Newcastle Appeal Bassong Red Card – Worth A Try

Newcastle United have launched an official appeal against the Bassong red card he received on Saturday – well it’s worth a try – that’s for sure.


Sebastien Bassong – Newcastle will appeal his red card

The English Football Association have today confirmed Newcastle have contested the sending off.

The posting on the Newcastle web-sire today said:

“Bassong was shown a red card for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity during Newcastle’s match against Fulham on May 16.”

“A regulatory commission will hear the claim on May 19.”

Bassong was sent off by referee Howard Webb, after bringing down Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara after 60 minutes of the match. But it looked like both players were going for the ball and their feet became tangled.

That’s the biased way we saw it in any case. 😀

It’s true that Bassong was the last man so if Howard Webb blew the foul he then had to send Bassong off, which he did.

Unfortunately Alan Shearer may have put his foot in it, so to speak, by saying immediately after the game:

“The sending off was probably the correct decision,”

Alan needs to learn in management not to be so truthful. 😀

We don’t think the appeal will be successful, bit we’re willing to be happily surprised. That may also be the last time we see Bassong in a black and white shirt, when he was sent off.

That’s no way to finish his career at Newcastle, and therefore whatever happens he must now stay on Tyneside.

We wish!

On a less biased note Bassong would be great at Arsenal, and looks exactly what they need in central defense.

Just in case any of our readers have been to the North Pole over the weekend, if Newcastle lose on Saturday we will be relegated for the first time ever from the Premier League.

We joined the Premier League in its second season – the 1993-1994 season under the great Kevin Keegan.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • JJJ

    May 18, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #1

    It was a clear red card. The cynical foul wasnt the trip, it was Bassong pulling on the shirt when he was clear through…
    Unfortunate but it wont get rescinded.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    May 18, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #2

    never mind, we play a wonderful game on Sunday whatever win or lose, work hard to play. never give up!!!!!!!every nufc

  • Tommyy

    May 18, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #3

    JJJ – I agree, however i don’t believe it was cynical in anyway. I just think he got caught on the turn and it was all he could do. As it was last man we have to assume that the red card was, in fact, warranted. Unfortunate, yes. Unwarrented, i dont believe so.

  • Toon_Factor

    May 18, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Bit off subject but David Edgar really deserves to have a chance playing for the first team at Centre back, imo he is better than S.Taylor and he has never had a bad game for us, hes always done well when called upon.

    If Bassongs can play (and Enrique)


    If he cant and neither can Enrique


  • Rodzilla

    May 18, 2009 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Why’ve you dropped Duff TF? I think he’s played pretty well at LB.

    …and after Ryan Taylor’s ridiculous chest down attempt against manure in the infamous ‘RT or ST debate’, I’d be scared to play him there in such an important game. Plus, it’s starting to look like the free kicks he scored against us were all flukes.

  • harry861

    May 19, 2009 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #6

    I’ve written before regarding Bassong, He’s main problem is him using his arms to get the better of his opponent apart from that he’s the find of the season. I thought it was red card but I wish them luck if they get it rescinded

  • Tom_Toon

    May 20, 2009 at 2:27 AM

    Comment #7



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