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Cardiff fans comment on drawn match against Newcastle United – Interesting

8 months ago
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Cardiff fans experienced their first Premier League home match since 2014.

Interesting to read what they had to say about the clash with Newcastle United.

Overall, they all sound pretty positive after the game, seeing it as an improvement on their opening day defeat to Bournemouth.

Plenty to say about the refereeing decisions, Jonjo Shelvey, size of the crowd and Newcastle United.

Cardiff fans comment on the draw with Newcastle United via their top CCMB message board:

‘I wonder if people realise we actually had 51% of the possession today, with 12 attempts at goal but only one on target, Ken looked way off in front of goal today.

Murphy easily star man with that pace and footwork resulting in Newcastle taking the booked fullback off at half time. Arter was strong and not too wasteful. Camarasa had a good debut and holds the ball well. I thought it was a good effort today and Neil saved us from an unjust smash and grab. Well done City.’

‘We were well worth the point today against an experienced and well coached team. If we have as steep an improvement curve from this to week to next then we’ll be very competitive against Huddersfield and well placed for the rest of the year.’

Frustrating we didn’t put the pressure on once they went down to 10 men (Newcastle should have been down to 8 men).’

‘Reasonably pleased though Newcastle will be down there and we will need to start winning these types of games soon.’

‘What drama. Would have been a travesty if Newcastle had scored. Superb atmosphere and effort.

Great to have a midfield as well. Now we need some goals.’

‘Obviously an improvement. Newcastle a lot more savvy when down to 10. Hoping our forwards can acclimatise quickly and that wasn’t their level (only Murphy looks PL ready). Glad Kenedy’s fortune was used up by the end.’

‘I thought Shelvey started well in the first 15 minutes and his long passing was effective, however it soon became apparent that long passing was all he wanted to do so when he got the ball our back four would drop deeper and it completely nullified his threat.

I was surprised that he couldn’t adapt and play through the lines instead of constant Hollywood passes. I suppose this is what separates the top players.’

‘Jonjo Shelvey hit more long balls today than all our players combined.’

‘Shelvey hit a lot of aimless balls too, to no-one.

He’s good, but IMHO very overrated.’

‘My take on it all was Kenedy was a red, Hayden was a tad unlucky and Arter (who was excellent) was also fortunate.

But their right back Mantaquillo was very lucky. He was already on a yellow when Murphy (also excellent) did him again. As Murphy went past he had his shirt grabbed again.’

‘The 2 Newcastle ones were definite reds. Artur, would depend on the mood the ref was in. The full back ? Well would have been harsh imho to have given him a 2nd yellow and maybe arguable that Artur could have had a 2nd yellow for a shirt pull late in the game.

And then the fat Spanish waiter still has the cheek to moan about our physical approach.’

‘I thought we did Newcastle all ends up bar up front, our midfield can only improve the more they play together.’

‘Shocked when I got home to see how many seats were empty, if you cant make it give them to somebody else, if your a fan surely you know somebody who will have your ticket.’

‘Sky mentioned pre game that we hadn’t beaten Newcastle in our last 10 games and the last time we did beat them the attendance was 4,000! And here we are complaining about 30,000!’

‘The biggest chunk of empty seats was in the away end, which is understandable when you consider the majority of Newcastle fans left home at 3am to get to the game. Bloody Sky.’

‘How many Newcastle were there? Awful kick-off time for them. 2000 maybe?’

Newcastle who failed to sell out their (2,900) allocation by 400 seats!’

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