Mo Diame Refuses To Get Drawn Into The Controversy


It was unlike Rafa Benitez on Sunday to complain about the referee Mike Dean after the game.

Rafa was upset after the game we lost in the 94th minute and he though Dean made two errors that cost us dearly.

The first one was in sending DeAndre Yedlin off when he pulled on Diogo Jota’s shirt; Yedlin was deemed to be the last man, and therefore it was a red card, but Lascelles was cutting in to challenge Jota.

It could have gone either way.

And then Willy Boly elbowed Ayoze Perez in the face following a cross, but Dean just waved play on.

That was a vital let-off for Wolves because there were just 8 minutes to play and Newcastle were playing well with 10 men.

Willy Boly elbows Ayoze Perez in the face

Diame was asked about the two incidents but refused to get drawn into the argument during an interview with the Chronicle:

“What do you want me to say? We lost.”

“Of course it’s difficult to be playing against a good team like Wolves with ten men and we don’t know whether a couple of the decisions were right for us.”

“But we need to make sure we don’t lose even if we don’t win. Huddersfield is another final for us now.”

“Nothing really has changed in terms of the next two games, what we need is points and we need those in the next two matches, and we needed those whatever the result against Wolves.”

“The attitude and desire we showed, we have to keep that up, and hope we get more than a last minute goal scored against us to lose.”

“Even with ten men we have to be more concentrated than we were at the end because we conceded that goal and lost the game.”

Next up for Newcastle are Huddersfield next Saturday afternoon at John Smith’s Stadium, and that’s a game we cannot lose and hope to win to help pull away from the relegation zone.

Newcastle need to do that so that a possible takeover is not held up due to relegation being a problem.

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216 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 11, 2018 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Mooy out of Saturdays game
    Anthony Taylor – ref

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #3

    chicousa,
    I wasn’t implying that you were implying, I was just trying to answer a question I was unsure of with a question 😮

    0
  • Tsunki

    Dec 11, 2018 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Robleenio – i think you are implying more weight to this directorship than it has.

    In the case of a single owner/shareholder and one director who reports to him as an employee, his meeting to “discuss” the removal of Charley could be a simple face to face and the process is as quick as he likes, basically he wouldn’t have got his keys out of his pocket before his parking space sign was painted over. The only slow bit is notifying companies house but thats just a legal notification of company procedure, stuff you’ve already done, it doesn’t need their permission.

    You only have to watch out your removal doesn’t conflict with his directors remit or his employee contract terms. Given it’s likely a club sale will effectively end those he’s as good as toast. Dead man walking.

    5
  • geordietom

    Dec 11, 2018 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #5

    hibbit …

    i read it earlier interesting

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2018 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #6

    hibbit,
    ”people with ties to one investor were asking fans not to boycott so as not to damage the club’s prospects in important games, it’s understood”
    I wonder if that was KK earlier on this year?

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  • hibbit

    Dec 11, 2018 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Jail i don’t have a clue and i know only to well that we’ve been here before,
    i was convinced a deal had been done last year till it all fell a part is this time any different,
    i don’ t know if its true or not, the only thing i do know is i don’t trust a word Ashley says

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #8

    hibbit,
    The Chronicle seem pretty sure it’s not bollorx, I wonder how they know that?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #9

    It could well turn out to be the best Christmas ever this year?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #10

    But maybe not 🙁

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #11

    A takeover might well put a spring in our step for the mauling we are about to receive on boxing day 😮

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #12

    But maybe not, 🙁

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #13

    I could always do an inappropriate misused smiley winking emoji 😉

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #14

    But maybe not,, 🙄

    0
  • sing in the corner

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Charlie @1
    That’s the best news I’ve heard all day (mooy out).
    As far as the ref goes…it’s all relative. I’m not confident in the refereeing for our games lately, who ever it is.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Has it been this quiet on her all day ❓

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  • sing in the corner

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #17

    Soz Jail, by the way

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #18

    Ooh er 😮

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #19

    sitc,
    A long way off the record anyway, bloody quiet though, I’ve got another week at work as well 😕

    1
  • ashleysmate

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #20

    I’m sure I read somewhere last week Ash was looking forward to his winter break??
    How come, if there’s any truth about a takeover?
    Maybe that’s why he made charnley sole director.. to take care of things…

    1
  • ToonHero

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #21

    It’s now or never tonight for spurs and Liverpool.

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  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Toon Rich

    Nowt from OLG ..he’s not heard anything in last 3 days..His financial associate has promised to keep him up to speed ..and he will post immediately if anything positive arises.

    He just loves to share and is surviving on hope.

    5
  • Tsunki

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Keep doing the “Hup-La!” ‘s and the aeroplane jumps jail you’re getting there. 🙂

    2
  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #24

    So Kieran maguire suggests the price Ashley is looking for is £325m. He’s good a breaking down and analysing the financial side of football but not sure how he’d hear about this.

    In other news, I’ve heard that a sale has been agreed to go ahead on 29th February 2019 😉

    2
  • sing in the corner

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Can people please think for a moment before responding to blatant wind-up posts from the likes of Blade user and Catchy?
    You’re encouraging them..

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  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Toon rich

    Mind online and Jib did mention that Ashley made a statement yesterday saying the ball is now in the buyers court.

    That’s the exact the words Online used, and stated Ashley had said it 11 days ago ..to the letter.

    And Ashley said exactly that yesterday.

    Either Online is from the future and can pop back in time now and then or he is privy to Ashley’s conversations with a trusted freind.

    1
  • sing in the corner

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #27

    We’re all guessing really, but I feel we are a long way off takeover at the moment. Our position and form make the situation precarious. There’s no way Ashley is going to drop his price for that, and prospective buyers haven’t done the ‘deep dive’ into the murky finances of NUFC yet.

    When / if they do and it becomes clear what the bloke has been doing to the assets…?
    I’m not as excited this time around.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Sing
    You should be excited, words from Ashley himself say this takeover is at it’s furthest it has been. It’s not like he’s one to tell the odd lie now is he……

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Online guy
    Your post at 26 doesn’t make sense unless you are referring to yourself in the 3rd person. Or is that a straight copy and paste of a comment?

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  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Expected on 29 feb

    All you need to know

    The usual sale that falls through just after the transfer window closes

    He’s no intention of selling

    4
  • jane

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #31

    “Online guy
    Your post at 26 doesn’t make sense unless you are referring to yourself in the 3rd person. Or is that a straight copy and paste of a comment?”

    i was going to ask exactly the same question. copy and paste in speech marks helps.

    OG what you babbling on about?

    2
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #32

    Yep

    And it mentions JIB

    Another known multiple poster

    Hiya KBA

    3
  • toon22

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Hiya

    Jane/JIB/KBA

    And it seems a few others lmfao

    Bargain bin PR at it’s finest

    3
  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #34

    Ronaldo . I’m just speaking as a spokesman for online ..but I am online .

    So your right about speaking in the 3rd person..bit of fun.

    All true though.

    1
  • ToonHero

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #35

    toon22

    You are so boring.

    2
  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Jane .. how’s wor Jib ?

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  • jane

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #37

    “Jane/JIB/KBA”

    why do you think i am PR if me and you think the same?

    1
  • jane

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #38

    hi Online Guy we didn’t understand your posts?

    we are cool by the way you misunderstood my humour the other day.

    2
  • Online Guy

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Jane, Toon,

    It’s not copy and paste it’s my secretary posting a message from me ..I’m on my boat on Windermere ..Bo’ness I’m taking on water and I’m using torch semaphore to get a message to the blog.

    Dah di Dah di Dah .

    5
  • ToonHero

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #40

    Why do people think Jane is jib.

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