Hughton Starts To Reel Perch In

24-year-old James Perch has created a new record in the Premier League by getting a yellow card in each of his first 5 Premier league games ever.

James Perch – 5 yellow cards in first 5 PL games

That has never been done before, but it’s a little bit of a dubious record for the former Nottingham Forest defender, and Chris Hughton has said today it will become a problem if James keeps picking up those cautions.

James missed the game at Chelsea on Wednesday night with a one match ban, and was replaced by Ryan Taylor who played really well for Newcastle and scored with a wonderful free kick to put the Magpies ahead in the first half.

This is what Chris Hughton told the Shields Gazette today.

“It isn’t a concern at this moment,” “But if he ends up getting 10 bookings in 10 games, that might be a concern, but not at the moment.”

“What I’m more concerned about is his form, and what he has done is perform very well for us.” “Of course, it’s something he himself has got to be mindful of.”

“In general, I’m not concerned, but it’s something he’s got to be mindful of, as what we don’t want him doing is missing future games through suspension.”

“He missed Chelsea, so certainly in some ways it’s worked out OK, as he’ll be available for Stoke.”

Perch is available for the game against Stoke tomorrow, but like a lot of the players who started the game last weekend at Everton, he will be wondering if he will keep his starting place in the side, after Newcastle’s heroics at Stamford Bridge in the Carling Cup.

Danny Simpson, who was the regular at right back last season and has been recovering from an operation on his ankle in the summer,  is now back in training, but is not available for tomorrow’s game.

And breaking news today – Newcastle will play Arsenal at home in the 4th round of the Carling Cup – would you believe it!

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • short trousers

    Sep 25, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #1

    lads im thursty

  • slazberger

    Sep 25, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #2

    i doubt any of the players who are fit and started against everton will be left out on sunday.

    i would even guess CH has told the sqaud that if you perform well and win in the league you will start the next one. so everyone knows that they can’t afford to relax and the subs will be eager to prove themselves when called upon

  • Bucks mag

    Sep 25, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Arsenal draw is annoying, but we can definitely beat them.

    I’d start Taylor for tomorrow but I still rate Perch, he was decent against Everton. I think he’s in danger of becoming a Lucas type player for us, where people will slate regardless.

    Btw, I’m moving into my halls at Newcastle uni today, I’m gonna have 3 years of SJP just down the road. Having lived in the South all my life, it’s the best feeling!

  • slazberger

    Sep 25, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Bucks mag – i agree with you about perch, in fact i have noticed a few comments on here were people have slated his performance for getting a yellow even when the team has kept a clean sheet. players get booked all the time and full backs get beaten by wingers every game, at this moment in time the 5 yellows in 5 games is all he has done wrong imo

  • jesus was a geordie

    Sep 25, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Yeah Bucks, that’s a worryingly accurate comparison! Perch has had a couple of poor games and a couple of decent ones, we forgave Enrique for his early short-comings because in time, he settled and he proved himself. Hopefully Perch will be given the same leeway.

  • dave 1961

    Sep 25, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #6

    the 5 yellows in 5 games, how many were deserved, & how many were bad refereeing, like the none penalty at Everton, or the yellow card for and deliberate elbow in the face, or the none penalty at Chelsea, I could go on. but the facts are we have had some appalling decisions from the cheating referees, some are bigger cheats than Pakanani cricketers.

  • The Original Todd

    Sep 25, 2010 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #7

    I guess I’m one of the few who would like to see more of Ryan Taylor. I think he adds another dimension with his free kicks, and long throw-ins.

  • arcarius

    Sep 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #8

    rReally hope Perch will keep his place tmr
    No doubt Raylor is good at taking set pieces but defensively Perch is much better and we will need to defend well against a physical stoke side as we all know

  • baro

    Sep 26, 2010 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #9

    He Chris Hughton has to go with R.Taylor for the Stoke game. Perch is too much of a dangerous player with his untimed fouls.

  • stk85

    Sep 26, 2010 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #10

    bucks mag – i moved to northumbria uni 7 years ago, nufc was the decision maker!, but i walked in my first year dorm room, and tzher it was-….. i had a perfect view of our cathedral from my window across the city…… what a sight!

    perch is a good player, just inexperienced, but i think raylor should get this one…. the lad deserves it


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