Last Updated: 17/08/12 9:59pm
I shall leave you with a final note from Huddersfield fan Andrew, who says: "Fickle but realistic, too many changes I think to the Terriers side. Lee Clarke would have blended the side better."
FULL-TIME: Amazingly Cardiff stole all three points with a goal in deep in stoppage time thanks to their skipper Mark Hudson. Huddersfield can count themselves very unlucky and arguably deserved at the very least a point, but it was the perfect start to the season for the men in red.
YELLOW CARD: And Gerrard's first contribution is a booking for sliding into Filip Kiss near the touchline.
Would you believe it! The skipper looks to have won the game for Cardiff. The long ball is knocked down into the 6-yards box where he slides his big figure across his marker to meet the ball and smash it past Smithies.
MAGNIFICENT SAVE! Some brilliant build-up play by Town down the left before the ball falls nicely for Scott Arfield and his right-foot bender looks to be destined for the far corner, but for the agility of David Marshall who denies him.
Lee Adams has been in touch on Twitter and he asks how Joel Lynch has been playing. I would say impressive Mr Adams!
Blimey, we're not even one game in and you're "fearing the worst" Andrew. Fans are a fickle bunch sometimes!
Andrew is back in touch and he says: "Pre season is there to build confidence, if Huddersfield don't come away with at least a point then the last time they won anything was MK Dons away, I fear the worse for the season."
YELLOW CARD: Peter Whittingham becomes the first Cardiff player into the referee's notebook after a late challenge on Scott Arfield.
FINE SAVE! Bellamy escapes and his pull back to the edge of the box is lashed by Kevin McNaughton towards goal, but Alex Smithies saves the day for Town.
Now Sean Scannell is getting plenty of grief from the home supporters as he looks to come back on the field, but referee Roger East tells him to wait.
CHANCE TOWN! At the other end Scott Arfield's toe poke towards goal hits the arm of a defender and the ball falls to safety.
LUCKY HUDDERSFIELD! Jordon Mutch hits a cracking left-foot effort from the edge of the area, which Smithies spills but Aron Gunnarsson fails to take advantage with the rebound as the keeper recovers to smother himself on top of the loose ball.
CLOSE! The impressive Jack Hunt cuts inside before unleashing a rasping right-foot effort, which dips just over the crossbar.
That incident has lifted the atmosphere inside this Cardiff City Stadium as we approach the hour mark.
Rather surprising that Whittingham hasn't been more involved this evening. I think that may have been the first time I've mentioned him!
YELLOW CARD: Keith Southern is lucky not to have been sent-off as he slides through Peter Whittingham with his studs showing. Dangerous!
Huddersfield are lucky not to have conceded a penalty as Keith Southern hacks down Helguson in the area, but referee Roger East fails to spot the incident.
The ball into the box is headed out, but Huddersfield keep the pressure on until referee Roger East blows his whistle after spotting a player standing in an offside position.
And in answer to your email Andrew, the Terriers haven't looked jittery in possession of the ball tonight. In fact, they were much the better team in the opening 45 minutes. Pre-season means nothing! It's all about getting points on the board.
The second half is underway as the famous Bluebirds - wearing red - look to get their season up and running with a home win, but Huddersfield are looking to spoil the party.
Andrew emails me to say: "After a terrible pre-season, a loosing start will mean the Terriers will be jittering early on."
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Cardiff are now Evens, while visitors Huddersfield are 9/2 and the draw is an 11/8 shot. My pre-match prediction of 2-1 to City has gone out to 12/1. Head now to SKYBET to place your bets on this match with live in-play betting.
HALF-TIME: Huddersfield had the better of the half and could have taken the lead when Scott Arfield was denied by David Marshall. And then moments before the break, City's summer signing Heidar Helguson saw his header strike the crossbar from 6-yards.
OFF THE CROSSBAR! The ball into the box causes confusion and Heidar Helguson's header bounces off the woodwork.
Simon Grayson's side, wearing a dark blue strip tonight, have been impressive but Mutch forces a corner to the home side.
Huddersfield have had three shots on target to Cardiff's zero, rather surprisingly. How many of you would have thought that before the game?
WHAT A SAVE! My word, Oliver Norwood's dipping effort from 25-yards is palmed away - and not for the first time tonight - by the busy David Marshall.
Cardiff are 8/11, while visitors Huddersfield are 19/5 and the draw is a 13/5 shot with our friends at Skybet. Craig Bellamy to score first and Cardiff to win 2-0 is 35/1 while Jordan Rhodes to score first and Huddersfield to win 2-1 is 60/1. I'm going for a pre-match prediction of 2-1, which is 7/1. Head now to SKYBET to place your bets on this match.
In fact the striker is sitting in the stands watching the game as Joel Lynch fires over the crossbar, much to the delight of the home supporters.
I can tell you Dave that Town boss Simon Grayson did come out before the game and say that the striker was suffering from an hamstring tear and is set to be out for a week.
Dave emails me to say: "Hi Raz, I'm not a fan of either but can somebody please shed some light as to why Rhodes isn't in the Huddersfield squad, I'm a Villa fan and would love him at villa park, is this why he is t in the squad because of transfer speculation??"
Bellamy breaks away down the left, but his pull-back is cleared as Huddersfield filter back in numbers.
Andrew Taylor and Craig Bellamy looks to combine and now Huddersfield win themselves a throw deep in City territory.
Don Cowie is impressing for Cardiff tonight and his right-foot cross falls to Jordon Mutch whose shot is easily caught by Alex Smithies.
Replays show that the ball did indeed hit the defender's arm, but it was certainly not intentional and it would have been harsh on the player had the decision gone against him. Pretty debatable call!
Cowie's delivery causes confusion as the ball hits the arm of Peter Clarke, but referee Roger East waves away strong appeals.
England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce is in the stands tonight watching on as Cardiff win themselves the first corner of the match.
Cardiff are playing a bit of keep ball at the back as they look to break down that well organised Huddersfield backline.
One thing that seems to be missing tonight at the Cardiff City Stadium is the atmosphere. One word that sums it up is strange, considering this is the opening game of the new season!
Cowie knocks the ball down to Jordon Mutch but he fails to hit the target from the edge of the area.
A confident Sophie emails me to say: "Hope Huddersfield win this match it would be a good start, Cardiff look strong this season but i think Huddersfield have just got the edge even though they have only just got promoted!!"
The Terriers, who scored nine more league goals on the road, than at the Galpharm last term are showing why they're such a danger on the counter-attack.
James has emailed in to say: "I think cardiff will win this with a nice comfortable 2-0. A goal in each half."
GOOD SAVE! More danger coming from Huddersfield as Oliver Noorwood has a pop from distance, but once again, Marshall is called into action to palm the ball away.
This has been a bright opening to the game by Huddersfield and Simon Grayson will be delighted with the way his side have started tonight against such an opposition in Cardiff.
GREAT CHANCE! Lee Novak slots the ball into Scott Arfield, but his shot from 8-yards is palmed away to safety by David Marshall.
Amazing work rate by Craig Bellamy as he closes down the defender to prevent a move materialising for the visitors.
Lee Novak is caught in an offside position but before that Joel Lynch had a slightly worrying moment as he stuggled to control the ball at the back for Town.
Early chance as Helguson slides the ball to Cowie and his shot flies wide of the far post, but a decent effort nevertheless.
The home supporters have turned out in the new red shirts, but they will always be the Bluebirds won't they?
One thing hasn't changed about Cardiff and that's the weather because it's raining heavily in South Wales.
Don Cowie will provide extra firepower for Cardfiff as they line-up in a 4-3-3 formation. New signing Jordon Mutch also starts.
Cardiff, meanwhile, are looking to end their Championship play-off hoodoo this season by attempted to secure automatic promotion under Malky Mackay.
Town boss Simon Grayson has just said the Scotland striker Rhodes has a hamstring injury and he has been ruled out for a week!
Top striker Jordan Rhodes is ruled out for Huddersfield after returning from International duty with Scotland with an injury. The Terriers are in the second tier for the first time in 11 years, and summer signings Sean Scannell, Paul Dixon, Oliver Norwood, Keith Southern, Adam Clayton and Joel Lynch all make their competititve debuts. Anthony Gerrard has to settle for a place on the bench.
CARDIFF: Marshall, McNaughton, Taylor, Hudson, Turner, Whittingham, Cowie, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Bellamy, Helguson.
HUDDERSFIELD: Smithies, Dixon, Peter Clarke, Hunt, Lynch, Norwood, Scannell, Clayton, Arfield, Southern, Novak.
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