Newcastle And Arsenal Charged By FA


Surprising news tonight that the FA have charged both the Newcastle United and Arsenal clubs,  for failing to control their players in the game on Saturday, which ended in a 0-0 draw.

Alan Pardew – Newcastle manager

The Football Association has released the following statement:

Newcastle United and Arsenal have been charged by The FA with failing to control their players following Saturday’s (13 August) fixture at St James’ Park.

Both clubs have been charged following a mass confrontation of players following an incident in which Arsenal’s Gervinho was also shown a red card in the 75th minute.

Following Gervinho’s dismissal Arsenal have today lodged a claim that the standard punishment of a three-match suspension is clearly excessive. A regulatory Commission will hear that claim on 16 August.

Meanwhile Arsenal’s Alex Song has been charged separately by The FA with violent conduct following an incident earlier in the same fixture.

Both clubs have until 4 pm on Thursday, 18th August,  to respond to the charge, whilst Song must reply by 6pm on 16 August, which is tomorrow.

We do believe that both Gervinho and Song will end up with three match bans, but we’re not sure what the penalty will be against the two clubs.

Obviously it’s not a good way to start the season for the Tyneside club, and which player do you think Newcastle failed  to control on their team?

If Joey Barton hadn’t gone over and dragged Gervinho from the ground by his collar, none of this would have happened, and Joey needs to learn not to react on the playing field – but how often have you heard that one?

Joey wasn’t the only player on the pitch at fault in the incident of course, to be fair to him, but he’s got to stop putting Newcastle on the front pages, for all the wrong reasons.

Comments welcome.



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181 comments so far

  • P.I.

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Eh?
    Getting a bit daft all this now like. I mean it was a bit of handbags. Not exactly a 22 man brawl. I’ve got a sneeky suspicion that because joey it was involved it’s been blown out of proportion by the FA.

    Im just pleased Mr T didnt start filling people in left right and centre. Judging by Gevinho’s ‘Slap’ on Joey Tiote would just have to look in Gervinhos direction with a stern grimace and it’d be KO.

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  • drongo

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Not sure the news is that surprising. apparently the refs are coming down pretty hard on that sort of thing this term

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  • P.I.

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Additional: Top of the pops for me like kids

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  • drongo

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #4

    I assume that when the arse lose their appeal Gervinho gets a 6 game ban instead?

    Glad we never signed him you know – good player but seems a right pillock

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  • drongo

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #5

    PI think everyone else on their way home from work pal. Im here another 2 bloody hours

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  • Ollieh51

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Drongo – We still crave someone like him but the difference is, if he’d joined us, Joey would have tought him how to PROPERLY punch someone in the face!

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  • MacToon

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Ha ha lol, the FA absolutely stink, remember HBA’s double leg break but apparantly the ref seen it and dealt with it at the time so nothing else could be done (rubbish) and now the ref dealt with this incident, 1 x red, 1 x yellow but double standards exist and Newcastle shall be punished yet again!

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  • P.I.

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #8

    I also fail to see how they could charge us with a case of ‘failing to control’ our players?
    Im pretty sure I saw Steven Taylor trying to ‘control’ the situation by getting inbetween the instigators.
    If that’s not a sign of trying to break up a ‘fight’ I dont know what is.
    Pathetic man. Complete handbags. Big Dunc Ferguson must be wetting himself laughing.

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  • P.I.

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Aye im here until 7 aswell drongo pal…

    And i agree with MacToon.
    Complete double standards as Joey was involved. We will be fined although im not sure what further punishment Joey can recieve (if any).

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  • drongo

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Ollie I dont reckon hes any better than Jonas. Fast, can go past a player, but he didnt have much end product.
    He could prove me wrong and be another Pires for them now

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  • drongo

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #11

    The 2nd biggest tool in that episode was Rosicky. Did no one notice how far he ran to get involved, and just sort of srinted right into the mix. Weapon.

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  • Ollieh51

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Drongo – The keeper ran box to box for it too!

    If we had someone that could carry the ball like that at that pace and trickery, we’d love it. To be fair, his end product as in crossing etc was pretty poor. Typical Arsenal player and says a lot that he scored so many last term and hardly looked deadly.

    To be fair though, he was only a nuisance as he was up against Raylor like!

    (At work until 1830!)

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  • P.I.

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #13

    @drongo

    I didnt see Rosicky running into the box like but I can imagine it. Arsenal have always had loads of players like that. Fabregas and Nasri would have been the same. Neither can punch their way out of a wet paper bag yet they go sprinting upto other plays trying to work them up. To be honest over the years Arsenal have been the worst team for inciting that kind of behaviour. Saturday they got what they deserved.

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Official website says we will deny the charge.

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  • P.I.

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #15

    @GeordieCoaster

    Ashley cant afford to pay the fine mate….

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  • drongo

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #16

    What would have made me laugh would have been if Rosicky ran face first into a flailing elbow.

    Although we probably would have got some bans and fines for that

    Gervinho has his strengths yeah, but seems temperamental, dives (not just THE dive, there were a couple more), and looks like the mekon..

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  • Andy

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #17

    sczesny was also booked. So 3 players were carded. Is that not sufficiently dealt with? The rest of them were just breaking things up

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  • spitfire_

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #18

    At a boy… Now the club will sucked again because of Barton… Give him 5 year contract with 65 000 weekly… no 75 000.

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  • MacToon, totally agree. The only offence that wasn’t seen and therefore wasn’t dealt with by the Ref was Song. Same as with Joey and Pedersen. I’m sure we (NUFC) will be able to dig out the quote from the FA when that happened and through it back in their faces.

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  • Ollieh51

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #20

    And again, BarToon got him sent off.

    That benefited us in the same way a pen would have for them if the ref had given it.

    You still think it’s silly?

    We were getting very tired from chasing them Saturday…

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  • geoff777

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #21

    It wasn’t that big a deal.
    The officials weren’t very good but finally got the decision right.

    None of the other players were really involved except in peacemaking.

    If anything it’s more proof that footballers shouldn’t use Tw@tter.

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  • P.I.

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #22

    @spitfire

    Can look at it another way though mate. Yes, the club’s involved with a bit of controversty but that’s the media hyping it up because Barton was involved.
    What Barton actualy accomplished was to take Arsenal down to 10 men and allow us to see the game out 0-0.
    A point against Arsenal is a point against Arsenal. Not to be sniffed at.
    Either which way you twist it Barton had a heavy influence on the game. He skates on thin ice but atleast he shows passion and commitment and he’s influential.

    A 2 year deal would be fine by me, although im almost certain he’ll see out this season and leave for free next summer.

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  • ross armstrong

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #23

    wellllllllllll 4days to go now until we play sunderland and no striker or left back in yet!!!! hurry up pardue you muppet , in all my life ive never watched a strike force as bad as ours against arsenal haha ba and ameobi need a rocket up there ass

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  • P.I.

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #24

    @Ollieh51

    Agreed mate, It was clever play. I cant count the times ive seen other players do that. All the top clubs in this league would have done the same to us had the shoe been on the other foot.
    Because Bartons involved its over analysed and takes on a different slant.
    Perosnaly I think he was feeling aggreieved (and rightly so) that Song had gotten away with his incident earlier, and when Gervinho raised his hands Barton took advantage.
    Any other player in Newcastle’s side in the same situation and I dont think an FA charge would be brought up, nor do I believe any of our own fans would be calling for that player to be sold.

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  • P.I.

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #25

    @ross armstrong

    Shola drinks rocket fuel prior to the derby games mate so fear not…

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  • Ollieh51

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #26

    Hold on a second…

    WE’RE being looked at for this now? What about the officials for lettign play go on?!

    Should have been a booking for Gervinho anyhow if it wasn’t a pen!

    THERE’S the person in the wrong there!

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  • Andy

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #27

    I question the sites reliability but fingers crossed
    http://whatculture.com/sport/newcastles-hatem-ben-arfa-set-for-sept-10th-return.php?

    also it’s pronounced hateem. Didn’t know that!

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  • Toon-Barmy

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Lens defender Darnel Situ “very close” to joining NUFC according to my sources.

    Other targets include:
    Romain Danze (Rennes Right-back)
    Sébastien Corchia (Sochaux Right-back)
    Stephane Mbia (Rennes Midfielder)
    Yoan Gouffran (Bordeaux Winger)
    Leroy Fer (Feyenoord Midfielder)
    Lorenzo Ebecillio (Ajax Winger)
    M’Baye Niang (Caen Striker)

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  • Graeme

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #29

    complete handbags, no claret spilled. Ref eventually got it sorted and Song will get his anyway.

    To me, that should be the end of it.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Oh no. We have already used up 35 million for our transfers. How are we going to pay a fine?!

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #31

    just made this complaint to the fa to see how they justify this one.

    dear sirs,
    last season during the Manchester city vs Newcastle game your incompetent referee failed to take any action against de-jong for a reckless foul that resulted in a double leg fracture, resulting in a player being out of the game for almost 1 year, we were told by the fa that as the referee had dealt with it at the time, the fa had no powers to intervene, so could you now explain why Newcastle football club have been charged by the fa for failing to control there players , when this incident was clearly dealt with by the referee, who sent 1 player off and booked 2 others. this clearly demonstrators your duplicit intentions to cause the utmost problems you can for my football club. or have you made a new rule that the fa can only re referee decisions that are detrimental to Newcastle united football club. its not surprising that so many ordinary fans find the fa out of touch with the modern game and not fit for the purpose.
    lets face it your an organisation that got 2 votes to stage the world cup are the fa so clueless to why this could be. I expect a full and detailed explanation as to why you have taken these two different courses of action as they are clearly incompatible.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #32

    Agree with you ross @23 this just makes us look ridiculous as usual. How long have we known we need a striker and a left back? We really need two left backs, one for cover as Ferguson is obviously a winger. The whole problem revolves around money as usual. We just will not go out a pay a reasonable fee. That’s why we wasted so much time on Neil Taylor because he would have been cheap. This farce could have been resolved months ago but as usual we will wait too long. Putting Ameobi out there to start the match really shows we don’t have a clue. He would be gone from any decent team and definitely wouldn’t start for anyone else except maybe Norwich.

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  • ilovetoon8788, yep. That’s the money for January gone.

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  • Andy

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #34

    toon barmy nice list. Care to say how you know without mentioning names? Forgive me for being skeptical. Also what is the deal with situ? I read it on nufc.com but no where else? Also @Onlineguy earlier on in the summer we were linked with raphael varane from lens and everyone was turning there noses up saying he wasn’t good enough unproven and all this. 1 month later he signed for real madrid after a long standing interest from man u. Blogs aren’t great for scouting! haha

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  • Mac

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Toon -Barmy please don’t come on here spouting poo about sources. U don’t have any. We have had enough of people and their sources

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  • P.I.

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #36

    If worst comes to the worst for Saturday and we don’t get a centre forward through the door then when not increase the Ameobi factor and drop Ba for Sammy?

    Ameobi and Ameobi up top. How awesome would that be if they both notched aswell?
    I think i would combust would excitement!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Just watching Ameobi start the game against Arsenal made me want to pull my hair out! This is an utter farce. The man would be gone from any team with ambition. He would probably only get a start from 1 other team, Norwich! Give me a break here! Pardew has watched this clown show for months now. He knew we needed a striker but why start Shola with Ba? It clearly wouldn’t work, they are too similar in style (that in itself is another frightening thought). Why not start with 4-5-1 with Cabaye,. Tiote, and Barton across the middle and Obertan, and Jonas on the wings with Ba up front? That would have been our strongest lineup with Joey in the middle where he ends up playing anyway. I just don’t understand Pardew. If Ba doesn’t cut it in the first hour or so then bring on a fresh Ameobi or Best if you have to since we don’t have any other decent strikers. Peter coming on against a fast ball control team like Arsenal. That is ridiculous as well. We are like a pistol with 1 bullet in it.

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  • P.I.

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #38

    My team VS The Unwashed (20/08/11)

    Krulsters
    Simpleton Staylor Collo Fergoid

    Bartman Tiote Cabaye Marvellous

    Ameobi S.Ameobi

    Subs
    Big Fraz
    Stuntman Mike
    Gosling
    Vukic
    Raylor
    Ba-humbug
    Spiderman

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #39

    We have a bottom 5 strike force or should that be strike farce? Unbelievable to leave us in this state at the start of the season and now they are distracted by the need to get a left back in as soon as possible as well. Utter incompetence. What does Derek Llambias actually do? Is he aware he is the managing director of a football team? Probably not judging by the lack of activity for the last 6 weeks or so.

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  • toonLYF

    Aug 15, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #40

    f*** the FA…moving on to important matters, saturday. Think it’s safe to say we’re a bit more wary of 5under1and after their lets face it, good performance against the bindippers at the weekend. Also, with sunderland playing 5 in midfield, we need to do the same, 4-4-2 will definitely not work, 4-2-3-1 is a must, with tiote and cabaye in the DM roles, barton the centre with obertan and jonas starting on the wings, and big shola upfront, with best coming on later in the game, no real worries about the defence, with pieters in i think we will handle sunderlands attacks without too many problems, need to be cautious of larsson and sessegnon though. I’m going for 2-1 to the toon, with shola and taylor, and sessegnon for the unwashed. Nerves are kicking in already HWTL!!!!!!

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