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Cardiff City vs. Southampton

Ninian Park

09/08/08

15:00

The Big Opener

Both teams will be looking for a solid start to the season as they both have aspirations for promotion this season.

Vital Quotes:

Manager Poortvliet told the Daily Echo: 'They have to go on and you have to believe in them. It's up to them because at some time you have to start. Normally you start with two or three youngsters but we start with a lot because the situation is like that' in reference to his desire to play a lot of the 'youngsters' in the opening fixture.

Cardiff City Team News:

A sell out at Ninian Park will be expecting a good start for last years FA Cup finalists. Ex Saints manager Dave Jones is confident of a good start with a full squad to choose from

Player to watch: Jay Bothroyd

New signing Jay Bothroyd will be out to prove a point to his new fans and is sure to test the return of Michael Svensson for Southampton

Southampton Team News:

Saints have no major injuries to worry about at the start of the season. The manager looks like he might start with a young side.

Player to watch: Drew Surman

Born and bred a Saint. Has the club in his veins and will pull the strings for Saints.

Match Facts & Stats

The last game at Ninian Park between the two sides was won by Cardiff - 1v0.

Next Fixtures:

Exeter v Saints (Carling Cup)
Tuesday 5th August 19:35 KO




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The Journalist

Writer: therainmaker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 9 2008

Time: 12:52AM

Your Comments

1-0 to saints. mcgoldrick to get the winner in the second half
th3saint
hell no 2-1 cardiff
attwooll9
Start at the bottom of the table and finish there. Exeter looks tough next up.
eastneydave
not bad attwooll9
th3saint
You think we'll lose to Exeter eastneydave? You an exeter man?
therainmaker
 

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