Filed: Thursday, 3rd May 2012
By: Staff Writer
A packed house is expected at the Cardiff City Stadium tonight for the first leg of West Ham's play-off semi final against the Bluebirds.
Sam Allardyce's side travelled to South Wales in fine fettle having lost just once since January.
However tonight's opponents, who are bidding to reach Wembley for the second time this season having been runners-up to Liverpool in the Carling Cup Final are also in good form having lost just once since being beaten at home by West Ham at the beginning of March.
Live updates from the Cardiff City stadium will be provided throughout the evening on our forum match thread, which may be found here: www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=140152.
And for those supporters unable to attend the match or access SkySports this evening, a number of sources will be streaming the game across the web.
As usual, any available video - or audio - feeds will be listed in our streaming thread at www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=133293 (a number of which have been posted already).
KUMB.com will, as always, bringing you match summaries at both half time and the final whistle, with the thoughts of both managers to follow this evening/tomorrow morning and those of the opposition fans sometime tomorrow.
Meanwhile, if you've not already had the chance to take a look check out Preview Percy's unique look ahead to the game here: www.kumb.com/article.php?id=3040.
This evening's line-ups
West Ham Utd: Green, Demel, Taylor, Reid, Tomkins, Noble, Nolan (c), Collison, O'Neil, Vaz Te, Cole.
Subs: Henderson, McCartney, Faye, Faubert, Maynard.
Cardiff City: Marshall, Taylor, Hudson (c), Turner, Blake, Cowie, Whittingham, Lawrence, Gunnarsson, Mason, Turner.
Subs: Heaton, Kiss, Gerrard, Earnshaw, McPhail.
Referee: Neil Swarbrick.
Assistants: Ron Ganfield and Simon Long.
Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor.
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