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Newcastle’s Xisco Suspended For Three Games

The Newcastle United club has had confirmation that 24 year-old Spanish striker Xisco will be suspended for three games .

Xisco – suspended for 3 games

That follows his amazing red card while playing for the Newcastle Reserve side on Tuesday night at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.

Xisco was included in the club’s 23 man strong Premier League squad announced Wednesday afternoon, and he was given a straight red for kicking out at Sunderland’s Jordan Cook, just before half time.

And that’s probably the last thing he wants to hear, as he now misses the first-team games against Blackpool and Everton in the Premier League, and Chelsea in the Carling Cup.

We hope the Spanish striker will learn from this mistake.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Toon XI

    Sep 3, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Xisco is not helping his own cause. He seems to consistently get derailed here at NUFC.

  • Davies

    Sep 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m sorry, but I don’t understand how a red card in a reserve match now translates to a three match ban in all competitions.

    If you get sent off in a cup match, you get banned for three cup matches, not league matches.

    Are we going to start carrying over bans from friendlies next??? WTF??

  • Stuart

    Sep 3, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #3

    He should take it as a badge of honour, with any luck he’s got a chunk of mackem flesh stuck in his boot as a trophy haha.

  • RichK

    Sep 3, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Davies @ 2 – a players ban is for any competition at any level unfortunately. If you get sent off in a cup match you will be banned for all games including league games. He has shot himself in the foot here, he’s been given an opportunity to show what he can do, been coming on in the last few games and he may have just thrown away his last opportunity. Especially now HBA is through the door.

  • BeeGuy

    Sep 3, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #5

    We have to keep reminding ourselves that Xisco is not some day laborer you find waiting for work on a street corner. In his appearances so far this season he has blocked shots, blocked a free kick, sent in Carroll for the hat trick and generally kept himself in position.

    I can only imagine he was so intimidating his Mackem marker that cheating was the only way to keep Xisco in check. IMHO, There must have been some nasty build-up leading to Xisco’s retaliating.

  • dave 1961

    Sep 3, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #6

    I wonder how long it will take to get a song going Xisco he kicks mackem you know.


    Sep 3, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #7

    i like him even more now

    let me see that thong….baby…thong thong thong thong thong


    Sep 3, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #8

    in all seriousness; it’s a matter of time before carrolls goals dry up. i still believe xisco can make the step up for us. wouldn’t be in spains u21 team if he had no skills.

  • Davies

    Sep 3, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #9

    RichK – That can’t be right; Joe COle was sent off in his first EPL match for Liverpool, but was available to fluff a penalty in their next Europa match.

  • balubas1

    Sep 3, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #10

    It’s ok. It happend against sunderland

  • a.l 9

    Sep 3, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Davies thats because the Europa league is a UEFA competition and not a one ran by the FA. Still stupid that a reserve match carries over to the actual 1st team though…

  • jesus was a geordie

    Sep 3, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Completely ridiculous like…Especially as all those who saw it (the unwashed fans included) said it was a harsh red!

    I hope the fans don’t turn on him and instead use this to help him feel at home…as someone said above, make a song about him kicking mackems and belt it out whenever he eventually does play!

  • Sav

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #13

    You kidding? Nobody has any criticism for this guy?
    He should be grateful he has been getting opportunities to impress this season. Its not as if other clubs are beating a path to his door. So to get a 3 match ban and jeopardise a good win at the Mackems by kicking out right under the ref’s nose is ridiculous.
    Good job he wasn’t playing against Wolves – he would not have lasted two minutes.
    BeeGuy(5), you are dead right he’s ‘not some day labourer’. He’s on 30-odd thousand a week for which he has given next to nowt in return. Maybe a few days hard work would do him a power of good. Xisco wasn’t around while the team dug itself out of the Championship, being sent on loan to sunnier climes. Now he is back enjoying the big time again, he should show some gratitude and professionalism.
    When I stared first going to Newcastle matches, 50% of the fans could have been classed as ‘day labourers’ and there’s nowt wrong with an honest days work. – He should try it.


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