Newcastle Fined £30K By FA For Arsenal Melee And Reported To FIFA By Sochaux


Sochaux have referred Newcastle’s apparently illegal pursuit of Modibo Maiga to FIFA.

Sochaux President Alexandre Lacombe reported Newcastle to FIFA

And Charlton Athletic have reported Newcastle to the Premier League over their move for 25 year-old goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

To make things just a little worse, Newcastle were fined £30K by the English FA today, for failing to keep their players under control against Arsenal on the opening day of the season, and the London club were fined the same amount.

Alan was asked about the Souchaux complaint and the manager had this to say this afternoon, during his press conference for the Scunthorpe game:

“I can’t tell you anything about that,” “My brief is to highlight players I think would take the club forward, and the club’s job is to get it over the line. I am not involved in that.”

Sochaux issued this statement on their web-site today:

On Monday August 22, 2011, FC Sochaux-Montbeliard sent a referral to FIFA with the aim of obtaining assurances on the part of Newcastle United that they will stop their contacts with Modibo Maiga, who is under contract with FCSM until 2014.

This contact is in violation of Article 18 of the current international regulations. This measure comes after Sochaux demanded without success, in an official manner and on two occasions, that the English club put a stop to their actions.

That would seem to put an end to Newcastle’s move for Maiga, and we have no idea who the club will now go after, but we need a top striker in the next eight days, and the club have known that for months now.

And the FA issued this statement on their web-site today relating to that melee in the second half of the Newcastle-Arsenal game on 13th August:

An Independent Regulatory Commission today  found both Newcastle United and Arsenal guilty of failing to control their players.

The charges relate to an incident during their recent league fixture at St James’ Park on Saturday 13 August 2011.

Both clubs denied the charge and requested a non-personal hearing. In each case, the charge was proven by the Regulatory Commission and both clubs have been fined £30,000.

So on the transfer front and for that first game of the season, and in the search for a third goalkeeper, it has been a difficult time for the Newcastle club.

It looks like the lads will now have to beat both Scunthorpe and Fulham in the next two games, to brighten things up a little, and they could well do that too.

But the Magpies must also sign up two top players soon, and we’re not sure why we need a third goalkeeper.

But at least it would appear Alan Pardew is still hopeful:

“You need to have some sort of strategic planning about what you are doing and some sort or game plan, and hopefully we are going to call that right.”

“But you can get something out of the woodwork which throws it into disarray and you need Plan B and then you need Plan C. We are hoping we stick to Plan A, but we will see.”

The difficulty with signing players this summer seems to have been Newcastle’s stubborn reluctance to pay out the transfer fees for their targeted players.

And Newcastle have paid out only £7.5M for the five players they have  brought in so far this summer, but they need somehow to get a top striker and a top left back in quickly.

And maybe owner Mike Ashley may just have to spend some of  that money that’s still in the bank from the Andy Carroll sale last January.

We hope he does just that, but there’s just over a week left in the transfer window to do it.

Comments always welcome.



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237 comments so far

  • Mings

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #1
  • ferritass

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Any one else think gabby agbonlahor would be a good shout for our no.9? Or too expensive for the fat controller

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #3

    @2 yes and yes to answer both questions

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Usually it’s been the case of not being able to attract players.
    Surely some of our targets have rejected our approach aswell.
    We’re a below mid table team who only recently got out of the Championship.
    It’s not just about offering the right buck and breaking the bank cause of it.
    We need to remember that it’s not ONLY us trying to make good deals on our behalf.
    Just saying, cause this was usually the argument during Freddy, this season i cannot recall that fact being mentioned once.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #5

    If we get Bridge (Plan B or C) on loan it’ll be an absolute joke. His wages will be far higher than Pieters and Cissokos.

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  • TDS.

    Sunderland: Westwood, Elmohamady, Richardson, Brown, Ferdinand, Vaughan, Larsson, Cattermole (C), Colback, Gardner, Sessegnon.
    Subs: Mignolet, Gyan, Laing, Cook, Bramble, Wickham, Dong-won

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  • ferritass

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Al be more than happy if we get peiters as he can play CB as well.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Dannyo

    It was mentioned at the start when people were dreaming of Gervinho’s forhead bombing down the right wing for us.

    But Pieters & Maiga have expressed a desire to come here – that makes it even more frustrating.

    I just wish the papers were banned from making up nonsense about it every single day.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #9

    GG

    Wow that’s risky. Why would he not just stick Wickham or the asian kid up front? Got a link for it? myp2p.eu is down, as is myp2pforum.eu 🙁

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #10

    We have Coloccini, Williamson, Saylor, Dummett, Henderson who could play CB. Raylor, Fergie left back, Perch, Simmo and Tav right back.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #11

    @TDS, Wickham and Ji Dong Woon are not proven players in Bruce’s eyes I would say.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Pizzi

    But I disagree with the notion than we could possibly play Dummett or Henderson if needed…

    Have either of them every even made a first team appearance?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #13

    I agree – I just would have thought that a CC match against Championship opposition would be the perfect opportunity.

    My mate here at Uni is an Ipswich fan, where Wickham came from, and he said he has no doubt that Wickham will fail in the BPL!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #14

    @ToonDownSouth

    I agree, imagine how much easier it would’ve been for us, and the clubs, if papers were banned from reporting on transfers.
    Such an easy summer it would’ve been…

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Dannyo

    It’s ridiculous isn’t it haha. Especially the unbelievably lazy ones, who just link us with every player Pardew has ever worked with!

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #16

    What do ya’ll use to watch matches now since myp2p.eu is down?

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #17

    @ToonDownSouth

    Maybe they’ve learned now who we’re after and not.
    Should things go down the way that we don’t sign the LB and Striker, then we’ll see allot of Ferguson, and maybe Moyo at the LB, and JJ/Ranger as strikers. Maybe we’ll recall Airey.

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  • TDS, that’s what I was asking on the other post. “If anyone had a link?”

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #19

    10m+ for Whickham and not even starting against a champ team, Bruce writing his resignation note early? Big time bottler.

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  • GeordieDan

    Aug 23, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Anyone got any links for the Brighton/Scum game?

    Would love to see yet more misery heaped on them but Myp2p has been down for over a week now. 🙁

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #21

    GG

    Yeah I was just hoping you’d found one 🙁 I’m lost without myp2p. It might not even be on air… I assume it’s on BBC Radio Newcastle?

    I’d like to see a couple of the prem teams go out nice and early!

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  • GeordieDan

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Apologies, asked the question before reading the previous stuff.

    Thought it was a 8pm kick off not 7.45 for some reason. Doh!

    Take it there’s no links then?

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  • colwell

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #23

    I have a feeling MA has a cunning plan, this is get reported by a few clubs to fifa and in return be handed a transfer ban.

    MA does not have to spend a penny as he isn`t aloud too and us fans can`t ask where has the money gone?.

    Just maybe…….

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Norwich and QPR loosing

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #25

    And Brighton looking bright against the scummers

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #26

    colwell

    Surely that’s too ridiculous even for Ashley hahah.

    To be fair, I don’t think Ashley has much to do with transfers. A lot of the problems we attribute to Ashley are more to do with Lambias.

    But seeing as dear Derek doesn’t appear to do anything, we all blame Ashley lol.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #27

    Oh shut up with the “MA is deliberately tapping up players so he can get a transfer ban” crap.
    It’s a joke and u’re only making fun of yourself.
    Flippin daft sometimes, just takin the piss.

    Even tho we might not sign anyone, going on deluded trips like that gets my blood boiling.

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  • GeordieDan

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Toonboy_84>

    How do u know what Brighton are playing like?

    You listening or watching?

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #29

    @TDS, to make the youth plan happen (if Pardew wants), Dummett will get some playing time during the Scunny game.

    @Dannyo, not a bad thing. If Moyo can really play at LB, we could make him one. Did Evra start as a LB? No, he was a left midfielder during time @ Nice.

    @OttersPocket, I bet the Wickham moaners would now prefer having JJ Hooper (free) vs Wickham (7M).

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Dannyo

    Surely he was joking lol…

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #31

    @TDS

    I agree 100%, i doubt it has too much to do with MA. I think Llambas has an even bigger role in this, but the man is as clueless as monkey driving a car.
    Infact, i’m not that much of an MA hater, but seeing Llambas face on pictures, smiling like he’s done something good.
    The man is a complete inbred and it looks like he came out of his fathers buttocks.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #32

    @ToonDownSouth

    Aye, he may have been, i’ve just read that a few times today, and sometimes it seems that people actually belive it.
    Sorry if i went out to harshly…

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #33

    @pizzicatochan

    I always thought Moyo was an LB, am i mistaken?

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  • boater

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #34

    None of you know the chain of command regarding transfer policy, so why postulate?

    Ashley is the sole owner – he rubber stamps deals, and must take all responsibility for transfer matters – illegal or otherwise.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Dannyo

    He was an attacking midfielder when we bought him. But he was playing LB for the reserves in preseason, so who knows lol

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #36

    @Dannyo, Moyo is a midfielder (originally) and I don’t know what Pedro has done to him during preseason.

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #37

    @TDS, you beat me on that one! LOL

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  • colwell

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #38

    LMAO its a piss take I haven`t seen anyone write that today though. A mate mentioned it today about us maybe getting a ban for tapping up and said its what MA would want but was joking.

    @Dannyo chill out no need to get stressed for nothing mate.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #39

    boater

    But we don’t know ANYTHING – so why talk about anything to do with transfers. For all we know, we could have had a 100m bid for Ronaldo knocked back 😉

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 23, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #40

    GeordieDan

    Google: BBC Sport live buddy

    Nearly a Brighton goal, Ferdinand/Westwood mix up

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