No Appeal Of Coloccini’s Red Card – Blow To Newcastle

It looks like there will be no appeal from Newcastle for the red card Fabricio Coloccini received after 84 minutes today for a foul on Luis Suarez.

Fabricio Coloccini being shown the red card this afternoon

On the TV replays there was only minimum contact by Coloccini on Suarez, but of course Suarez jumped in the air and then writhed in terrible pain on the ground, as referee Anthony Taylor showed Colo the red card.

And then to no surprise to anybody watching Suarez was on his feet and again and running around like nothing had happened – and in truth that’s the very worst part of Suarez’ game, although he played very well today.

At the final whistle Alan Pardew and John Carver approached the referee about the sending off, but then when Taylor told Alan why he had sent Coloccini off, Alan seemed satisfied and walked away.

This is what the Newcastle manager said after the game:

“I thought Taylor maybe got caught up in the emotion and I wanted to ask him before he’d had a chance to see replays.” “He said he thought it was serious foul play. The morale of referees must be really low at the moment, because of constant criticism and the issues around them.”

“We accept his decision and I thought he had a good day.” “I don’t think there was any intent but we accept it.” “I felt we lacked concentration at 1-0. We were looking comfortable and I fancied we might have got a second.”

“The goal changed the proceedings of the second half. Suarez is a great player and kept causing us problems. If we could have wrapped him up, we could have won.”

With no appeal against the red card, we’ll see Coloccini join Cheick Tiote in the starting line-up at Club Brugge on Thursday night, and we’re lucky Mike Williamson’s is in-form at the moment and will partner Steven Taylor next Sunday against West Ham at St. James’ Park.

And Demba Ba had to leave the game four minutes into the second half with that shin injury of his, and we have to hope he’ll be okay for next Sunday.

It was a tough game today, and we half expected we could win the game after going ahead just minutes before halftime with a great goal by Yohan Cabaye, set up by Hatem Ben Arfa.

But Suarez scored a good equalizer and in the end it was good point for us – now to hammer West Ham next Sunday afternoon.

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62 comments so far

  • stuart no9

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #1

    no appeal coz they know they havnt a chance of winning it.

  • toonking

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #2

    pardew what you should do is ask colo to change his hair style and given jonas a wig that looks like colo because if jonas got a red card i would have been happy as he isabsolutely rubbish now and does not deserve a starting positon when you have players as good as sammy is ATM on the bench.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #3

    No place in the game for it.

    Whether people here think you have to make contact for a card to be given or not the rules are clear.

    If there is intent, you don’t need contact.

    So whether you think the rule is right or wrong the ref followed the letter of the law.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #4


    The reason Jonas won’t be dropped is simple, he is playing exactly as he is told to.

    He isn’t getting forward and just defends his area Of the pitch.

    I think that is too negative a tactic but that surely must be the plan.

    He used to always run down the wing but now he is reluctant to leave our half. Surely that’s not just down to him cause if it was he would have been dropped long ago for not doing his job.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Transfer sage – do you not think donkey hitting the deck like he got ran over by a truck had something to do with the card?
    Check – who doesn’t like Pokemon? 🙂 you’re still a d1ck though.

  • sirtoongospel

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #6

    33sirtoongospel // Nov 4, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Next week for me if BA is out, but hoping cabaye is fit, I would go with

    Simpson —Taylor—Willo—Santon

    I would rather watch a team with pace, movement, exuberance than the negative stuff we have seen all season. We seem to have 3 defensive midfielders ALL of the time. Lets start to get it down and play a bit.

    I for one have total faith in Cisse when played through the middle. He scored goals in a poor Freiburg team, but even they tried to get forward. Our strikers are isolated because of the negative tactics. These young players are ready NOW. Personally I would take a top 10 finish if it meant playing some younger lads in league games. My gut feeling though is that we would have a great season.

  • darrenfletcher88

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Silly red card,we will miss colo,was disappointed in Ben Arfa today,there danger men were better than ares by a country mile,all in all a good point,

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #8


    That definitely helped the ref give the red.

    But at the same time there is a bit on contact on his heel.

    It might not look like much but a stood to the heel can be painful.

    For all I don’t like Suarez I think there were a couple of times he stayed on his feet where he could have gone down. He had a good game and it cost us.

  • darrenfletcher88

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #9

    @transfer sage,jonas is playing how he’s told to??? What shit???

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #10

    When it first happened I thought it was a yellow.

    But after seeing the replay a few times,it was the right decision.

    Looked a real nasty one from one of the angles that they showed.

  • hoppernufc

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #11

    So why did cabaye come off?

  • toonking

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #12

    transfer sage
    if that how you think of it pardew surely must be an idiot because surely someone who want a team who plays in a negitive fasion of just defending will not want to a player in the team who loves to give the ball away as much as jonas.

  • joe

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #13

    The challenge was SO late, I would have considered it an off the ball challenge. Crazy!

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Lets hope for Southampton to win tommorow against west brom, then we will still be 3 points of 4th. Not a bad place to be. It’s where we ended the season last year, it’s where we are now. Just because it says we’re 10th means nothing at this stage in the season.

    We didnt lose at Anfield, we are 1 point of 6th, 3 off 4th, we have the opportunity to guarantee qualification to knockouts on Thursday, and have four or five very winnable games coming up. HWTL.

  • Kebabacus

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Pardew needs to send Cisse out on loan for 6 months… Then after a few days, recall him and get everyone to pretend like they have just met him for the first time. You never know, might reboot his system.

    Guti, however, needs 6 months off.

    Still, very happy with a point at the grannyshankers.

  • nick_9

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Ben Arfa is a luxury we can’t afford according to some fans on this blog. Is it only mediocrity we accept then? Relying on wonder goals.

    As others have said, lets play to our strengths and not the chosen few. We have plenty of flaws I could list but we also have lethal players. Lets use those players and show what we are about. We finished fifth last season, lets play like a team who finished fifth and not sit back. Anyone who watched that game today and most other games we have played in would not recognise us as the team that finished fifth.

    Surely we can play better than we have been with the players we have?

  • toonking

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #17

    as much as i do agree with the red card offence i do wonder was the referee in favour of liverpool quite a bit because i think that foul liverpool did on sammy i can’t understand why that was not atleast a yellow card offence because he would have bee able to atleast attempt a run between the two defenders also he could have made a good pass for ba or cisse to finish.

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #18

    You would actually think Cisse has an identical twin brother who works in mcdonalds & they’ve swapped places or something… 😉

    I want the old Cisse back,it’s not funny anymore. 🙂

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Really Really lucky to get a point in the end

    Was raging as the equalizing goal was down to us Jonas lost it in a bad area and Colo was napping and then Suarez nipped in they had actually ran out of ideas before they got that goal which then got the crowd going again

    Bit worried about Colo actually he is struggling against teams with Pacy strikers and showing his frustration as he also had a wee punch at Long last week and i seem to remember him getting sent off for an elbow against Bolton a season or 2 ago when we got beat 5 -1

    A problem for us is not the amount of long balls we play but the lack of players to actually win the ball when its in the air i think there was a period were krul kicked it long 4 times in a row and it came right back at us for a shot or a corner or a goal kick again Skrtel and Agger will deal with that kind of threat all day long

    Steven Taylor was immense today and him and Willo will need to be at their best next week as West Ham will bombard us with long balls all game think Carroll will be a lot more dangerous for them than what he was when he came to St Jame’s in a Liverpool shirt plus i guarantee Nolan will score 1 so we will need at least 2 to get the win

    Hope Cabaye is fit as he is starting to look like the player we know he can be Anita has to start in midfield next game from the start as well

  • sirtoongospel

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Nick_9 I agree totally.

    We have a better squad than last season and we are playing worse. Pardew is desperate not to lose games, but we need to win by playing our best football.

    Our young lads are ready now. Jonas is a liability just now. All season in fact.

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #21


    The shit part is his fault. His passing and crossing is poor.

    I think the negative play and rarely getting forward might be tactical.

  • seancavaz

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #22

    Michael Owens tweets:

    Red? Did he touch him? Looked a poor decision to me!

    Most of you seem certain it was a red card. Didn’t look it to me. Lets see the replay shortly.

    Not having that at all! He didn’t touch him! And to say there was intent is laughable! Let me tell you, he kicks a moving ball a thousand times a day and doesn’t miss it once. If he wanted to connect with a standing leg the. He wouldn’t of missed!
    He pulls out his leg at the last minute and doesn’t touch him!
    Not having that’s a red at all!

  • davybtoon

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Playing bad we’ve just picked up 4points from 2 games we got non from last season, I said b4 the game n ill say it again if your gonna play that formation stop trying keep players happy by playing a striker on the wing n play a bloody winger, it’s like playing with 10men coz cisse is useless there

    Rant over am fairly happy with how season is goin played bad all season yet were 3pts off 4th place so calm down ppl it ain’t all bad

    Euro team
    Tav colo good fergie
    Biggie tiote
    Obertan amalfitano marveux

  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #24






    That’s a team i want to see.

    But we will go with…



    —-HBA——–Cabaye——–Anita——— Fergie


    i’d even rather see this (cause shola will surely play in 4-4-2)






  • Toon Tang

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #25

    why oh why why why did we come out in the 2nd and just sit further and further back defending the one goal. we shoulda continued as we were in the latter stages of the first.

    we do it whenever where a goal up. fair play when we go down to 10 we have to do that but not 11 v 11. once we score one we should be looking to finish teams off by adding to it not just smash the ball away watch the pressure mount.

    pleased we held on for the point but peeved we didnt just continue as we were and try to kill them as they were there for the taking and were a complete one trick pony in suarez.

  • nick_9

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Davy I agree with you regarding league position, we are still in a good position with several tricky teams out the way and a couple of home games. Trouble is we don’t look like creating and all I’ve heard all week is how Liverpool will be fine because they are creating plenty. My gripe is if we wasn’t so tight fisted we could have signed a few extra players in the summer to make a difference. We are in for a very strange season, I’m glad Pardew knows we are lacking rhythm but the longer it goes on the worse its going to get at games. I hate going to SJP and it being that quiet you can hear Pardew gulping when Simpson goes to put a cross in or cisse tries to hold the ball up haha

  • toonbrother

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #27

    Glad he’s suspended. Williamson and Taylor are our two best centre backs. Colocinni is overrated.

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #28

    gutti is starting to peeve me slightly as well. what was he doing for their goal?? some of collos defending was shocking today as well . the gap left for sourez for his goal was huge and he was left on his ass a few times.

    cabaye thunderbolt were a beauty though wernt it hahaha sweet as a nut

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #29

    I didn’t understand the striker on the wing either like.

    Especially when you’ve got 3 wingers on the bench.

    Time for Pardew to grow a set and drop the under performers…

  • toon1707

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Toonbrother I coould not disagree more colo is a fantastic defender and leader that is why he is captain and I am sure he was in the team of the year last season

  • gstadt

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Best game for Anita, I think. Santon looking class as well.

  • toonbrother

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #32

    well colocinni’s been awful over the last 180 minutes. Watch how solidly Willo and Saylor perform over the next three matches compared to him.

  • hazzy

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #33

    really fortunate to get a point but i guess anyone would take a point at Anfield. It is disappointing still that I think player for player we’re a better team with no footballing identity at the moment. Cisse is still the player from last season but the tactica deployed are vastly different. Why with the players we have do we put 11 men behind the ball and play longball when we should look for more. Love Coloccini just a bad day for him all round. Taylor please look short sometimes your long ball is terrible. I’ve never been a fan of Guti hes awful. runs a lot tackles very little poor first touch invites pressure dives when hes about to lose the ball can’t pass, shoot, dribble, cross it’s about time he goes he’s just their because he has a great personality. Danny Simpson played well hba lost the ball a bit much but the guys a genius and should be looked for whenever we get the ball. the team should pkay 15 yards further up the field and really pressure the opposition and dictate. luck has been on our side for a while now we need to start playing better as our players have bags of quality

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #34

    Santon Willo Saylor fergie
    Jonas cabaye Anita
    HBA cisse sammy

    Lets go at it the next 5 games. Get 10 points and all of a sudden we are in 5th place.

  • hoppernufc

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #35

    What the hell, colo gets sent off and everyone jumps on his back saying he’s overrated, why do people on this blog always have to single out one player it happens every week, even world class players have bad games/ form from time to time

  • Toon1978

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #36

    Anyone agree that Anita played well in midfield today?

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #37


    this has been my main point all along, he picks the same under performing players, and they are letting him down


    his tactics are all about not losing at any cost, and if that means snatch a goal and sit, thats what he wants them todo

    if you wanted, you could look down the spine of our team and think hey that would not get in the championship, willamson, jonas,cisse, all not good enough right now,,

    cisse i believe he is all about getting service

    but if you ask me, pardew is not the manager ppl think he is, he has never played really good football at any club he has been at, none of his teams have ever really looked like given anyone a good tanking, and right now its indervidual bits of skill that is getting us points,,

    every week i say the same thing,, if that team had a ba in there team, they would have killed us

    if suarez had support today, we would have lost,

    i guess what im trying to say is im very sick of pardew and his negative football, some of you go on about us being negative, but i really think you should not just be happy looking at where we are in the table , and start asking questions about why we look so poor,, for one , i would hate to be paying good money for watching that what he servs up,
    he did not get any of that from jose,, this is all is own stuff

  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #38

    Today was the best game I’ve seen Anita have.

  • gstadt

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #39

    We’ll end up winning the Europa League at this rate, half our first team will be suspended for the Premier League lol 😉

  • nick_9

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #40

    Toon brother I’m not sure if you’re been sarcastic but I also disagree with you mate. For me colo is our best centre back, he reads the game well and is composed on the ball. Williamson lacks composure and for a big guy doesn’t win a great deal. That being said I hope he can deal with Carroll on Sunday for us but many defenders have a hard time doing that.

    I think we could do to try and find a way where we aren’t relying on Ben Arfa for defensive duties. Perhaps when defending corners he should be the player to be left upfield, he is the one most likely to go on a maze up and get something, would love to see him play centrally linking up Ba and cisse or the line striker, would also like to see cabaye further forward and wingers capable of whipping a ball in. Who crosses in our team? Simpson lofts it, santon cuts back, Jonas looks for free kicks, Ben Arfa prefers mazy runs but does but put the occasional ball in like today. Cisse struggles to hold the ball up so why not play to his strengths


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