Pardew On Red Card – He Should Be Ashamed Of Himself

Too many players do too much acting on the football pitch these days, and as soon as they are touched, they leave the ground in a sensational dive – do they practice this stuff in training?  – and that makes it very difficult to for referees to manage the games.

If you watch some of the games from the 1960s as an example, the players are tackled, they fall down and get up immediately and play on – what a concept – but that no longer happens in football unfortunately, and it’s  become too much like the theater with too much acting going on.

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Loic Remy and Bradley Johnson pushing each other

And Alan Pardew is complaining of the acting of Norwich City center-back Bradley Johnson, for the two red cards referee Chris Foy dished out to Loic Remy and Johnson late in the game at Carrow Road last night.

This is what Alan said after the game:

“There was a bit of pushing and shoving,” “The players have come together, and there is probably just enough for the referee to send them off.”

“But Johnson’s reaction to the heads meeting, in terms that he got a head-butt when he did not, was the catalyst for them both to get sent off.”

“It was his own fault, and if he had not done that, maybe the referee would have taken a more lenient view, but he made such a drama out of it. He should be ashamed of himself really.”

“We won’t appeal because I think there was enough for Chris Foy there. Once Johnson had done that stupid reaction and the crowd went mad, referee Foy had no choice really.”

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has said the two red cards were very soft, but Newcastle will not appeal the sending off of Loic Remy – so he will now miss the next three games – including the crucial game against Sunderland on Saturday – a game we simply cannot lose.

Maybe a chance on Saturday for Luuk de Jong to get his career off to a good start on Tyneside?

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22 comments so far

  • sparky55

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Don’t understand why Pardew is being so nice about Cabs and telling the world he gets in his all time best newcastle team as a midfielder.

    Cabs was good but not fit to lace the boots of the likes of Tony Green and Rob Lee, Gazza, Pedro, Jimmy Smith, Gary Speed to name but a few.

    and with only four slots available Cabs would never get in my all time best midfield for sure!

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Glad their lad got sent off too…both daft for putting heads together but if he hadn’t faked getting a nut they’d both have got yellows.

  • sparky55

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #3

    ED’s on speed again!

    man’s a freekin live wire!

  • Spoof

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #4


    I could be mis-reading what Pardew was saying about Cabaye, but the way I read was that Cabaye would get into his best Newcastle team, meaning the Newcastle players which he has managed, I didn’t read as the best ever Newcastle team

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #5

    For the record Alan, the departure and fee of Kevin Nolan paid for Yohan Cabaye.

  • AaranD

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Bid gone in for Grenier, good start to the day!

  • sparky55

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #7

    spoof…you may be right…I read it the other way because if it was just about his tenure then he would definitely be the best as he’d have no competition would he?

    but hey…all just opinion of course! 🙂

  • toon1707

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #8

    Just out of pure interest who thinks Norwich will get the red card rescinded my opinion is that it will be overturned

  • valle

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #9

    Matt… From the earlier LDJ discussion. It just dosnt make sense to me to want a targetman and then go out and get in someone who loses more headers than he wins? It seems like our scouting team and management arent on the same page if that is the case. I was also worried by the fact that we seemed to be trying to use Cisse as a targetman every time he has been on, and the poor guy didnt stand a chance in that role, perhaps because he is acutally a poacher.

  • gfp13

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #10

    I too think he meant the best 11 of his Newcastle players and not all time 11. That’s not to say we are right. But he hasn’t got a lot of competition for places from past years really

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #11

    It’s nothing new players going dowm like that is it? Happens a lot or most of the time I’d say.

    Maybe Remy could push the linesman like Pardew does, as he’s showing him that it isn’t as bad. Even come Up with some weepy PR spin that he could work in the community as a ‘punishment’.


  • Gleese

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #12

    Found this report on grenier..not sure if anyone’s already posted it or if it’s reputable but it’s an interesting read and from last nights performance sounds like he would definitely fill a missing link

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #13


    don’t get your hope up mate, i can’t see Clement coming to us, i can only see maybe Luke coming and that’s it

  • sparky55

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #14

    carr and Pardew have never been on the same page…in fact they’re so far apart Carr may as well be on the front page and Pardew on the back.

    carr will keep on scouting good footballers who know how to play the game the way it should be played and at the moment Pardew stifles them, but at the end of the day Carr will be there longer than Pardew and new managers will have a good crop of players to work with long after Pardew packs his bags down to the smoke again.

    If we left recruitment to Pardew we’d have too many like Obertan FFS.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #15

    also lets not forget that MA is our chairmen!

    if it was me that 20+million i could get at least 3-4 players through the door and still have money to spend.

    MA is here for making money, not spending money.

  • Spoof

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #16


    which ever way he meant it doesn’t really matter does it, but I do think it is refreshing to here players and/or managers to be graceful when they leave or sell someone, for me I feel that we should be grateful for what Cabaye as done for us and its a nice touch from Pardew to be civil about it.

    But we have to move on, and with the capture of de Jong which I am happy with, if we get our Grenier bid accepted then this window will not be the disaster which I was expecting, mind we have to get it accepted first !

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #17

    Remy sending off
    Should of raised to the bait, silly boy. Must admit lost my rag in the pub watching Norwich’s tactics were to niggling the TOON players standing on ankles arm holding shirt pulling yet the ref did nothing.

  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #18

    Jean-Michel Aulas is no mug, he knows how much we sold Cabaye for , hell want a good chunk of that. Can see him knocking back Kinnears crappy offers from here till the end of the window.

  • Bambams

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #19

    Well the next 48 hrs+ will tell us a lot about the future plans of Newcastle United.

    I have to admit we need to bring others in to bed them in for next season, this one we are almost already safe and thats all Ash wants.

    JFK is a big problem, he has a job that NO other club in the world would give him and all he needs to do is cock up as many transfers he can that will cost Ash his cash.

    Loans and bargain basement is all i think we will be able to get, I hope i am massively wrong and JFK brings Grenier in or similar. Pards has already shot across his bows with the ‘I hope they have been working hard’ (back in JFK court) comment.

    Time will tell


  • geordiemark

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #20

    in the summer we signed remy on loan, now in the winter guess what were doing the same sign de jong on loan

    60 million off the tv, cabayes transfer fee = 83 million stashed away in fat ashleys back pocket at the expense of the club yet again like he has been doing every year since he took over

  • cjtoon

    Jan 29, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #21

    Hi All,

    Everyone seems upbeat on here today… :-p

    I thought it was nice Pardew was forced to name an attacking line-up last night as it shows how the best way to dominate a game like this is to attack it. I cant remember us creating as many chances as that first half in a long time.

    Sadly we didnt have our finishing boots on, the worst miss being ben arfa’s from sammy’s cut back, I think most would have fancied him to bury that one. The main issue for me is we looked pretty impotent 2nd half and gave Norwich chances to steal the win!

    Sammy for me was the stand out player in the first half, Norwich couldnt get near him, such a skillful player for a big lad. If he could pull his consitency issues together he could be a really good player.

    I thought everyone did well. I wish we could tell our full backs to stop shooting all the time though, we seem obsessed with taking speculative long shots, when we have the quality on the pitch to pass it around and create chances.

    I thought Hatem was a mixed bag as usual really, showed he can be less selfish and create for others as well as illustrating that he still can be too selfish at times. Overall a solid performance though.

    The rest of the team looked good, Remy could have had a few goals and although i know its a strikers perogative i wish he would look for the pass more. He is such a one trick pony cutting in from the left of the box and bending it far post (similar to benny on the right). There was one situation where sammy played it into remy and continued his run into the box practically unmarked but remy cut in for the shot and it was blocked. We have a great collective group of players and im optimistic it could gel if we play in an attack focused manner.

    I think something that needs to be noted though is that in the last two games the opposition in the first half of each game have been about as poor as you will see in the premier league. West Hams defending was tragic last week and Norwich were bystanders in the first half yesterday.

    I dont think we missed Cabaye at all although im sure others will disagree.

  • wynsleap

    Jan 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #22

    Sparky55 @ 1 – You are so right about those midfielders – especially the one and only Tony Green.
    I also go back far enough of visiting SJP regularly to include the likes of Golden Boy Ivor Allchurch, silky George Eastham and one of my personal favourites, Dave Hilley.
    I’m sure even older fans than I will include the likes of Ernie Taylor and Shackleton in there too.
    Pardew knows nowt about this club and should keep his stupid and misinformed opinions to himself.


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