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Tiote Questions Referee’s Decision Disallowing Fantastic Goal

4:54 pm, Sunday, January 12th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 86 Comments

The shot by Cheick Tiote that went like a rocket into the back of the net in the first half today gave Joe Hart no chance at all, and Joe didn’t even have time to dive for the ball.

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Cheick Tiote – doesn’t understand referee’s decision – neither do we

But the assistant referee disallowed the goal for some reason, and while three Newcastle players were in an offside position, none was in the sight line  of Joe Hart, so why the officials have disallowed the goal is a mystery.

It was simply an awful decision – once again by these officials.

This is what Cheick Tiote told Sky Sports after the game:

“I don’t understand why the referee didn’t give the goal.” “I think it was Gouffran who was next to the goalie but he didn’t touch it. I don’t know why the assistant referee decided to give offside.”

“That’s football, we need to accept it and go forward.” “I’m so disappointed today but I think we played well and that’s the most important thing. We can take it on to the next game.”

Cheick should have had his second goal of his career for Newcastle today, and it was like the goal he scored against Arsenal in the 4-4 draw – it went in like the proverbial rocket – but it’s an indication how nothing went Newcastle’s way this afternoon.

And of course we may never know why the referee disallowed the goal,  as they are not supposed to talk about their decisions after the game. :(

What was that about having video replays?

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86 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Stoke back from 2-0, justifiably!

  • 2 mag // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    The ref was still smarting from Sissoko poking him in the eye the rent boy!

  • 3 89Norcal // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    What a finish by Adam!

  • 4 clinath@ed // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Repost….
    Bloggers.on here are obsessed with individual performances and completely MISS how well the the team performs.
    We have just bossed and bullied one of the best teams in Europe, and some still find something to bitch about.

  • 5 NUFCarter // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Anita shouldnt have been subbed off. In my opinion Cabaye should have. He was living dangerously on that yellow and was lucky not to get sent off. It wasnt one of his better games either

  • 6 Graeme // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Stoke 2-2 bindippers

  • 7 mattyNUFC // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    mag

    i think it reinforces many people’s notion (mine included) that AP is tactically awful and sees the match different to most supporters.

    I understand where you’re coming from though reguarding Anita. He’s a very polarizing player. For people who understand football, it’s there for all to see that he is class. For those who don’t, well, they think he’s utter crap :)

  • 8 ToonDarnSarf // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    89Norcal

    Yeah, the players and crowd were immense. I do agree that the disallowed goal really stoked up the atmosphere. Lucky we put a lid on the passion rather than getting players sent off!

    But teams like City just have so many top class players that they have a knack of winning games even when up against it. They’re so tough to beat if they’re on their game.

  • 9 mag // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    @4 and lost 2-0

  • 10 89Norcal // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Anita as always was solid. Only missed 1 pass that I can remember.

    Pards was apparently banking on a Cisse wondergoal.

  • 11 cyprus // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Kevy,
    I read you, I’m on your side remember. Refs do not tend to favour us.

  • 12 wolfdeniro // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Is Pellegrini insane? Just seen his post match interview and believes the officials made the correct call regarding the “goal” – Madness!

  • 13 ToonDarnSarf // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    kevymartins

    Maybe he could have evened up the decisions and made out that he missed the punch? :-)

    I’d love to see a comment from the ref saying why he ruled it out and either sticking by it or apologising.

  • 14 kevymartins // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    At 1-0 down I accepted defeat and just said Cabaye don’t shoot because the ref will just disallow it anyway.

  • 15 89Norcal // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    TDS, yep City had an obvious skip in their step and having been unbeaten in 10 or so games including the likes of Arsenal and Bayern Munich-I am proud we threw them off their game. Just annoyed we didn’t capitalize.

  • 16 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    wasn’t the officials the same one’s that robbed us against Arsenal?

    if so i think MA should ban them from refereeing at our club at home

  • 17 clinath@ed // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Mag
    You cannot WIN every game! But performances like that give me hope for the future.

  • 18 mattyNUFC // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    89

    we agree on something! Anita had a bit of a shaky start. he did have a few wayward passes but he was back to his usual class-self in no time. So reliable. He and Tiote have a great partnership there.

  • 19 manxpie // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    manxpie // Jan 12, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    adam and crouch should be celebrating like fusk
    that club shitted on them as not not good enough!
    i’d rub there noses init

  • 20 NUFCarter // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    If Taylor had scored that chance he had later in the half. It would have been the second goal ruled wrongly offside

  • 21 mag // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Anita is awful too slow weak in the tackle passes are woeful hence being a bench warmer even Pardew thinks he is crap!

  • 22 ToonDarnSarf // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    89Norcal

    Funny to say you’re annoyed! Disappointed maybe…but I think you should be proud of the performance.

  • 23 theartfuldodger // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    We build up too slow. Thers no pace in the team(not even on wings). A slow build up accompanied by a non physical striker. Thats what we get.

    If you want to buildup slowly, get that kind of physical personnel.

  • 24 NUFCarter // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    If Liverpol lose today they can forget about the title. Its not like it was ever a realistic possibility.

  • 25 manxpie // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    1 good thing about this result (stoke game) means that rotonda will wipe out the 2 red card thing of his list that he keeps on repeating n repeating n repeating n repeating n repeating n repeating n repeating n repeating n repeating etc!!

  • 26 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    also what got me baffled was where the hell did this 7 minutes come from?

    any other time a player is down it’s usually 4-5 minutes not 7

  • 27 kevymartins // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    It just annoys me not just today but the league and the scandals so called FA. Everyweek we see teams trying to cheap Man U example players diving all over the place that we man januazi is at it now aswell…Something needs to de done a straight red for trying to cheat or introduce a new card a green card that signals a sin bin or something for a dive.

  • 28 Toon Tang // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    cant chuffin believe that lads and lasses. I think we could all see that ref had a point to prove though from the outset.

    I couldnt tell though, did the linesman not even give it as offside and it was the ref who decided? I couldnt tell

  • 29 Ted Bundy // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    TDS

    Are you a middle-aged virgin?

  • 30 manxpie // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    stoke have played fantastic btw and had 1 unlucky goal and 1 shocking defending goal

  • 31 NUFCarter // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Mag
    Why did Pardew start him then? He put a great performance in today

  • 32 89Norcal // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    @matty
    Ya I don’t always play devil’s advocate :)
    What impresses me with Anita is his perfect touch, almost every time.

    TDS – I’ll turn my frown upside down I suppose, but I would like some wins.

    oh and look, another mackem:
    mag // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Anita is awful too slow weak in the tackle passes are woeful hence being a bench warmer even Pardew thinks he is crap!

  • 33 jimiley // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    JFK has stated in today’s programme that we will only buy one player per season because we have a strong squad. How do you run a club like that? It is pathetic. And how much is he being paid to sign one player a season?Probably on loan!!!!!. A strong squad which includes the Ambler, the ambler’s brother, Cisse and Gosling!!!!! The club is dead from the neck up. A club with no purpose and no soul.

  • 34 mattnufc // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Referees do not get to see multiple replays like viewers do, so there job is very difficult; the referee and the linesman saw a Newcastle player on the goal line so it’s not surprising they were concerned. All they needed to do was to watch the replays, however, and the goal should have counted.

  • 35 ToonDarnSarf // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    kevymartins

    We benefit from it some days and not others…theoretically it all evens up over a season. But we only really remember the ones that go against us.

    Was having a chat with a mate earlier, that they could put in more video refereeing, but then we wouldn’t have as much to talk about…

  • 36 mattyNUFC // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    mag

    as pardew has proven consistently throughout his career he’s a great judge of player, right? get real. if that’s the pin on which you place your argument on Anita, it’s atrocious.

  • 37 mag // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    89Norcal well you know zero

  • 38 bobby mango // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Agree Anita should’ve stayed on. So many times he was recycling the ball for us. Although he doesn’t have the killer pass he enable us to get it into better positions. Once he went off the possession tilted towards City. Bringing Cisse was a desperate move.

    Shows we don’t have many options upfront. HBA finds it hard against tight defences like theirs, he needs the game to be a bit more stretched. He looked lively but ineffective.

    Agree Cabaye was lucky to not get sent off. MYM could’ve gone as well – he deliberately lashed out with his trailing leg. Has caused a serious injury. Remember our uproar about De Jong breaking HBA’s leg?? MYM could’ve been in trouble for that. Pardew was right to being him off, he was shake by it.

  • 39 ToonDarnSarf // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Ted Bundy

    And if I am?

  • 40 Graeme // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    The Ref clearly got the vital decision very badly wrong. Simply no doubt about it.
    The players are pissed they didnt get the point they feel they deserved. The fans are livid because we got nothing through a clear error of judgement.

    The Ref goes home, everything in the garden is rosey. Answerable to nobody, not a care in the world. What a fantastic life.
    If a player criticises the ref, he will be fined; If the manager criticises the ref, he will be banned from the touchline and fined.

    The ref carries on enjoying life as if nothing happened.

  • 41 kevymartins // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Also a referee should be able to undo his mistake at half time after seeing it ie give the goal.

  • 42 manxpie // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    tds seems to just continuously play devils advocate!
    no opinion at all just want’s a response
    same as jesper :)

  • 43 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    mag

    how is Anita slow? i think he was great today all the lads were great today but again we were robbed ( as usual ) by a bigger team

  • 44 OhSholaAmeobi // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    the assistant referee didn’t give anything, it was mike jones that ruled it out then the flag went up.

  • 45 ToonDarnSarf // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    89Norcal

    Me too mate. 4 defeats in a row and I really don’t think our performances have deserved that run. Hopefully we’ll get a bit of luck and a few wins in the next few games!

  • 46 mag // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Anita is another Perch crap get over it!

  • 47 mattyNUFC // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Ashley should ban a referee? As ludicrous as that suggestion is, I’ve no doubt he’d do it if he could!

  • 48 cyprus // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Good first interview AP. Thanks Andy Gray, Keys and all for agreeing that a great goal was disallowed. The lines man calls it, rather than the ref.

  • 49 Ted Bundy // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    TDS

    It’d explain everything.

  • 50 mag // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Aye great beaten 2-0 at home thats great!

  • 51 clinath@ed // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Mag
    I think we’ll have to agree to disagree about Anita.

  • 52 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    mag

    go to bed son it’s school tomorrow.

    guys we have a dipstick for the week winner here saying that lets give him the monthly dipstick award

  • 53 ToonDarnSarf // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    manxpie

    How am I playing devil’s advocate? I posted very soon after the final whistle that I thought we played bloody well and should be proud of the effort!

  • 54 cyprus // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Anita and Tiote bossed the game. You are being funny.

  • 55 ToonDarnSarf // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Ted Bundy

    Good comeback there…I’m sure you’re sitting there in your pants with your beer belly rocking from your chuckling…

  • 56 MacToon // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Think that’s a tad unfair on Jesper Manx ;-)

  • 57 89Norcal // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    let’s hope TDS, don’t want this blog going in meltdown again!

    @mag
    well you know -1 man.

  • 58 mag // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    cyprus Ha ha comedian

  • 59 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    agree with cyprus Anita & Tiote were fantastic today

  • 60 mattyNUFC // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    mag

    Ok, lets continue on with this, blah blah, you think Anita’s crap. Ok, got it. But, do you really think Cisse stood a better chance of creating something? Honestly? You are completely delusional or simply don’t understand football at all if you honestly believe that

  • 61 Adopted_Geordie // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Anyone else think Remy is at best an above average striker and nothing else?In the past few games its clear he cant put away the one on ones and miss sitters as well.I bet Ba would have atleast one of them back in the net.

  • 62 Himanshu Dhingra // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    mag

    got to disagree

  • 63 spudzzz // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    How unshocking…unsurprising…unamazing that the ref favoured the big team going for the title with THAT decision….if this was a shot from city player….goal would have stood…

  • 64 clinath@ed // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    It’s how well Cabs, Tiote and Anita play as threesome in the middle that impresses me. NOT how well or bad any of those 3 may be individually.

  • 65 NUFCarter // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Perch was so underated which was proved in his last season for us. He should be still in the premier league playing CDM. Not CB for Wigan.

  • 66 Ted Bundy // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    TDS

    It wasn’t a comeback, just an observation, sorry if I’ve touched on a sore subject for you.

  • 67 MacToon // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    spudzzz, I agree, infact I don’t think they’d have even questioned it.

  • 68 Black and White with an army lol // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    according to mag Obertan is better than Messi ( deluded ) :)

  • 69 ToonDarnSarf // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    89Norcal

    It’s already a bit silly with some of the negativity! I dread to think how some of these people would react if they were fans of the likes of Leeds, Villa, Portsmouth, Wolves or Blackburn…

  • 70 mattyNUFC // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    TDS

    as opposed to Ted Bundy sitting there NOT in his pants? An equally lame response

  • 71 mag // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    mattyNUFC What are you blurting on about Cisse for?

  • 72 ToonDarnSarf // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Ted Bundy

    I see wit and humour is not your forte. No matter, I’m sure those guns and 6 pack will help you get the ladies. If you’re going to resort to blog abuse, you better bring some better weapons…

  • 73 mattyNUFC // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    mag

    because that’s who replaced him….?

  • 74 mag // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Black and White with an army lol no thats your delusion coming out

  • 75 NUFCarter // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    liverpool penalty

  • 76 south coast toon // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    well well what a performance by our boys they put most expensive side in the prem under pressure and bar a stupid desion were unlucky not to get anything out of the game, we can ask no more when we are playin against 12 players we have a good chance of top 8 hopefully 6th if we get someone who can realease remy in ,grouffs and sisokos balls were not 2 good today and a bit late or maybe the city defence just make it look like that we are in alot better shape than thuis time last year
    and well done pards for telling that tosser what you thought now tell ashley

  • 77 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Credit to the midfield today they have been fantastic, solid display, Tiote fully deserved MOTM and his goal, Cabaye played with fire as did Anita
    Credit to the back four who after a shaky 15 were fantastic

    But, our attack, poor today, really poor, Sissoko, Gouffran, Remy were poor, Cisse came on and didn’t even touch the ball in 20 minutes, the first touch and finishing of some these lads in attack is truly woeful

    All the heart passion and fight on display was brilliant and yes we were robbed by a shocking decision but we had 60 minutes when we were the dominant team today and just like vs Arsenal we were limp upfront, investment in some width and a CF is an absolute must imho

  • 78 mag // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    mattyNUFC and your point is?

  • 79 Rotonda heights // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    adopted geordie

    You said ”Anyone else think Remy is at best an above average striker and nothing else?”

    Yeah what the hell do we want an above average striker for !!!!!!! Honestly you couldn’t make it up.

  • 80 Ted Bundy // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    TDS

    Says the guy that can’t spot when somebody is using lowest common denominator stuff to troll.

    Get a life, buddy, you’re on here all hours of every day!

    Sayonara.

    Sincerely

    Your baby, Bundy.

  • 81 OhSholaAmeobi // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    how can you deem someone a bad footballer when their passing stats are 90% and above in most the games they play? which was the case for perch and is for the more intelligent anita who has more strings to his bow.
    looking at you @mag.

  • 82 manxpie // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    mactoon lol really!???
    well when the blog turns into a best quote or best film or best watever a football blog shouldn’t turn into he’s at the helm :)

  • 83 mag // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    OhSholaAmeobi oh them stats

  • 84 MacToon // Jan 12, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Lol, true. Ignorance and arrogance aint Jesper’s strengths though ;-)

  • 85 Chinny // Jan 12, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Any thoughts on why your guy wasn’t sent off for the Sunday League hack on Nasri? Thought not.

  • 86 lochinvar // Jan 12, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Putting Ben Arfa on with 10 mins left is a waste of time because there is so much pressure on him to produce a wonder goal in a diminishing amount of time whereas 20 minutes of thoughtful play could be more productive.




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