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Fabicio Coloccini’s Red Card Overturned

4:47 pm, Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

As we had expected the FA have overturned Coloccini’s red card from Sunday and he will be available to play the game at home to Stoke City on Saturday.

So does this mean we can play the second half against Sunderland again?

Maybe tomorrow night –  with the score 1-0 – we’ll give Sunderland the advantage that it may have been a penalty.

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Wrong – Fabricio Coloccini red card that changed the game

Newcastle have just issued the good news.

This is what the FA has said in response to Newcastle’s appeal against the red card.

Fabricio Coloccini will not serve a one-match suspension after his wrongful dismissal claim was successful.

An Independent Regulatory Commission found that the match referee had made an obvious error in dismissing the Newcastle United defender for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity during the game against Sunderland on Sunday 25 October 2015.

Newcastle United have been charged for failing to control their players in relation to their reaction to the match referee’s decision.

The club have until 6pm on 30 October 2015 to respond to the charge.

The bad news is that Newcastle have been charged for failing to control the players in their reaction to the decision.

Isn’t this just a silly charge – the players were reacting to a bad call and the FA have just verified it was a bad call.

Well that’s the FA for you – they are so ridiculous at times.

We hope Newcastle point out the stupidity of that charge by the FA – well maybe not – they may decide to ban Colo for one game.

It’s really sad when the referee makes what was such an obvious error in dismissing the Newcastle captain when it was fairly obvious that Rob Elliot would have reached the ball before Steven Fletcher who had allegedly been fouled by Colo.

Therefore, it wasn’t an obvious scoring opportunity.

The TV replays showed it was obviously not a red card – why the referees are always left without any help to reach these decisions is getting to be a joke.

It’s like Frank Lampard’s  goal against Germany in the World Cup in South Africa just before half time where the big screens at the ground were showing the ball was about three feet over the line yet the officials let it stand – that it was not a goal.

And that’s  in a World Cup – the Premier League have the new goal-line technology installed  to get over that problem and it works really well.

Video replays will have to be introduced at some point simply because there is just too much money riding on these games – but perhaps not in my lifetime.

Comments welcome.

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21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sparky55 // Oct 27, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    the damage is not done…it’s the damage he’s about to do cos he can play again is what worries me.

  • 2 ShirebrookToon // Oct 27, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Red card overtuned????

  • 3 ShirebrookToon // Oct 27, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    So he’ll be in the team to face Stoke……. Great 🙁

  • 4 Ibizatoon // Oct 27, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Shire…It was a bit sharp. Actually, maybe it was a bit flat?

    Let the debate commence.

  • 5 toonking // Oct 27, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    usually a recinded red card is a good thing but not today, colo is back into CB.


    must admit i’m on of them myself.
    The issue i’ve got with this possession based game we’re doing is we’re leaving ourselve so vunerable at the bad and having saw what I saw last week at sunderland i’ve not really got the confidence in us managing to score atleast 3 goals in each and every game which is what we seem to need at the minute. 8 out of 10 games have seen us concede atleast 2 goals, the only two that hadn’t were those against united and arsenal which were both games we’d played more defensively. It is a more boring game that an attacking game but attacking games themselves are frustrating if they’re always getting draws and losses.

  • 6 barkel // Oct 27, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    The card was over turned but the club have been charged for failing to control their players for their reaction to the red!

    So ref gets it wrong, players let him know he was wrong, players are proved right but we’ll charge the club anyway.

  • 7 Ibizatoon // Oct 27, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    “Coloccini will not now serve a one-match suspension, but the reaction of the Argentine and his team-mates on the day has landed his club in trouble.

    The FA has charged Newcastle with failing to control their players, and they have until 6pm on Friday to respond.”

    Their reactions? Seems a bit of an odd one, no? They’ve been proved right and are being charged for voicing that the ref was wrong at the time?

    Their protests didn’t appear over the top to me, and I thought the red was more or less fair enough.

  • 8 Bambams // Oct 27, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Can we not appeal this decision. ….
    I think we should give Lascelles a chance alongside Mbemba. Colo might just realise he needs a kick up the backside. ..
    Oh Lascelles you are the love of my life…. (Maybe a little too early)

  • 9 ShirebrookToon // Oct 27, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    I found that odd too barkel

  • 10 Ibizatoon // Oct 27, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Barkel…It’s insane.

  • 11 toonking // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:01 PM


    sacked is so commonly heard i’ve got use to just using it as the meaning for any manager who’s left but not retiring.

    He knows lots about football so will know where i’m coming from

  • 12 Ron Knee // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    So that means it would have been 12 versus 11 rather than 12 versus 10.

  • 13 Ibizatoon // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    toonking… 🙂

  • 14 Mag52 // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    For me the charge against the players for justifiably protesting the bad red card decision is merely a face saving exercise by the FA.
    We should appeal that charge as well, on the grounds that the players were correct and the ref. had got it wrong.
    The sooner technology is consulted for any red card decision, the better.

  • 15 toonbrother // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    This club is cursed

  • 16 sparky55 // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:09 PM


    So funny

    Maybe we should put it to the fans as to whether we can have the judgement over-turned to give us a chance of surviving the drop.

    so funny 🙂

  • 17 Bambams // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    He is a liability and it’s tainting what a great player he was 4-5 years ago bar the odd game now and again.
    Play Lascelles for a few games, it’s not that we are on a great run.
    I so hope they spend in January
    Take care fella

  • 18 TroubledToon // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Wat a load of crap!! Failing to control their players????? What about the fact that that jackass of a referee screwed the entire game bcuz of his stupid decision??
    Charge him… Ban him for 3 games!!!! The entire system is flawed… Refs can play chess with teams n their aspirations and emotions of the fans…. n all that happens is a decision gets overturned..
    What about the 3 points he cost us?
    I’m in no way thrilled that Colo will be playing next week… But my point is if managers n players are held responsible for their actions n words, then so should the refs

  • 19 Bobbybee // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Firstly, Ibiza, thank’s for the concern, but sadly it’s just getting worse mate. Struggling to get to the Stoke game now. I need this scan quickly and sadly NHS struggle with quickly due to govt cutbacks etc. I can’t walk just now. Can’t lie down or sit either so I’m having a right laugh just now. I’m gonna need an operation, just the sooner the better.
    Anyway, this rescinding of red cards is a joke in very poor taste. How on any planet does this help us? It cost us the game and no amount of saying sorry brings back those points. If the FA can’t provide refs capable of getting The simple things right then they should pay us compensation, because they can shove their sorry where the sun don’t shine.
    As for the Johnsons celebration, I see something about how it would take a sick individual to even contemplate such a thing. What? Like someone aged 26, a millionaire footballer with the choice of virtually any adult woman he chooses, but instead picks a schoolgirl? That sort of sick? Is there any sicker? He fits the bill in my eyes, especially after the abuse he gets. The simple answer is, whether he’s used that celebration after any other goal. If he has, benefit of the doubt given. If he hasn’t, then nuff said.

  • 20 Tuttelbom // Oct 27, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    So FA descided to punish us harder by overturning the suspension:/

  • 21 Roosta // Oct 27, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Mike says win a trophy and i may go? why the hell is businessman Mike Ashley going to walk away from untold riches in the prem league certainly in the years to come(providing we don’t go down of course) that was such a stupid statement anyway, no way is the fella going even if we win something, money makes Mike tick, and he is going to begetting plenty isnt he, UNLESS!

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