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Some Good News For Newcastle

A really nice surprise today that Kenedy will not face a three-match ban for kicking Cardiff City’s Victor Camarasa on Saturday.

During the game, the referee Craig Pawson gave a free-kick for the foul and when that’s the case the FA cannot take retroactive action.

That detail must have been in Pawson’s report of the game and since it was dealt with at the time of the incident it will not be referred to a disciplinary panel.

However, it seems the referee couldn’t have seen Kenedy’s actual kick so it seems a little strange.

But anyway – it’s very good news for Newcastle – although the Brazilian cannot play in the next game at home to his home club Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

Kenedy – in action at Cardiff on Saturday

We were sure he would get a three-match ban – but wrong again – but happy about that.

Manager Rafa Benitez had said after the game that it wouldn’t be good if he was banned – so that’s some good news for Newcastle and for Kenedy himself.

But the 22-year-old also has to control his emotions on the pitch in the future and he’ll get help from the manager to do that.

It’s great that we will have him for the game at Manchester City and at home to Arsenal.

Rafa could also use him in the League cup tie at Nottingham Forest a week on Wednesday although we would expect the manager to give other players an outing in that game.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • JDdubai

    Aug 20, 2018 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Muto and Rondon have to start next game, cant go into another match with Perez and joselu up front. Surely they must be fit enough to play for an hour at least by now.

    we are missing Gayle’s running in behind so much, opposition can press right up the pitch against us penning us into our own half and having to hit long balls into joselu and hoping he can hold it up, which he hasnt done.

    Previously if a team pushed up then shelvey could play it in behind and Gayle would get onto it and allow us to get up the pitch and have some possession in the other half. Perez and Joselu limit us too much as a pair, no legs, the Cardiff CBs were 2 lumps but everything pretty much was played in front of them so we made it easy for them.

    Muto hopefully will be the one to run the channels and we can start to hit the levels of performance from early 2018, diame needs to raise it up also.

  • FollowFollow

    Aug 20, 2018 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #2

    If Kenedy’s failure to complete a pass for half of the match was the first in the prem for 8 years, add the kick out, add the penalty miss. That must make it the worst prem performance ever. Watch for that stat popping up on MOTD.

  • hibbit

    Aug 20, 2018 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #3


    afraid your lot have that title “the worst prem performance ever”
    mackem wum

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 20, 2018 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #4


    YOUR points dont make sense..

    he paid 5 or 6 for merino, which isnt a lot but made money.

    all those that he did buy cheap, i would have thought that with the market rising year on year, it should be easy to make even a little money on players that have championship winning experience, and even dare i say it premiership experience.

    would anyone pay 11 million for Murphy?, arguably his flagship signing.
    8 Million for Atsu.
    gayel is only 29, has many years prem experience, and a proven championship goal scorer, he even couldn’t find a buyer for him.
    I would also Argue that he lost money Mbemba because of pettiness.

  • nufc 11

    Aug 20, 2018 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Have to say i thought Joe Bryan looked very good for Fulham Saturday over lapping and putting crosses into the box, will prob move to a big team for huge money in a couple of years. Cant understand for the life of me why we didn’t buy him for 6 million? Instead we bought a 4th/5th choice CB that we didn’t really need and more than likely wont make the bench when Lejune is fit, its baffling.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #6

    worst performance i ever seen was sunderland vs southampton. think it was 8-0 or something similar

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #7


    Paul Scholes has criticised Paul Pogba for his disappointing display at Brighton

    thats 90 million, and you get 5 good games a season.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #8

    joe bryan was one of those no brainers that should have been signed at all costs. idont think rafa trusts championship players though.

  • G

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #9

    @martoon, I called it the worst game I had seen them play in a long time. I think the worst game I ever watched the Toon play in my life was probably under Souness against Wigan, at the point where he (Souness) was playing for the sack as he knew then he was out of his depth. That or some of the dross in the Jim Smith era, there was loads of that.

  • Danny Boy

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh Jeremy Corbyn for the many but not the Jew!
    Momentum and Corbyn are aggressive when challenged at football grounds in London about their current thoughts on the Venezuela situation.

    Corbyn and the hard left have a broad definition of human rights. In their view, these include a right to housing, healthcare and education. Corbynistas are prepared to let these rights trump others, including the freedom of expression and thought. Particularly if you ask what their thoughts are on Venezuela – “ Jeremy’s here to enjoy the football”. It’s not often I support Chelsea.
    Corbyn believes that Venezuela is being undermined by capitalist ‘mafias’. But we don’t know because the Labour leader has fallen silent on the subject. The paeans to chavismo he wrote in the 2000s have been removed from his website as Venezuela has become an economic basket case.

    Corbyn stands by the disastrous hard-left ideology that he has always espoused. Just study the recent history of Venezuela- since Corbyn first started singing their praises.

  • Black and white armpit

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #11


    Aug 20, 2018 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #61
    Catchy earlier “the players he has made money on all but 1, he didnt buy”

    Three points:
    He’s never been given a decent transfer pot to spend
    He’s never been able to spend money on the players he wanted
    He’s still using the majority of players he’s bought, it’s everyone else’s deadwood he’s been selling off. The players he bought gave us the Champo title and 10th place in the League.

    Robleenio, don’t let facts get in the way of an opportunity for Catchy to bash Rafa, his little pecker’s still sore from us not getting all 3 points at the weekend.

  • dig-n-dig22

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #12

    NUFC 11 #5

    Don’t mention 4tf/5th choice bench warmers
    Expect a visit from the blog police, PC Robleeno, and expect a b0llicking for dissent

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Catchy “ROBLEENIO YOUR points dont make sense..”

    Yeah they do – how can you expect him to make money on players he either didn’t want but were bought as emergency signings, bought as development players whose time will come or players he hasn’t sold because he hasn’t had the opportunity to upgrade them yet and is still actually using as integral members of his squad?

    Your demand for him to make money on his own signings, most of which were signed on 3 year plus contracts less than two years ago, is fatuous.

  • Jib

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #14

    When managers tell a player they have no future
    at a club I would think pettiness is the last reason

  • hibbit

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #15

    It must be something in the water in scandinavia ???????????

  • Black and white armpit

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #16

    It wasn’t pettiness, It was the fact he either refused or was too stupid to follow simple instructions, In my place of work if you don’t do what you’re told you’re down the road.

  • Black and white armpit

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #17


    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #15
    It must be something in the water in scandinavia ???????????

    The pair of them are as thick as a Turks’ tache.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Hope kenndy learns from that if he dose get off with that kick out one day he will be the complete footballer just dont think it will be for us as only here for the season and so maybe rafa .

  • Black and white armpit

    Aug 20, 2018 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #19

    ByChris WaughNUFC Writer
    19:00, 8 FEB 2017

    It was, you see, against the very same opposition that Mbemba’s apparent inability to follow instructions finally forced Benitez to lose patience with the talented defender.

    “Ahead of that match, the Newcastle boss had identified that the Wolves midfielders tended to flood the centre of the pitch and rush forward to press high.

    In order to bypass the congested midfield, Benitez instructed his centre-backs to play diagonal balls out of defence to the wingers or full-backs.

    Instead, on at least three occasions early in the game, Mbemba directed passes centrally towards his team-mates – only for them to be intercepted by Wolves midfielders.”

  • Geordie-john

    Aug 20, 2018 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Lucky Lad getting away with that. Mind so was their assassin Arter .Nearly broke joselu’s knee.

  • NUFC 1892

    Aug 20, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #21

    think positive… its 2018… rafa is manager.. and we r above arsenal…


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