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News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

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The FA Embarrass Themselves – Knee High Tackles Now Allowed?

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 · 17 Comments

It was a surprise when the FA announced yesterday that there was nothing they could so about McManaman’s tackle on Newcastle’s Haidara on Sunday because one official had seen the tackle.

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One official saw this tackle so there’s nothing we can do – honest
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Taylor – I Thought It Was Someone Taking the Mick

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 · 6 Comments

Steven Taylor has finally been called up for the full England squad, and it puts Steven’s career right back on track,  after the last three years have been filled with some serious injuries.

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Steven Taylor – England call up at last
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FA Add Insult To Injury – Charge Carver With Misconduct

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 · 217 Comments

My goodness, just what are the FA smoking these days – and after just announcing they are taking no action on McManaman for that terrible tackle on Haidara, because they said they couldn’t since one official had witnessed the tackle, and presumably thought it was fair, they have now come out and charged Assistant Manager John Carver, who was sent off at half-time of the Wigan game, with misconduct.

You talk about adding insult to injury – this is completely ridiculous..

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John Carver – charged by FA with misconduct
McManaman wasn’t charged with anything

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Newcastle’s In Your Face Statement On Haidara Affair

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 · 22 Comments

Newcastle United kept a good diplomatic silence until the FA released a statement today saying there is nothing they can do or will do about Wigan player’s McManaman’s terrible tackle in the first half of the game at Wigan.

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FA Lack Backbone – Take No Action Against McManaman

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 · 137 Comments

Well I predicted this would happen, and the FA have decided to take no action against Wigan player McManaman, after his terrible horror tackle on Massadio Haidara left the lad in a heap, clutching his badly damaged knee.

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FA take no action on this tackle – ridiculous
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