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The Audacity Of The FA – Issue Charge Against Newcastle

It could only be the FA that would have the audacity to do this.

In the same statement that they admit referee Robert Madley made an obvious error in sending off Fabricio Coloccini against Sunderland on Sunday – they have charged Newcastle with failing to control their players in their reaction to the referee’s decision.

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Yet – in the same statement they admit it was a wrong decision by the referee.


And let’s not forget it was a derby game – the derby game.

This is the FA Statement:

Fabricio Coloccini will not serve a one-match suspension after his wrongful dismissal claim was successful.

An Independent Regulatory Commission found that the match referee had made an obvious error in dismissing the Newcastle United defender for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity during the game against Sunderland on Sunday 25 October 2015.

Newcastle United have been charged for failing to control their players in relation to their reaction to the match referee’s decision.

The club have until 6pm on 30 October 2015 to respond to the charge.

Anyway, we now expect the second half to be played sometime in the near future – the date to be decided by the FA – with the score at 1-0 – and Newcastle will have 11 men on the field this time.


Seriously though,  it’s good to have Colo on Saturday and he was having a good game in that first half.

Comments welcome.

Note – in early versions of this article I said it was the fans the FA was charging Newcastle for not controlling and of course it was the players.

Here´s the FA trying to save face after the referee ruined the game with one decision.

8 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 27, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed…It’s the players they apparently failed to control, not the fans.

    Still, as they’ve admitted the ref was wrong, the whole thing is ridiculous.

  • lochinvar

    Oct 27, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m of a certain age but question if the FA is a private club run by doddery incapable decision making buffoons with no handle on the modern game ?
    Chairman of the higher board is Sep Blatter.
    Whole lot makes me look like a young whipper snapper

    You would n’t let them run your playground, yet alone a business or organisation.

    FA must stand for Farseical Anomaly or worse

    What a joke – except its not even funny – its pathetic.

    Imagine what Clough, Shankly and Sir Bobby would make of it

  • optimistic prime

    Oct 27, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #3

    What a slap in the face!

    The ref made a blatant error but we get charged with failing to control our players.

    The FA are a bunch of wankers!

  • Bobbybee

    Oct 27, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Ibiza, check previous post mate. Ed jumped me as usual 😉

  • lesh

    Oct 27, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #5

    And presumably the FA’ll charge other clubs (ManU and Chelsea are prime examples of persistence in doing it) when their players hassle referees?

    Incredible – this seems to be a case of the FA hitting the Club for challenging a an erroneous decision.

  • ZIPPIE57

    Oct 27, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #6

    un fcuking believable

  • nufc 11

    Oct 27, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Phil Thompson was bang on about Janmatt and moussa not working leaving nufc too open the truth is jannmat is not a defender and moussa’s not a winger with colback injured moussa should play with tiote jannmat rm and mbabu rb it needs to happen period.

  • Ravostag

    Oct 27, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Can we not make a counter challenge and accuse the FA of incompetence for appointing a referee who made a ludicrous decision which ultimately resulted in us losing the game


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