Alan Pardew Not Happy With Referee Performance


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was not too happy with referee Chris Foy, after the 1-1 draw at St. James’ Park this afternoon.

Alan Pardew – unhappy with referee – who was continually booed by fans

Newcastle had been reduced to 10 men early in the second half, after Foy had sent off Ryan Taylor after 54 minutes, but Pardew had no qualms with that decision, but thought he let the crowd sway his performance after that decision.

The game ended level after first half goals from Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan, his 11th of the season, and on loan-striker Daniel Sturridge for Bolton.

Ryan Taylor was sent off for a two-footed lunge on Johan Elmander, and that’s not allowed in today’s game, but Pardew didn’t argue with that specific decision.

Ryan Taylor had started the game on the right wing, after Joey Barton had injured himself during the warm up to the game, and at this point we don’t know the extent of Joey’s injury.

This is what Alan said after the game to Sky Sports:

“I thought the referee was a little bit antagonistic to the home team.” “I think sometimes referees, when the crowd gets on them, it doesn’t work in your favor.”

“I think that is human nature. I don’t mean any criticism of the referee, I just genuinely think he got wrapped up in it a little bit.”

“The crowd were booing him and he was like, ‘okay, that looks like another one to the opposition’.”

“It was no reflection on the result. I’m not trying to hide behind that.”

It was a frustrating afternoon for Alan Pardew as again his side were so close to getting a memorable victory, even with 10 men, but  had to settle for just the one point.

At some point this season,. our lads will get a little bit of luck and score a winner a minute into injury time, or something like that.

Actually Nile Ranger did score with a great header in injury time today, but he was ruled to be offside.

But on the positive side,  Newcastle are still within striking distance of Bolton, just one point behind the Trotters, and gained another point  on local rivals Sunderland, who lost their fourth game running at Everton today, and look to be in a slump.

We always like to end on some good news. 😀

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78 comments so far

  • arcarius

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Best and Ranger marginally offside? Never got the benefit of the doubt

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  • supermacnumber9

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #2

    my first thoughts were that if we had sturridge and they had best we would have hammered them – but from the comments I’ve seen here & elsewhere best did well was was as good as sturridge
    if best can click then he has the makings of a £10m striker?
    he’s got the chance & its up to him to prove it
    HWTL

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  • Thump

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #3

    He’s right, he shouldn’t hide behind that – but Foy should be relegated to 4th official for the next few games after that performance.

    It’s interesting because usually I don’t have a problem with him, but today was woeful.

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  • Oleg G

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #4

    I think a penalty there in a different game and in a different minute of the game.

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  • Thump

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #5

    @supermac: Sturridge is more technical, while Best is an old fashioned “hammer the bloody thing” kind of player. Both had a cracking game mind.

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  • Oleg G

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #6

    oops, sorry, the mouse jumped.

    I wanted to say that – I think a penalty there in the end would’ve been given in a different game and in a different minute of the game.

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  • balubas1

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Best was one of our best….

    the ref was OK.. the only real mistake I could notice was when Best won 2 headers in a row and the ref dared to call it a foul (Pardew was fuming after that one) .. 1 handball to each team in the area not blown… clear red card to stupid R.Taylor.. The offsides against us were also right desicions by the linesman..

    Im happy with the point today as R.Taylor’s useless tackle got us in this mess today. Solid subs by Pardew also.

    Our 3 best today was:
    -Best
    -Tiote
    -Nolan

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  • balubas1

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #8

    btw GREAT to see Ben Arfa back at St.James

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Very unfortunate today. I was so pissed off when Ranger’s late goal was wrongly ruled offside! We should have had a penalty too. We limited Bolton to half chances and Williamson won everything today (my M.O.M). Best played really well today and was unlucky not to score with a few decent chances. Kuci and Ranger could well have been our heros on another day but the Ref today eas shocking! Terrible decisions that have once again cost us valuable points! Linesmen should be scrapped from the game and computers or a laser/sensor system should be implemented instead. Linesmen get these crucial decisions wrong time after time. It usually goes against us too. Great team effort today and Pardew did some great subs at the right time that again worked in our favour.

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  • leedodd

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #10

    The ref was The worst we have had over the last 2 years and mind you last season they were pretty poor. We just didn’t have much luck today and Did Miss Joey Barton . Hope he is Ok !!!!!!!!

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #11

    To be fair the two offside decisions were down to the linesman.

    Best is looking good at the moment but I think Sturridge is a superb player. He did a bit of skill that got him past Coloccini that was class. Would be happy if we got him next season.

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  • Thump

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #12

    What about the pen call on Kuqi in the final minutes? Wheater had his arm around his neck and throat, brought him down – not a penalty?

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  • magpie6699

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Sorry guys – saw the replay of Ranger’s “goal” and he looked at least a yard offside. Shame though – again we showed great determination and team spirit.
    I thought Best was magnificent all game – worked so hard. As for Sturridge – I lost all respect for him after he scored – his prolonged and unnecessary taunting of the home fans should have got a yellow card for “incitement” – I thought refs were getting tough on that?

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  • Thump

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Ranger’s offside was definitely offside. I don’t have a problem with that (although I do feel for the lad).

    They’re supposed to be, mag. Isn’t going to happen though. Never does.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Best played well and is getting better every game. Sturridge should have been playing for us and not against us…poor transfer window business as we should have got him on loan immediately when we sold you know who. Our partnership up front today could have been Best and Sturridge with Mr Lover and Ranger on the bench. The way Sturridge turned Jose Enrique just outside the area was class and fantastic skill. I hope we go after him or another ‘Ben Arfa’ and not the overrated Elmander in the summer.

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  • lewman

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #16

    wonder what punishment pardew will get from the fa for those comments there

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  • Thump

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #17

    btw where are the highlights mate? The ones Ed linked to are just the goals.

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  • magpie6699

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #18

    balubas1 – sorry, the ref was not OK. He kept giving free kicks against Best for daring to head the ball but nothing when LB was blatantly pulled to the ground, he gave 2 free kicks against us for “dangerous play” when a Bolton player stooped low to try and head the ball as a Newcastle player kicked it- and let Bolton get away with exactly the same thing one time! It’s one thing to make a mistake or get something wrong, it’s another to be consistently inconsistent to one team’s advantage. I think that was what Pardew was referring to in his comments about the ref.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Humans can’t judge offside properly for a whole game as has been proved for years. We either need to have them replaced by another system either computers or linesmen with immediate video evidence. I think terrible decisions have been going on for long enough now. It’s just ridiculous with all the money invested in the sport it’s appalling it’s not being looked at.

    Ps. Kuqi would have and should have been our hero today as he did win us a penalty on his first touch, only for the pathetic ref not to see it!!!!!

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  • balubas1

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #20

    all the offsides were correct… sadly so.

    We just have to admit it.. cameras don’t lie.

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Thump;

    Yeah it probably was a pen on Kuqi but I don’t know what view the ref had, that incident was directly in front of the linesman and he should have assisted the ref.

    JP…from The Rock;

    Completely agree. I have no idea why we didn’t try to sign him. We should have got him even if Carroll had stayed.

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 26, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Kevin Nolan has now scored 50 premiership goals. Only Lampard and Gerrard have scored more. I still get a feeling he’s not appreciated by some of our fans and doesn’t get the credit he deserves.

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  • Steve_48

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #23

    What happened to referees promoting attacking play?

    Best was marginally offside but referee gave into linesman

    Ranger was again marginally offside but again Newcastle aggrieved

    Makes no sense to me

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  • Klatoon

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #24

    anyone with Injury updates on Joey Barton and Guthrie?Will either be available against Everton?

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Well Jonas has just posted on Twitter, “we now looking at mid-table finish.” What kind of mindset is that, when 6th is only 3 pts away!?

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  • free giveaways

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #26

    He said “At home, we leave the last train, now thinking to finish in a midlle of the table.” I think he means that they thought today was a must win if we wanted to get into Europe.

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  • arcarius

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #27

    @coolcatcarter89

    Yup, theres still a whole lot more to play for to be honest, Jonas wasnt half bad himself today

    So dont just give up yet lads!

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  • magpie9

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Unlucky not to have won it, but that’s football.
    Maybe Leon best not being offside (for the millionth time today) maybe we could have had that pen in the first half.
    No disrespect to bests performance and effort, but he is offside far too much. He sets off way to early, he wasn’t offside all the time we might actually score more goals

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  • Thump

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #29

    @coolcatcarter89: I think he meant assured mid table.

    We can still get into Europe, we just have to hope for a bit of luck and results go our way.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Is Routledge back? He just posted on his twitter that hes back in Newcastle? This must mean Barton is going to be out for a few weeks / month?

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  • colwell

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Glad too see Saylor back did well at RB and Leon Best played well again wins so much just no one seems to know this and be prepared fro his flick ons.
    Raylor you are a tit, showing again how useless you are and a liability a winger with no pace,skill cant cross unless the ball is still can`t defend doesn`t work hard enough get rid asap.

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  • colwell

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #32

    biffbaffboff no qpr played boro today

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  • Thump

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Important win.. Now hello Newcastle #imback 35 minutes ago via ÜberSocial

    Very interesting. Hope he is…

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Oh ok, I guess hes just coming for a quick visit / night out, cant blame him wanting to get away from Boro as fast as possible… 🙂

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #35

    I’d be happy if we recalled WR. I’ve always liked him. Surely SOMEONE can help him work on crossing. He’s already got his shot and rounding a defender down

    and I agree, Best is doing ok but offsides WAYYYYY too often. He seems to lolli-gag back sometimes too. Tiote my man of the match. The whole team did well though

    and in reguards to Nolan,

    I appreciate what he does for the team in terms of leadership, but I’ve yet to see a full performance in 2011 from him worth praising.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #36

    oh yeah, HTL!!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 26, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #37

    hypothetically, would anyone else like to see Routledge in a CAM or second striker role? I’d like to think he’d really blossom there

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  • HamarMagpie

    Feb 26, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #38

    The penalty that wasn’t to be was a 50/50. All the offside descisions were correct. To be completely honest I don’t think the ref was that bad at all and if one individual is to blame, that individual is a certain Ryan Taylor.

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  • HamarMagpie

    Feb 26, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #39

    My MOM is Collocini. Tiote made the pass that created Boltons goal. He is a class act, but dwells on the ball to often when closed down. That has cost us two or three goals this season, and he has to adapt to the pace of the Premiership.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Feb 26, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #40

    Another good game for the GREAT NUFC, hope for better luck (and ref) next time. Today i finally realised that Nolan is one of our best players this season. Nice to have him in the team. P.s i think R.Taylor played well (except that red carded tackle). He was CROSSING the ball nicely, and was active in defence, hope to see him playing more on the wing, barton in the middle and nolan behind the striker. What do you think guys?

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