Beye Red Card Overturned By FA

Great new today for Newcastle United in that Habib Beye has had his red card against Manchester City overturned, and is now free to play in this weekend’s Tyne-Wear derby.

Habib Beye – great news fro Senegal International

It’s just a pity that another blunder from Rob Styles cost Newcastle the win on Monday night – do we now get an extra two points?    🙁

A statement from the Football Association today read:

At a Regulatory Commission hearing today, a claim for wrongful dismissal from Newcastle United defender Habib Beye was upheld.

As a result, Beye’s one-match suspension has been withdrawn.

Beye was shown a red card for making a last ditch tackle on Robhino, but replays clearly showed he deflected the ball after 12 minutes of Newcastle’s match against Manchester City on Monday night. Most would have thought it was abrillaint last ditch tackle by the Senegalese and saved a goal, but not referee Rob Styles.

Since the game most observers thought it was not a foul but it cost Newcastle 2 points, because we were down to 10 men from that time on.

And it’s yet another embarrassing error by referee Rob Styles, who in one single moment had more effect on the game and its result than either of the teams over the 90 minutes. That’s not good – not good at all.

On the other hand it’s a brave decision by the FA, who seem willing to right the wrongs of referees, at least as best they can – and that’s good, but we would have liked to have seen clarification on why it was not a foul, as a kind of precedent.

We didn’t expect Beye’s card to be overturned in all honesty, but that’s just great news, and augers well for the Sunderland game on Saturday.

And Habib himself will be delighted, because he is desperate to play at Sunderland, and now he will get his wish, and our side will be even stronger, with probably our best back four lining up in
Beye Taylor Coloccini and Bassong.

Comments very welcome.

104 comments so far

  • Ally

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #1

    should think so aswell, they should punish the incompetent W******* Styles

  • xfer

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Styles should be banned for future Newcastle game. Hate the sight of him. I saw this coming when i saw him being the ref for the game. Seems to be enjoying the limelight. Cant say how pissed i was when he gave the penalty and sent Beye off.

  • listie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Great news, nob styles needs to be punished for his blunders, and I hope he is made to apologies

  • Micky Toon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Styles has already been demoted to fourth official for this weekend. IMHO he should be demoted to the lower divisions until he proves himself again. IIRC Urine Rennie had to do a stint in the Championship before they let him ref a Premier League game again.

  • Kevin Nichol

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Justice has been served….Lets not start to comment that the result cost us three points! If anything the decision rallied the players together and we began to fight because of it! Yes we very well might have won with 11 men, but we might have also got beat! Don’t let anything take away a great performance after the incident!

    Great news that we habib back for sat…bring them on….SMB

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Get in!!!!!!

    The referee was truly a W****r!!!!

  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Get in! big boost for saturday!! edgar wouldnt have coped with richardson, beye will have him in his back pocket!!

    Line-up for Sat

    Beye Taylor Colo Bassong
    Jonas Barton Butt Guthrie Duff

    Bench: Zog, Geremi, ameobi, Harps, Edgar, Carroll etc.. maybe owen.

    Suicide if we start 4-4-2 away to them, hard to say i know but they will be as up for it if not more up for it as us. if its 0-0 with 20 mins left then go 4-4-2 and have a go. We cannot afford to lose this game! win here, beat WBA at home and we are lookin a hell of a lot better

  • Terry Mac's Crossword

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #8

    you stupid dancing fool.

  • Karltoon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #9

    A positive? To do with us? Christ!

    With everything that’s been going on around the club recently.. It actually feels like we’ve just won the league.. Maybe thats a bit extreme like but cant say i expected that at all..

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #10

    this season has seen referees or ex referees get a lot more media attention

    i imagine this is part of the respest campaign in trying to get a refs view on the game

    so why isnt graham poll taking it seriousely

    when he sides with a ref just coz he is a ref like he did with the beye situation there is no point in having a ref or ex refs perspective coz it is completely biased

  • Ally

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Sun’lun’s Burnin’ thats not a bad team mate!

    with the likes of Jonas, Duffer and Barton breaking from midfield to support oba could be an option plus we would be more solid

  • It Could be Worse...We Could be Spurs (DC)

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #12

    dito Karltoon

  • graeme

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Great news for Beye and us, that the red card has been overturned. Its the least they could do!!

    Ed, not convinced our best back four has Taylor in it at the moment. This game is going to need cool, calm, collected heads, to get through the first half. I’m not convinced Taylor can stay awake that long.

  • broon ale

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #14

    good news but it will probably mean ron geremi stays at right wing again. one of the worst players I have ever seen in a black and white shirt!

  • zogs

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #15

    hi guys was wondering if you could help me im looking to go to the chelsea way game on 22nd of november my first away game i was wondering they go on general sale on 17th if i buy them off internet will i reiceve them in time for the game on 22nd thats if i buy them on 17th by the way live in pompey thats why i have to get off net cheers

  • Ageordiedoonsooth

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #16

    graeme don’t be silly we need Tyalor especially in this game he’s the one Geordie in our team who knows what this game is all about

  • Bill F

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #17

    It’s great news if of any benefit re. the ManC game as the damage has been done. Great for morale to have him back though.
    On the negative side I would put money on it happening again to any of the teams outside of the current big four (not including Hull). Seems to be the trend at present.
    It’s a bit like Formula 1 where the rules makers are frightened they will upset the big guns. Hamilton should be world champion by now.

  • GM

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #18

    good team sun’lun’s burning, but I think he might go with Shola up front again

  • Spyro

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #19

    fantastic news

  • Spyro

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #20


    good team, i wouldn’t mind that at all

  • Craigg

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Sun’lun’s Burnin’ i agree that is the team we should definately put out with Jonas and Duff playing like Robben and Duff at Chelski pushing up to support the front man, Switching wings ETC.

    Does anyone know what Bartons odds for being our first goalscorer are because i remember Bowyer scoring against us in his first match after his ban and i have a feeling Joey will do the same against the fair weather brigade.

  • Heavy hitters

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #22

    Good news !! I think we all know Edgar isnt a RB and I think when we have a CB out Bassong will move in and Enrique put at LB so realistically Edgar should jump at the opportunity to leave asap, talented player, he has put his own career on hold to act as cover for a few years now so good luck to the kid if and when he leaves. Bring on the unwashed !!

  • ende

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Very impressed with the FA on this one.


    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Good news now lets stuff em

  • sweendog

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #25

    I’d go 4-4-2

    Beye Taylor Colo Bassong
    Jonas Butt Guthrie Duff
    Martins Ameobi

    Purely for the reason we have flying wingers and we’d like to be positive and score 1 or 2 early on .. then if things aren’t going well bring on Barton for Butt.

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Bet Graham Poll and Styles both feel like complete tools after Monday night. Good.

    Lets keep it real lads as it not going to be a walk in the park, but we did well against Manure, Citey and Everton. Top 4/8 fodder so if we play like we did on Monday we just could walk away with 3 points.

    All we need now is an announcement about the sale and its defo a good day.



    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #27

    He won’t be the right back for long as we are going to sign James Chester from Man U.

    Džemal Berberovi? is signing for Newcastle as well.

  • Toon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #28

    anyone else think zog shouldnt be on bench?

    but i want joans and duff to play

    beye taylor colo bassong

    jonas guthrie butt/barton zog

    shola/duff martins

    sub:harper enrique geremi butt/barton shola/duff xisco ranger

  • Bill F

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Is Enrique injured or just out of favour, doesn’t seem able to make the bench even, which I think is a pity. Like to see Ranger on the bench as well.

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Id like to see:


    Subs: Harper, Cacapa, Taylor, Geremi, Barton, Ameobi, Xisco.

  • ObaFan2

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #31

    Justice indeed and now shows up Beye’s last ditch tackle for what it really was…. brilliant!

    Styles is being punished (but not enough) and Poll is a plonker just for sticking up for his buddy rather than telling the truth.

    And well done the FA, finally got something right.

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Bill F – He is on the bench and has been the past few games.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #33

    tom toon brill team though jfk realy rates ameobi so hell probably play

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #34

    sorry, swap Barton for Butt, I was thinking ease Joey back in, but if he can cope wh prison he can cope with a bunch of inbreds booing.

    Id like to see:


    Subs: Harper, Cacapa, Taylor, Geremi, Butt, Ameobi, Xisco.

  • Karltoon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #35

    This games got a goal for Barton or Jonas (or both) all over it i reckon like.. Someone’s gonna go into the old derby folklore

  • Karltoon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #36

    Although.. I spoke to Oba yesterday when i was mortal, and told him i had a dream and he got a hat-trick and Barton scored the 4th in a 4-1 win..

    I didnt actually have a dream.. Just thought i’d give my man management skills a blast..

  • 9 Shearer

    Oct 23, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Jonas is going to play everyone knows that he is jst playing mind games. Thats waht he did last week for Beye and finally played.

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #38

    @ ed

    Any news on Nacho?

    Knowones heard of his injury status

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #39

    @ 9 shearer

    midfeild should be


    Jonas can come on later incase of injury!

    Barton can come on for butt so we dont risk butts injury but Butts the skipper so i doubt he’ll come off

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #40

    You’d play Geremi in front of Zog?!?!? Mad.

    Im a Geremi fan and I’d play Zog in front of him.


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