Can Magpies Get Back To Winning Ways Against Birmingham?

It was really good news last night from the FA that both the red cards of Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett were overturned following the bizarre game at Nottingham Forest on Friday night.

We lost that game and a valuable 3 points but we could well have won it with 11 men on the field for the whole game.


Rafa Benitez – must be before the game on Friday night

But we’ll never really know and the main thing is for our lads to put in a great performance on Saturday afternoon at St. James’ Park and just make sure we beat Birmingham.

It’s now time to press on and get some more wins under our belt before the end of the year.

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18 comments so far

  • Spoof

    Dec 7, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #1

    I bloody hope so.

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 7, 2016 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Not wanting to dig up the hornets nest again but the Shelvey incident still has me confused.
    NUFC report -their words – the suspensions were withdrawn.
    This obviously can only relate to the red cards.
    Does this mean they have used their powers to rescind the red card – as this punishment was excessive and should have been yellows.
    With so little info – can I speculate that they believe infringements did occur but that the punishment should have been yellow and that they believe the ref erred in giving reds.

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 7, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #3

    stir up the hornets nest.

  • sparky55

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Not converted to yellows…red’s simply rescinded.

    It’s the other way round from Rojo…they can’t commute to a red because he got a yellow on the day so it stops there.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #5

    A lot of Forrest fans moaning that we have went crying to the FA rather than taking the defeat on the chin……

    Seriously we need to pound them at St James’s

  • Spoof

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #6


    Dummett was already on four yellows so if his red was reduced to a yellow then he would still be banned for the Brum game, he isn’t so it appears as if they were just wiped away.

  • toontaff2

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #7

    I think the FA are investigating if Jib gave Shelvey, Dummett and Angela his handbags, prior to the 2 incidents!

  • toontaff2

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #8

    5 yellow, 1 game ban ended in November -would not now mean a ban!

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #9

    sparky – but why did they rescind them.
    No action on retrospective ban for Lansbury -would assume that if they thought he was at fault they would have revealed it yesterday.

  • Jack Root

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #10

    tuff’s like a nagging toothache. “Two things are infinite, the Universe and tuff’s on-going stupidity”. Given tuff’s massive screw up, abuse to those that have a good grasp of football now calls for a cloying humility and Uriah Heep obsequiousness.
    You lost the argument when you first chose to comment – just do it!

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #11

    toontaff2 – be careful – the loonies will come piling into you – they are about.

  • Spoof

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #12


    I stand corrected.

  • martoon

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Mister Tuff // Dec 7, 2016 at 8:03 AM
    The cut-off date for yellow cards in the Premier League is December 31. In the Football League, it is November 30.
    Cheers Tuff – presumably this applies to Dummett as well. I don’t think we’ll ever get to know the exact reason the red cards were rescinded but I don’t think they are reduced toyellows but simply abolished all together.

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #14

    As I just said – the loonies are about.

    Jack/Ian – shut it – blogs been better without your mischief over the last few weeks.

  • hibbit

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #15

    Mister Tuff
    you’re in way over your head the hole is getting deeper and deeper it’s time to just admit you got it wrong and shut up

  • Jack Root

    Dec 7, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #16

    tuff you lower the football quality and are so arrogant you simply don’t recognise it. Know your limitations and get onto a flower arranging site or something. Maybe basket weaving just hold your hands up as hibbitt has said you’re out of your depth and drowning.
    Give us all a break and sod off.

  • Jib

    Dec 7, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #17
  • Sav

    Dec 7, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #18

    Congratulations to Benitez and the club for having the cajones to challenge those FA bans on both players, particularly Shelvey’s. Several nufc fans followed the flock and joined in criticism of Jonjo. Bearing in mind the very real risk of adding to both bans, for which, I have no doubt they would have been severely blamed, and the fact that this is only the second time two red cards from one side in one match have been rescinded, it was a courageous decision. So congratulations on sticking to your guns, having the courage of your convictions and standing by our own players. Lets hope we see that reflected in the performance on the pitch on Saturday.


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