Newcastle’s unlucky Senegalese defender Habib Beye will learn on Thursday if his red card he received in the Man City game is to be overturned by the FA.
Habib Beye – will red card be overturned?
That was the news coming out of the FA today, but we won’t hold our breath because it’s fairly rare that these decisions get overturned. However, if it is indeed overturned it will be another black mark against referee Rob Styles, who has already been involved in enough controversy this season, with the dubious penalties he has given.
It will basically say the referee cost us the game against Man City, a side who turned out on the night to be rather mediocre, despite their high priced players. The Football Association’s regulatory commission will now meet on Thursday to consider Newcastle’s official appeal against Habib’s dismissal. Not surprisingly Beye is very anxious to play at Sunderland on Saturday.
The action by the referee cost Newcastle probably 2 points, although the fantastic fighting performance from our 10 men almost had them take all 3 points, but Manchester City finally equalized after 86 minutes. And manager Mark Hughes after the game said Man City had no luck?
As we have mentioned before we think Joe Kinnear will probably need to do even better than this, while the offers for the club are being vetted by Keith Harris of Seymour Pierce Bank. That’s if Joe he is to stake a strong claim to stay longer on Tyneside, but he’s certainly got the lads playing with enormous spirit and not a little skill and organization in the short 25 days he’s been Newcastle manager.
Wins will take us well clear of the relegation zone, where we are at the moment, although a full 4 points above the woeful Spurs side of high class and expensive players.
But at this point we don’t who the new owners will be, and don’t know who the new manager will turn out to be – but apart from that the fans are well informed. 😀