Alan Pardew – Why Wasn’t David Luiz Sent Off After Four Minutes?


Newcastle boss Alan Pardew asked a very simple question after this game – why wasn’t David Luiz sent off after 4 minutes.

Andre Villas Boas and Alan Pardew at today’s game

Demba Ba was clean through on goal, and no other outfield player was within 10 yards of the play, and David Luiz brought down the Senegal striker a few yards outside the penalty box.

If it’s a foul it has to be a red card – or so the rules say.

But Dean pulled out a yellow card – why?

Alan Pardew told Sky Sports that Mike Dean had told him that Demba Ba did not have control of the ball so it was not a red-card offense – that’s the biggest load of cobblers I’ve heard in a long time.

Well we suppose  it’s a better excuse than saying it was because it was the early kick off game – but Mike’s reason is just as wrong.

Ba was running through with the ball and he did have control of it.

This is what Alan said after the game:

“I am going to have to look at the rule book,” “It’s a sending-off, it’s as simple as that. It changed the game.”

“He’s in on goal and he brings him down. I do not understand the logic of referees when that happens.”

“I genuinely believe that the referee got that wrong.”

The stupidity of all of this is that Alan cannot argue too much against Dean’s decision,. because the Premier League will fine him – but who explains these daft referee decisions when David Luiz should have been sent off?

The answer is nobody.

What would have happened if Newcastle were playing against 10 men this afternoon after just 4 minutes?

Chelsea did play well this afternoon, and missed a lot of chances, although Newcastle goalkeeper made some fantastic saves once again, and even saved a penalty from Frank Lampard early  in the first half.

Chelsea boss Andre Villa-Boas said the 3-0 victory was a massive result for the London side, and he even said Chelsea were lucky that David Luiz remained on the field of play:

“We have been treated unfairly for quite some time as well and maybe today the decision fell our way,”   “I’m sure Alan will not be happy.”

Newcastle must now come back big time at Norwich City next Saturday, and we really need a win, but we have no idea how bad the injuries are to Fab Coloccini and Steven Taylor, both of whom came off injured in this game.

The wheels may have come off the Newcastle bandwagon this afternoon.

Comments welcome.



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191 comments so far

  • Tiote4PM

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #1

    1 ST?

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Alan Pardew : why do u played Perch??????????

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  • Tiote4PM

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Any one know where I can get Norwich tickets?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #4

    What were Pardews other comments? I missed the post match..

    Colo & Taylor out for a long time?

    Raylor dropped?

    What on earth is Santon doing on the bench?

    And what happened to Shola? He looked good…

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Because it would “ruin the game”, of course. Everybody knows that referees can make up their own rules in the first 10 minutes of a game.

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  • yorkshireToon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #6

    as they say luck evens out over the season and it didn’t fall for us today, good performance from our weakest team this season

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  • niffnoff

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Brutoon. Perch played as best he could today. There was nothing else he could do on his ones at the end

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Brutoon

    He’s the only player we have that can play centre back lol. Not really any options…

    And he was OK actually. Not great for Drogba’s goal, but what do you expect when the guy’s got the frame of a 10 year old and Drogba’s a beast?

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  • Tiote4PM

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Perch was not bad – OBERTAN was a f* disgrace.

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  • yorkshireToon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #10

    he said colos doesn’t know not too bad, but taylors looks serious

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Will people just f*ck off if yous are going to slate Perch.. he played really well when he came on did nothing wrong atall if anything he was our best player when he came on he won things in the air he used his pace well didnt really lose position and also won his tackles tht needed to be won and again he out muscled drogba and drogba congratulated him

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  • Tiote4PM

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Obertan was a disgrace today. Shola looked almost like a footballer.

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  • seantoon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Obviously we had to play perch brutoon. What else could we do? Bring shola on at CB. Perch surprised me he played better than I expected

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  • Tiote4PM

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #14

    Anyone know about TICKETS for NORWICH?

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  • daztoon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #15

    It was a red but it didn’t change the game it was 0-0 at the time we just didn’t do enough to win the game and were woeful at fullbacks and on the wings

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #16

    av had an update from an insider…

    Colo should be available for next weekend just going to be monitored its a bit of a dead leg… S.Taylor there think its possible ankle ligament damange and he’s getting sent for a scan once the swelling goes down

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Thump spot on…referees invent their own rules in the first 10 mins of a match to create a spectacle that they will enjoy…no wait I just realised that that theory is childish self pitying tosh!!grow up.

    yorkshire toon I was thinking the exact same, our most depleted side this season and we really put in a shift, the last 5mins were disappointing but I was happy with the likes of Perch and Lovenkrands, Shola changed the dimension of our attack when he came on linked very well with Demba unlucky not to get at least a goal.

    We played 3 of the best sides in the league in our past 3 games and performed admirably. Our season will be defined by our performances against the teams around us not the bigger sides so head up lads

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #18

    On a positive note,AP showed tactical genius in bringing on Shola to punish their frailties at CB,if only we had good service from the flanks because Shola and Ba really had Terry-Luiz scrambling with their sheer physical presence.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Tiote4Pm the only disgrace here is you for making that sort of statement against your own player. He tracked back the whole game and was very good in my opinion. where are you getting that opinion from or are you one of those who “if it goes wrong let’s bash Obertan” get behind the team and enough of your rubbish

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #20

    well at 0-0 after 5mins with Chelsea down to 10 men would of gave us a better chance.. we got ripped open every time chelsea attacked tha just ran through wa at time.. If Santons not going to get time for us they should of wacked him on an emergency loan to a champ team for a month obv with a early recall option which would of got him ready for us

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #21

    i guess this will be the back four for next game SIMPSON KADAR PEARCH RAYLOR

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  • yorkshireToon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #22

    i’m abit stumped tbh on what i’d do with team selection because i think we need tto have the 4 across the middle for cover for the full backs however i would be tempted to play cabaye guthrie and tiote in there and see what happens (i never realised until recentlyu how good guthrie is at pinging the ball across the pitch) him and cabaye are class at it

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #23

    @Ruddy: Yes, I should grow up when referees regularly bottle big decisions early in the game.

    And you should learn what “self pity” means because really, there was absolutely none in that post.

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  • Tiote4PM

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Ruddy – opinion was from watching the game – where else?

    I have never seen a winger stand still for sooo long and lose the ball like obertan did today. Tell me one opportunity he created OR one situation he defused? Carried him today and against good opps with players out we need 100% from everyone.

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #25

    @Yorkshire: I think what Roshan said is the only viable option unless we get a massive slice of luck and it turns out that the injuries aren’t as bad as feared or Pards turns to the youngsters (doubtful).

    Isn’t Willo back in training?

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #26

    how can Perch a backup for Centre Back.

    He is bad at Wing Back and Even Worst at CB !!!

    I rather play Santon and Even Raylor at Centre Back !!!

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  • daztoon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Ben arfa needs to stop coming deep for the ball and play off ba

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #28

    MY ratings
    KRUL 10
    SIMPSON 7
    COLO 7
    SAYLOR 8
    RAYLOR 6
    OBERTAN 7
    CABAYE 7
    GUTHRE 7
    LOVENKRANDS 7
    BEN ARFA 7
    BA 7.5
    subs
    SAMMY 8
    SHOLA 7.5
    PEARCH 7.5

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  • Tiote4PM

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Yorkshire – Guths balls today were out of the top draw. Pity we had no one on the wings who could use the ball.

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  • messi_is_king

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #30

    even tho ben arfa fitness nt like obertans he stil wud hav been worth keepin on ahead of him. we shudnt get on obertans back tho wont help wen he has no confidence

    we shud persist wit ben arfa he is class and can giv us another dimention.

    showed some great flashes against top 3 deserves a start against the lesser teams

    also santon gota be better than r taylor

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  • messi_is_king

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #31

    we have some good games cumin up!

    keep the faith get behind the lads

    we shud still all be super chuffed we hav this team

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  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Quite a few Perch bashings here. YES there is not contest between him and Colo or Saylor but i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again.

    Pardew spent a lot of time preparing for his next management job. He has a clinical approach he has improved a lot of the players in the team. He obviously sees something in Perch that he can make use of. Maybe Hughton wasnt able to bring Perch up to the grade but Alan can.

    Perch has rarely played since the beginning of last season. Thats a whole year. Look how much Tiote has come on in a year from very useful brick wall, rammstein to what he is now. Compare Guthrie with himself less than a year ago.

    Most people were dreading it when Guthrie replaced Tiote but has he not surprised us all? Im not saying its definite but with the lack of options we have theres a) no point in moaning about Perch and b) no reason he cant surprise us too

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  • seantoon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Brutoon tell us your defence then for the next match if your not playing perch. Let’s all have a laugh

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  • yorkshireToon

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #34

    wishing marveaux was fit now his touch and compusure is class and more importantly in the big games he keeps the ball! (obertan) 😐

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  • Scottishtoon95

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #35

    BRING IN KADAR!

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  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #36

    Also Guthrie and Simmo create a lot more than they get credit for. Notice how many times you will see one of those two stretch the whole team out with their long balls across the pitch. It is usually a move like this that allows a winger to create an opportunity

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Ano like santon infront of raylor woulda gave him alot of cover…5mil just wasted because the staff are stupid …raylor at lb should be over

    lets see how swansea target him and sinclair takes the piss outa him….WE NEED TO PLAY SANTON!!!!!!

    i lost count ho many times sturdige got into today if it was’nt for krul we woulda got best 9-0

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  • Thump

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #38

    That’s a good point actually, yorkshire – how did Marv’s op go? I don’t think we’ve heard anything about that have we?

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #39

    ya thump i said that back four in worst case scenario with both colo and saylor injured

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  • Scottishtoon95

    Dec 3, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #40

    Thump
    think hes out for 3-4 months

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