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Suarez Could Still Face Newcastle On Saturday

How’s this for an ugly thought – Liverpool appeal the 10 match ban handed down to Luis Suarez by tomorrow’s deadline of noon – and  Suarez gets to play against Newcastle on Saturday, because the ban will be delayed from going into effect, until the appeal is heard.

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Luis Suarez diving – it’s a penalty ref!!

That could happen, especially since  Liverpool have stated they were shocked the ban was so harsh – but it seems very appropriate to us, given this man’s history.

And if Liverpool do appeal the ban they could be hit with a bigger ban than has already been handed down, which is the FA’s way of dealing with frivolous appeals.

These are two of the reasons why an appeal would be turned down:

  • Suarez was banned for seven matches in 2010 by the Dutch FA, for biting PSV Eindhoven player Otman Bakkal while playing for Ajax in the Dutch league. At that time he was also given a warning as to his future conduct – and therefore you would expect the ban to be at least eight games or more – and it’s ten games.
  • Suarez was banned for eight games by the FA, after racially abusing Patrice Evra in October of 2011 – and the FA warned him as to his future conduct – so you would expect the ban to be more than eight games.

We wouldn’t put it past Liverpool to appeal the ban, but if they do the FA should seriously consider increasing the length of the ban.

But unfortunately if the appeal happens, that will allow the Uruguayan to be eligible to play against Newcastle on Saturday – and it could well turn out to be a media circus.

It would be bad news if Luis Suarez plays against us,  because he’s a world-class footballer – if not a world-class person.

Comments welcome.

A while after I wrote this my son Neil called me – there is no disagreement on the three game ban – and Suarez did not appeal that – but he didn’t agree with more than three games. Suarez will serve at least that three game ban – and will therefore not play on Saturday – the appeal is against the eight game ban – I was wrong on this (sorry) and even if he appeals tomorrow he will not play on Saturday – that’s good for us.

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37 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed….Good job at keeping up to date with the latest topic 🙂

    It’s an interesting one. We’ll see how it works out.

  • SuperShearer

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #2

    They will almost certainly appeal the length of the ban which will mean he is more than likely to face us on Saturday. The only reason this might not be the case is if the FA and Liverpool agree that his ban starts now and the length might be chopped off the beginning of next season. Either way, there’s a reason he’s still in my Fantasy League team until the last minute.

  • Rainrix

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #3

    It’ll be murphys law that if he plays he’ll almost certainly score the winner against us. Urgh why did this media circus have to kick off right when we have to play the bindippers?

  • nufc_eire

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Doesnt suarez still have to serve his 3 match ban immediately, regardless of his appeal?

    The appeal is only for the remaining 7 games so he is still out for the match against us

  • Dannyo

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    He gets the 3 match ban anyway, there’s no appealing that, the appealing is for the 7 extra games.
    Suarez can NOT face NUFC on Saturday. It’s impossible unless FA revokes their entire “sentence”.

  • Andymax

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Anybody having problems with pop up adds, Clicksor?

  • lesh

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #7

    Surely Suarez said he’d accept the three but would appeal against any more?

    If that’s the case I think the FA’d want an immediate suspension pending any appeal against the extra seven games and if that appeal’s not upheld, I’d like to think the ban would be extended.

  • JDdubai

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #8

    Sorry Ed i think you are wrong….

    Suarez accepted the violent conduct charge which is the immediate 3 game ban, that kicks in straight away.

    What he could appeal is the extra 7 games ban. But he is definitely banned for the next 3 games regardless as he accepted the charge.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #9

    Not sure how it works but I bet he plays against us and has a blinder – sods law.

  • Rainrix

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Andy…. Yup pretty much everyone. Get a adblock if you’re on a browser that pretty much sorts it out. Not sure if theres a workaround on a mobile browser, I think if you’re on a mobile you’re pretty much out of luck 😐

  • JDdubai

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Or maybe im wrong.. looking at the journal etc…..:) haha

  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #12

    Cant believe the club will dmploy new coaches when thd real problem id the manager.

    The mistakes have come from ‘in game’ decisions such as line ups, formations, players out of positions, tactics, subs, morale and interviews.

    Correct me if im wrong but arent all these issues that have cost us this season down to the manager?

  • armylad

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Im not surprised that some have got this wrong as some of the local press have reported it as this, but the 3 game ban is there regardless he cannot face newcastle on saturday.

  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #14

    Pardew has obviously given ashley the excuse that his own staff isnt up to the job and isnt producing on the training ground…

    Whata c**t.

  • cockneymagpie90

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #15

    Pardew has obviously given Ashley the excuse…

    Its not me its the coaches, blame them!

  • Fat_Robbo

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #16

    As some have already said the 3 match ban is not up for appeal so he will not face us.
    He and Liverfool should stop bitching and take it on the chin

  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #17

    I would have thought you guys were right about the automatic 3 match ban coming in to play immediately, seems no viable reason not to.

  • blew

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #18

    Worrying facing Suarez at this crucial time.
    But Liverpool will be equally concerned at
    facing Jonas and possibly Shola

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #19

    I don’t think Suarez did accept a 3 match ban, he accepted the charge of violent conduct but contested the fact it was serious enough to warrant being longer than 3 matches, the FA never actually gave him a 3 match ban, they simply charged him the handed the charge over to an independent committee, the 10 match ban is a whole ban not 2 separate bans

  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #20

    Tads…I’m not sure, but by accepting the charge of violent conduct, surely that’s accepting the minimum 3 game ban?

    Not sure how the FA view it though, there is a good chance there is some stupid loop hole and no doubt it will be Pardews fault.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #21

    But that the thing the FA haven’t banned they handed it over, so by not charging him twice, even admitting the charge, by disputing the length they have to review it as a whole not as 2 separate bans

  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #22

    tads…I can see that. Is that an opinion or do you know that’s how it’s dealt with?


    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #23

    Hes out for the next 3 games 100% he can only apeal the extra 7 he will not play against us fact. He has teeth like a witch doctors necklace. Ha ha only what he deserves.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #24

    Just purely on how most reports have worded it really, basically the FA had a pair of balls between them there would be no need to get a committee involved, and no confusion around the matter!
    They do like a bit of a circus thought!

  • Sack Llambias

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #25

    Any debate on Pardew staying or going should not be assessed on the basis of statistics. It’s a bit like comparing players of the 1960’s- 2010’s without being able to have the same, quality of opposition, pitch conditions, training methods etc. Your comparing apples with pears.

  • weztoon

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #26

    Suarez is banned for newcastle game, he has been given automatic 3game ban can only appeal the other seven games because he did admit fa violent conduct charge, it’s all on the Liverpool echo site, and u’d think they would Know!!!

  • Sack Llambias

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #27

    Lee Ryder talking to Jan Molby makes some good points on players settling into a new club. Thierry Henry was viewed by Arsenal fans as a bad summer signing until well into his first season. Likewise managers need to work out how to get the best out of new players. A. pre season helps.

  • Sack Llambias

    Apr 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #28

    Ashley will be considering making a bid for Suarez on the grounds of getting him on the cheap. Buy in. June with a view to him playing in October!

  • martoon

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #29

    Whatever happens Liverfool will surely want the ban to start straight away as they effectively have nothing to play for, for the rest of this season. Delaying the ban would mean less games for him next season.

  • benjohnsen

    Apr 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #30

    People still haven’t realized that he would be banned against Newcastle regardless of the biting…. He got his tenth yellow card for the season against Chelsea, which automatically gives 2 match ban?

  • Geordiegrandpa

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #31

    Andy max – I logged on to Adblock – sent them $20 – downloaded ap and ads have all vanished

  • Greebol1892

    Apr 25, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #32

    PillowBiter is BANNED and WILL NOT play against us. The End.

  • Scottiedog

    Apr 25, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #33

    @benjohnsen – So does that mean he is actually out for 12 games then if he has racked up the yellows??

    Maybe we should put in a cheeky bid for him ;-P

  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Just as I expected. Liverfool can appeal and HE CAN PLAY against us!!

    Something I was surprised to see you Ed not to mention it in your first article concerning his ban.

    Knowing our luck he will play and score a hat-trick and all is misdemeanors are of less focus. F**king Typical!

    And what is it with HBA- pushing for a start against Liverfool?? He should be more than fit by now FFS!

    We can’t keep relying on injury prone players to save our season like HBA and non scoring ‘strikers’ in Strolla Ameobi!

    We need the points ASAP and if we don’t get them very soon we might go down and might never get back up after being so close to being a great side.

    I am in Panic Mode if it’s not noticeable already I am really worried about our chances.

  • Owldman

    Apr 25, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #35

    I’m sure anyone with any knowledge of football will admit that Suarez is one hell of a player, but seriously flawed, without him Liverpool would be in big trouble this season, little wonder they are in a state of shock a the severity of the punishment.What did they bloody well expect a slap on the wrist, dont know what their big sponsor thinks of it.

  • Barbtoon

    Apr 25, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #36

    He can’t play against us. Period.

  • mactoon

    Apr 25, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #37

    From the FA website: Suarez has until midday on Friday 26 April to appeal the additional suspension, above the standard three matches

    He IS banned for 3 games, he CAN appeal against the other 7 he cant play on Saturday


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