Tavernier Back From Loan – Perch Should Be Banned – Nonsense!


James Tavernier, who is well thought of at Newcastle,  has returned from his loan spell at MK Dons, and he goes straight into the squad for the Good Friday game at Swansea City.

James Tavernier – 20 year-old back from loan spell at MK Dons

James has gained a lot of experience over the last 14 months or so on loan at Gateshead (18), Carlisle  United (17), Sheffield Wednesday (8) and MK Dons (6) where he has played a total of 49 games.

And when he returned from Sheffield Wednesday in February, James was very impressive in training,  and manager Alan Pardew said he looked as good as current first choice right-back Danny Simpson.

It seems that Alan Pardew wants to have a look at the lad,  and see how good Tavernier is,  and we expect him to make some sub appearances over the last 7 games of the season.

And it could be that he could become the replacement for Danny Simpson next season, if the former Manchester United player refuses to sign his new deal before the summer, although we expect at least one new left-footed full-back to be drafted in the summer – probably Erik Pieters of PSV.

This is what James said on the Newcastle web-site today about his loan spell:

“It was very beneficial for me,” “It was another loan spell which allowed me to go out and play games, which is what I need, and I really enjoyed it.”

“A knee injury stopped me from playing a few games but I still enjoyed it and hopefully they can go on and get promotion.”  “I hope they get to Wembley in the play-offs and go up.”

“I’d have loved to have had the chance to play at Wembley so it’s disappointing in some ways that I won’t be able to now, but it’s great being called back.”

“And now I might be involved in the last few games of the season for Newcastle, which is exciting. Hopefully that can happen but we’ll wait and see.”

And there has been a lot of nonsense written about the Pepe Reina – James Perch incident on Sunday, and we see a number of Liverpool’s current and former players have chipped in.

Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson tweeted this a couple of day ago:

“What have I just seen? Is Perch for real?! Joke,”

Was it also a joke that Reina butted James Perch and totally lost his control – it’s not James’ fault that Reina now misses three games and the semi-final against Everton, and we noticed there was no appeal of the red card made by Liverpool.

And why do these footballers get involved with these things – they are not supposed to comment on the incidents in games.

And former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore had this to say today:

“Not many suggesting punishments for diving, so is it now with us for good? I say give Carroll/Perch three game bans. They won’t do it again.”

Do what again for Perch?

James was head-butted by the Liverpool goalkeeper – we suppose he wanted James sent off and Pepe slapped on the back for head-butting Perch.

As we said earlier, there’s  been some utter nonsense written since Sunday about that incident,  after Newcastle walloped Liverpool 2-0 and were the better side and are now 11 points clear of Liverpool.

We know Liverpool fans and Liverpool players are not in the best of spirits at the moment – the side has lost six of their last seven league games – but they should look at their own players and not the opposition for where the problem lies.

Liverpool’s revival has to start with their players  starting to step up to the plate,  which they haven’t done this year in the league,  having gained a paltry 8 points from their last 12 games, and 3 of those points were against a badly weakened Everton side.

And so as not to embarrass the Liverpool management, we are not even going to mention that Kenny Dalglish has spent close to £120M on new players in the last 15 months.

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187 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Apr 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #1

    they cant ban perch , we’d fall apart

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 4, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Let’s not pretend he actually head butted him Ed, come on now.

    Still, I couldn’t care less about any of our players acting to get a pr!ck like Reina sent off.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Apr 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Perch has an injury, struggling for Swansea game – Lee Ryder Twitter

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #4

    The outcome was completely correct, pepe got red for violent conduct and james got yellow for making more of it than was needed. Why is this even a talking point. If james got red then the ref would have to have given carroll red too. Let’s not forget, pepe did actually headbutt perch. Carrol just dived to get a pen and the keeper sent off, no contact was made

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  • Flynny

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Glen Johnson a profesional footballer got caught stealing a toilet seat from b and q who cares about his oppinion and lets not even get started on stan collymore simple fact is our team cost less then andy carrol and we hammered liverpool

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Bindippers and all associated with them just can’t take it that they are not even a top 6 side any more.

    Collymore was done for battering his girlfriend(s) so he has a fair bit in common with Donkey.

    Players tweeting against refs decisions ought to be done for bringing the game into disrepute.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Hah! Collymore is no judge – he couldn’t possibly have been able to see the incident from where he was: In a park after sunset, upside down in the back of an astra with steamed up windows.

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  • SHITBALLS (The poster formally known as Beattie25)

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #8

    I joined OV

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #9

    the very crux of the issue, which gibbering idiots like Stan Collymore overlook, is that it’s necessary for players to throw themselves to the ground, however minor the violence, because if they don’t, the referee won’t enforce the law (violent conduct, which it still is even if you brush someone) and the offender will get off scott-free.

    If players could trust the refs to uphold the law, they wouldn’t feel the need to exaggerate the contact.

    That’s the root of the problem.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Beattie – welcome brother. Resistance is futile. 🙂

    Repost:

    Obatoyou – if you are still on, or for anyone who is outside uk but want to access uk-resident only links, I used to watch episodes or trailers of 24( er I am sure it was that or Heroes!) on FOX usa in the uk by using one of those Proxy server programs – Hide IP I think was one – it basically allows you to use a server based in a different country from yours so if you choose a UK proxy server you can watch stuff like bbc online. I think proxy servers are the haunt of those looking for ‘other’ material so I always felt a bit shabby using it though ha ha!

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #11

    We did boss Liverpool, that’s agreed. Caroll was trying for a penalty. We did get some luck though. The incident with Danny Simpson on the line, is because the ball came off Williamson’s face, then Danny only had enough time to move his shoulder slightly. However his arm didn’t move as he was holding the post. That said, if Danny Simpson’s arm didn’t stop that goal going in, then Williamson would have scored an own goal to put Liverpool 1-0 up. So we can’t take anything for granted. It just so happens that once we’d had that bit of luck, we then went on to boss the game, and deserved to win by more than two goals.

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  • Charlietoon

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #12

    If he did not fall to the ground there is a chance the ref would not have seen it. Clubs have no faith in the FA and their whacky post game judgments so it’s up to them to make sure action is taken off the field.
    Perch reacted the way every single player that gets head butted reacts. Sure he was barely touched and I believe he acknowleged this by getting up fairly quickly and getting on with it. At least he was not laying on the floor in pain for 2 minutes.

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  • Charlietoon

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #13

    ++action taken on the field not off the field

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  • toonking

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #14

    yet again there is more nonsense over what is red and what is yellow well stan i guess your saying suaez should get 12 match ban because he has went over like a baby a lot this season. we might complain about how poor referees are but stan dollymoron you were a former striker not a former referee so if you come out with this rubbish then shut up and leave these thing to dermot galleger

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Can see your new house in OV from here Beattie …. Welcome

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  • toonking

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #16

    @georiejamie89
    we might have got away with that incidient but liverpool got away with a penalty before that because HBA got his shirt pulled, the most inconsistant of all refereeing decisions. willo conceded a pen because of shirt pulling ac milan concededc one yesterday yet we did not get one

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  • Hobs

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Perch overplayed, but Reina butted him. At least he attemted, which is a red card. Maybe Reina would not have been shown off if Perch didn’t dive, as the ref could have thought there was no contact, that’s probably why Perch acted as he did.

    I think, however that any attemt to fake injury, dives etc should be given a 1 match ban based on video evidence. Trying to trick the ref is nok ok and banning players that try to cheat would put an end to this behavior.

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  • roe997

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Perch banned? Haha.suarez would never get a game with all his play acting.now that is making a meal of it.in suarezs case its a three coarse feast!!!!!!!

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  • ginkoh

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #19

    He’s typical Liverpool man. Blame everything except themself.

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #20

    It is a shame when players do that, like Tiote did a few games back when he was hardly touched. But it gets the ref to pay attention. If the player stays up, and it doesn’t look like the player’s been hurt, then it’s all to easy for the ref to try to get the game going. But with a player falling to the ground, and 50,000 fans shouting red, he doesn’t have any choice. James Perch did the right thing, in today’s footballing climate.
    I’d even argue that Caroll did, given that when he went down there was players coming back to cover, and he’d taking it away from goal. However it was necky to do it in front of the home crowd, and even worse that he didn’t at least wait for contact.
    Players have to respond to get the most out of the ref. Half the time a wrong call is made regarding a throw-in, corner, or offside, the opposition usually doesn’t make much of a call and doesn’t get it given.

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  • geordie1976

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #21

    I think it worth mentioning that regardless if contact was actually made by Reina, the INTENTION was there, violent conduct -and a automatic red!!

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #22

    This is a non story.
    Reina deserved red, Perch deserved yellow.
    We had an exchange yesterday about using a fourth official like in Rugby with video evidence for confirming ref’s decisions on the pitch.
    Should be used for ‘is it over the line’ type queries but might support player violence issues so guys don’t have to go down when the ref is unsighted

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  • roe997

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Players should never assault anouther player no matter how bad or how much play acting is involved.fact is you cnt do it.now play acting and diving during play from a challenge is a different matter.bans should be handed out.

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #24

    @toonking i agree, we could have had a penalty, but they could have had two, in that handball, and Williamson climbing over someone (i can’t remember who). I’m not saying we didn’t deserve to win, we hammered them. But that did seem to be the turning point, as from then on we looked like the better team. Up until that moment it was fairly even (even though kenny is seeking some sympathy saying his team bossed first ten minutes)! We could have lost that match at that point, either by that going in, or the handball being spotted and having ten men and a pen to face, that’s all i’m saying.

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Anyway Liverpool game gone. We won and they were rubbish.

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  • Faddj

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #26

    if anyone gets a minute, please have a look at my blog, I was pitch side at the match on Sunday taking photos as part of the Wembley to Soweto project, cheers.

    http://faddj.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/wembley-to-soweto-st-james-park.html

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  • roe997

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #27

    There was contact by reina.there was a pic in paper and u can clearly see it.but same said if a player thrown a punch and missed.straight red violent conduct.

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #28

    GJ89

    Well we made out own luck then – it balances out over a season. If Luiz had been red carded in the Chelsea game our whole season since then would have been different

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #29

    I am a little gutted that in the last ten minutes of the game (including stoppage) Liverpool had ten men and Enrique in goal, and we didn’t get a shot off.
    If I was Pard’s I’d have been screaming at the team telling them to get one past Enrique, given the way he treated the club when he left.

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  • bambams

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #30

    I was not able to watch the match live due to work. What really surprised me was perch. . . . . .I thought the lad was a very comfortable player.
    It just goes to show, us bloggers, fans and armchair managers get it wrong more times than we get it right.
    I think the current manager and training staff have done a tremendous job.
    Perchy well done my son. You are one player l did not think would be around for long, mind you i thought that when Pardew took over.
    Well done, just love seeing the toon beat liverpool. . . .

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #31

    Reina was an idiot to do this, but Perch let himself down by making such a meal of it. There was no force in the “head butt” and Perch fell like a stone, although I think a shock reaction contributed.

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  • roe997

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #32

    I can sense a geordie good friday massacre.our sky bet odds have fallen again to finish top four to 10-1. We got people noticing now.we got them fearing us.HWTL

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Retrospective punishment does my nut in too. Makes a mockery of the whole game.

    For example, if somebody stamps on an opponent during the first-half, it’s missed by the officials, it’s a tight match, then the offenders team go onto win. The FA intervene days later, plodding into action by congregating around a table – piqued after media and fan’s uproar – deciding to ban the player, accepting he should have been sent off, therefore skewing the result, which is never acknowledged. The irony being, your average fan watching on TV and more irksome the fourth official on pitch-side monitors, can see the evidence on a replay only a few moments after the incident, where if deemed guilty, the match could be immediately stopped and it could be promptly dealt with.

    Formula 1 have stewards, who after a shunt or other flash-point, immediately review and give a verdict, while the race is still going on.

    ARGH! Rant over. 😆

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #34

    @faddj, I had a look at that link that was posted, there’s some great pics on there. I particularly like the sea of heads, and the one of a fan with a 5quid bet on Cisse.

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #35

    FlyHigh

    Exactly!

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  • toonking

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #36

    i think that yellow card punishment is the problem with these feigning injuries and diving along with other things such as swearing bad tackling etc.
    yellow cards you could say is just a card given for that match because players know that as long as they don’t get a second in the same match and a total of 7 before they get cancelled then i don’t see them have any punishment.
    the way the yellow card should be used is just like it is in rugby whereby a yellow card means you are sent off for a bit time. then players i think will be much more aware of there behavior.
    of course there is still a good chance of controversy because managers will have arguments yellow cards being given when they should not have and vise versa

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Roe997

    Good job I took the odds at the back end of January – 50/1 – just wish i’d staked more than a tenner now! 😀

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  • JTOONJ

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Stop getting yourselves wound up, they’re just in denial about the decline of their club.

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  • achtoon

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Collymore works for a radio call in show so hes just trying to be controversial. Any how a nut straight to the nose can bloody hurt. You do tend to bleed a bit though. Anyone notice suarez go down clutching his face when guti pushed his chest?

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  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 4, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #40

    Stan Collymore is a tosser, he automatically reckoned that the mackems were a better team than us when they appointed Martin O’neill and were in the relegation zone ..

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