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There’s No Way Newcastle Will Overturn Tiote’s Sending Off

9:37 am, Monday, January 10th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 46 Comments

Kevin Nolan  has said that Newcastle will appeal the sending off of Cheick Tiote on Saturday against Stevenage.

Cheick Tiote being sent off on Saturday
Tiote’s sending off came at a bad time for Newcastle, and it seemed that everything went wrong against Stevenage – and the proverbial wheels came off the Newcastle wagon.

But the way things were going, we’re not sure if  Tiote had stayed on, it would have made too much difference, but of course you never can tell.

This is what captain Kevin Nolan said today:

“I’m very disappointed with Andre Marriner’s decision,” “I thought he reffed it very well but that was not a sending off in a million years. I saw it on the telly and in real time.”

“Even the center-half after said he didn’t touch him. It would be nice for him to come out and say that in the Press because it might help us get him off.”

“They were all about winning the game and you do anything to win the game, but he stayed down a long time for a center-half.”

Tiote did have both feet off the ground in his sending off challenge, and really the FA need to clarify the sending off offenses for tackles, as Steven Gerrard of Liverpool seemed to be sent off yesterday at Old Trafford for a tackle that looked OK to us.

We’ll not even mention the current offside law, and which players are active or not – because that’s just a complete joke these days.

A player these days can be in an offside position when the ball is played into the penalty box, but the player is said to be not active because he doesn’t go for the ball and therefore is not offside, but then 4 seconds later he can put the ball into the back  of the net and it’s a goal. It’s a silly rule which is open to abuse.

Newcastle will appeal the red card decision on Saturday, which carries a three-match ban with it, but they will not be successful in overturning the decision, and the best they can hope for is to ensure it’s a non frivolous appeal, so that the ban is not extended to 4 games.

Who now deputizes for Tiote against Sunderland is  an open question because the last two times Alan Smith has come in – last Saturday and at West Brom, the central midfield has been over-run.

Maybe Coloccini could be deployed there as the holding midfielder.

He”s played there before, and it’s something my son Neil suggested yesterday, and of course Dan Gosling is fit again,  and may even play against Sunderland.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Cheick Tiote · Kevin Nolan · Newcastle News



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46 responses so far ↓

  • 1 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    IMO Tiote should never have been brought on in the cup.

    The match against the unwashed is much more important, and due to Tiote being brought off injured vs West Ham, I dont even see why he was on the bench. Why not Vuckic?

  • 2 daneevz // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    no he’ll play barton in centre and put routledge on the right and jonas on left if jonas fit.

  • 3 toonfan09 // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    he was in the air but by the time the player reached him has grounded made the tackle with one foot studs down and actually had to scoop his leg back to get the ball it wasnt red but not many red cards get rescinded

  • 4 daneevz // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    I also cant see why vuckic aint geting a game??

  • 5 Xavi // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Barton and nolan should play in the middle if tiote doesnt play, but i dont know who on the right because i dont rate routledge at all and dont want him in the team.

    whats happened to ryan taylor?

  • 6 boater // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    well if Neil says so then why not?

  • 7 carrollsinger // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Daneevs that’s what I was going to say barton plays well in the middle smith can’t get in I would have harper simmo Taylor colo bull routs Barton Nolan gut best carrol(if fit)

  • 8 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    I dont see why, after just signing a new bumper contract, Vuckic was not even on the bench, I honestly thought he would start.

  • 9 boater // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    pardew referred to routledge as one of our very best players at the club after the game ,, FYI.

    He must have a kinky fetish for manicured eyebrow metrosexuals who put personal reputation above the good of the team.

  • 10 NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Im sure it was suggested long before Neil said so, lads were saying it on here after the game last week when Tiote had gone off injured

  • 11 Rotonda heights // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    vuksic is injured

  • 12 alex84 // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    vuckic is injured isnt he?

  • 13 boater // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    retrospect is a marvelous thing. vuckic has been very average in the other cup games.

    if pardew had played the youngsters and lost, he’d have been slaughtered for not taking the cup seriously,, a certain chris hughton got sacked I hear for a similar thing.

    this way we’re out the cup, the first 11 will be drained for the next league game and our lynchpin midfielder’s out for the rest of the month! the pardew way is so much better eh.

  • 14 Angryman the Angry fan // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Call yourselves fans. Vukic has jiggered his knee. It was plastered all over the papers last week.

    Pardew picked the wrong team, regardless!! Thats my opinion…..
    If there are so many injuries, why not play the younguns, at least they would have fought harder………..fatigue??? My arse

  • 15 steburnip // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    This tackle was nothing like gerrads!!
    Tiote clearly wins the ball and did not touch the player! If anything the player clattered into tiote!

    And also why do Newcastle have to play a holding player?

    My team would be
    Harper
    Simpson
    Taylor
    Collo
    Enrique
    Jonas
    Nolan
    Barton
    Gosling
    Carroll
    Best
    If all fit play thy team, in my eyes if we get beat, we will still have the bragging rights as we won 5-1 can’t see scum beating us by a few goals?

    Smb

  • 16 JoseEnrique // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Harper
    Simpson Taylor Williamson Enrique
    Collo
    Nolan Barton
    Ranger Jonas
    Carroll

    Mackems 1-2 Newcastle (Ranger & Carroll)

  • 17 daneevz // Jan 10, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    ryan taylor is injured hes got a good set piece but thats it. have we got kenza lua lua back from brighton id play him instead of routledge routledge end product is crap.

  • 18 daneevz // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    to be honest joseenrique i agree with pards somethin not right bout ranger that sitter he missed at westham was awfull and he just doesnt look a prem player (loan him Out)

  • 19 NickeAlvaro // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    daneevz
    LuaLua has a broken leg too. :(

  • 20 beegee90 // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    lua lua broke his ankle at brighton. I thought routledge was awful v stevenage should have been in his element. Cannot be smith and nolan in midfield together just doesnt work

  • 21 shear-class // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    daneevz- Lua Lua Broke his leg on november 13th playing for brighton were he was on loan he is back with Newcastle now but certainly not fit to play

  • 22 daneevz // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    lol oh yeh.

  • 23 daneevz // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Ok we need new players!!

  • 24 daneevz // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Can Jonas play on the right?
    Harper
    simpson,colo,staylor,Enrique
    barton , nolan
    jonas lovenpants
    best carroll

  • 25 obamagic // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    ya… pretty sure Vuckic is injured

  • 26 daneevz // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Newcastle United Injury list (physioroom.com)
    S Campbell Illness 16th Jan 11
    A Carroll Thigh Muscle Strain 16th Jan 11
    R Taylor Ankle/Foot Injury 12th Feb 11
    H Ben Arfa Broken Leg 26th Feb 11

  • 27 ochytoon // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    I thought that he broke his ankle and Ed, do you honestly think that Dan Gosling, a player who has not yet played for us and has been out with a serious injury for 9 months, will be put in his debut against Sunderland I think he should put Barton at CDM, Jonas on the right and Lovenkrands on the left. Stick Carroll and Ameobi/Best up front

  • 28 jesus was a geordie // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Ed, I’m not sure if we you WERE comparing Gerrard tackle to Tiote’s, but if so, the only similarities are how they started:

    Gerrard
    Off the floor prior to contact,
    Came in from the side.
    Wasn’t in front of the play
    Off the floor at the point of contact,
    2 footed at the point of contact,
    Hit the player,
    Didn’t take the ball cleanly,
    Went through the ball/player – his intention wasn’t to win possession, just to stop Carrick continuing with it!

    Tiote,
    Off the floor prior to contact,
    Came in from the side,
    Was in front of play (so no risk of hitting the player)
    On the floor at the point of contact,
    Only using one foot,
    Used his inside leg, which gaurenteed not taking out the player with his trailing leg,
    hooked the ball backwards to maintain possession!

  • 29 JMC // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    If the appeal for Tiote’s Red isnt decided before the weekend he can still play if im right?

  • 30 RememberShearer // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Ok lads all we want is that team spirit we had when CH was in charge!!

    I think the cup competitions espeacially in the early rounds should feature the youngens…then as we advance add an extra experienced player..CH was doing something similar, apparently that was his down fall! Not taking the cup(s) seriously enough, but for me it is a great chance to blood the young guns, and get there experience and games up!

    Also I think we should try and cash in…or just let Alan Smith go, he is far from the player he was at leeds, never the same since!!!

    Whilst we are letting or cashing in on players…Ameobi should go, he is hopeless and injury prone, get ranger more game time so he doesn’t miss chances in front of goal like he did the other day against WHU, like shola has done in the past time and again!

    We need Winger, and left back cover!!!

  • 31 mashearer // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    didnt someone posted a link earlier that graham poll didnt think tiote’s challenge was a send off…im sure poll is quite respectable so i hope his opinion has an effect

  • 32 Magickit // Jan 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    can we play smith at RM ??
    let barton and nolan play at center

    Smith obvious destroy the CM
    he plays RM at leeds quite OKAY. let he play RM if we have to play him on pitch

  • 33 Lynxie // Jan 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Ed, how can you say that there is no way that NUFC will overturn Tiote’s red card? What sort of nonsense is that? Do you have a hot-line to Pardews mind,or Ashleys thoughts? No I didnt think so, yet another doom and gloom mongering headline. Pack it in, you are better than that. If there is any justice, Tiote’s card will be overturned no problem, because his, and Gerrards tackles were poles apart. Tiote is an honest player who tries to win the ball always, Gerards has got ‘previous’ with this type of challenge, and he meant to ‘do’ Carrick, end of.

  • 34 Lynxie // Jan 10, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Magickit:
    sorry mate you are talking about Alan Smith before he broke his leg, when he was a terror to defences and a good player. he is finished now. Go back to your FIFA champ manager for gods sake, or go and actually watch a game.

  • 35 ganiyu // Jan 10, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    after appealing to the fa would be match ban be reduced

  • 36 Welsh-Toon // Jan 10, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    JMC // Jan 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    If the appeal for Tiote’s Red isnt decided before the weekend he can still play if im right?

    Ban comes in straight away mate so he misses the next 3 games unless it’s overturned on appeal

  • 37 jaynufc89 // Jan 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Ed, Im not being funny or anything but you talk a load of rubbish… some of the things you put on here is stupid.. How do you know it won’t be over turned..? have you all of a sudden became a member of the FA?.. In all honestly you don’t know weather it’ll be overturned.. there was nothing wrong with the tackle.. Pardew spoke to the ref and the ref has admitted he was wrong .. the card should and willl be overturned… Im just sick of your negative storys.. and I think alot would agree with me but just dont have the balls to say.

  • 38 Welsh-Toon // Jan 10, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    ganiyu // Jan 10, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    after appealing to the fa would be match ban be reduced

    On appeal it can either be wiped out – proven incorrect decision by ref
    Be left the same – fa agree with ref
    Be increased to 4 games – fa think NUFC are taking the piss by appealing!!

  • 39 Magickit // Jan 10, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    rumour that Leeds will bring Bloody Smith and Glass Woodgate back to Leeds !!

    Please ship Smithy back to Leeds CIF (we can play the freight charges as well !)

  • 40 Klatoon // Jan 10, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    If Tiote aint available and we don’t sign any1 by Derby day,would u rather have Smith at DM and joey RM or Routledge at RM and Joey CM with Nolan? Also most of u slate Routledge off but if the Scum are going to attack us to try and regain some pride after 5-1,then his pace on the counter attack wil be priceless,besides he is due 1 good cross so u never know,Sunday could be th day he delivers it
    my team for Sunday with no new signings – Harper,Simpson,Enrique,Colo,Saylor,Routledge,Joey,Nolan,Jonas,Lovekrnds,Carroll
    HTWL

  • 41 Lynxie // Jan 10, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    If reports are correct that the referee agreed with Pardew that his decision was wrong, the incident may well be reviewed without newcastle needing to appeal, and the red card can be recinded (providing the review panel does not consist of stevie wonder, roy orbison, and david blunkett) . Of course thats if the referee is man enough to say (publicly) that he made a mistake, and the chances of that are slim.

  • 42 gorskino10 // Jan 10, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    It helps Graham Poll who used to be head of referees or something after finishing his career as a ref said in his blog that it should of been a yellow using that evidence of a top referee saying that he should get off then again FA dont like us much with the bans on Williamsson and that :(

  • 43 fungus44 // Jan 10, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    if we appeal it and Liverpool appeal Gearard,s what,s the odds we loose and Liverpool,s is revoked,if that is the case ,then the fa do have it in for NUFC.

  • 44 AltaBatalJoneN // Jan 10, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Seen it over and over, and that should never been a red card. Not even yellow. It’s a clean tackle, end of. And I dont think it will help that G Poll says it should have been yellow, because he then says that it was a foul and the ref may get away with his decicion.
    And please Ed, stop moaning about the offside rule. do you find it hard to keep up with, then you’re getting old! :-) Its easy to understand, and any team should explore the opportunities it brings. I know I would!!

  • 45 ilde2551 // Jan 10, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1345657/Graham-Poll-Webb-right-send-Steven-Gerrard-awarded-penalty.html

  • 46 ONLINE GUY // Jan 10, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Ed..Another stupid headline from you . Are you away with the mixer ?

    Lazy Journos read through this site looking for crap to write about Newcastle United ..and you are giving them negative info .

    Lazy Journo’s plow through Twitter for crap On Newcastle United

    Why give them more food for thought on this Newcastle supporters Site?

    You are saying there is no chance of the FA overturning the red card !

    Why ? the ref has already stated he made a mistake!




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