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Analyst – Mitrovic Is A Silly Boy

8:40 am, Sunday, August 30th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 34 Comments

It has to be a worry to Newcastle that Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off yesterday after only 16 minutes and that in his first four games he has picked up two yellows cards and one red now – and at only 20 years old – that’s the sixth red card of his career.

aleksandar mitrovic red card

Mitrovic getting he red card

That sending off cost us the game, and Aleksandar will not be available for three games now since any appeal from Newcastle will surely fail, because the lad went in way over the top in his challenge.

This is what analyst Richard Keys of beIN, who was at Sky Sports for a long time, said about the challenge yesterday:

The more we see the TV replays of the incident, the more it looks like the red card was justified, because he does go over the top in his challenge on Francis Coquelin, who of course duly writhes around on the pitch in complete and utter agony.

The really bad news is that it seems the referees are now on the lookout for Mitrovic, and if he doesn’t change his ways more red cards could be in his future.

That is not good for Newcastle, and somehow Steve McClaren and his coaching staff have to show Aleksandar the error of his ways.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Aleksandar Mitrovic · Cautions · Newcastle News · Premier League

34 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    On the subject of the last thread, sell Cisse in January and bring someone in who both adds to the game when he’s not scoring and who won’t sit out half the season due to injuries, suspensions and ACON!

  • 2 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Hairy hands should know better. The lad is being targetted. Yellow was sufficient at that point in the game.

  • 3 Bambams // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Well Cisse will get his chance now.

  • 4 Bambams // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    It’s a yellow card all day long

  • 5 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    mitrovic will only have himself to blame now for his reputation. he will get cards he doesn’t deserve because of his rep. he’s a liability and we should bring in Austin and sell Mitrovic.

  • 6 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    I agree Bambams, when taking everything in to consideration that was not a red card! The refs do neither themselves nor the game any favors by throwing red cards around so early on in the game!

    …they really have to be sure. The ref yesterday sat the standard with the poor decided red and hr didn’t follow up on it. He just ruined the game I think.

    And it was not just our game yesterday which got wrecked.

  • 7 toonbrother // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    mitrovic made a mistake
    in spite of this we could have taken a point yesterday had it not been for the worst defender in the league COLOCINNI
    0 wins in 4
    only 2 points accrued
    bottom 3 in the league
    these are the consequences of playing this worthless defender in the starting 11

  • 8 Reyantoon // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    I agree with you moonraker,
    We should let go Cisse and bring Austin.
    Austin’s workrate and strength is much better than Cisse.For one,Cisse only getting weaker and inconsistent because of his age.

  • 9 toonbrother // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    AFCON is an international competition. Players should not be penalised for playing for their countries
    Also its being moved to the summer months so wont interfere with the league in the future
    rather silly to sell cisse on that basis

  • 10 why oh why // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Just watched motd
    And I am sorry mr keys that is NOT a red a clumsy yellow that’s it. Martin keown is a nob head gooner tinted glasses.

  • 11 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    too brother…who’s penalizing anyone for representing their country?

  • 12 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Selling Cisse without replacing him with a proven striker would be a serious nail in our coffin as we have no one else, Perez would be the best of what is left as Mitrovic has proven that he can’t be trusted

  • 13 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 8:59 AM


  • 14 Reyantoon // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    By FA rules,if u raise ur foot higher,especially your two feet,that is a straight red.
    Don’t have much complaints about the Mitrovic
    red and the lad should be disciplined more by our coaching stuff,but Mariner yesterday just ruined the game and unfair on our players.
    He (Mariner),and Mike Jones are the same!

  • 15 Toon-Prodigy // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Ohhh Colocinnnniii!

    Be careful Toonbrother, you may start off another hate campaign like Pardew! Haha.

    Get Austin in. Proven.

  • 16 Blofal // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM


    It’s spelt Coloccini. And he has been brilliant so far this season with Mbemba next to him.

  • 17 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    One thing that would make my day today after Newcastle losing is Swans getting 3 points on my birthday.

  • 18 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    JB…no one is proposing selling Cisse without replacing him with a prolific goal scorer!

  • 19 Bambams // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    My thoughts exactly. He ruined the game before we had a chance.
    Mitrovic will learn from it, he will be wiser.
    He is twenty years old and just trying too hard.
    I do not want him to lose that aggression but channel it as Shearer did.

  • 20 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Keown said when mbemba muscled sanchez off the ball they were both fouls the same happened last minutes in the bournemouth in the box and it was not a foul, we used to get knocked off the ball all the time now we are doing it its a free kick.

  • 21 Jib // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Your wish is eminently achievable (God and referees willing)

  • 22 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:05 AM


    No one on here is I know, but this is NUFC and stupid things tend to happen

  • 23 Bambams // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    For the appeal we should take a video of callum mcmanaman tackle on Haidara. …..

    Still laughing at Keown about the Arsenal players not running to their fallen comrades – they all knew fair well they weren’t hurt. That last one who jumped four feet in the air, you would think he was a kangaroo

  • 24 JamesToon // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Bet we’ll see players pulling out of challenges in the next game.

    really worried about the west ham match have a bad feeling we’ll lose, we struggle with players like lanzini/zarate/payet.

  • 25 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    JB… Haha ๐Ÿ˜€ that’s true mate!

    …I thought we had ยฃ150M to spend? Surely we will buy another forward then ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 26 JackButler // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:12 AM


    Think we have to sell all our players first to raise that 150 million ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Either that or Ashley put the decimal point in the wrong place and SM has 1.5 million to spend over the next three years ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 27 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Bambams…I wouldn’t appeal the red, but I would set action in motion to ensure Mitrovic is not being treated differently.

    EU has strong rules and penalties for organizations like the FA for not treating ppl equally and showing transparency.

  • 28 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Surly they will bring someone in now after what happened yesterday, if cisse leaves or gets injured we are going to be in big trouble.

  • 29 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    reckon Man Ure will win 3-1 today

  • 30 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    JB… ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 31 welshgeordie9 // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Take a Chancel on me

    You would say that.

  • 32 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Genuinely I wish you a many happy returns but I have a feeling Man Ure will finally get their act together today

  • 33 Lynny // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    How can anyone say that’s a nailed on red? The more I watch it the more foaming with the ref I get! There is nee way in a decade of Sunday’s was that a red card! Does he stop and look at the bloke? Erm no! His eye is on the ball! Here man if any other player that’s ever played in the premier league made that tackle they would have been booked! What an absolutele liberty! If I make a series of massive cock ups at work I’m disciplined yet time after time these nuggets get away with it! 1 red and 6 bookings to their 1 booking? Really? Drop him to the lower leagues where he gets no media coverage! Really happy with how we performed. Can’t fault any of the lads for their efforts and I’m not saying that without the red we would have won, but it would have been nice to have had the chance. The media has had a problem with us for a while now and now refs too!

  • 34 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Aug 30, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    I saw the highlights of most of the games last year, and withoutr apportioning blame and naming names the whole Club was Shiiite from Ashley right down through Pardew who continually spouted Bull and JC who had a extreme high opinion of himself ! Pleased that that Chapter is finnished! Although Pardew is now doing well !

    The Club was empty, with no passion, especially after Pardew left a sinking ship!

    Wind forward a few months and 50 Mil spent and a half decent trainer? He at least sets the Lads up with some sort of game plan, and has them playing a bit more physical, last year a lot of the games they just lay down and gave up after going behind.

    MOTD has become a laughable programme, with some of the worst Anylysts in the game Keown used to be a sweetheart himself when he was playing? I can remember some cruching tackles back then so he aint really qualified to make judgement. I also found it typical that they accumulated all the fouls that we made and showed them one after the other ! What a complete and utter load of bollocks!

    The worst player on the Park yesterday was the Referee, and they do have a dificult job, but MOTD did,nt show any tackles by the Gooners at all, preferring to show every physical challenge made by us in detail , and let the Plonkers drivel on about the phsical side of the game. It would,nt of surprised me if he had given more than one red out yesterday to us.

    Man of the Match for me was Krul who managed to make a number of good saves apart from the unfortunate and it was “Unfortunate”! deflection for their winner which was just par for the course after the Red card. There was not much Collo could of done about the deflection, so give him a break!

    On Mitrovich, well i read somewhere that he was being singled out much the way Tiote was while he was still playing. Where is he, he could of come on yesterday as a holding midfielder. I only believe Mitro needs to break his duck and score and he will be okay.

    Mclaren could of used a sub just before the end but did,nt, maybe he could of brought another forward on with fresh legs after they had scored.

    We are now in the relegation zone after 4 games , but everyone knew the first 8 games were, nt gonna be easy.
    My only plus is that the Scum are just as bad as they were last year but Advocaat is a good trainer who knows how to motivate his players, if he gets them playing well we will be bottom before Christmas ?

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