make them appealing to the asain market
    Did any1 see that cardiff fan who put his support on ebay?

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  • SupaToonKid

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Haha Cardiff’s badge looks like a pub side’s badge (a bad pub team at that) 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #6

    Supatoonkid isnt he out for about a year?

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  • SupaToonKid

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #7

    TADS

    Oh yeah I forgot he’s injured till early 2013 🙁

    Well that scuppers that idea. If he was fit he’d have been the perfect player for us in a Del Piero role behind Cissé, able to play wide in a front 3 as well as CF of course. I’d be prepared to wait for January for him actually; such a good player.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Honestly think we should go for this lad instead of debuchy

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sR0uwk85SHQ

    Sebastian corchia

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  • kilcline

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #9

    We should go for Wolfswinkel.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #10

    Ed, we used to play in red & white… dark days for the club

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Go Dragons!
    Fire and passion… Haha

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  • seantoon

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #12

    Any wrestling fans on here? Just like to say congratulations to the undertaker, just got his bird pregnant

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #13

    davyb

    There has been a rumour we put in a £2.7m bid for Sebastian Corchia on Friday

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  • kilcline

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #14

    Seantoon, send my regards to the big man like.

    Cheers

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #15

    Davybtoon
    Unfortunatly corchia isnt really an unknown talent at sochaux hes had a cracking couple of seasons, maybe if they had been relegated could of got him on the cheap but think he would be just as much as debuchy

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #16

    That’s shockin that. I can’t believe he actually went thru with it and changed them to red. No respect for the club at all…. Does he think he’s bought a train set?? Jus shows, money really does alienate you from reality sometimes
    What a tool

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #17

    seantoon

    Isn’t the undertaker over a hundred now haha?
    Well congratulations all the same

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #18

    Seantoon,

    I watch wwe sadly lol, that really true?

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #19

    The rumour on Friday was we had a 2.7mill bid accepted for Corchia hope it was true

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #20

    Is undertaker still alive?Haha

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  • kilcline

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #21

    @Belfast

    I have some ITK info 😉

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #22

    Corchia has only had 1 year in the french premier league he signed from LE Mans who are a 2nd division outfit, last summer, I mentioned last year to Niafron that we should be after him as he was young with amazing potential and I have been proven he’s had a cracking season with Sochaux would love us to sign him he’s only 21

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  • SupaToonKid

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #23

    I think I agree with the mighty Ketsbaia & if we don’t sign Debuchy (which looks unfortunately likely now) then we should make a move for Aly Cissokho and then put Santon at RB. With Cissokho also younger than Debuchy it may benefit us in the long run as well. Lyons apparently are willing to listen to offers as well.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #24

    I havnt watched it in about 15 years.

    Once I found out it wasnt real.
    Sad day that was..

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #25

    What about sch, sch, sch …….. ? Too early to do it haha ; D

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #26

    Kilcline?

    Hit me with it..
    Debuchy? 🙂

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  • seantoon

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #27

    Yes lads it’s true. It’s in the daily star. I’m more surprised to see who his wife is. Remember that bird who wrestled she was called Michelle McCool she was amazing! The lucky old bugger

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #28

    Lille and Ajax are fighting really hard to keep both Debuchy and Anita – so they must be worth the effort…

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  • mylestoon

    Aug 5, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #29

    Wrestling is awesome. Shame it’s not 1999 again.

    On subject, I’m looking forward to this game and I hope we can get Anita and debuchy over the line next week. Wouldn’t mind seeing Douglas and a striker as well but it’s all wishful thinking.

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  • Lalas 2012

    Aug 5, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Have they stole that bird off the Brighton badge?

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 5, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #31

    Bird? That’s what the Undertaker’s sperm looks like.

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  • r and r

    Aug 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #32

    I’ve got no respect for the Cardiff fans whatsoever .
    I was in the Black Bull on Barrack Rd after we played them in the Championship on the Friday night, when so called Cardiff Fans stormed the pub and the Police were called.
    Total animals!

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