Alex Song Didn’t Appeal His Three Match Ban


As expected, Arsenal’s Alex Song has been given a three match ban by the English FA.

Alex Song – did not appeal the ban

This is what the FA put on their web site today:

Arsenal’s Alex Song will begin a three match suspension with immediate effect after he accepted a charge of violent conduct.

Song was charged following in incident during Arsenal’s fixture at Newcastle United on Saturday 13 August.

Alex Song was seen to stamp on Newcastle’s Joey Barton’s leg, during the rather ill-tempered game on Saturday at St. James’ Park, and was charged with violent conduct, which carries a three match ban.

Accepting the charge essentially means Alex didn’t appeal the ban, and it didn’t seem he had much of a case either, so it was probably the best action to take.

If  there is an appeal, and it’s classed as frivolous,  the ban could be extended to four games, and that was put in place by the FA to stop clubs and players automatically appealing the charges.

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

152 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #1

    AS IF WE THOUGHT WE COULD BUY PIETERS FOR £3M FFS!

    0
  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #2

    good should of been a definate red card

    0
  • toonruz

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Eastander
    i admited i was wrong so y do u keep bringing it up r u that sad u feel the need to bring the past up all the time

    0
  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #4

    also see Sunderland are close to signing Kranjcar.. cant believe we wer never in for him

    0
  • toonruz

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #5

    NUFC_Richyg01
    knowing fcb he tried getting him for 2 million

    0
  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #6

    There’s too many business men who visit this blog, far too frequently. Wouldn’t think they’d have the spare time…………… 😆

    0
  • davybtoon

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #7

    see situ scored 2 n remy played for reserves r they both centre halfs?

    0
  • Eastander

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #8

    @3 I didnt mean about signings – I was relating to the fact you insist on calling everyone who doesnt go the games armchair fans virtually every time you’re on here!

    @7 Remy scored didnt he? I thought they scored one each?

    0
  • ichrisho

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #9

    As it was a blatant red card and Arsenal know it!!! He should have got more…

    0
  • thai-mag

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #10

    just to cheer you up, we are 1 to 3 ON to sign rob green from westham on skybet

    0
  • TOONCHRIS

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #11

    He deserves his ban,if it was joey who had done the stamping ther would have bin an outcry in all the national papers to get him kicked out of football

    0
  • Dannyo

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #12

    I’ll add this on this thread aswell:
    Dunno if anyone else has mentioned this.

    It seems Darnel Situ and William Remy (not to be confused with Remy Streete) are our trialists.
    Darnel scored two in yesterdays reserve match.
    He’s a 19 year old CB and William Remy is a 20 year old defender, dunno his position.
    Yet to earn a contract with us, but it seems Darnel may have gotten close with two goals. He played CB aswell.
    Comes with good recommandations from Lens.

    0
  • ichrisho

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #13

    @Dannyo – That Darnel Situ guy is supposed to be class!! How did we get him in? Woah.

    0
  • toonruz

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Eastander most fans that come on here are armchair fans just stateing fact

    0
  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Marveaux played 90 minute practice match vs Gateshead.

    1 Goal, 2 Assists

    0
  • davybtoon

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #16

    william remy is even more highly rated from what ive heard n am sure he can play ryt back n centre back

    0
  • davybtoon

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #17

    get them both signed up we need defenders

    0
  • Dannyo

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #18

    Oh, and i’ll add this:
    Both Man Utd and Liverpool was after Situ in 2008, but failed to get him for reasons unknown.
    Is spoken of as a star for the future, and is/was one of Lens most priced starlets.

    0
  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Fergie also played 90mins – not sure what position though!

    0
  • OttersPocket

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Toonruz

    How do you know people on here are armchair fans? And even if they dont go to games for whatever reason that does not make their opinion any less valid to anyone else. Going to games does not make you the oracle of Newcastle, as you have proved many a time on here.

    0
  • Dannyo

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Oh, and i almost forgot:

    Newcastle United as now officially filed an application to take part in League 1 in France from 1st of August 2012.

    0
  • Dannyo

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #22

    @NUFC_Richyg01

    No clue, but seeing as Marveux played the full 90 minutes, i take it he did that on the left wing, so it’s likely that Fergy practiced his role at LB.

    0
  • toonruz

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #23

    OttersPocket /
    i dont slag people that carnt go to game and i am refering to people that started on me not people that r on here so every 1 twists every thing i say so leave me alone and if u are not intrested in what i say dont reply ignore it

    0
  • toon 4 life

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #24

    if sammy scores were on the pitch jus watched on youtube haha gotta laugh at that

    0
  • ichrisho

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #25

    @24 – Dude that wasn’t funny – caused us major embarrassment as a club and made all Geordie fans look like dumb hooligans!!

    0
  • toon 4 life

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #26

    odemwingie i wud love it if we sighned him quality player 30 years old he is in his prime wud do wel for the toon no doubt about it

    0
  • ichrisho

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #27

    @Otterspocket – Don’t waste your time. Leave the lads to it. They are home and away fans and they have jobs so would bother.

    0
  • Tiote

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Toonruz
    u kno everything ther is 2 kno bout football in particularly Newcastle. Every1 else knows nwt. Pure bell end u r kid.

    0
  • drongo

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Id take a trialist in at LB at this stage. Last unknown french defender we had on trial did alright for us in the end – till he left us for the bright lights of east london.

    Anything has to be better than this (from his Wikkipedia page):

    On 5 July 2010, Perch signed for Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee, on a 4 year deal.[3] He wears the squad number 14. He made his debut for Newcastle against Manchester United on 16 August 2010.[4] On 18 September 2010, he set a new Premier League record by being the first player ever to receive 5 yellow cards in his first 5 games in the league.[5] The previous record was held by Edgar Davids who received 4 consecutive yellows in as many games since his debut for Tottenham. His disappointing form continued, with him scoring a late own goal in his 6th match (return from suspension) to hand Stoke City an unlikely away win at St. James’ Park. Perch kept his place in the line up, but was dropped after his display at home to Wigan Athletic in a 2–2 draw, after being at fault for one goal and struggling up against Charles N’Zogbia. He was replaced by Danny Simpson for the 2–1 win over West Ham United.

    0
  • ichrisho

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #30

    **Wouldn’t

    0
  • OttersPocket

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #31

    toonruz

    You stated that most fans that come on here are armchair fans (fact) so i’m not twisting anything.

    0
  • ichrisho

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #32

    @All – Who signed Perch? Was it Houghton?

    0
  • toon 4 life

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #33

    yeah but were not thats the funnyside to it

    0
  • drongo

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #34

    @ ichriso – Yeah – think so – he had a decent game against us and got bought.

    0
  • drongo

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #35

    Anyone know any streams for Saturday? So I can watch from my armchair

    0
  • toon 4 life

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #36

    how much would it cost ruffly to go see us v man u at there ground?

    0
  • JackButler

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #37

    ichrisho pretty sure it was CH who brought in Perch and Campbell 🙁

    0
  • dave 1961

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #38

    Mystic Mikes’ iron curtain I used to class myself as a business man but now retired I have to just pass the time of day some how, I have designed 10 houses, a piece of equipment for the army, and expanded St James park up to 76,000, one of these days I am sure the blokes in white coats are going to drag me away. that’s what supporting Newcastle football club does to you be warned.

    0
  • Dannyo

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #39

    @drongo

    Doesn’t even have to be a trialist mate.
    We have Yven Moyo who’s been here for about a year now i think. Usually does more than his part for the reserves, and had a great pre-seasons.
    He’s an up and coming one i think, and could well have a great future with us. I see him coming through quite strongly next year.

    0
  • ichrisho

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #40

    @toon4life – You’re on the ignore list now too – Kn0b.

    0

You must log in to post a comment.