Newcastle Consider Legal Action On McManaman’s Horror Tackle


News coming through that Newcastle United are considering legal action against Wigan Athletic and Callum McManaman, after his wild flying tackle on Massadio Haidara left the Newcastle left back crumbled in a heap on the pitch, with his knee badly damaged and blood oozing from the wound.

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McManaman’s boot going into Haidara’s knee

Both Wigan manager Roberto Martinez and Wigan Chairman David Whelan have since come out and defended their player, but when you see the video pf the tackle, it’s one of the worst tackles I’ve ever seen – in terms of inflicting damage on an opposition player.

McManaman’s boot goes straight into the knee of Haidara, and if the Wigan player is not banned because of the tackle, you can throw away the rule books – and it would be like telling players you can do anything with a tackle.

The FA are looking at the video of the tackle, because the referee Mark Halsey told Alan Pardew at half time he was sorry if he missed it, but no decision has yet been announced, and in the past the FA have hardly shown any courage when confronted with difficult decisions like this to to make – they usually take the easy way out and say they cannot do anything.

It’s understood that Newcastle officials are furious with the comments made on Monday by David Whelan, when he said the tackle was as clean as a whistle, which was widely reported on Monday.

This is what Whelan said:

“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,” Whelan said on BBC Five Live. “He hasn’t gone over the ball. That’s an accident.”

Haidara was in an emotional state in the dressing room after he was stretchered off after the horror tackle, and was in tears and distraught,  and it seems the damage to Haidara’s leg is severe, and there is tremendous swelling and bruising of the knee, and severe ligament damage is feared.

There is a precedent to Newcastle’s likely claim for damages, because Newcastle paid Everton striker Victor ­Anichebe a six-figure sum,  in a settlement out of court,after he was badly injured in early 2009, by a tackle from Kevin Nolan at St. James’ Park, and Kevin was sent off for the challenge.

McManaman wasn’t even booked for his challenge on Sunday.

It’s not clear whether the FA will do anything about the tackle, and certainly they haven’t done much in the past with similar types of tackles, and apparently at least one of the officials at the game saw the tackle – how come they didn’t all see it?

If we were to take a guess we’d say the FA will come out and say there is nothing they can do, and they are not going to referee the games and undermine match officials.

If that happens it will only make things a lot worse, and it’s not about undermining officials – it’s about putting things right that were rather amazingly missed during the match.

What do you think?

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103 comments so far

  • Pennywell is Wonderful

    Mar 18, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Dave whelan is right

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 18, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Yet another Mackem who is so bored with the football on show in the Stadium of S**te that the only other source of entertainment is got from trolling our blog.

    You’re not even witty lad. Past bed time too.

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  • nick_9

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #3

    He didn’t go over the ball at all did he Dave? Absolutely not despite what every other person I’ve spoken too thinks or the comments I’ve seen online from neutral fans!

    Online Guy – instead of not posting again because of a dispute why don’t you just talk to the other contributors to the blog? I have always been one to try and engage with some posters comments that go unnoticed.

    I get that some people see violence as an absolute no go as it only takes you down to their level, perhaps if the justice system was a tad better many might not feel aggrieved. Anyway that’s another argument.

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  • Pennywell is Wonderful

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #4

    Don’t bite too hard, you may just lose your teeth

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  • tooninspain

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Repost.
    Apologies in case something similar has already been posted. I wouldn’t be surprised if Hiadara’s injury is not as bad as first thought, but the club won’t announce this until the FA have decided what punishment to give McManaman. I hope to God I’m right.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Either a Mackem troll or yet another one of Ian Toon’s reincarnations. Either way, doesn’t bode too well for you does it?

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #7

    F*****g mackem, get off the page you absolute c***.

    There’s always one idiot that decides that blunderland websites are poor and has to come on our websites, because he has nothing to do!!!!

    Wow.

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  • Pennywell is Wonderful

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #8

    Fat Geordie pricks

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  • tooninspain

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Pennywell….isn’t that the place that’s twinned with Kabul and Baghdad?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Odd assumption of yours that everyone who supports Newcastle is a Geordie. Suppose that’s natural given that no one outside of Sunderland would contemplate supporting such a shoddy excuse for a football club.

    “Pennywell is Wonderful”, I’m swaying more to the belief that it’s one of our regulars on the wind up.

    God there are some pathetic people in internet land.

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  • tooninspain

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #11

    Scumderland…..isn’t that the sewer with more fat people per head of population than anywhere in the UK, and with the most depressed people in the country? Mind you, it’s no wonder having to watch that dross at the Stadium of Sh*te. FTSMBs

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  • nick_9

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #12

    Tooninspain – I hope so but I’ve watched the incident several times in disbelief and its sickening, if he connected with his shin I’m sure it would have been a compound fracture. Taylor did his knee ligaments and he has been out for 7 months, I reckon it will be the same for Haidara after seeing his knee jolt back like it did. Really hoping for the best though, as the lad had a good attitude and had posted some nce pictures on twitter (one in a Newcastle shirt when he first signed and another to show his English lessons so he is happy to be here)

    Have to say I would have done exactly the same as Carver did on Sunday and form an opinion of me as you wish. I always get caught up in the moment at sjp.

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  • Pennywell is Wonderful

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #13

    We are sunderland
    we are sunderland

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  • RonVanDam

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #14

    Most call it soccer, others call it Football. Foot-Ball. Its foot to ball not foot to shin/knee.

    We are right to sue. FA should review, ban McManaman for minimum of 3 games, discipline/fine the ref and maybe reward us 3 points if we are lucky

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  • Something Clever

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #15

    when did sunderland get the internet?!?!

    beastiality sites must be breaking visitor records

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #16

    Collective blanket of avoidance so we don’t give this jackass any air time. If he is a scum fan then he is clearly a child using his limited wit to try and be funny but I’ve a hunch it’s actually an attention seeking Toon fan who needs people to be talking about him.

    Here’s pointing the finger at you Ian.

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  • lesh

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #17

    Mackem alert, Mackem alert…..

    But don’t panic, Pennywet’s just about exhausted his word-bank!

    They’re not very bright you know, it must be the in-breeding among SAFC fans!

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  • Pennywell is Wonderful

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #18

    Maybe I’m just a sunderland fan?

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  • beddersmag

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #19

    Toon in spain

    I agree, bit weird theres usually an idea of the damage by now. Im hoping and guessing its just cuts and bruises. And think your right that toon are letting things rumble on and building some hysteria. Ashley will want money and a ban which wont be helped by a mild prognosis. Heres hoping

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  • lesh

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #20

    Pennywet’s about, where’s Mr Stvers I wonder?

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  • lesh

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #21

    • Stavers

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  • Pennywell is Wonderful

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #22

    Chill out boys, it’s called ‘nufcblog’ for a reason. So sweaty people can come type on here all day!! LALAN!!

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  • Rozzy

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #23

    @Pennywell is Wonderful

    OBSESSED hahaha

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  • Pennywell is Wonderful

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #24

    Have you ever seen a mag in barnet, have you ****

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  • davis_toons

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #25
  • ONLINE GUY

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #26

    Ruddy

    left an answer for you on t’other page mate ..cheers.

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  • davis_toons

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #27

    Dwight Yorke …say it live!

    Whelan knew its going to blow-up..he took the stage by covering it first…

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #28

    NIck9

    Thanks I know exactly where your coming from
    ‘to coin a phrase ..Very thoughtful of you . cheers.

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  • Pennywell is Wonderful

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #29

    Martoon is my name
    Winding people up is my game

    Muhahahahahhahaha

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #30

    davis toons,
    What’s great news I don’t get it.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #31

    What I’ve noticed after years on this blog,is that if you get into a slanging match with a Troll it gives them all the ammo to post back,ignoring them makes them disappear.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #32

    Pennywell/Martoon

    Despite the fact that I called it that it was a regular poster who was being an idiot you did indeed have everyone fooled. How does it feel to be center of attention for all the wrong reasons and have nobody take you seriously anymore?

    Also, may I ask, are you an adult?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 19, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #33

    JfA

    Seems like we’re being trolled by our own kind now. Very pathetic times indeed.

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  • Pennywell is Wonderful

    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #34

    Oh ruddy

    You sir had me sussed from the start.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #35

    Ruddy

    from t’other page ..no with ref to JM …it was not TS …I was just thinking what Jimmy magpie felt like when a few had a pop at him on here, and one bloke in particular that finally bowled him out ..Felt bad for him . Shameful really.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Comment #36

    Been a long day, Night lad’s

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  • Pennywell is Wonderful

    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #37

    Night night online guy

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #38

    Cheers Martoon. night mate.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #39

    Quick passing thought of what this blog can be

    I once mentioned that I was sitting here having a beer..Someone then called me an alcoholic ! hahah ! they actually were in some kind of rage at something or other I had said on here …told me not to write anything when I was pissed ! ..really funny at times ,,you got to laugh…!

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  • hatemorloveit

    Mar 19, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #40

    Has mcmnaman even apologised?

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