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Shearer Tweets Reaction To Red Card Being Overturned

5:31 pm, Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 88 Comments

Alan Shearer has tweeted his reaction to the red card being overturned by the FA tonight – for what they call an obvious error by referee Robert Madley.

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Alan Shearer – right again!

We expected the appeal to be upheld – and obviously so did big shot Alan.



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88 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nut meg // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    An obvious mistake, that makes the pundits who said it was the correct decision look a bit silly now imho.

  • 2 cyprus // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Alan,
    I’m going further, in line with your ‘pardner’, Bellamy. It wasn’t even a pen… Ok maybe a soft one. These derbies are full blooded affairs man. Ref you’re fired.

    Because, like Ed said, can we now play 11 v 11? A full half?

  • 3 optimistic prime // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Total slap in the face from the FA, disgrace!

  • 4 cyprus // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    What if, we get relegated for these 3 points?

    Anyway, FA, please put this right. Instruct refs that NUFC can now receive pens as well – once in a while 😉

  • 5 optimistic prime // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    No one mentions Fletcher sneakily pulling Colo back to get in front.

    We were denied a stone wall pen 20secs earlier fletcher then fouls Colo then makes a meal of the challenge.

    Wrong decision on so many levels

  • 6 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    fa is correct nufc will get fcuk all

  • 7 optimistic prime // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    How many reds have we had in recent years?

    I bet it’s way more than the amount of penaltys we got awarded in the same time.

  • 8 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    The FA add insult to injury by overturning Colo’s red card.

  • 9 AndyMac // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Look get used to it, we lost to our nearest oppo’s who had yet to win a game !

    So they’re obviously shlte but what does that make us ? Wake up people stop clutching at straws we’re going down unless changes happen !

  • 10 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    fa and pl way of screwing ashley

  • 11 Average_Contents // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    What a joke they truly are.

    They agree it shouldn’t of been a red but then charge the club for our players protesting about it! What the actual fcuk!

    Jokers.

  • 12 firebug666 // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    I’m not into these conspiracy theories, but the way decisions keep going against Newcastle, and now more pathetic charges, it makes you wonder if somebody within the FA has an axe to grind with either Ashley or Newcastle.

    They should have been looking to replay the match with a proper and experienced referee, instead they bring charges of failing to control our players who protested over the ref making a wrong decision.

    A comedy of errors glossed over by a company who have their fingers in more backhanders than Sepp Blatter.

    You really could not make it up!

  • 13 catchy in norway // Oct 27, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    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.

    he was never getting the ball, it was never a free kick, it was no worse than what Chancel did to defoe. the game was a joke

  • 14 catchy in norway // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    the FA should be charged for failing to provide the right ref for this type of game, by them showing a total lack respect and understanding for this fixture

    sad

  • 15 Bobbybee // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Ibiza. Go back two pages mate. I can’t keep up 😉

  • 16 Bambams // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Cyprus
    I have been saying it for ages it must be two years since we had a penalty.
    I am sure because of the Wonga connection and Ashley SD zero hour contracts the FA have a hidden agenda.
    Imo

  • 17 Tsunki // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    martoon // Oct 27, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Tsunki:
    “The only time it gets to me is when he breaks rank with his neutrality and comments on sections of the fans / blog from his personal view, that’s overstepping his own remit I think”
    If you look at the top of the page it says “News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison” – it’s his blog man of course he is entitled to give his opinion!!!

    Sorry for bringing this up Martoon but yes it’s his blog and no he can’t say whatever he likes. He says so himself in his blog rules. Then there’s inappropriate commentary on less advantaged individual individual groups, and lastly criticising the fans for their convictions when they don’t fit in with his has to be a cardinal no-no.

    Martoon, sorry mate but…. no.

  • 18 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Very shocked they over turned the red, never normally do for those challenges.

    I still think what Colo did was a foul but also agree that the red was debatable as Fletcher definitely wasn’t getting the ball.

    He launched himself into Fletcher, got to be much more subtle than that.

  • 19 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    of course there’s an agenda agin us we are hated and despised

  • 20 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Refs make mistakes. why keep complaining?

    Every team gets bad decisions, usually in favour of the top sides but no exclusively.

    I’d say retty much all prem refs make mistakes every week, to me it shows that there are one of two things wrong.

    1. The FA/prem league recruit the wrong people and don’t give them good enough training

    or

    2. That refs aren’t able to keep up with the speed of modern football and it stops them being able to make good decisions, which means they need some help from video technology for big decisions.

  • 21 Bobbybee // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    It’s unbelievable – totally unbelievable. Refs make huge mistakes that can cost a club a fortune, yet what do they get? A fine? No. Maybe a Championship game – where they still get paid. How can you be a ref if you’re that scared you do whatever it takes to get the home fans onside? Let him ref the reverse match then, we’ll show him scared. A rookie ref taking such an emotional match is just plain stupid. Would they let him do the arsenal v spurs game? Or liverpool v united? They’re friendlies compared to the NE derby. If they ever came out of london, maybe they’d know it!

  • 22 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    correction to my post at 18

    Fletcher definitely wasn’t getting the ball should read

    Fletcher was definitely getting the ball, he may have been but not likely.

  • 23 welshgeordie9 // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Good to see colo will be playing this weekend.

  • 24 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    bobbybee

    They have to get experience of big games at some point. All refs make mistakes week in week out, it was a mistake, nothing more.

  • 25 sing in the corner // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Bobby
    Keep ahold pal,better times hopefully on the horizon.
    Regarding the red card saga…if there is any justice surely we must be due a chunk of good fortune sometime soon?
    Tonight I’m reduced to keeping an eye on the Stoke/Chelsea game…hoping for a real ding dong affair and some knackered Stoke players turning up at wor place at the weekend. Really desperately need a win to shift this derby hangover

  • 26 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    ts our shout for the penalty the ref had a birds eye view no obstructions he chose to ignore it whether under pl/fa instructions or not

  • 27 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    should read,

    fletcher wasn’t definitely getting the ball

    third time lucky

  • 28 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    john

    The FA aren’t corrupt in games, don’t be daft.

    I don’t think that was a foul, would have been very soft if given.

  • 29 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    think again on that other fa s have been

  • 30 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Also

    If players get effected by crowds, people often say some players struggle under hostile crowds or are boosted by those supporting them.

    It’s only natural for refs to get subconsciously effected, especially when needing to make decisions in a split second.

  • 31 lesh // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    And can we safely assume that the FA’ll be charging the likes of ManU when its players hassle a referee?

  • 32 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Lesh

    They do, they charge teams all the time.

  • 33 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    http://www.thefa.com/news/governance/2015/oct/west-ham-and-chelsea-both-face-charges

    There you go, a big club like chelsea charged

  • 34 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Also why are people annoyed we got charged with failing to control our players?

    Regardless of the decision the ref makes you need to accept it and move on. Shouting at him won’t help the situation at all.

    Officials do their best, many of them are poor, but maybe if players treat them with respect then it might be easier for players.

  • 35 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Also why are people annoyed we got charged with failing to control our players?

    Regardless of the decision the ref makes you need to accept it and move on. Shouting at him won’t help the situation at all.

    Officials do their best, many of them are poor, but maybe if players treat them with respect then it might be easier for refs.

    Correction

  • 36 lesh // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Sage

    ManU often charged? Less than others I’d guess – and no, I can’t back that up.

  • 37 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Lesh

    I can’t find evidence against what you say, possibly less than most, I know they got away with a lot when Alex Ferguson was in charge for sure.

    It does need to be more consistent, but I think the in game refereeing is much fairer. The committee stuff at the FA is usually a bit more biased from what I’ve seen. Again without evidence to support this.

  • 38 lesh // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Sage

    I agree that hassling refs is wrong but it’d be comforting to see some even-handedness in the FA’s charging if clubs.

    And, someone said that refs have to handle big-stakes games at some stage but when they do and drop clangers, the FA should offer some comfort by partially replaying games from the point of the wrong decision.

    Doing so would give the ‘offending’ ref a learning experience and some comfort for the ‘disadvantaged’ club.

  • 39 Bobbybee // Oct 27, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Sage, i understand they have to get experience at some time, but not until they’ve had a few years normal matches. We’re already robbed of the best two as it is, because they’re from up here, yet it doesn’t stop that manchester ref – the one who denied tiote his screamer against city and failed to give us a pen against united and a red card. Jones i think it is. He’s a born and bred manc, but he’s trusted to take their games, yet anybody born anywhere within the north east area can’t take ours. Is that right? A born n bred manc can take both city and utd games, but somebody born in durham can’t take ours? So mancs can be trusted, but north easterners can’t be? It’s wrong.

  • 40 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    lesh nothing they can do will ease the humiliation of those defeats by the unwashed

  • 41 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    the fa agenda

  • 42 lochinvar // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    I’m of a certain age but question if the FA is a private club run by doddery incapable decision making buffoons with no handle on the modern game ?
    Chairman of the higher board is Sep Blatter and that says it all
    Whole lot makes me look like a young whipper snapper

    You wouldn’t let them run your playground, yet alone a business or organisation.

    FA must stand for Farseical Anomaly or worse

    What a joke – except it’s not even funny – its pathetic.

    Imagine what Clough, Shankly and Sir Bobby would make of it

  • 43 scottoon // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Have to say I am surprised that the FA has overturned a referee on an issue that requires interpretation and the immediate evaluation of a number of considerations. But it is even more surprising that in the wake of overturning the decision….im other words outwardly critiquing the referee…..they charge Newcastle with doing the very same thing.

    Shocking arrogance.

  • 44 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Any news on the Colback injury

  • 45 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Bobby

    Depends on the club tney support I believe? I may well be wrong on this though.

    The issue for me is that we are lacking good refs in this country and the game in general. We need to help refs with video technology for important decisions. Some decisions can be touch and go which is part and parcel.

    Lesh

    You can’t start replaying games. That’s no good and doesn’t happen on any other sport, even more contentious than letting the decision stand. As factors such as fatigue, re organising games to get fans their etc, would be a nightmare.

    Video technology is the answer, otherwise you just have to accept mistakes.

  • 46 jane // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Arsenal make 8 changes, we could have taken them.

  • 47 Transfer Sage // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Jane

    Not sure, we got beat off Shef Wed who made 11 changes.

  • 48 Jail for Ashley // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Hearing this news has made me sick to the stomach, not just because Collo is playing which is bad enough but the stupid injustice of it, a card we don’t want overturned but we’ll never everchange that result or six in a row, seriously angry here !

  • 49 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    fuming here and welsh no colo playing is not good news durr

  • 50 Jib // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Welshie

    You’re a smart fella explain something to me.

    We have posters on here calling Colo worse than shyte , yet , almost in the same breath , saying we lost to the Filth because Colo was dismissed from the field of play !!!

    In the words of Spock.

    It’s illogical

    OR

    perhaps , said posters don’t have a clue about footy.

  • 51 lesh // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Sunderland FC shows its irresponsiblity

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/10/sunderland-fans-cringe-as-their-club-launches-embarrassing-6-in-a-row-range/

    Disgraceful

  • 52 Jib // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    The Gooners seem to have picked a lot of bairns tonight against Sheff Wed , wonder if they will regret it ?

  • 53 Jail for Ashley // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Jibberish,
    Welost because we had ten men due to a stupid tackle that would have had us 1-0 down,
    What year was it Pardew got us promoted egghead.

  • 54 Jib // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Lesh
    If you could just crank down the pompous righteous indignation a wee bit .
    It is looking as if it may be a spoof .

  • 55 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Jib
    We lost because Colo gave away a penalty and got himself sent off. He could’ve blocked Fletcher long before he got in the box. Some of us predicted he’d let us down. He does it most weeks. Of course, you weren’t having it before the game because you think the sun shines out of his arse. You were wrong again.

  • 56 manxpie // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Sage sorry but wholey disagree on the ref thing
    a referee should never be swayed that is the reason there is a referee to be fair and if they are so easily as shown on Sunday then they should be no where near a big game until they show they can handle it
    you say he made 1 mistake the game was litteredwith them and all wwere in the favour of the scum
    He absolutely bottled it and this decision is just another kick in the teeth

  • 57 Jib // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Woosh
    Jail ducks
    As another point wings it’s way over his head.

  • 58 Jail for Ashley // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    JT,
    Why dignify it with a response, he’s takin the pi $$ again !

  • 59 Jib // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    and Blackley misses the point also .
    Must be cretins night on the blog

  • 60 welshgeordie9 // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Jib

    They making colo as the scapegoat because he’s the captain, yes he’s been crap over the last couple of seasons but then again the whole bloody squad have been crap, it doesn’t take a lot for people to be negative when things are not going well.

  • 61 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    yes it is you are on
    im off

  • 62 Jib // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Welshie
    Yeah
    For them , they should be grateful Colo’s card was rescinded .
    It saves them the hassle of looking for another scapegoat .
    Idiots
    Supporters my ass

  • 63 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Jib
    You are stupid. Your point doesn’t hold water. Explain why yiu think it does.

    Colo is shite. Before the game, you were criticising bloggers who were saying Colo will likely cost us because he’s a liability. If Colo hadn’t been so poor, he’d have read that situation early and dealt with appropriately. Are you saying Colo’s actions did not cost us that game? Are you saying that that is what many of us predicted would happen? Are you trying to save face by calling people cretins because you called it so badly wrong?

  • 64 Jib // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    johntudor jail and blackley

    Why not start a ColocciniOut.com website

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • 65 Blackley and Brownlie // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Jib
    Have you ever declared your NUFC fan credentials?

  • 66 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    a jib out naw you should just come out on yer tod

  • 67 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    he had a season ticket for the clock stand
    i bet

  • 68 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    he googles the clock stand hurry up sheff weds on

  • 69 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    dial up not working then

  • 70 Jib // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Anyone watching Wolfsburg v B Munich ?
    Wolfsburg getting hammered !!!

  • 71 welshgeordie9 // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Jib

    Dont tell them to start a ColocciniOut.com website, you will have banners all around St James Park this weekend if you say that.

    Ha ha ha

  • 72 toon22 // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    When do you think the next game will be whoever tells the refs to act as they do decides we should get another win ??
    As most games this season for us have been decided by the ref.

  • 73 optimistic prime // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    If a poster said his shit was brown Welsh and Jib would dig through it with their fingers looking for another colour.

    What a pathetic pair of bores, nothing better to do than try and upset the blog by saying the opposite of the posters they don’t like.

    If either had a original thought it would die of loneliness!

  • 74 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    gunners stuffed

  • 75 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    optimistic prime // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    If a poster said his shit was brown Welsh and Jib would dig through it with their fingers looking for another colour.

    What a pathetic pair of bores, nothing better to do than try and upset the blog by saying the opposite of the posters they don’t like.

    If either had a original thought it would die of loneliness!BEST POST EVER

  • 76 Ravostag // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Why would anyone want to watch wolfsburg v bunich??? !!!

  • 77 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    exactly

  • 78 Jib // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Merson blaming Arsenal’s poor performance on the Yorkshire weather.
    Ha ha ha
    He must be back on the sauce
    Ha ha ha

  • 79 AncientC // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Players that are performing do not come in for criticism. There truly are no personal vendettas within football.

    Coloccini is club captain and as such takes on a larger portion of responsibility. Oh ‘heavy lays the crown’ when the club captain is being judged for his performances as captain.

  • 80 Essex Geordie Bill // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Bambams

    Is it really two years, that is a ridiculous state of affairs.

    Just how many points have we lost thanks to that level of reffing.

    I was thinking back to the days when Jonas was regularly getting lumps kicked out of him with the ref somehow not seeing it. So this is not a new phenomenon.

    I refer back to an earlier comment by me.

    ‘Just what are the hospitality facilities like fro refs at St James Park, could that be a reason for their seeming hostility’?

  • 81 martoon // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Tsunki @17 – I normally enjoy reading your posts but I just can’t agree with you on this one. It’s Ed’s blog and he can say what he likes as long as it is not personal abuse. He obviously didn’t agree with the Pardew out campaign and he says so whether you like it or not. You can’t tell him what he can and can’t write on his own blog – what do others think?

  • 82 davetoon // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Where are all those posters from Sunday telling me it was a red. Hilarious.

  • 83 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    AncientC // Oct 27, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Players that are performing do not come in for criticism. There truly are no personal vendettas within football.

    Coloccini is club captain and as such takes on a larger portion of responsibility. Oh ‘heavy lays the crown’ when the club captain is being judged for his performances as captain.
    another cracking post and true

  • 84 Jib // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Wenger has yet again shown his contempt for an English cup competition and got his just deserts .

  • 85 Mister Tuff // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Jib and the fool are just on here to wind up real Toon fans – nothing more. They will always take the contrary view to cause mischief. Ed should ban them – the offence – being a couple of knackers.

  • 86 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    its called giving your squad players well deserved match time who knows when he will have to use them in important league games and europe
    durr

  • 87 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    football nous recorded on the head of a pin there

  • 88 John Tudor // Oct 27, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    when does the bus leave for coventry
    now i hope




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