Injury Update On Haidara And Inappropriate David Whelan Statement


Newcastle have just issued a statement on Massadio Haidara, and at almost the same time the Wigan Chairman David Whelan has come out and said he thought the tackle by McManaman in yesterday’s game was as clean as a whistle, and that can do nothing other than to further inflame the situation, from what it already is at the moment.

haidara tackle

One of the worst tackles seen for a long time in football

Newcastle United have issued the following statement about Massadio Haidara, who was badly injured yesterday after a suicidal tackle by Wigan striker McManaman:

Massadio Haidara is undergoing a scan today (Monday), having been stretchered off during the first half of Newcastle United’s Barclays Premier League fixture away at Wigan Athletic on Sunday.

The left-back suffered a knee and thigh injury following a challenge by Callum McManaman, and immediately left the DW Stadium to head back to Newcastle for further assessment.

Wigan Chairman David Whelan, who has a long history of being outspoken and saying inappropriate things in the press, has certainly not helped matters today, by saying he thought the tackle was as clean as a whistle.

This is what he told the BBC today:

“The ball was there and McManaman went in for the ball and got the ball, as clear as a whistle, then followed through and they collided,” “He hasn’t gone over the ball. That’s an accident.”

These type of uncalled for and even incendiary statements are uncalled for – and manager Roberto Martinez also made some inappropriate comments about the tackle after the game yesterday.

They are doing Wigan Football Club no favors at all with these daft statements.

And now take a look at what really happened, as McManaman’s boot goes straight into Haidara’s knee – and tell me if it’s as clean as a whistle:

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179 comments so far

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #1

    apologies repost from previous thread.
    On the previous thread Frankfurt Mag posted @56 that McManaman had done this type of thing before – I checked out his link to get some details then found another online report about the match in question -Wigan v Man City Reserves. Some quotes from the match report are :-
    “..City lost another player with a serious leg injury,the third of the week.
    Gai Assulin was stretchered off in injury time with his right leg in a brace, following a wild challenge by Callum McMananman, which caused some friction between the two benches…”
    “…Just as the clock ticked into the ninetieth minute Gai Assulin picked the ball up just inside Wigan’s half and Callum McManaman ran from City’s half and dived in very late and caught Gai on his right leg with his studs showing. Had the game been a first team one then the referee might have shown a straight red but as he knew he had already been booked then he knew the second yellow would result in his sending off.”

    So it seems like Matinez’s proclamation that McManaman is not that type of player is clearly not true.
    He clearly has got “form” for thug like tackles.
    Link to report I found:-
    http://mcfcreservesandacademy.co.uk/wigan-homeeds1011/

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  • jarnytoon

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #2

    clean as a whistle??! F*****g silly old duffer! The boy should be banned for the rest of the season! Even after the tackle he at no point stopped to see the result of his recklessness! Muppet! Disappointment for Wigan fans as even they realise the severity of it & yet Martinez & Dementia Whelan still blindly say he’s done nothing wrong!!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #3

    mister tuff

    That makes my defence of the guy redundent then.

    I stuck up for him saying it may not be malicious just poorly thought out without thinking what the outcome could be.

    He has seen what a late a dangerous tackle can do before first hand so he has no excuse making the same kind of tackle again.

    If he cannot learn to time them and see the risk he shouldn’t be playing the game at all.

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  • El Sleeve

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #4

    that is just plain shocking. dave whelan has been drinking, martinez hasnt ever seen macca before since he has history and just wow, that is an amazing assesment from wigan.

    i really hoped when martinez said yesterday that a full apology would be forthcoming would mean exactly that, but they deserve relegation for the way they’ve acted after.

    also on another note, what does saylor have to do to get in the england squad?

    also, another nother note, how many times is papiss gonna stay offside? he might as well goal hang

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  • Ben_BKK

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Mister Tuff – thanks for that, so much for Martinez’s comments about how he’s not that kind of boy. What a disgraceful player, I hope he gets a long ban.

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  • brighter

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #6

    F(u)king McManaman is not only kicked the knee of Haidara, He pressed his all of weight on Haidara’s knee!So that tackle was devious.

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #7

    whelan is a f////cking idiot. clean as a whistle, and didnt go over the top? what is the man talking about? how the f//ck can it be as clean as a whistle ? the ball hasnt moved- its in the same place, the only thing thats moved is haidaras leg with the force of the tackle.we know that whelan and ash dont see eye to eye- so i am taking this as a wind up. fu//ing cretin. come on millwall do us all a favour.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #8

    ben bkk

    Not sure on the max length they can give, they will only be 3 games…its not so out of the ordinary i that i think it will get longer.

    Barton only got a long ban as his was deemed 3 seperate incidents…this was one incident.

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  • brighter

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #9

    F ucking McManaman is not only kicked the knee of Haidara,He pressed his total weight on Haidara’s knee.
    So that type of tackle was devious.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #10

    TS – yeah I doubt it’ll be any more than 3 games, I just feel it should be more as it was such a horrific tackle. In France, a player got an 11 game ban for breaking another player’s leg, so the FA should be able to ban a player for more than 3 games if it’s a particularly bad incident.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #11

    El sleeve
    Last place I want Taylor is in a England shirt at tye moment bound to come back injured.
    As for Cisse it is not always his fault for being offside. Take yesterday there was two or three times he was on the move, but our players want a extra touch on the ball and by the time they make the pass he has gone offside. Have to learn to release the pass quicker.
    Straight after we scored he was flagged offside when put through but to my eyes he was onside

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  • soundoid

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #12

    I don’t think It will be long before the media pick up on his previous bad tackles. Is this on twitter yet? Anyone know how long the man city player was out for?

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  • JAMSHA

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Whelan is an arsehole hope he breaks his leg too…

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  • JAMSHA

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #14

    collided.
    “The referee saw it all, he had a clear view
    on that. He hasn’t gone over the ball.
    That’s an accident.

    WTF WHO DO WE BELIEVE?????

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  • veto

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #15

    ive seen some of the ‘fair’ tackles from his day , he has no right to mention them both in the same sentence .
    personally the tackle knocked the wind out of me yesterday watching it , so i can imagine when the players were like (still no excuse to get beat ) .
    i dont even see that kind of stuff in my sunday league , or the guy who was trying to do something like that would be a marked man and wouldn’t last very long .

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #16

    ben bkk

    Yeh i saw that earlier too, I think tackles of this natire, regardless of injury should result in a 10 game ban, makes players think a bit more before making them.

    charlie

    on cisse…he does it all the time though. He needs to adapt as much as our other players need to adapt. Maybe our boys just can’t spot the pass quick enough, he msut realise this now and delay his run slightly.

    I’m sure it will improve the longer they play together but for now cisse needs to delay it as well as our boys looking to find him quicker. both to blame on this I think.

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Mar 18, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Does anyone know where I can watch the highlights of the Scottish cup final

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  • DevonToon

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Link to what the linesman saw! He has no excuse! Hes also the tw@ who missed the handball

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  • Goodfella

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #20

    Someone should go on the skysports twitter account and post that link to the city site. As for Whelan he’s just bitter Ashley has took his sports empire away (MUG)

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #21

    TransferSage
    You got it – said it better than me ‘Maybe our boys just can’t spot the pass quick enough’

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  • barkel

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #22

    Roy Keane got 5 games for the tackle on Inge Haaland so potentially McManaman could get the same

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #23

    barkel

    possibly, there seems to be a media outcry against the lad (rightly so) so maybe the FA will bow down to that knowing how spineless they are.

    Charlie

    Yeh I think it could be, and if it is the case cisse needs to play to the rest of his team, can’t keep saying pass earlier if they physically can’t see it and do it quick enough.

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  • Sav

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Jamsha,, Whelan DID break his leg – in a similar tackle. which finished his career. Of all people, he should be against this kind of behaviour. What I can’t forgive, is McManaman has one foot to the floor when he is about to make contact with Haidara’s knee but then raises the foot he could have used to brake his impact so he is flying almost horizontal into the lad’s leg at the finish. It isn’t so much about intent as about cowardice. That is a coward’s tackle, plain and simple.
    It should also be remebered that although we are being reminded that McManaman is only a kid, he is a year older than the young Frenchman he has tried to maim.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Anyone who’s got Twitter, can you please post that link to the Wigan reserves game about McManaman’s tackle on BBC Sportsday? I’m not a Twitter user, BBC says you can contact via Facebook but you can’t for some stupid reason, and I want the media to become aware of that, as Martinez’s already ridiculous defending of his player will be shown to be completely wrong.

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  • geordiemark

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #26

    both linesmen saw it and so did halsey and the 3 of them as well as the forth offical should be sacked right away, if halsey ever refs another newcastle game at st james they will lynch him

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  • geordiemark

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #27

    ive put the link on facebook ill put it on twitter later on, id ban whealan from st james park, ashley doesnt go to wigan anyways so just ban him

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  • geordiemark

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #28

    just put the link on twitter as well

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  • Ben_BKK

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #29

    mark – is that on the BBC’s page? If so, how did you do it? When I go on the BBC Sport Facebook page there’s no option to post or send messages or anything, so it seems you can only contact them via Twitter, which is annoying.

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  • geordiemark

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #30

    ohh ben ive just put it on my facebook havent put it on the bbc page dont know how to do it but ill have a look and let you know

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  • geordiemark

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #31

    ben ive gone to the bbc sports page logged into my account there and put it in the comments page underneath the article

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  • Goodfella

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #32

    The FA have a twitter account sure they might find that link useful before charging him

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  • Ben_BKK

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #33

    mark – no idea why but the latest article showing up on the BBC Sport Facebook page is from Friday!

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  • lesh

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #34

    So, McManaman’s got some previous and that being the case, does the FA take that into consideration?

    In any event, he deserves a fair hearing before they ban him for a few games, fine Whelan for his crass comment (which tackle’s he referring to?), ask the linesman for his account as well as Halsey’s.

    It doesn’t change the outcome of the game but….

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  • geordiemark

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #35

    ive just put both links on the story about wealan sprouting his mouth off on the bbc web site see what happens

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  • lesh

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #36

    I know refs are supposed to be impartial, but if Halsey’s from Bolton and he was refereeing at Wigan – they’re just over 9 miles apart.

    Giving refs matches that are played near their home town’s just inviting criticism – stupid!

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  • davis_toons

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Everyone at FOX SPORTS SAYS ITS is HORRENDOUS..

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  • Ben_BKK

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #38

    It’s a shame there’s no 606 on weekdays, I’m sure at least one Newcastle fan would get through and bring that up.

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #39

    It will be absolutely disgusting if this goes unpunished. We cant say for sure if it was meant, only McManaman knows his intent
    Meant or not , the FA have to make an example to that type of tackle not happening ever again. Whelan sounds bitter with the whole JJB thing. Seems like a personal dig at Ashley. I’d like to think most managers/chairmen would just take a back step and let FA deal with it. McManaman has previous? Well yeah it should be taken in to consideration. Barton got done for everything, even when no card was shown in the 90 mins because of his previous. They have to stomp this kind of challenge out now!!

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  • Ben_BKK

    Mar 18, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #40
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