Remy sinks Bluebirds! Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

Remy celebrates
Remy celebrates
Loic Remy struck twice in eight first-half minutes to give United a well deserved victory at Cardiff City yesterday afternoon.

The away side dominated the first period and should have been more than two goals ahead at half-time but a consolation goal from Peter Odemwingie ensured a nervy finish for the Magpies.

Anything less than three points though would have been harsh on Alan Pardew’s side though and they fully deserved their win. It was one of the best performances I’ve seen from a United side for some time, especially in that first-half, and Cardiff just didn’t have an answer for us as we blew them away with attacking intent.

However it was the home side who produced the first chance as Fraizer Campbell got to a long ball before goalkeeper Tim Krul and rounded the keeper only to lose his footing just as he was about to shoot.

From then on though it was all United and David Marshall in the Cardiff goal had to be in hand to deny Loic Remy an opener before defender Andrew Taylor managed to get himself in front of Papiss Cisse’s effort on the rebound. Moments later it was Moussa Sissoko who stung the palms of Marshall with a fierce drive from the edge of the area.

The away side were looking dangerous and once again should have taken the lead after Mathieu Debuchy set up Remy 26 minutes only for the former QPR man to shoot tamely into the arms of Marshall, but just four minutes later Remy wasn’t to be denied as he ran the ball from inside the Newcastle half, cut in onto his right foot and fired low past Marshall into the bottom left corner of the net.

Just eight minutes later and it was 2-0. Yohan Cabaye fed Papiss Cisse who saw his attempt at goal blocked by Marshall only for the rebound to fall to Remy who calmly rolled the ball home from outside the box.

It could have been three moment later as Yohan Cabaye lined up a free kick which looked as though would end up as a cross only to fool everyone and thump an effort off the post which would have left Marshall with no chance had it been a few centimetres to the left. A good half but United had to settle for two at the interval.

Half-time: Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle

Cardiff came back into the game in the second half however and soon reduced the deficit when substitute Jordan Mutch fed Odemwingie inside the box with a clever pass and the striker took the ball round Krul before firing into the net. A couple of minutes later and the home side could have been level as Frazier Campbell shot across the face of goal with Aron Gunnarsson unable to get on the end of it.

But United were still dangerous and could have added a third on the break as Loic Remy played the ball through for Moussa Sissoko who shot straight at David Marshall.

Loic Remy was replaced by Jonas Gutierrez much to the dismay of the away fans but with treatment given to the Frenchman it was soon apparent that the change was forced more than anything. However the Argentine should have added another goal soon after his introduction but his free header went over the crossbar.

Papiss Cisse was denied by Marshall late on and United had strong claims for a penalty waved away after the ball struck Andrew Taylor’s hand but in the end the damage was done in the first half and it’s three points on the board for United who now move into the top ten.

Howay the lads!

Cardiff: David Marshall; Andrew Taylor, Steven Caulker, Ben Turner, Kevin Theophile-Catherine; Gary Medel, Peter Whittingham, Kim Bo-Kyung, Aron Gunnarsson, Peter Odemwingie; Fraizer Campbell

Subs: Joe Lewis; Mark Hudson, Craig Noone, Jordon Mutch, Don Cowie, Nicky Maynard, Craig Bellamy

Newcastle: Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon; Yohan Cabaye, Cheik Tiote, Moussa Sissoko; Yoan Gouffran, Papiss CissΓ©, Loic Remy

Subs: Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Paul Dummett, Vurnon Anita, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi

Attendance: 27,538

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615 thoughts on “Remy sinks Bluebirds! Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle

  1. Santii@524, the Aussies don’t get much to cheer these days sporting wise. I have a feeling they may be cheering the toon Frenchies cracking the goals in against the Skippy’s πŸ™‚

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  2. 4.1 πŸ˜€ ,right I’m away fed up with scrolling down as this bugger won’t refresh properly anymore πŸ‘Ώ

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  3. Santi@527, Senegal need to arrange back to back friendlies against the Aussies to help Cisse find his scoring boots again πŸ™‚

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  4. The Socceroos think it’s tennis. Lost the last two games 6-love 6-love. They have to be the worst national side I have ever seen in all my years in Oz. Really, I can’t describe how awful they are.

    Every criticism voiced on this blog about Alan Pardew last season applies equally well to Holger Osieck, and more, and it is all justified.

    Good to see Debuchy and Cabaye score, though.

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  5. Bris…Pity really because despite Aussie I quite like to see them doing well in the auld football as they’ve had some canny players…at rugby and cricket not so much though(as in seeing them do well)

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  6. I’m the same, Richie. I love to see Oz lose in all sports (especially to England, and even more especially in cricket), but football? That’s my sport. I only ever want them to win.

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  7. It’s funny … when I talk about Newcastle I say ‘we’ when I talk about the Roar I say ‘Brisbane’ when I talk about the Socceroos it’s always ‘they’.

    Maybe it shows where my loyalties lie πŸ˜†

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  8. Bris…You can take the Geordie out of Newcastle… πŸ˜‰

    Not a rugby or cricket fan really but always like to see England win(always sweeter v Oz) and like Durham CC and The Falcons do well, usually take a slight interest in the Ashes but that’s more or less gone out the window with 2 Ashes tours in the same year ffs πŸ™„

    Trying to watch the U.S v Jamaica, been out for a wee drink though so don’t fancy my chances of making the full game.

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  9. Big Dave from earlier… not pissed off with you at all mate… over the years i have seen how you misinterpret comments and how you are never wrong so it is all good!! It was expected…. πŸ˜‰

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  10. Dave, Oswaldo is laid on my lap now, I’m gently brushing away his tears of despair with a specifically creased Pot Noodle lid.

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  11. Was at the england game today (birthday present to the old man was sacrificing my spare time to endure the English football team play) πŸ˜† wasn’t so bad in the end, can’t wait for the day when Gerrard and Lampard are ditched, even Carrick looked good in comparison. Townsend found himself in acres for much of the game and was ignored-when a ball was finally played through to him to run on to against the full back and not just passed to him on the halfway line he actually caused some trouble.

    4-1 was flattering but it wasn’t too bad. If only that ****ing brass band would take a break sometimes πŸ˜•

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  12. Rodz stay out of it, children shouldn’t interrupt when adults are talking.. 😎 πŸ˜†

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  13. Nice One Newks.
    Decent night out for the old man (and your dad).

    Shite first half like. Had money on Sturridge to score anytime. 😯 Late elation!

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  14. ..nee wurries with that Oswaldo 😎 , I tested the locks 2 hours ago.
    Nee way they’re getting out the cellar.

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  15. Woo hoo! Osieck sacked. Should’ve been done 12 months ago.

    The FFA have an eye on not being humiliated at the world cup, and two eyes on the Asian Cup we host the following year.

    Favourites to take over are Hiddink, Bielsa and Houllier, or one of the locals, Popovic or Postecoglou.

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  16. DJG, what ye taakin boot cricits for like.
    This is a soccer forum πŸ‘Ώ
    Shove Geoff Boycott up yer Nazi ass. 😎

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  17. …then wake up on Saturday morning and think “where the **** is the football, I’m sick of all this ****ing England *******.”

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  18. Don’t push me cos I’m close to the hedge, I’m trying not to lose my Ryobi RPT4045 Electric Articulating 117-151cm Pole Hedge Trimmer, uh huh huh huh huh.

    It’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder how I keep from going under. πŸ˜•

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  19. Debuchy is pissing oot his arse in all directions.
    Saw it on YBF on Friday. Danny Simpson sellotaped him to the middle of a witches hat roondaboot thing, stuck his crosser wheel on the ootside, and revved the **** ooravit. 😯 😯 😯

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  20. πŸ˜† Dave ,it is a bit mate .
    Hate weekends with out footie and just to make matters worse we’ll wait all week for the dippers game and probably get stuffed. πŸ™

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  21. Really hoping history doesn’t repeat itself and we get mauled by the Dippers AND the scum. If by chance it does then we will know Pards has learned nowt for sure. Big big couple of weeks for Pards imo ,lose the next two badly and the fans will defo revolt imo. Don’t forget it’s Chelsea after that as well so simply have to get something from one of them.

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  22. In the next 4 EPL games 3 are against top 6 teams. The other is a derby game where we are the away side. Realistically a point against the scum would be par for the course. Anything else a bonus. So 1 point from 4 games is the expectation. Performances and effort and not getting stuffed are important, but I’m not going to throw up because we only get one point from the next 4 games.

    After that we have 5 home games before Christmas 4 of which should be winnable. Also 3 away games one of which looks good. So by my reckoning we ought to pick up 16 points between now and Christmas. That would give us 26 points from 19 games. Halfway through the season. That would be OK. Not great but not tragic.

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  23. Good solid win by England yesterday. They showed some attacking prowess finally in the second half but the own goal really deflated our visitors. I see 10 points from our next 12 games which would give us 20 points from 19 games. A bit hairy in the second half of the season if that comes true. How are you Premand mate? I put my back out moving furniture to paint so I wasn’t on here at all. Filling a bit better after sleeping on the floor last night.

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  24. Prem , I see what you are saying but winning breeds winning and it’s the same with losing , if we do badly against Pool, Scum ,Chelsea and Spurs what frame of mind are the squad in then πŸ˜• suddenly the easy -ish games become tense fraught encounters .

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  25. I have to think that might be the case as well Kimtoon. I worry about the team’s confidence with these games coming up. I hope Remy is in good form to give us a chance. One win from Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea would be very decent, especially if we could throw in a draw as well. How are you doing lass?

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  26. Not disagreeing Kim, but not trying to buy trouble either.

    G2 re health. Last Sunday evening I went down with digestive system cramps for a few hours. few hours sleep and a fourteen hour day lead to collapse on Monday night. Constant discomfort leading to severe pain at times. So given that my wifes a Homoeopath and I have some medical training we just started monitoring what was happening. About three hours after eating the discomfort had been building up and became proper painful. So now we suspect inflammation blockage at the duodenum. So continue with liquid soothing diet and things improve. Thursday night at a performance by Tibetan monks doing healing meditations so I use my Meditative healing training to join in and after that the improvement accelerates. Now much better. Not 100% but OK. Maybe back to work later next week.

    Toonsy tells me I have an article up Monday.

    Sorry if that’s too much detail.

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  27. G2 ,yeah I would be thrilled with a decent win ,preferably v the Scum 😈 ,a draw from any of the others would be cool too . A fit on form Remy gives us a huge chance against anyone but we need the whole team pulling together not just lots of individuals trying for the lime light like so often happens .
    I’m not too bad mate ,still coughing bad and Lew has been very rough ,he’s been home for 11 days from the day centre so I have been looking after him a lot more than usual plus my parents too. It’s the damn cough mate it goes on and on and on ,bloody awful. Hows you and yours anyway ❓

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  28. Prem ,bloody hell mate you have been in the wars 😯 hope your improvement continues mate ,what is the long term outlook if it is a blockage?

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  29. Whatever it is it’s gone. Eating more or less normally for a couple of days.
    Trick is to give the body a chance to heal it. Once it has settled down I’ll go on a proper detox. Tried it Wednesday but too early. I’m Ok now. energy levels nearly normal. discomfort minimal. I’m OK. Helen at Ashram til Monday Evening and Littl’un having a sleepover so I’m armed with a good book and a bottle of wine and some online friends. All is good.

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  30. Chanting Tibetan monks. A very throaty experience. And surprisingly enthralling. The thought of it brings back many memories.

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  31. Good to hear you’re recovering Premand. I have a fair bit of digestive disorder as well. Have done all my life. A constant battle. I use probiotics now and they do seem to help. Have to stay away from any spicy food at all and garlic just sends me for a loop. Ah well it could be worse. I like a glass of wine as well mate. I’m doing better Kimtoon lass although my back is still a real pain. All is well with us otherwise. Sorry to hear about that cough and about Lew. Having my parents over this weekend. They are doing ok despite being fragile now so we’ll see how that goes. They love to see Katie my daughter who will be home from work by supper. All the best to everyone.

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  32. My cat is upstairs playing with a catnip mouse and it sounds like a herd of elephants jumping around in the spare bedroom and landing 😯 ,how can such a small ball of fluff with tiny paws make such a racket πŸ˜•

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  33. Thanks G2 , you too mate . Prem if it works all power to it I say ,glad you are on the up anyway. Back in a mo I have to get the cat she is driving me nuts now.

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  34. In order to pass some time I did a spreadsheet of NUFC’s league positions since the war. yer I know, anal or what. I’m wondering how to wind it up into an article. Do I focus on the fact that the current state of play is with a few exceptions as good as it gets for Newcastle. That will upset a few. Or should I focus on the fact that Pards is no KK or SBR and should therefore be sacked like all the other failures which have lead to our present obscurity?

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  35. Well the cat problem is solved she is now cowering under a cupboard thanks to some tossers letting of fireworks πŸ‘Ώ

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  36. I have two cats curled up on the settee, and a stray kitten in the garden. Anything they don’t eat she does. They are not yet friends. maybe given time we have a Tiny to go with Tom & Tilly.

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  37. Prem ,that’s difficult mate ,historically we don’t blow doors off like but I think a lot of us feel we have blown a chance to grab a bit of the top 6 action with the owners reluctance to really push us on when we finished 5th like. Pards up to a point has his hands tied but I still think he’s a mid table manager and if Sir Bobby or dare I say KK had this bunch we’d be winning a lot more imo.

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  38. Prem .I love cats ,I would have loads but I stick to the one as it’s so expensive to insure and treat for worms ,fleas and so on ,my last cat lived to 17 years I miss her so much she was a wonderful cat , really loving. My current mog is a bit of a nutjob πŸ˜† only gives affection on her terms and hunts something chronic too ,she loves lewis though even though he doesn’t like fur he still smiles at her. Hope you give that kitten somewhere warm to sleep now it’s getting cold poor thing.

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  39. Prem @ 586

    I was beginning to think this was a blog for grumpy old men/women πŸ˜›

    Happy to see Cisse get on the score sheet tonight. Tiote played well to he was breaking up everything Senegal had to offer.

    @Kim

    Were do you rate our team in terms of playing squad in the league?

    7th or 8th i would say and i think we will finish there. The boards ambition is top 10 is that really so unambitious?

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  40. We got Tom & Tilly, brother and sister some years ago from a shelter near us. Tom is paranoid and just backs off all the time. Tilly is fat and affectionate. There is a house near us that produces litters of kittens without any constraints. Occasionally one turns up with us and we give some support. Hopefully one will join the family. Who knows?

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  41. No I’d better put it in writing while sober. Otherwise I’ll forget. It’s something around bridging the chasm from 7th to joining the top 6. Buy it or maybe like spurs with Daniel Levy.

    Santii. I would be happy with top ten, it happens rare enough. Bottom half seems to be the norm.Bit of entertainment to go with it and the odd cup run. Last year we played a second string in the Europa group stages then strengthened for the knockout stages and played a canny game against Benfica which nearly paid off but blew up in our faces. Ce la Vie. Personally I thought Pards did bloody well there.

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  42. Santi ,yep I agree we have the players to get top 10 ,just think we should of got a few in much sooner than we did ,you know build from a position of strength like . We could do with a couple more top players really and a better coach too . I don’t dislike Pards as a person ,I just think he’s not always able to use our best players wisely.

    Prem ,don’t you just hate irresponsible cat owners like that. I never let any of mine breed ,there’s plenty homeless enough as it is. πŸ™

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  43. I’ve got two dogs. Woof. And a bush turkey that keeps digging up the back garden when the dogs aren’t out there. Got a family of possums in the roof at the mo – need to get somebody in to get rid of them. There’s about 20 skinks all through the house and dozens of big spiders all through the trees outside. Had a preying mantis in the kitchen the other day. There’s a large blue tongue lizard living behind the (now empty) water tank and streams of ants on the window sill and up and down the walls. Lots of rosellas feeding on the natives (plants, that is). No kangaroos, though, or wombats.

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  44. Kim, If the players are not under pressure to play for their positions then how much leverage has the manager to motivate them. Is Llambias’s policy of only 11 purples equally to blame?

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