Good Chance Cabaye Will Miss Three Games For Tackle On Spearing


We hate to bring this up but Yohan Cabaye put in a terrible tackle last night on Jay Spearing and he could be suspended.

Yohan Cabaye – likely will get three match suspension

Referee Lee Probert seemed to miss the incident, even though he was only a few yards away from the tackle, but he could well have been in a position that he didn’t see the tackle.

Yohan went in on Jay  just above his ankle  with his studs showing, and quite honestly it was the type of tackle that can break a leg.

And after about 26 TV replays of the incident,  it was clear it was indeed a terrible tackle, and could have seen Cabaye sent off in another game.

And the FA could well punish Cabaye retrospectively, and that will probably happen if the referee admits he did not see the incident  in his report.

That’s because the committee will then review the incident, and if Probert says he didn’t see it then they will see it was a sending off offense,  and Cabaye could get a three match suspension for dangerous play.

A similar thing happened last year with Mike Williamson at Bolton, when he deliberately ran into  Johan Elmander to block his progress, and the committee suspended Mike for dangerous play.

And it was three games missed by Williamson, and that was after Fab Coloccini had been sent off  in the same game and also got a three match suspension.

We also lost to Bolton 5-1 just to make it all that much worse.

This is what Kenny Dalglish said today about that incident last night:

“I’m sure if there was anything untoward, the governing body will act accordingly,”

We hope the suspension doesn’t happen, but the only way that will be possible is if Lee Probert says he saw the incident, otherwise expect a three match ban for the 25 year-old Frenchman.

Comments welcome.



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85 comments so far

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 31, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Can’t defend it. It was a disgusting challenge. I hope the club fine him for it too, could have broke the young lad’s leg.

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  • Tiote4PM

    Dec 31, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Stupid challenge…not his first either…

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  • Whos_SuperMac

    Dec 31, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Very a la Paul Scholes.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Dec 31, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Bad tackle.

    But How can they ban him??

    I was under the impression it was off the ball Incidents they can ban you for???

    In my opinion If spearing had of caught Cabaye it was a broken leg too.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #5

    Just after watching it again there.

    Its a wild tackle like.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #6

    Cant believe people are slaggin off Cabaye when Spearing tried wiping him out he should of been booked for jumping in his was worse than Milijas from Wolves who is now banned for 3 games for being sent off, Cabaye simply jumped a little out the way and stamped of the little sh*ts leg, Coloccini on the other hand, now he could be banned as his was an elbow to the face of Bellamy and it will go against him the fact he has previous with elbows but anyways hes our player and al support him whatever happens

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #7

    GT89 he may be our player but it’s like Pool defending Suarez for racism, defending it is condoning it and his challenge was disgusting, end of. Milijas got sent off for a textbook tackle, so if he is banned for 3 games then, I’m sorry to say it, so too will Cabaye. Spearing nearly caught Cabaye, but didn’t. Cabaye thrashed down his foot on Spearing’s leg, it is indefensible.

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  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #8

    wouldn’t be suprised if collo got a ban for elbowing bellamy. especially as sky showed it bout 20 times

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #9

    Nah really don’t think there is anything in the Colo thing, he is a good 6 inches taller than Bellamy, they lad just jumps into his elbow while Colo just has eyes on the ball, if he gets banned for that it would be a travesty

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #10

    Just shows how poor the game was when a bad tackle becomes a talking point.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #11

    K

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #12

    Cabaye was looking at spearing when he was sliding in, it’s possible he was jumping to avoid a nasty tackle. It didn’t look good though.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #13

    well de jong s tackle against ben ARFA was far more worst than CABAYE s tackle on spearing did dejong got a ban no then why should CABAYE get those 3 match ban

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  • boater

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #14

    GT89 – Have to agree with Ruddy. Of course we support the player, but doesn’t mean you mean condone the tackle – which was grim viewing.

    Miserable, miserable night. If it’s any consolation we beat them 3-1 last december, but they went from strength to strength and we staggered over the line. Can’t believe how little we attacked them last night – that’s a poor liverpool side out there and a real chance to break our Anfield duck.

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  • connor_nufc

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #15

    surely u cant ban someone for a bad tackle , does it not have to be a headbutt, stamp etc? plus the referee said play on so surely he saw it

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #16

    Collocini didn’t look like intended to elbow Bellamy, an injury always makes things look worse.

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  • boater

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #17

    Roshan Magpie – so by that reasoning, no bad tackle ever in the future of British football should result in a suspension because of one wrong decision by a ref in a game 2 years ago?

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #18

    Boater

    Come on, roshan magpie is just drawing parallels. Let’s just say that if the FA find a player guilty, it’s a fair decision. There will be players who slip through the net.

    I agree, very grim viewing indeed. Probably worst performance of season, in relation to effort.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #19

    If Colo gets banned for 3 games were fuc***.

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #20

    Ban Cabaye you having a laugh???

    If he hadn’t shown his studs he would have ended up with a broken leg himself.

    Spearing is a absolute heed the ball, hes the sort of player who will spend most of his career suspended and if he doesn’t break a players leg in his career I’ll be well surprised.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #21

    We can’t judge Cabaye’s tackle on the merit of “if he didn’t do Spearing he would have got done himself”

    That is a disgusting attitude, an attitude that I wouldn’t expect of Newcastle fans considering that one of our own nearly had his career cut short because of a dirty tackle. Seriously anyone who thinks Cabaye’s tackle was either good, justified or defensible needs to good hard look at themselves. What he did could have ended a young man’s career, Spearing may be hard in a tackle too but he was going for the ball, Cabaye was going for the man and I for one am ashamed of him this morning. So too should the rest of you.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #22

    Cabaye went in to protect himself & so did Spearing.

    I hope they just leave it & Dogleash doesn’t start crying about it.

    I’ve seen that lad Spearing make a few bad tackles like.

    Thats the only reason they started with him last nyt.

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  • barkerslovesnufc

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #23

    My first comment, so hello everyone! Nufc for life!
    To b fair it was a bad challenge…

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  • boater

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #24

    Effort, schmeffort. It’s nothing to do with that. I just a post giving what I think is the best tactical reading of what went wrong:

    We looked good until we scored last night then the wheels fell off.. in other words Pardew’s plan was to soak up pressure and hit them late – we had no idea what to do when we went ahead. 2nd half was tactically all wrong – sitting so deep against a poor side and hoping for the best.

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  • colwell

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #25

    Spearing was wound up just before the challenge for a free kick he didn’t get and went sliding in hard, how many times has an angry player jumped in and badly injured someone this time Cabaye could have been badly injured.

    In all fairness I think Cabaye was aiming for Spearings face to give the guy some improvements in the looks department the ugly t##t.

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #26

    They shouldnt be allowed to ban player if they dont give other things like offside goals that weren’t goals over the line penalty desions

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  • ballerfan2

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #27

    It looked awful in slo-mo BUT in real time I believe Cabaye saw that he was going to be late and lifted his foot to pull out of the tackle but momentum took him through. Where else could his foot have been in those circumstances? He never brought his studs down but did catch him on the way.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #28

    Crawfordlad, are you for real?

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #29

    Haha.

    That spearing looks like a Pit bull terrier like.

    I would say he’s just a uglyier Lee Cattermole lol

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  • jimmymagpie

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #30

    Cabaye should have been sent off, as he should have been on two other occasions this season, for similar tackles. He’s getting himself in these positions because he’s slow at closing down. He was late, and he was high, and could easily have broken Spearing’s leg. The ref is bound to say he didn’t see it when he looks at it on TV and it will be a miracle if he isn’t retrospectively red carded. Anyone who says differently is being one-eyed and wrong. I know what the outcry would have been like if it had been the other way round, remember the bile over the Bardsley tackle on Colo? Cabaye’s was just as bad. Colo on Bellamy, I’m not sure, but Sky are doing their best to get him in trouble. Perhaps he should have been yellow carded, in which case, he would be suspended as well!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #31

    I just think it’s amazing how some people change their opinions on things depending on how it suits our team. If one of our lads got done like that they would be calling on the FA for a 3 match ban, but when it is one of our lads in the wrong they are condemning the fact that the FA can retrospectively punish people. There are certain things called principles people, stick by them, if you constantly change them you look like a fool. There is defending your players but there is standing blindly by them when they are totally in the wrong, (much like AVB with Terry…) Anyone who condones a tackle like that don’t come crying to the FA if one of our lads gets done and the FA do nowt about it.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #32

    Milijas didnt catch the player he won the ball cleanly.. what the point in playing football if you cant tackle anymore mayaswel just stop the game altogether(dont mean cos of Cabayes a mean cos of Milijas) Spearings was worse so he should be banned aswel.. Him and Cabaye should both get a match ban.. and Colo lead with his elbow pointed out so cant say it was cos Bellamy jumped into it if thts the case then Spearing slid underneath Cabaye foot cos he was on the ground and Cabaye wasnt

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #33

    I think they all played shite so Ashley won’t sell them this month

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #34

    Colo totally went for the ball mate, there are countless time of when forwards lead with their elbows, our very own Alan Shearer was the master of leading with his two elbows pointing outwards. It’s for elevation, his eyes were on the ball, there is nothing in that incident at all.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #35

    As insightful as ever.

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  • NUFC Fan 1

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #36

    I haven’t posted on here before but felt I had to after seeing such idiotic comments posted. If you watch the video 5 or more times you see that Cabaye’s foot clearly went where he expected the ball to go and he was focused on the ball, if you follow his eye line he doesn’t even look at Spearing coming in for the tackle. Also if you watch it again you can see Spearing was going in for a scissor tackle which could have potentially broken Cabaye’s leg as we saw with HBA, Spearing only pulled out because of the pain of Cabaye’s studs which I think he thoroughly deserved. You need to take a long hard look at yourselves and think about if you really are NUFC fans as if you go to the liverpool forums they are making less of this than some of you.

    Also what about Bellamy’s racist assault on Krul? He can CLEARLY be seen saying “F**K off you DUTCH C**T”. Surely FANS of NUFC should be more concerned about our own players being racially abused rather than one of our own making a tackle that wasn’t clearly intentional and did no long term damage regardless.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #37

    Next month

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 31, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #38

    jimmymagpie – he wasnt high atall the player was on the ground he was just late and dangerous as he stamped on his leg lol unless where talkin about a totally different tackle… but Spearing should have been carded and banned like Milijas has thats all im saying

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 31, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #39

    The Milijas suspension is a total disgrace in my opinion. If I was a defensive coach I would be using Milijas’ tackle as an example of a textbook tackle, not condemning it as a red card offence!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 31, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #40

    I think we understood Jail.

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