We Should Have Had A Penalty – Mapou At Fault For Their Goal


This was a terrible defeat for Newcastle but as Tim Krul said immediately after the game – we could have won if we had taken the chances we had before substitute Ashkan Dejagah scored the winner for Fulham with 22 minutes to play.

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Vurnon Anita in action this afternoon

And then we had a good claim for a penalty turned down, and most pundits think it was a definite penalty – but it wasn’t given by referee Howard Webb.

This is what assistant manager John Carver – who took over the media duties from suspended manager Alan Pardew for the first of three games – had to say to Sky Sports immediately after the game about that penalty decision:

“I’ve just had a look at it – and it hits his arm,” “There’s no pace on the ball so it’s not like it has happened quickly.”

“I’ve spoken to Howard and he says he was in a difficult position to see it so he hasn’t given it. We have to accept it.”

“I’m a little bit disappointed with the decision about the challenge on Luuk De Jong that led to their goal,” 

“Again, it’s something I’ve just looked at and he goes straight into the back of him – you wouldn’t get away with that on a Sunday morning.”

“What we should have done is defend a little bit better,” “He comes inside on his right foot and we shouldn’t open up the goal – he should go on the outside.”

“We warned Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa how to deal with it, and we didn’t deal with it.”

Seems to us like John is putting the finger on Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa for that goal – which is a little unfair, but the Frenchman did let the Fulham player get his shot off.

It was a terrible result today – and it’s certainly not what Newcastle fans wanted and needed after what we’ve all had to put up over these last two weeks. 🙁

But it was also never easy to support Newcastle United.

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115 comments so far

  • toonking

    Mar 15, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #1

    yo-yo
    The problem dejong has with this team is we don’t have the wingers IMO.
    HBA just too greedy
    marvo not got the work rate to play this league
    sammy still adapting to the wing role
    gouffran was a forward
    sissoko CM

    it all goes into the same problem as the rest really mike needs to spend loads this summer.

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #2

    toon king not a fan at all!!!!!!!

    and your right notice there all offensive players but suppossedly its the best squad ever!!

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #3
  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Howard Webb is the worst referee in the EPL. Anyone who thinks he is any good is either blind or bold like him.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #5

    First game in charge and not only are you pinning the loss on a ref decision but you’ve singled out a left sided CB playing at RB for the goal!!!

    Un f**king believable Carver, yet you don’t mention the massive flap by Krul to let the goal that any PL keeper should be saving!

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  • RonVanDam

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #6

    The problem with our attack and therefore lack of goals is our inability to cross. How many times did i see drummet today cross the ball into the keepers hand. This isnt only from todays game, its keeps happening time and time again whenever we enter the oppositions 25.

    It doesnt matter how much our players run, pass to get the ball near the opposing goal – if your delivery doesnt connect then all the training and hard work on the pitch goes to waste.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #7

    If we go unbeaten next month will carver pick up manager of the month award.

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  • croftus5678

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #8

    krull should have saved it ! we should have had a peno but in all good game.

    sissoko played awsome again and was my motm again yiote had a blinder.

    luuk as much as i love the lad an really think he offers a huge amount to our team but i’m ready to admit now he does have a powder puff shot 🙁 shame really cos looking back on his career he’s had a much harder shot than that i just hope he gets it back so we can sign him.

    cisse played a lot better than he has done but sadly if he cant score the easier of the chances what hope has he got ? and we need goals and cant carry strikers.

    that being said i’d play a front 3 with luuk behind a front 2 as he seems to link everything.

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  • toonking

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #9

    our team for next season should look something like this

    ____________krul
    debuchy_willo_mbiwa_dummett/hadaira
    LW____tiote__CM/sissoko__sammy/RW
    _______gouffran/CF__dejong/CF

    what we clearly need is 3CF 2 wingers and 1 CM at least

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #10

    tads tbf i said at half time the 2 chances they had he just let them run past him and we were very lucky they didn’t get on the end of them and he should’ve showed him down the line

    thats fair critisim in my view
    and it was a stone wall foul n a stone wall penalty so fair again

    krul was shocking tho should’ve saved that all day

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  • Belfast

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Ok manx I know you’re a Pardew loyalist and that lol

    but todays team selection tactics and subs were down to him.

    You honestly think he’s going to watch the game in the team hotel and not try and influence the game ?

    He was pulling the strings, make no bones about that !

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Right is it ok for me to say how’s everybody tonight or am I going to get some stick from certain people

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #13

    belfast when was shola last seen?

    who’s supposedly the attacking coach??

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Manx
    Disagree don’t think it’s a fair criticism of MYM
    You can’t pick a player then drop him then pick then drop him etc and keep playing him in different positions and expect him to put in a top performance
    RB like CB is a specialised position, i doubt he’s spent much time training there

    The foul was a foul but doesn’t change the fact Krul should of saved it
    As for the Pen, we see Taylor doing that every week when he plays for us, don’t think it’s a stonewall pen at all

    All in all Fulham fully deserved 3 points and for Carver to come out and blame the ref and one player who the club continue to drop with justification is bang out of order, especially when he’s just spent ten minutes praising Cisse who frankly is a disgrace to the number 9 shirt

    The whole team let themselves down today not one player

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  • toonking

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #15

    welsh12

    i think tonight is a very unusual blog, normally when their is a loss you see masses of arguing but tonight has been anything but fighting which is strange really.

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #16

    welsh was there an apology there!?

    or are you just gonna call someone a muppet for telling ya why ya shouldn’t follow them arses!!

    probably not but hey!?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #17

    F**k just Ramires tackle
    Absolutely disgusting! That’s deliberate with intent, given the FA’s sudden morale crusade they should go out of there way to make sure he doesn’t play again this season

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #18

    Why should I apologise I haven’t done anything wrong

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  • Belfast

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Manx

    Shola is Pardews favourite sub of all time.

    I just don’t believe for one second that Pardew sat watching that game and let Carver make all the decisions

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #20

    manxpie

    So you haven’t insult anyone on this blog, yeah right.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Insulted

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  • croftus5678

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #22

    thought mbiwa played very well tbh i’d have him as second choice to deb’s every game imo.

    krull was at fault for the goal imo but then again he deserves a blooper every now and then.

    armstrong came on and showed some power in that shot of his so can tell he’s hungry for a place.

    and sissoko as much as i dont think he’s the winger type i must admit he’s some talent and very very effective on the wing.

    we lack a pinpoint cross in the final 3rd which we all know ! and think we need to get some goals to build confidence to luuk/armstrong and play goofy up front.

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  • Belfast

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Yes the Ramires tackle was a disgrace, you could tell it was a shocker straight away

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  • toonking

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #24

    i’m with TADS myself manx.

    the only reason we are seeing mbiwa RB is we haven’t even got one it goes back to the summer when we knew raylor was out all season but decided to sell perch who was a very good utility.
    Mbiwa is at times inconsistant but the thing is he has played LB RB and CB all in one season and each time he knows he is going to get dropped when the others return so isn’t given enough time really.

    add 1 RW who can play RB when needed too and just sell raylor as i think he will never be the same again after the problems this knee injury give him.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Belfast
    Thought it was proper leg breaker

    Worst thing about it was that there was intent there, it wasn’t just a late tackle, he’s got a head on and gone in to hurt the lad

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #26

    tads fully agree with them deserving it but sorry i don’t about mym

    he’s a defender and knows and would be telling his rb the same that show him down the line is the right thing
    and as i said 2 balls into the box he let them run straight past him!

    and i agree krul was shocking but if the ref did his job it wouldn’t have got there
    plus the penalty was as stone wall as you’ll get his arm was as spread out as you could get and it stopped a shot on target!
    i couldn’t give a shit wat saylor does but he certainly always gets punished for it!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #27

    You got to laugh though

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #28

    welsh didn’t think so

    but hey enjoy supporting and engaging mackems (racists and homophobes)!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #29

    Manx
    Taylor always gets away with it!

    Heitinga wasn’t that far away, yeah his arm was
    up but for me ball to hand, and tbh if were that desperate we need a last minute 50/50 pen against the team planted on the bottom of the table who leak goals left right and centre

    Ref decisions go against you every week, just like they go in your favour every week, we shouldn’t be putting ourselves in positions where the outcome depends on one decision

    As for Yanga, he’s a left sided player, we’ve seen his class at LB, of course the coasted past him, they know he’s on his wrong foot
    It’s what people slate santon for every bloody week!

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  • toon kk

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Any team is capable of a poor performance but we are so poor on too many occasions, im not sure what the major reason is but it is sad when a premier league club has only one loan striker to keep them in the league. Without Remy we’d be in the bottom three.
    Boils down to a owner who simply doesn’t understand and wants to save money.

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  • Thump

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #31

    @Manxpie: We’ve got Faye Downey until the end of the season. That’s got to count for something.

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  • Peter Beardsley

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Team without Remy

    ————————Krul—————————

    ––Debs——–Willo——Collo–––Dummet

    ————Tiote——————Anita————

    —Sissoko————Marveau————Santon

    ———————–Gouffran——————–

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  • toonking

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #33

    if i were to blame anyone but krul for the goal conceded it’s cisse, thanks to his poor effort on goal fulham went on the counter attack and they were able to get a goal from it.
    correct me if i’m thinking of a different time in the game.

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  • manxpie

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #34

    jesus just seen that tackle (very nasty) but we need to phone the army because it was obviously a threat to humanity! lets get blacklie on it!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #35

    You see now you starting to piss me off, I don’t support or engage mackems ( racists and homophobes) so shut your mouth

    You don’t know me at all

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Toonking
    No that’s spot on mate

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  • Belfast

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #38

    It wasn’t even a tackle like, it was a stamp. I don’t even think the ref
    seen it, think he just new by the reaction from the villa bench tbh

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  • toon kk

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Peter B
    we haven’t a bad first team buts lets hope we don’t get injuries. But with no Remy we realy struggle in front of goal. Where do you see our goals coming from?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Sazzer
    Aye saw that, that was after Boyd spat in Harts face wasn’t it?

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