Perch Gets Three Match Ban – Another Blow To Magpies’ Squad

Bad news yesterday when Manchester United beat Newcastle Reserves in a behind closed doors game, because James Perch was sent off in the second half.

James Perch – sent off in Reserve game yesterday

Now James Perch will get a three match ban – much like Ryan Taylor suffered for the first team against Bolton a few weeks back – and Ryan has missed the last couple of games.

While James is not a first team starter, it still diminishes an already weakened Newcastle squad, that has been hit by both injury and suspensions this year.

On Saturday, Cheick Tiote picked up his 10th yellow card, and is suspended for the next two games,  and Kevin Nolan is currently on 9 yellow cards.

And since Mike Williamson and Fab Coloccini also missed three games earlier this season through suspension, there’s a case to be made for Newcastle players being more disciplined on the pitch.

Perch was sent off yesterday, after he had a confrontation with Manchester United striker Ravel Morrison at Darsley Park in Benton.

It seems like we need our players to be a lot more disciplined on the pitch, especially when the Newcastle squad is so small.

James Perch has played 13 times for Newcastle and of course created a record at the start of the season, when he picked up a yellow card in each of his first five Premier League games ever.

That record will be hard to equal.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #1

    no effect for the first team.

  • davis_toons

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Sell if there’s a buyer, or will be ok for a backup role.


    Martin Jol started the good work and Harry has continued it in amazing ways. I’m so happy for that – Mourinho

    CH started the good work can AP continued it?

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Great loss… !

  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Truly crushing news. As if enough of our best players aren’t already out.

  • Davies

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Not that concerned about this.

  • G

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Back up player at best. Yet to see any of his alleged potential yet.

  • BergenVikingToon85

    Mar 22, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #7

    oh noooooooooooo


    Mar 22, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #8

    God dam it, that means we wont be able play 7-2-1 formation against wolves, better get back to the drawing board alan!!!

  • sammydolan

    Mar 22, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Bothered. You shouldnt even be at this team, you aint good enough…

  • laurentrobert32

    Mar 22, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #10

    this news may have just saved us from relegation…

  • Colo2

    Mar 22, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Hmm our squad players certainly aint doing themselves or us any favours. The time of the season when you need back up and we’re perilously thin already. I feel sorry for perch but like routeledge the PL is too much of a step, put in a couple of ok performances but for the majority looked way out of depth.


    Mar 22, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #12

    another goal threat out of the team….least this one is a goal threat to us tho, king of the bullet header own goal

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 22, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #13

    WWJBD, strange that one. I dreamt a day ago from Carroll. We won a corner against Liverpool and Carroll headed the ball into their goal out of habit.

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 22, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #14

    bad news ????? lol!!!!!

  • ToonAndy

    Mar 22, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Any1 but Perch!! Take Collo or Enrique but not Perch!!

    GG – IF he’s a true Geordie he has to have a crack at Reina arleast once when he plays us!!

  • BergenVikingToon85

    Mar 22, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Hughton really masterminded this transfer

  • Manx Magpie

    Mar 22, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Well that’s our season over then. He’s pivotal in us staying up, without him there’s really just no hope at all.

  • wynsleap

    Mar 22, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Slumps – head in hands – what will we do without him?
    (Thought I’d join in with all the cynicsm on this thread)

  • PoolieToon

    Mar 22, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Poor lad, I feel sorry for him, but he is GOD AWFUL. Makes me think i have a chance to play in the PL.

  • Toonmania

    Mar 22, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #20

    good best place for him is on the injury table better than him being on the pitch

  • HaZ-NUFC

    Mar 22, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #21

    great news

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 22, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Actually, I had him slotted in at RW in the next game. Better than Routledge. If you don’t believe me, go back & look how often he lapped Routledge who was dithering about with the ball or waiting for something to happen.

  • tom tomb

    Mar 22, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #23

    At last-some good news!


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