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!’



  • Wezza

    My take. The ref lost all control from when he incorrectly booked Ritchie.
    Kenedy should have been off. I agree Hayden was a red, Arter for them should have been given a second yellow and the Manquillo foul wasn’t even a free kick.
    The refereeing standards in this so called best league in the world (quality wise this was god awful) is laughable. It is no wonder none of our referees were at the World Cup.

    • Wor Lass

      Arter should have got a second yellow? Did you see his scything down the Hoss? His only defence would be that he forgot it was the Hoss and expected him to be a few yards further on. I agree that the Manquillo card wasn`t even a foul.

      • Kenny

        Arter was a red card all day

      • Wezza

        Of course I saw it, I think it was maybe a red but what I meant was since he was on a yellow card he should have another and red. He actually committed 3 more fouls and no booking. The referees get worse

  • Viru leckworth

    Trouble is Cardiff wanted to rattle us – and they succeeded. We lost composure and could have lost the match as a result. And what o need earth was wrong with Kennedy? Man of the match last week, dunce of the remove yesterday.

    • Kenny

      Rafa will sort him out, he is just a young lad

      • Viru leckworth

        I opine you will be right there. He needs grooming in self control. His (unpunished) kick out was borne out of frustration. And he had a chip on his shoulder for much of the match as Cardiff had two, sometimes three on him when he was on th ball.

    • Kev Newcastle England

      He is over rated

  • Wor Lass

    I expected Cardiff to be quite dirty but they were OK – physical but quite fair, in the main. Their approach play was good but their delivery was terrible (especially Hoilett) and Zohore would give Riviere a run for his money. I`m glad Mendez-Laing was only on for the last 15 because he looked like he could have really caused us some damage. Murphy played really well for them and it reminded me that the Norwich fans were all saying that we bought the wrong one. I think our lad just needs confidence and should have a run – maybe as right wingback if yedlin isn`t ready next week. Im sure he`d relish a run-out against Hazard.

    • Kenny

      watched Chelsea yesterday, on a good day they will do us for 4 or 5,
      Man C is having a party day against Huddersfield

  • Kenny

    where is the mad Monkpie, did he find the sheep of his dreams down in Cardiff and decided to have the weekend there. i love ewe Dolly 😃😄

  • The Newt

    Fair comments in the main I think. My view:
    – we were awful, barely stringing two passes together.
    – Cardiff huffed and puffed but they are really lacking upfront, as are we.
    – Kennedy should have been off. The ref gave a free kick, so in my mind the FA shouldn’t retrospectively ban him as the officials saw it (just like they ‘saw’ Sissoko’s stamp last week….).
    – Hayden’s was a really harsh red. Yeah it’s from behind but he pulled out the challenge and barely touched him.
    – Arter on Joselu – nothing wrong with tactical fouls, they’re a yellow all day long. But he kicked Joselu at knee height which made it a potentially dangerous one. Way more chance of an injury from that tackle than Hayden’s.
    – Kennedy’s pen…Jesus. Anyone taking a penalty for NUFC should be made to watch every Shearer pen, no fancy rubbish please! We need to get behind him now though as he proved vs Spurs just how good he can be.
    – Manquillo – he’s had enough chances now and should never be seen in a Newcastle shirt again. Joke of a footballer and there’s no way he can turn it around like Diame or Dummett have.
    – Next game…changes needed. Joselu is trying but he’s not up to it. I don’t know where Muto is best placed (9 or 10), but he’s a busy player and should be given a go. We need to pray Yedlin is back as who else is there to play at RB? Hopefully a different gameplan too, otherwise Chelsea will turn us over as they’re rather more clinical than Cardiff.

    • Paul Patterson

      On the point about retrospective banning- When have the FA been consistent? Expect a three game ban for violent conduct . .

      • The Newt

        Oh yeah i’d be absolutely amazed if he didn’t get a ban! I know every set of fans think they’re hard done by with refs and FA action, but we do seem to get shafted at every opportunity.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Cover at both full back positions is provided by one player…….Manquillo………that’s how thin our squad is……

      • panther

        stop calling him a player

        • Kneebotherm8

          Apologies……..(excuse of)a player……

  • Paul Patterson

    Slightly blinkered view from Cardiff fans. Kenedy was a red, but so was Arter. My view- 10 v 9.

  • Ashley-out

    on another subject, what is Rondon doing here, has Rafa something against a number 9. first Mitrovich now Rondon. nothing up top yesterday and not even a sniff of Rondon coming on

    • Peaky

      Aye….it seems to take a lot to shift his ‘lads’…his fellow countrymen……from up top….

      • Ashley-out

        Crying out in the second half for a striker yesterday

    • Paul Patterson

      I think the right back situation an sending off overtook events. I’m sure Rondon would have come on..

      • Ashley-out

        why put Muto on & not Rondon

        • Paul Patterson

          Different positions.

          • Ashley-out

            and what did we lack, a striker not another winger & he did nothing.

          • Paul Patterson

            Can’t argue. I’d prefer Rondon but he clearly isn’t match fit.
            I’d have him playing the next reserve game.

          • Gallowgate Frost

            Im sure Muto got us the penalty

      • Kneebotherm8

        Definitely…

  • Ashley-out

    Shelvey is wasting his time with those two up front, even if they get the ball they manage to waste it every time

    • Kenny

      he thinks to fast for the players around him, more so the strikers

  • Mrkgw

    That was as bad a Newcastle performance as I have ever seen and it came against arguably the worst opposition in the Premiership. And, despite off field misdoings which cannot be underestimated, to have set the side up to perform like that was dire and not in the spirit of the club that we love. If that is reminiscent of Rafa then that is disappointing at the very least. I simply can”t applaud the concept of consistently negative football therefore, look again Rafa, for that wan’t anywhere near good enough.

    • Kenny

      the esprit de corps of last season is gone & the Fat Rat is to blame

    • panther

      bad day for them, but that should have been looked at as the best chance to get three points this season, except Cardiff at home

  • Kenny

    the Fat Rat needs to be driven out by any means possible !!

  • Kenny

    i said when the season started Newcastle need to target the bottom teams & go for a win against them home and away, yesterday was a disaster in that respect.