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McClaren Blasts Naive Referee – Allardyce – It Was No Penalty

9:36 pm, Sunday, October 25th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

The Premier League is becoming so important because of the money that’s involved for the clubs that the referees will come under increasing pressure when they make mistakes in the game – some of them fairly obvious as Robert Madley’s was today when he now only adjudged Fabricio Coloccini of a foul on Steven Fletcher but sent him off when it wasn’t an obvious goal-scoring opportunity.

It’s only going to get worse – unfortunately.

We expect the red card to be repealed once it’s appealed by Newcastle.

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Steve McClaren during sending off of Colo

After the game even Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce after the game said it was good fortune for Sunderland and he didn’t think it was a foul on Steven Fletcher.

This is what a fuming McClaren said after the game:

“I don’t think frustrated is the word. Angry, disappointed and two decisions [including the dismissal of an earlier Newcastle penalty claim] have cost a game in which we were totally dominant. I mean it’s simple – the referee’s wrong in my opinion.”

“Referees are part and parcel of the game. You can control your performance but you can’t control the referee. They can affect the result and they have done today, definitely the referee.”

“I’ve seen lots of challenges like that in the game inside and outside the box in every game. You know it’s a double whammy, the penalty and sending off. And that made it very difficult.”

McClaren was then asked if he though Madley was naive:

“Good question that,” “We made sure before the game we didn’t talk about the referee, but for me he got two decisions wrong and we talked about it before – we need an experienced referee for this. I think in both incidents he was too quick to make the decision.”

This is what Sam Allardyce said about the incident after the game:

“We’ve taken full advantage of a piece of good fortune. I did think it was a foul personally. If he hadn’t made contact I think Steven Fletcher would have scored. It is a bit harsh sending him off. But that’s the rules.”

It happened and it’s another 3 points lost and the sixth defeat on the trot to Sunderland – the result couldn’t have been much worse from a side who had only scored 8 goals in their first 9 league games.

Newcastle will need to start  winning games soon  or else we’ll still be in the relegation zone come January.

Comments welcome.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jimmysmith // Oct 25, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Ed go back to bed. Allardyce said no such thing.

  • 2 jane // Oct 25, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    “Allardyce Says It Was No Foul”

    “This is what Sam Allardyce said about the incident after the game:… I did think it was a foul personally. ”

    am I missing something?

  • 3 jane // Oct 25, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    moving swiftly on

  • 4 kakaobi // Oct 25, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    We lost 3-0 to the bottom team whether we deserved to is another thing but we lost to a team I thought was poorer than us. Macclaren has actually made Carver look good haha

  • 5 stuart no9 // Oct 25, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    where did you read that Ed ??? i cant see it anywhere !

  • 6 rab // Oct 25, 2015 at 10:33 PM

  • 7 Sav // Oct 26, 2015 at 1:03 AM

    We played well but still a work in progress. Mitrovic has been over-hyped. He has a lot to learn and needs more movement. We need players able to shoot from the edge of the box, Trying to thread the ball through a massed defence doesn’t pay off often enough. We could also do with 3 central midfielders, let alone centrebacks, strikers and right-backs. Another blank for Thauvin who gave it away for no. 3.

  • 8 Big Archie // Oct 26, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    So Big Sam thought it wasn’t a foul but it was a penalty…?>?<":

  • 9 dannitoon // Oct 26, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Performance wise I’m looking up to a good run… as long as we don’t have that ref again.. 2nd goal disallowed at city and then 2 clear pens not given.. constantly pulling Mitro shirt n the ref spotted it on all occasions.. cattermole escaping a card shows his inept performance. Shouldn’t ref sunday league never mind premiership again

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