UK time is: 23:08:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Keano wary of ex-mag Chopra...

Roy Keane believes ex-Newcastle forward Michael Chopra is the danger man for Cardiff.

Chopra scored at the Stadium of Light for the big rivals from Tyneside in their 4-1 win last season. After coming on as a substitute with Sunderland 1-0 up, the young striker equalised with his first touch before Newcastle raced ahead.

And after dropping a division to join Cardiff this summer, Roy Keane is fully aware of the threat he poses.

He added: 'I have seen Chopra a few times and he is a natural goalscorer. Some times you need to take a stop backwards to move forwards and he has certainly done very well for Cardiff.

'This is another gauge for us to see how far we think we might have come. Cardiff are a good side and in Dave Jones, they have an excellent manager, someone I have the highest respect for.

'He's bought well and I'm certainly not surprised they are where they are. I full expect them to be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.'

And Chopra himself has admitted that, as a boyhood Newcastle fan, he can't wait to play on Wearside again.

"We need to get back to winning ways and it would mean so much to me to score against Sunderland.

"I scored within 15 seconds of coming on. We were getting beat 1-0 at the time, but I came on and made it 1-1.

"That changed the game and if you look at the photographs, you can see how much it meant to me.

'When you grow up on the streets of Newcastle, those are the games you dream of playing in.

"To get the chance to play against Sunderland for Cardiff is great and I'll be extremely happy if I score."




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 31 2006

Time: 12:12AM

Your Comments

Sunderland should be wary of the whole team. This is a very important game for you guys. Playing the bottom side and then immediately afterwards the top side will show you how far you have or have not really come. Cardiff slipped at home to Derby but this looms as a top game for the Fizzy Pop League.
pompeygray
Cardiff should win this with ease.
Tigerphil
3 points to the little men from th evalleys of wales I think..........
ernshaw
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Sunderland Beat Newcastle Yet Again (Sunday December 21 2014)

Stats: Newcastle v Sunderland (Sunday December 21 2014)

Tyne-Wear Derby: Team News (Sunday December 21 2014)

Pardew In Confident Mood (Sunday December 21 2014)

Newcastle vs Sunderland... Draw Likely? (Sunday December 21 2014)

Germans Looking At Jozy (Monday December 15 2014)

Its a Dive, says Allardyce. (Monday December 15 2014)

Stats: Sunderland v West Ham United (Saturday December 13 2014)

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Book Thief 16
2. Barry Green 14
3. smegma 6
4. andyj1973 5
5. Dirty Dave 5
6. roggy 5
7. Alan Hedley 2

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Everton 17 5 6 6 0 21
12. Aston Villa 17 5 5 7 -10 20
13. Stoke 16 5 4 7 -3 19
14. Sunderland 17 3 10 4 -9 19
15. WBA 17 4 5 8 -6 17
16. Q.P.R. 17 5 2 10 -12 17
17. Crystal Palace 17 3 6 8 -8 15

Breaking League News

Sunderland Beat Newcastle Yet Again
» Sunderland : 21/12/2014 22:31:00
Anfield Points Lost, Saved, Won And Dropped
» Arsenal : 21/12/2014 21:25:00
» Liverpool : 21/12/2014 20:00:00
Bent Wants Brighton Stay
» Aston Villa : 21/12/2014 19:18:00
Prem - Hull 0-1 Swansea
» Hull City : 21/12/2014 18:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs West Ham
Suggested By:  
Pantilimon 58%
Vergini 0%
O'Shea 0%
Brown 14%
Réveillere 0%
Cattermole 14%
Johnson 0%
Larsson 14%
Gómez 0%
Wickham 0%
Altidore 0%
Fletcher 62' 0%
Álvarez 70' 0%