Barton, Pardew And Wenger Talk About Gervinho Sending Off

We thought that Newcastle players cannot now tweet about anything to do with Newcastle?

Joey Barton – started trouble that had Gervinho sent off

That hasn’t stopped Joey Barton tweeting about yesterday’s sending off of Gervinho at St. James’ Park, after Joey had nicely taken the ball away from him in the penalty area, and Gervinho took a big dive.

Barton tweeted:

“I hate CHEATS that dive to win penalties. If theres contact, go down, but dont try and con the ref.”

“Maybe I shouldnt have got involved but diving and trying to win a penalty is s**t.”

“If he doesnt dive, then the incident doesnt happen. He slapped me in the face – sending off or not?”

“I went down easy, no doubt. Still, you cant raise your hands.”

But Joey if you don’t go back to the scene and then drag the Ivorian up by his collar,  the incident doesnt happen either.

Gervinho now faces an automatic three-game suspension after his debut game for The Gunners, and it could be that Alex Song also gets into trouble for stamping on Barton, earlier in the game.

While that incident was missed by referee Peter Walton, it can now be reviewed by the FA disciplinary committee and it seems the TV cameras caught the incident full view, and it did look like intentional stamping.

And at the time Joey was going to the officials with his shoe off complaining about what happened.

It was a bad foul by Song, and  he could be in trouble, and Arsene Wenger loses two players through suspension, not just one.

A similar situation happened last season with Mike Williamson, after he had barged into Bolton striker Johan Elmander and the referee missed it,  but he still got a three match ban. It’s similar to yesterday, because Newcastle also had Fabricio Coloccini sent off at Bolton.

Arsenal manager  Arsene Wenger said:

“The referee did not see the sending off incident. I am 100 per cent certain of this. This leaves me to ask just who made this decision.”

“Gervinho did not deserve his red card and we will be appealing against it.”

“We tried to play football but we were harshly treated. The incident does not do any credit to the Premier League. Barton was not hit hard enough to stay on the floor for two minutes.”

On the Song incident Wenger said:

“The referee was next to it. Perhaps he saw it as accidental?”

So let’s get this right,  the Gervinho sending off should never have happened, and when another Arsenal player was seen to clearly stamp on Joey Barton it was accidental?

That’s why Arsene always loses credibility in these cases, because he conveniently never seems to see any of the Arsenal fouls, and he always comes over as a complainer, plain and simple.

Alan Pardew also weighed in on the Gervinho-Barton incident of yesterday:

“Gervinho dived and Joey reacted by trying to chastise him.”  “He grabbed Joey and there was a tussle. Gervinho then slapped Joey and you cannot do that.”

“What has Joey done today? He’s been stamped on and slapped around the face. Joey was calm.”

“I had Alex Song with me at Charlton and he is a terrific lad. This was completely out of character.”

Wenger also commented that Newcastle only came into the game to defend, but that’s not the case, we were just not good enough up front to pose any threat.

That’s the real truth, and why we need another top striker quickly, but we still go a point, and a good point at that.

We’re happy enough.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Sir Alan

    Aug 14, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Start Obertan against sunderland. ANd our new left back and striker hopefully!

  • WPMK

    Aug 14, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Let’s keep it in proportion.

    Great point yesterday but this is definitely the lowlights of the game.

    Don’t condone JB but it showed the togetherness of the team within context.

    There were many positives so let’s move forward, big week ahead and much to debate there.



    Aug 14, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Wenger is a blind moronif that’s really how he saw it! All 3 should of been reds but Barton was lucky jog on Wenger and enjoy Europa next season

    Pardew stood his ground and defended our players without sounding a douche…shocked am saying this but Wenger could learn from him

  • beardsleys chin

    Aug 14, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #4

    eye still think hez a liability. My glass is half empty at the moment, and cant stand to watch joey. A love the toon with hand on heart and have done for many a yr, aint had a season ticket for fowa yrs, and its killin iz but things have to change b4 a fork oot my hard earned cash again. Still go to the odd game wen not workin. God, a think av developed a bloody heart murmur supportin the toon lads!

  • Graeme

    Aug 14, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #5

    Ed, in my opinion, we were the home team, the onus is on us to go out and win it. We didnt do it, we couldnt do it, we dont have a striker able to put the ball in the net. We dropped 2 points at home.

    Bambi was his usual anonymous self, Best looked much better, but never looked like scoring, Loverboy is a spent force. We NEED a proper Number NINE!!!

  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 14, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Thought the lass on ESPN had Wenger when she asked about -did he see the penalty/slap incident from 100yds away! I thought she was then going to ask about if he had seen the Song incident from 5yds, but she didn’t! He bleated on about Barton going to see the 4th official, so she asked nowt! He just blamed Barton for that as well! Prick.

  • wingspan

    Aug 14, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Graeme, Aresenal are a much much better side than us, with much better players. We all need to be more realistic! Sayin we should win, hoe or away against arsenal is very very amibtoius. With the skill they have any recklesness can be turned into a goal in seconds, luckily for us they were off the boils today especially when saylor tried to dribble out of defense thru 2 players, i thought it was game over!!

    Anyway if someone had offered me a draw at the start of the game i would of taken it, and so should every newc fan as it a good point. I know your gonna say they were down to 10 men and that does change it a bit but still breakin down 10 men is often harder than breakin down 11.

  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 14, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #8

    It Happens Every year Arsen Bloody Windger !!!!! Windge Windge Windge Windge – We got non of the boolll we tried to dive but the ruuuefereeee saw My Playerg dive . they are trained not to let the reffffereeeggg see themmmm when they goooo downnnn .. Joeeeeee Barton Did not like eeeeet we were tucked oooppppp Sod of Arsen Windger and Try and Train Submarines to Dive !!!! Joey was Spot on about the diveing .. Song should have gone of also . If that was Joey he would have been off but as it was arsenal no !!! I Liked the Way on Match of the Day Alan Pardew Stood Up For Joey … His Best Mate Now !!!

  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Anyway the Arsenal Fans are Livid about There Club Not Spending any Money This Transfer Window apart from Gervhino . They were Not happy at All Yesterday !!!

  • xfer

    Aug 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #10

    I had a good laugh. Joey was calm, seriously?

    Anyway i thought Cabaye had a quiet game by his standard, and definitely still lacking the fitness and sharpness in his game. Hopefully he gets that within the next few weeks.

    Very impressed with Obertan to say the least.

  • NathanH NUFC

    Aug 14, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #11

    Wenger opening up his huge book of excuses again.. if it was the other way around, he’d be absolutely vexed…


    Aug 14, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #12

    Arsen wenger is a mothrfkr, wish i was at sjp i would smack arsen wenger

  • drongo

    Aug 14, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #13

    great post match by pards. coming round to him a bit after that.
    Saylor was good in that respect too, all those saying Barton is an outsider need to watch that back.
    Very funny twatter exchange between Barton and Robbie Savage last night

  • UpTheRoad

    Aug 14, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #14

    No surprise Wenger ‘didn’t see it’

    I’ve done quite a detailed match report, please check it out and give feedback!


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