Pardew Bemoans Terrible Refereeing At Wigan


There’s two weeks before our next game at Manchester City, and Newcastle not only suffered a bad result today when they allowed Wigan to gain three points on them, but we have lost two players to injury – Mathieu Debuchy and Massadio Haidara – and the refereeing in today’ game by Mark Halsey was sub-standard to say the least.

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Davide Santon scoring Newcastle’s goal this afternoon

Arouna Kone’s 90th-minute winner was allowed to stand even through it was clear that as the corner came across came off Maynor Figueroa’s hand – it’s as clear as day in the TV replays – yet the goal was allowed to stand.

Massadio was injured by a terrible lunge at his knee by McManaman – and there will be no justice if this Wigan player escapes punishment for this tackle.

This is what Alan Pardew had to say about today’s calamitous game for Newcastle:

“It is an awful challenge. The pictures speak for themselves.” “I thought it was a bad challenge and I was 60 yards from the incident.” “The players knew because they were on top of it and there was a lot of bad feeling about that incident when it goes unpunished.”

“Halsey said ‘If I’ve missed it I apologize’ – that was at half-time.” “If it goes unpunished it doubles the impact on the mentality of the players and the team and it did have an impact on us, you can’t get away from that.”

“My job was to calm the players at half-time, not go looking for retribution, and try to win the second half – which to all intents and purposes we did.” “But again there’s a decision at the end where we should have had a corner, it goes up the other end and there’s a handball – that is tough to take.”

“The linesman is looking right at it, the referee is there and all our players reacted and in that split second we didn’t clear the ball – that’s what happens when you miss a decision as big as that.”

Haidara was immediately sent back to Newcastle and Newcastle issued a statement on the injury – that it will be further assessed – and this is what Alan said about the injury:

“The doctor assessed him quickly before he was scuttled away to be assessed later.” ” “It looks like knee ligaments and bad bruising and that’s the best we can hope for.”T

The Newcastle manager also lost French international right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who came off early in the game with a hamstring injury.

“We will send him to France (for this week’s international duty) for them to assess him but we think he will be on his way back.” “We don’t think it is a particularly bad tear – a strain hopefully.”

And as Pardew had said in an earlier interview – this is a game we want to forget – but it will be two weeks before our next game at Manchester City.

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163 comments so far

  • Jonny

    Mar 17, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #1

    No point in even sending debuchy to France. Let him recover man.

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  • TimKrulFan

    Mar 17, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #2

    We need a new manger in the summer how about you explain the performance instead of moaning all the time.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 17, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Worst bit is a couple of weeks ago we were getting called thugs for apparently roughing up Swansea who were going down like we shot them every game this season our players have been getting subjected to rough house tactics

    Kyle Walker’s challenge on Gouffran was just as bad as the one today just Gouffran was very lucky he never got injured fair enough we have had a few this season with Colo and Tiote getting sent off but today was the worst av seen for a while oh yeah Valencia’s shocking tackle on Anita that went unpunished as well

    Haidara and Arfa injured long term god that was potentially our left hand side next season hope they come back to full health

    Question is now what the hell do we do?!?People say Tiote is coming back to form no he isn’t this is the best he is going to play he is not a ball playing midfielder this is him at his best stop thinking he is better than he is and when people go on about Wigan’s pass and move style we actually don’t have the players in our team to play that way Jonas and Tiote especially hold onto the ball far too long and can rarely make accurate passes

    Just got to pray Cabaye and Debuchy are not out for too long as we need a couple of more wins to be safe but this could seriously affect our Europa chances as Haidara would have been playing left back not really keen on Simpson playing

    Also when the hell is Colo back?!?Taylor cant keep playing games 100% commitment the way he has been he will not last till the end of the season

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  • kevymartins

    Mar 17, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Well that could be good news but still does not change the sick feeling in my belly and that it lost us 3 points. Personally I think it’s just a matter of time before some nut case fan takes something like this to the hart and lets say stabs a ref or player. They really are playing with fire and frustrating alot off people.

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  • G

    Mar 17, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #5

    An interesting take on the incident from Martinez’s words. I’m not saying it makes things alright, but it’s a start:
    http://www.football365.com/premier-league/8574457/Wigan-boss-Roberto-Martinez-says-Callum-McManaman-will-make-an-apology

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  • saxonfenken

    Mar 17, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #6

    TimKrulFan
    Get real, I suppose all the goings on of the match, you are not anoyed, I am very supprised how well he chose his words at the interview, all real toon fans were seething, seemingly all you want to do is get rid of a man because he complained about the incidents

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  • WWYCD

    Mar 17, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #7

    TKF
    Its Pards fault he was forced into using 2 subs before half time and left with 1 fullback who struggles to defend?

    Our plan was shot to pieces when Debuchy went off and Santon was forced to move over he wasen’t settled in the spot and failed to clear a ball they scored then Haidara was taken out of the game (and Wigan were not punished for it) and our CM had to fill in at LB where we contained then went on to equalize thowever we were not awarded a corner (again which was clear imo) then Wigan go up our end, clearly handled the ball, and fluke a winner

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  • manxpie

    Mar 17, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #8

    g the start would be him being apologetic on the pitch or even at half time!
    if the manager doesn’t even know if he’s apologised after the game is a digrace end off!!
    no where near a “start” like!

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  • Ben_BKK

    Mar 17, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #9

    So according to Martinez, that tackle was ‘normal enthusiasm’ from a guy on his league debut. Is he absolutely insane?? I used to actually quite like Martinez, now I hope him and his horrible little club get relegated.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 17, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #10

    G
    I’m sorry mate but it puts no new angle on it at all, ffs Boyce had to physically force him over to see haidara when being stretchered off!
    There was no remorse and just sounds like a quick PR spin from martinez

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  • kevymartins

    Mar 17, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #11

    @G How can he even say that ?

    That’s like saying nigel de jong wasn’t malicious booting xavi alonso in the world cup .Its just absurd and the quicker they can admit the truth instead off being arrogant about it the better.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #13

    i find pardew growing on me all the time and i’ve been one of his biggest critics

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #14

    I hope wigan go down the little f**ckers
    I hope mcmanaman gets a career threatning injury or just an injury that will never allow him to walk again
    I hope Martinez stays at that poor football club or even gets a worse club than that, and I hope he doesn’t go far in life.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #15

    TKF
    Mate we had to make 2 FORCED changes in the first 25 minutes! You can’t plan for that in a game, and you can’t plan for the lads losing there composure through anger at some poor decisions, pards actually made a big tactical call which not only got us back into the match but put us on top, then another poor decision instead of taking a corner the ref got it wrong and seconds later were defending one, and once again the ref got it wrong and missed or bottled the call for a blatant hand ball
    Pardew has every right to moan about the ref today because he cost us massivley

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  • G

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #16

    I despair, I really do

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  • north east lincs toon

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Chaps is it possible that fergie can be called back from his loan spell at b’bam? were gunna need him now think its a dog fight for us now!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Rotonda
    Love him or hate him, for me he for the most parts handles himself very professionally especially with the pressure he’s under this season, also think he’s made some brave tactical decisions since jan

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #19

    G
    Why? Because we’re not saying ah fair play the lad wants to eventually get round to apologising? He should of followed that stretcher down the tunnel to the ambulance, he knew how hard he’d gone in on him

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  • bollance

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Tackle today like tiote vs sunderland. Tiote got red

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  • bollance

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Today’s tackle was 10x worse

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  • kevymartins

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Was I hearing thing or did pardrew say he felt sorry for wigan after the match?

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  • Jonny

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #23

    On the game, how poor was sissoko today? I think he’s a great player but the lad lacks technical ability. Is he an attacking mid really?

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #24

    @Johnny

    I don’t actually think he is an attacking mid he has looked best playing wide right as there is less players to take on when he plays in the middle teams are just crowding him out before he can make a run with the ball and his passing is not that great

    Or alternatively he could be played like Diame as the holding midfielder who can run with the ball for counter attacks

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #25

    Well this shi*t weekend could not get any worse it has. More injuries and defeat to Wigan. Oh and my electric has just went off as well. Just as well my phone is fully charged I suppose 🙂

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  • Carryingcoals

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Terrible refereeing is an understatement…

    A furious testimonial following Newcastle’s game with Wigan. http://www.carryingcoals.com/?p=527

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  • manxpie

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #27

    bollance i was just about to volley a load of abuse a t ya lol

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  • manxpie

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #28

    does any 1 agree? that how referees and linesmen seem to not be held accountable for there performances is a disgrace aswell they’ll get payed today with no official questions asked which in a sport worth billions is a joke!!
    needs to change imo!

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  • davis_toons

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #29

    @3, Totally agree.

    It will affects us now. with our Left footer LB in injured. The chance of UEFA is even slimmer now.

    SOLUTION!!!
    Can we RECALL Shane Ferguson??? (12 July 1991)
    He can help in way or two..with a few appearance at Championship.

    ..btw..He is older then Haidara..

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  • NUFCarter

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #30

    ive just seen the tackle again. mcmanaman jumps into haidara with two feet. He absolutely abliterates haidara which he knows and he also knows he has done some serious injury. after the tackle he quickly scuttles off like nothing happened after the ball. Not giving a care in the world for the welfare of the player. after the referees sees to haidara with no sense of urgeny and while it could be a good time for mcmanaman to apoligize he doesnt and walks off. Its not until haidara is stretchered mcmanaman walks over to haidara to apoliigize but no not out of choice, regret and sympathy but becasuse emmerson Boyce forced him too. i think thats disgusting. Theres no excuse for it. i hope he plays next season at st james park for wigan where he can get ripped apart by the nufc fans and make him wish he never eve had a football career the nob!

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  • kevymartins

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Just please look at the nani red then that challenge ..when you think about it wow

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  • G

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #32

    tds @ 19, because of the reaction to a quote from a manager all but admitting the guilt of a player that he will probably need in his fight to stay in the top flight. Funny how non of the lads in our minibus have had the kind of reaction to the challenge that the blog has? Nearly home now anyway, don’t think I’ll bother after this.

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  • leeb1982

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Manxpie- totally agree I made similar comment in previous post where they need to be held accountable and made to explain their decisions and banned without pay for bad decisions

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  • jettson1971

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Halsey is not the ref he used to be, after cancer treatmeant he is not upto speed his decisions this season have been amatuerish!! today he missed the blatant red card card! Its not good enuf, he is not capable now of refereeing, im sorry but he is not capable! that tackle today was a disgrace, and he shud accept his f up over it!
    as for wigan i hope some one breaks thjat little scouse tw*ts legs! yes Mcmanaman i hope he watches ovr his shoulder as i think he has something coming to him!!

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  • WWYCD

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #35

    I could be wrong but recalling players will do nothing for Europa as they can’t be registered now or can we register replacements after the deadline?

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  • jettson1971

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #36

    tbh how martinez can offer any sort of excuse is embarresing, he knows how nasty and sly that challenge was, i just hope he realizes wat will come to that little scouse tw*t!! cos he will be found and he will be sorted

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  • askar

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #37

    If you look at the height and direction of his studs there is no way you could do that accidentally. It shouldn’t be a red card it should be a minimum 12 month ban!!! This is a criminal case F*** B****

    Haidara is done, he will never come back 🙁 Sad!

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  • do the hatem shake

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #38

    aubamyang is playing on espn great player got an assist great pace and control would love to have him at the toon

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  • Spuggy

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #39

    We’re in real trouble. If Wigan win there next home game against Fulham which is a game in hand and we lose against city we will be 3 points off the drop zone.

    Europa could result in our relegation pards talk of safety was a nonsense. Losing today has took us six points closer to relegation.

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  • Spuggy

    Mar 17, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Oh and they will still have a game in hand.

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