Newcastle Change Their Minds On Loic Remy


Well would you believe it – after Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said they wouldn’t appeal Loic Remy’s red card at Norwich,  because referee Chris Foy had little choice but to send both Loic Remy and Norwich’s Bradley Johnson off after their flagrant confrontation late in that game – news today that Newcastle are to appeal the red card after all.

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Loic Remy Bradley Johnson confrontation on Tuesday

That follows yesterday’s news that Norwich would be appealing Johnson’s red card – but those Alan Pardew comments will seriously affect any chance Newcastle will have of getting the red card overturned.

Here’s what Alan said after the game about the incident:

“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.”

Those comments will hardly help Newcastle win their appeal – but we suppose in retrospect Newcastle thought it was at least worth a try. – Loic Remy will be a huge loss over the next three games.

The news has just gone up on the Newcastle United web-site and this is what it says:

Newcastle United can confirm that the Club has lodged an appeal with the Football Association for the wrongful dismissal of Loic Remy during Tuesday’s Barclay’s Premier League fixture with Norwich City at Carrow Road.

Remy was sent off in the 82nd minute after having a confrontation with Bradley Johnson, when they both pushed each other, and it all went downhill from there – and the Norwich man was also sent off.

We think there’s little chance of having the red card overturned – but we hope we’re wrong on that.

However, there’s a danger the FA may think the appeal is frivolous, and in that case Loic could get a four match ban. 🙁

What do you think?

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175 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Don’t give the ref a chance to make a decision for you, simple. Remy was stupid to try and go head to head.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Tads,
    Completely agree, it was a red card in my opinion.

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  • mindshaft

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Grenier not coming then – 2nd bid rejected, can’t see JFK missing the pub two days in a row

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #4

    soft but a red….no rule to say how much contact when heads together…..they will back their ref 100% with this and rightly so.

    Keep out of all these daft scuffles, it’s always just hand bags anyway, nobody every throws a punch so they get red cards for looking like idiots.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #5

    But doesn’t it mean he can play against the mackems?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #6

    Lil,There was a big thing on it last night on Total sport, the conclusion by all was there was just no need for him to say and especially after it was revealed that the club had agreed to let him go, all these lies aren’t my issue anymore, I’m so used to it, what is boiling my pi$$ is why has it taken a month to bring in LDJ
    Lil,
    From previous thread, on the money there pal, for all we know JfK is carrying out instructions to the letter and therefore in Mashleys eyes is doing a stirling job.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Jail,
    Maybe there wasn’t but many clubs say that about top saleable assets and then sell them anyway. It is a simple way of making clubs think they will have to pay over the odds to get a player. It isn’t like Joe is doing something revolutionary in football, it happens at clubs every window. The only reason it is being focussed on is down to his prior lack of popularity and credibility.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8

    a nice 2 week holiday to sort his heed oot

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Quite.

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  • bzak12

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Can only imagine it is Kinnear’s idea to appeal the sending off. He probably woke from his slumbers yesterday and remember an appeal from his Wimbledon days being successful in delaying a ban, not realising its 20 years on. Cabaye has said after the arsenal bid in August was rejected he was told he would be allowed to go in this window, so why now start looking for a replacement – there’s obviously no intention of replacing him hence the low bids and then ‘the dreaded line approaching’ ould be trouble for Percy come Saturday!

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  • BandB

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #11

    This is what Joe said in his programme notes.

    “if the right player becomes available for the right price, and we are sure he can improve on what we have in the squad, then we may do business. If not, then we won’t. That’s how it should be.”

    Cabaye was sold because the valuation was met, and Grenier may be bought if the sale price meets our valuation. That seems to be how it works. If he can be got at a price that meets the model, he may still be bought. It’s all down to what his club will accept.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #12

    pards getting screwed over by joke and joke getting screwed over by fatshly hehehe.

    for just 1 season i wish we could be a normal team for once ffs 🙁

    a grenier signing will go a long way to easing the pain so lets see today/tomoz !

    and if the fans are getting sick of this then imagine how fed up the players must be ! only we fans can show them the only good thing about being in the toon and thats fans who cheer for them.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #13

    Ian,
    See my link to the rules on previous thread. They can dismiss immediately, and only if they feel sufficient evidence is submitted might it be delayed and a hearing occur.

    I personally don’t see any substantial evidence. Norwich are moe likely to get away with it as Remy went to Johnson, but in all honesty can’t see either being overturned.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #14

    poor valuation was 30% off sticker on his forehead

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  • Danish_Magpie

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #15

    Does anybody else think Holtby would be a good shout?

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #16

    Lilongwe- but doesn’t it delay an inevitable
    suspension. Playing the system but freeing him
    up to play tomorrow.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #17

    Danish- London Evening Standard are saying he could well
    go to Fulham with Berbatov going to Spurs.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #18

    Ian,
    No, it can be dismissed immediately if there aren’t sufficient grounds meaning a 4 game ban starting now.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #19

    don’t worry, if remy can play due to an appeal it will be like a new signing….thats 2 in and 1 out…good business guys

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #20

    lilo

    I doub’t they’d up it to 4, enough to appeal but not enough to overturn i think….rare for it to get upped

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #21

    zouma to chelshit for 15mil hmmm almost done

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  • Spoof

    Jan 30, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #22

    There are conflicting reports on the Grenier bid, does anyone know for sure if the bid has been rejected, some are saying that a €10m bid has been rejected, but was that not the offer made over the week-end with a second bid made yesterday which as yet has not had a response.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #23

    Danish
    A couple of Ex professional footballers apparently were tweeting that he Holtby has been seen staying near Schlakes training ground be a good player to try and get, De Bruyne would of been to
    Think this is what annoys me most, we knew we had an agreement in place with Cabaye, knowing that we should of had an immediate replacement lined up and try to get the Cabaye deal tied up earlier in the window

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #24

    Desperate measures as I don’t think pardew dare risk another derby defeat at home against the manager who turns him over every time they meet and always with a weaker team.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #25

    pi55 up and brewery come to mind
    please buggar off for good

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #26

    BandB

    Can you really imagine Joe articulating that in the written or spoken word!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #27

    Spoof
    Some where it was claiming there president confirmed he rejected 2 bids so who knows
    The problem with waiting to bring in a replacement is they know that we a) need a replacement b) we have £20 mil sitting in the bank
    He’s one of there big names, just like Cabs was one of ours, and there going to want a big fee, if we’d moved early before Cabs left (the club knowing he was going) then they wouldn’t of know how much we had sitting in the bank!

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  • BandB

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #28

    Spoof,

    Joe also warned about getting wrapped up in press speculation.
    Has either club confirmed any kind of bid or any kind of asking price? You are right. We are relying on speculation. We just don’t know where the negotiations stand.

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #29

    LILO- But how can the governing body determine
    that before the appeal by the club and presumably
    a plea of mitigation.
    I am not resigned to Remy being out tomorrow.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #30

    Mindshaft

    Of course Grenier is coming. Ashley has sanctioned 20M for it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #31

    considering its friday

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #32

    ian

    there must be certain grounds on which the appeal can be lodged, i guess this can go straight to a panel who decide if the appeal is to be answered or just dismissed.

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  • BandB

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #33

    Rotonda,

    I have already commented on the amazing improvement in Joe’s command of English. He is a busy, busy man, and no-one would expect him to have time write his own statements.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #34

    TADS @ 27

    That’s so basic it defies belief. We really are run by the most incompetent collective ever assembled.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #35

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01q01t1

    link to total sport from last night if anyone wants to listen

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #36

    Fairly sure there will be no replacement for Cabaye now.

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  • Spoof

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #37

    Rotonda

    the 20m which Ashley has sanctioned for it is pence and not pounds I assume !

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #38

    Luke Edward’s is reporting that Pardew is adamant that we will reinvest the Cabaye money. to maintain the challenge for European
    football.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #39

    BandB

    Would be fascinating to be a fly on the wall in a typical day of JFK. Then again, maybe not!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #40

    tads

    it’s not even knowing we have money, as they will presume all prem clubs have cash, it will be a situation of well you asked 20mil for a 28 year old so if you think you want our young lad to replace him and have even more years then you can pay through the teeth for him.

    As you say clubs know we need a replacement, we aren’t a chelsea where they sell mata and aren’t in a rush as they have plenty others to play their, we haven’t got anyone like cabaye so clubs will demand high fees.

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