Newcastle United start their trek to FA Cup glory toda.... bahhaaha... I just can't. Some day I feel like someone should figure out what our record is over the last several years against clubs with new managers. I can't figure that it's very good. At any rate, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes his return to England at the helm of Cardiff City today. Alan Pardew, for his part, has named a team heavier with first team regulars than many thought we would see (it's been nice Sylvain Marveaux, we hardly knew ye). Let's talk and hug it out. You know the drill. In fact, bring all your gifs and clever pictures today. It's 2014 and based on an arbitrarily assigned calendar system, IT'S LIKE A BRAND NEW START! Let's pretty it up!
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1) Rob Elliot; Davide Santon, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara; Cheick Tiote (c), Vurnon Anita; Hatem Ben Arfa, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran; Papiss Cisse
Cardiff City: Marshall; McNaughton, Hudson (C), Turner, John; Whittingham, Kim, Gunnarsson, Cowie; Odemwingie, Cornelius
--It seems like there may be no video of the match, so we may have to find radio streams or the like... keep an eye on the comments for clarification.