Alan Pardew Supports James Perch In Sending Off – Kind Of

Newcastle have not been too lucky with injuries and suspensions all season long.

James Perch – faces three match ban to start after Wolves game

We’ve already had Coloccini, Barton, Williamson and Ryan Taylor suspended for 3 games, and now Cheick Tiote will serve  a two match ban because of accumulating 10 yellow cards this season.

And earlier in the week James Perch picked up a three match ban,  for being sent of in the Reserve team game against Manchester United.

And as far as injuries go it’s where to start – with the main one being to one of our very best players in Hatem Ben Arfa, who broke his left leg in two places in early October at Manchester City.

The 25-year-old has hardly had a look-in since Danny Simpson returned from his injury last October, and almost immediately nailed down the right-back position at Newcastle.

In the Reserve team game earlier this week, James was kicked by young forward Ravel Morrison, but Perch reacted badly by grabbing the player, and that was it – both players were given their marching orders by referee Ross Joyce.

Manager Alan Pardew gave James a little support in the matter today, when he said:

“James was a little bit unlucky in some respects,” “The young Manchester United player went up to him and kicked him.”

“He was obviously sent off. James just grabbed him, and asked ‘What are you doing, son?”

“He ended up being sent off. I thought the referee overreacted to it. I just wanted to give him a game.”

It seems that Perch will still be available for next Saturday’s home game against Wolves, and should be on the bench.

James will then miss the next three games which are at  Aston Villa, at home to Manchester  United now rearranged for the Tuesday evening of 19th April, and the away game at Blackpool.

The good news, if that’s the way to put it,  is that Ryan Taylor will be available for the Aston Villa game,  so at least one of them will be available for the next four games.

Such is the level of good news these days at Newcastle.


Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • nyctoon

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #1

    perch looks hungry in that photo

  • Brutooon

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Never rate him thought….

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #3

    I think he looks doped.

  • JohnnyBrookes

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Is anyone else massively hoping that Villa go down this season?

    In was at the game and apart from the mas amount of bile directed at us as we walked in, by fans stood behind fencing, there was the banners they unfurled about “Who’s you’re next messiah? Ant And Dec?” and their general delight in our relegation. I personally will be overjoyed if we stay up and they go down, and will delight in rubbing it in their stinking brummie faces!!

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #5

    JohnnyBrookes, said this a couple of days ago. Pity it can’t be us to put the final nail in there coffin, but we were the ones to put the first one in. 😀

  • danf98

    Mar 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #6

    JohnnyBrookes im from birmingham and to be quite honest i’d love it if they went down, too many of my friends had days of joy on us going down.

  • andysimpson89

    Mar 25, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #7

    I thought the villa fans were a disgrace that day. Sitting at home days before the game planning banners, signs etc. What a lot of w****s.
    Glad to see them doing so bad this season, loved us humping them at the beginning of the season and would love to see them drop at the end.

  • JohnnyBrookes

    Mar 25, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #8

    GG – Ha yeah true, if we beat them tho in the upcoming game we will be hammering another one in. They look a shambles at the minute.

    There was literally no bad blood between us I couldn’t get my head round why they cared so much, will not be a funny when it happens to them!!


    Mar 25, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Pardew loves the sound of his own voice, he seems to love to relay Ashley and Larry The Lambs PR dross to us fans. I hear he is going on Britain’s Got Talent as a puppet!!! Or was that Channel 4 as a Muppet (both the same really)?

  • technonasty

    Mar 25, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #10

    Gervinho quoted on SSN as saying newcastle are a good team and would be honoured to play in spain or england but wants to concentrate on winning league with Lille. Right attitude. Makes me want him here more…

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 25, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #11

    technonasty, just hope that Cheick is on the phone to him now.

  • djm...

    Mar 25, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #12

    The ban had been reduced to just 1 game! Woop woop, this las has been so important for us this Season! Massive news!

  • ToonAndy

    Mar 25, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Have any of you read that Man U have 165 million to spend in the summer and Liverpool have 65 million atleast!!!!!

    God knows what teams like chelsea and Man City have to spend!!

    Us Newcastle fans are praying for our fat owner to spend the money he made on one player and these other owners are throwing money all over the place! For a team that gets the 3rd highest gates in England it really sickens me!

    Dip your fat hand into your pocket Mike and get us some good player come the summer !!!!

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 25, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #16

    ToonAndy, Pardew will be allowed to collect the empties after games and keep the money for transfers.

  • geoff777

    Mar 25, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #17


    Is that what Pardew has been promised by Ashley?
    History says it’s all lies and Ashley will screw him over.

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 25, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #18

    geoff777, yeah OK, Ashley will probably want every third bottle.

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 25, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #19

    ToonAndy, I’ll believe those Manu/Liverpool monies to spend when I see it done. Both are deep in debt, and it will take some fancy book juggling to find any money-unless they become selling clubs.


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