UK time is: 16:55:47
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 (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
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
Report Abuse
31/10/2006 05:28:00

Cardiff should win this with ease.
Tigerphil
Report Abuse
31/10/2006 05:58:00

3 points to the little men from th evalleys of wales I think..........
ernshaw
Report Abuse
08/11/2006 14:12:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Shrewsbury Snap Up Sunderland Starlet. (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Mavrias Interesting Celtic (Wednesday January 28 2015)

U21's Beat Man City Again (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Jones Looking To Go On Good Home Run (Monday January 26 2015)

Turnaround To Start With Burnley (Monday January 26 2015)

Gus: 'Poor Game Overall' (Monday January 26 2015)

Stats: Black Cats v Fulham (Saturday January 24 2015)

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. Dirty Dave 32
2. Gregory Pecker 26
3. Book Thief 24
4. idle eric 21
5. Sunderlandsno1 18
6. Barry Green 17
7. JoJoGrant 9
8. smegma 6
9. roggy 5
10. andyj1973 4

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Crystal Palace 22 5 8 9 -8 23
14. WBA 22 5 7 10 -9 22
15. Aston Villa 22 5 7 10 -14 22
16. Sunderland 22 3 11 8 -14 20
17. Burnley 22 4 8 10 -15 20
18. Hull City 22 4 7 11 -10 19
19. Q.P.R. 22 5 4 13 -16 19

Breaking League News

Lambert Welcomes Back Options Ahead Of Arsenal
Aston Villa : 30/01/2015 16:53:00
And Anther Gets a Two Game Ban!
Chelsea : 30/01/2015 16:47:00
Two Loans & A Fee Agreed?
Hull City : 30/01/2015 16:38:00
Schurrle to Wolfsburg - Almost a Done Deal
Chelsea : 30/01/2015 16:32:00
Bruce Welcomes Back Options For Newcastle?
Hull City : 30/01/2015 16:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Fulham
Suggested By:  
Mannone 9%
Vergini 0%
O'Shea 0%
Coates 0%
Jones 40%
Larsson 6%
Bridcutt 0%
Rodwell (sent off) 0%
van Aanholt 6%
Fletcher 0%
Defoe 20%
Wickham 66' 6%
Buckley 76' 0%
None of the above 13%