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

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Pardew Bemoans Terrible Refereeing At Wigan

Sunday, March 17th, 2013 · 163 Comments

There’s two weeks before our next game at Manchester City, and Newcastle not only suffered a bad result today when they allowed Wigan to gain three points on them, but we have lost two players to injury – Mathieu Debuchy and Massadio Haidara – and the refereeing in today’ game by Mark Halsey was sub-standard to say the least.

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Davide Santon scoring Newcastle’s goal this afternoon
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It’s A Game Of Calamity Decisions We Want To Forget – Pardew

Sunday, March 17th, 2013 · 44 Comments

The referring decisions in some of the Premier League games these days are getting dubious at best, and Newcastle were on the wrong side of a number of poor decisions by Mark Halsey and his team today – with there being an obvious hand-ball before Wigan scored their dramatic winner on 90 minutes, and a simply disgusting tackle by McManaman on Haidara after 22 minutes, that ended up with Massadio being very badly injured, and taken off on a stretcher, and McManaman didn’t even receive a yellow card.

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Alan Pardew appealing today
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Wigan 2 Newcastle 1 – Video Highlights

Sunday, March 17th, 2013 · 27 Comments

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Kone scores last gasp winner

Wigan 2 Newcastle 1 – Video Highlights

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Video Of McManaman Horror Tackle On Haidara

Sunday, March 17th, 2013 · 28 Comments

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Haidara being stretchered off today at Wigan

Here is the terrible tackle from Wigan’s McManaman on Haidara – and this tackle didn’t even get a yellow card or a red card.

Here it is.

And here’s another look at it from another angle.

It seems he goes straight through the knee of Haidara.

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Dubious Refereeing Costs Newcastle Big At Wigan

Sunday, March 17th, 2013 · 39 Comments


Newcastle have every right to feel aggrieved about the result of this game,  as a controversial 90th minute goal was allowed by referee Mark Halsey even though it was clear that Maynor Figueroa had handled the ball in the build up to the goal.
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