Newcastle Fined £40K By FA – Sunderland Get Half That Fine

Newcastle United and Sunderland have been fined £40K and £20K respectively.

The fines were to be expected,  after both clubs had admitted a charge of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

Here’s the full statement issued by the FA on  their web-site this morning:

“Newcastle United and Sunderland have been fined £40,000 and £20,000 respectively after both clubs admitted a charge of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behavior.”

“The incident, which also saw both teams being warned as to their future conduct, occurred in the 19th minute of their game on 4 March 2012 and followed a challenge by Sunderland’s James McClean on Newcastle’s Danny Simpson.”

“As this is Newcastle United’s second misconduct charge of a similar nature in the same season, the standard punishment fine has been doubled in line with current regulations.”

We hope in future Newcastle – Sunderland games that the players and coaches behave themselves a little better – and the fans were great – there were no problems between the two supporter groups.

The incident for which the two north-east clubs were fined occurred in the 19th minute of the derby game on 4th March this year,  and it was an altercation between Sunderland’s James McClean and Newcastle’s Danny Simpson.

That had followed a ridiculous tackle by Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole in the very first minute on Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, and to us – Lee remains one of the most dangerous players playing in the Premier League today.

Cattermole was red-carded at the end of that game, for swearing at the referee, and was rightly banned for four games.

We’ve always thought that Cattermole doesn’t have the maturity yet to be captain, and he lost his head in the second half when Newcastle hammered Sunderland 5-1 last season at St. James’ Park and had to be taken off by then manager Steve Bruce, for his own protection.

I knew there was a way I could get that one in. 😀

And speaking of the FA, they cannot be accused of running their business as  a smooth running operation.

Just look at the England manager – yes – there isn’t one – and that’s my point.

Which other country in the European Championships in June doesn’t have a manager?  And who is watching the England players to see who’s in form and who aren’t.

That’s so that an England squad can be selected – it certainly cannot be Harry Redknapp,  the favorite for the job,  because he’s too busy managing Tottenham Hotspur.

But you never know with England – maybe because we have had no preparation – we’ll go on to win the thing.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • cisse 9

    Mar 21, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #1

    i loved it wen pardew went up to o niell wen we got da penalty showed he cares for dis team an club… its time we all got behind him fully i no he makes mistakes but dont we all….its an new era for dis club an lets help gettin dem to europe by singin da roof of st james park

  • Bonnie Bobby Shafto

    Mar 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Newcastle United fined £40,000 for derby day shananigans with Sunderland (who were fined £20,000). So for 10 seconds worth of light pushing and mild shouting we are fined the same amount as Luis Saurez was for repeatedly racially abusing Patrice Evra. The FA are brilliant aren’t they.

  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Regarding pardews fist punches list

    You missed of mo Diane and Royston drenthe from the signings!!

  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Mi Diane? Mo diame

  • MonsterMagnet

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Does anyone know why C*ttermole was only banned for 4 games? I was under the impression it would be five. He was booked for the tenth time this season (2 game ban), then shown a straight red after the final whistle (a 3 game ban I think). Anyone know why he’s only out for 4? Is Foul and Abusive only a 2 game ban?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Cisse no 9,
    I apologize if you have a speech impedement,but it is this and that not dis and dat.

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #7

    half the fine we get because they’re half the team we are

  • cheick Norris

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #8

    @jfa 6. cisse 9 might be Nile ranger in disguise

  • wynsleap

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #9

    England? Or should I say the Mancheltottpool X1?
    Couldn’t care less and not interested in them.
    The Toon up takes all my waking hours.

  • ashwin say's

    Mar 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #10

    i m jst dying to say europe here we come !!!!
    is it me or weekdays move slowly

  • cisse 9

    Mar 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #11

    jfa sorry for the way i spell but were i come from thats how we all write on comments and texts

  • cupiddstunt

    Mar 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Jail for Ashley @ # 6

    Is no 9 trying to be like ranger and play the plastic gangsta or does he really just have a typing impediment?

  • jakesome

    Mar 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #13

    cisse 9
    arent you from newcastle lad


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