FA Charge Newcastle And Sunderland – It’s Hardly Surprising


Newcastle United and Sunderland have both been charged with misconduct by the English FA after last Sunday’s unruly Tyne-Wear derby game.

This is the FA Statement that was issued today:

“Newcastle United and Sunderland have both been charged with misconduct following the match between the two sides on Sunday, March 4, 2012.”

“The charge is that the clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour and is in relation to an incident which occurred in the 19th minute following a challenge by Sunderland’s James McClean on Newcastle’s Danny Simpson.

“Both clubs have until 4pm on March 12, 2012 to respond to the charge.”

Simpson reacted to a McClean’s tackle in the first half and the melee at one point involved 21 players, and finally the referee Mike Dean was able to bring things under control,  and gave yellow cards to both McClean and Simpson.

During the game Mike Dean issued eight yellow cards in total and two reds to Sunderland players Lee Cattermole and Stephane Sessegnon, and in the first minute Cattermole made a ridiculous lunging tackle on Cheick Tiote, which set the tone for the game.

And one thing we didn’t like at all were the confrontations between the two benches,  and after the game Alan Pardew rightly apologized for his over-reaction to the Newcastle equalizer in stoppage time, when he celebrated rather blatantly right in front of Sunderland’s bench.

And Martin O’Neil  made  a big point immediately after the game,  suggesting Newcastle officials had visited the referee at half time, and then yesterday he objected to Alan Pardew’s contention that Sunderland had a game plan to rough up Newcastle players.

The two managers need to cool it – and we hope that Alan Pardew does not respond to any questions regarding Martin’s comments yesterday, at his news conference later this week –  it’s time to bring this thing to a close.

And given the nonsense that was going on both on and off the field last Sunday, especially in that first half, it’s not surprising the FA have charged both clubs.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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112 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Mar 7, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #1

    The FA knows FA!

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  • rich_toonfan

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #2

    i dont think too much happened, a couple of late tackles but none that were really dangerous in my opinion.

    the spat between o’neil and pardew was nothing….if it wasn’t a derby game and managers acted like that nothing would be said, pardew celebrated the pen and the goal….oneil didnt really show any passion.

    a lot of fuss over nothing…..plus the FA probs never saw the game as we are further north than birmingham and that seems to be the limit of their reach….with the exception of manchester and liverpool

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  • Jimay

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Why charge the two clubs when it was the ref that decided the level of the game.

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  • MR.T....IOTE

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #4

    @1 spot on mate! they dont know the difference between a bit of passion or ‘misconduct’ it is actually a joke, what do they expect from a derby game?
    you want to see passion and players getting stuck in, i personally thought it was a great game to watch in terms of excitement and incident

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #5
  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #6

    Typical Fa
    So many nasty tackles that get away with it.
    Ok,Simmo shoulnt have reacted but surely the reaction doesn’t deserve the same punishment as the offence

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  • rich_toonfan

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #7

    the FA just pick and choose what they do…then hide behind made up rules when the media hit out at them….

    they need to start punishing bad tackles and dangerous play.

    Also they need to improve ref quality….surely it cant be hard to get 10/20 very good refs in a country of 60 million people

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #8

    PFP
    Ha ha ha
    Is that the planet of Toon?

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  • rich_toonfan

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Refs could learn a lot from rugby…..communicate with assistants (make them better trained and give them more responsibility) too often the assistants just agree with the ref or make no decision when they in the best place to see the foul

    refs should refer to players by strip colour and number (like rugby) stops them being too pally with the top players they ref every season

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Probably deserved tbf more a charge for overall tone of the game rather than the McClean tackle imo

    Accept it and move on. Neither team showered themselves greatness but they never do in these games

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  • santoooooooooon

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Team vs arsenal should look like this…

    Krul
    Simpson Williamson Colo Santon
    HBA Cabaye Guthrie Tiote Jonas
    Ba

    Subs: Elliot, Perch, Ferguson, Raylor, Obertan, Shola, Cisse

    We need to give jonas a rest however this isn’t the game to do it in!

    Santon can be a quality defender if he doesn’t constantly push forward- tbh cant see him getting that many opportunities

    Ben Arfa would rip Gibbs to shreads!!

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  • rich_toonfan

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #12

    WWJBD……fair enough really, the fine amount is pretty insignificant anyway.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Santooooooon

    love that team, perfect for away games…..then if needed can either bring cisse on for ba when other team tiring or get them both on together if we need goals.

    HBA will keep gibbs in his own half and will need at least one other player to help him creating room for the 3 in centre mid

    i like it and expect pards to go with that

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #14

    rich
    Exactly mate. Will most likely be less that 10k so not even a drop in the ocean for football clubs

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  • tarie4

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Tiote threw a grenade into a crowd..it killed 50 people…then blew up…

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  • summesam

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #16

    @4
    Totally agree, nice to see alot of passion. Yes there was a couple of late tackles but afterall, it is not everyday Newcastle play Sunderland. I enjoyed the match (If it wasn’t for Sunderland being in front most of the time)

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  • tarie4

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #17

    Newcastle United “will announce a profit of £10 million for the financial year, it will go straight to player recruitment”- Llambias

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #18

    @WWJBD
    Expect Tiote to win a Golden Globe for his fantastic acting when Sess swiped at him.
    I think i saw what he ate for breakfest then.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #19

    at least its a trophy for is dannyo…lol

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Dannyo…I’m guessing it wasn’t weetabix you saw

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Dannyo
    Tbf we ripped Barton apart early season for going down like a cheap hooker…seems only fair we slate Tiote in the same way

    A butterfly once flew by Tiotes face…Tiote is still recovering in A&E #TioteFacts ?

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  • quityerjibbajabba

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #22

    rich_toonfan@181

    your right a few squad players there i added them in so we have a strong squad instead of have no strong options on the bench just in case we get into europe but there is definatly at least 12 players that would walk into our team no problem i watch a lot of german and dutch football as i find it more enjoyable to watch then la liga and to me italian football is anti-football its a joke. german football is very strong these days and should not be underestimated.
    some of these players i have been watching for years so i know they are not flash in the pans and would definatly make it in the prem.
    a list of who would definatly walk into our team or is better than what we have already

    vertoghen
    Alderweireld
    mertens
    ayew
    john
    diame
    clyne
    toivonen
    barnetta
    leon
    harnik
    beck
    reus
    hoilett
    i put all those names so that they are known to everybody and they can google/research and have a look and hear there opinion on the lesser known players and see what they think about them i am sure a few people must have espn so it would be good that the next time there is a dutch/german match that they take an intrest and expand there football knowledge to just outside the prem and the normal major leagues maybe the german guy who posts on here can give his opinion on some of the players that play in the german league

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #23

    If we have a golden globe in the trophy cabinet before a footballing trophy I’m gonna be well p*ssed!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #24

    WWJBD…I’d Lol your comment but fear tiote’s wrath

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  • rich_toonfan

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #25

    yeh i am a fan of german football, strong competitive league.

    i like vertongen and alderweild but which of our CB’s would you drop?

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  • quityerjibbajabba

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #26

    i wont slate tiote for going down like he did horses for courses he doesnt usually act like that does he? but when you got lee clattermule saying in the tunnel “im going to get you” then does that disgusting tackle in the first min that should have been a red and bardsley rolling all over the place like he had been shot when cabaye never touched him and o’squeal and the rest of the scum team trying to get tiote sent off then fair play goes out the window im afraid if we had decent refs instead of this fu***ing numpties who buy all this play acting then it wouldnt resort to this would it? because they (the scum) aint got a team good enough to beat us so they do what there good at because if they tried to match us in footballing terms they would get beat i am sure that 5-1 hiding would have fresh in their mind and will do anything to make sure that there will be no repeat of that
    there just a poor mans stoke

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Barca on the Telly
    Nice night ahead

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  • Dannyo

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #28

    @WWJBD
    The norwegian commentator said that Tiote just went down in his estimates due to that. He used to reckon Tiote was the hardest man in the league.
    I have to slightly agree, i know he kind of did it for his teammates and for the sake of getting Deans attention, but it was so overdone, if i was M. Dean i might have given him a card for it.

    U’ve got some making up to do now Mr. T, i expected better from the man who makes monsters check their closets for Cheick Tiote before they go to bed…

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Ibiza
    Haha I reckon Tiote would have a sense of humour tbh he’d have to to be in a NUFC team afterall

    Also I’d like to say I thought the refing was pretty good on Sunday overall made the right decisions

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  • WWJBD

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #30

    Dannyo
    Yeah I was a bit disappointed in him for his reaction but wouldn’t say he has gone down in my estimations everyones allowed to make mistakes and I would of gone down but wouldn’t of rolled around like I’d been hit by Haye

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  • quityerjibbajabba

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #31

    @rich_toonfan

    as well as stevie taylor has played this season its not gonna be colo is it? if vertonghen where to come to the toon he would be the best cb we have hands down. hes as quick as obertan as tall as willo but actually wins more headers is strong like stevie and can pass like colo scores a lot of goals for a cb (check his record) and has a left foot that can ping a ball in to the top corner like stuart pearce used to.

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  • MR.T....IOTE

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #32

    tiote is taking the backlash like a man on twitter by re-tweeting all the hate from the scum- personal favorite of mine ‘cheat tiote’ and it shows although he shouldnt have reacted the way he did, he did it for the good of the team, ses should have been sent off and probably would have without the dive but when other players(much softer players albeit) are doing exactly the same you cant blame him! it changed the game completely and helped the team out

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  • tomtoon7

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #33

    2All the negative,pessemists from previous posts,u know who u r,GET A LIFE!! ‘Readin between the lines’ u think that because ben arfa & cabaye say they love it in Newcastle & want 2 progress by hopefully (firstly)qualifyin 4 europe & winnin trophies.. they’ll move on.Cant see it myself.HWTL

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  • Hatem

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Cheick Tiote once was having sex in the back of a truck, some of his semen slipped into the engine, we now know this truck as Optimus Prime.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #35

    Although in this instance I dont think our Tiote was over reacting I believe he was in genuine pain,but if the FA can charge players after a game for violent conduct why cant they issue one match bans for diving or over reaction to a slight infraction.

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  • sahil

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Cheick tiote doesn’t cut his lawn, he stands by the window and dares it to grow.

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  • Hatem

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Jesus could walk on water, Cheick Tiote swims through land.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #38

    Mr Tiote,
    Basically you’re condoning cheating(not that Tiote was like) if the FA clamped down on it it wouldnt take long to disappear from the game,just because it’s getting more and more widespread it doesn’t make it acceptable.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Moses parted the red sea
    Tiote parted the Tyne with a good fart after a kebab in town

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Mar 7, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #40

    You know I saw this coming! Especially if you consider a few of the posts over the last few days:

    A.)
    O,neil,s reactions and childish bitching about how Pardew spoke in his interview after the game! Which culminated in an apology which after all is the right way to go, taking into account the Passion and significance of these derby fixtures every season! There have been no such childish outbursts coming from Pardew since Sunday!
    Which one of the two trainers has been more sporting and dignified between the two? Sunderland were the better team, but we did,nt give up and kept going! More than deserved a point,could of even been more~!

    B.)
    Both teams were involved in rash challenges which were reckless and in some cases downright dangerous! Plus Shearers commentary on MOTD was totally wide of the mark! If the ref had given Cattermole a direct red card for third minute challenge on Tiote! He would of got more control of the game, but then again there were one or two bad challenges from some of our lads too~! So at the end of the day Shearers comments about the Ref having a good game were total bollocks~!

    C.)
    Just supposing: If we had,nt equalised! And had lost then with 0-1 ! Does anyone think that Pardew would of been still Bitching after three days~! I think not! The attention of the F.A. has been drawn to the fixture by all the media attention and O,neils childish moaning since the matchday events~!
    Also in O,neils interview he talked about being excited in a sort of “perverse way”~! Is this Plonker for real ~! To think i used to respect this guy as a trainer!

    Finally getting back to the artikle above, i do hope that the club does,nt get fined over this! The incident between Mclean and Simpson was,nt that serious because Krul stepped in and split them up! And that was pure class from Krul !
    With the fickle and arrogant attitude towards fair play by the F.A. there is more than likely a ban on its way for Simpson and Mclean! If this is justified is a good question?

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