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Switzerland Miss Newcastle Star In 3-3 Draw – After Disastrous Late Collapse


Newcastle center-back Fabian Schar suffered a rather sickening concussion last weekend in the 2-0 win over Georgia by Switzerland in the Euro qualifying game.

After being unconscious for four minutes, the Swiss medics let him play on against the UEFA and FIFA rules.

If a player suffers a concussion, he should not play on – for his own good and his long term health.

Newcastle immediately contacted the Swiss Football Association and demanded he not play in yesterday’s home game against Denmark in Euro qualifying.

The Swiss agreed to that but have been getting some terrible criticism in the press for risking the health of the very talented and well-liked Newcastle United defender.

Schar is also an extremely popular footballer in Switzerland.

Denmark goalscorer Henrik Dalsgaard (left) celebrates late equalizer against Switzerland

And there was drama in the game last night with Switzerland being 3-0  up after 76 minutes; they seemed to be heading for their second win during the International break.

But would you believe it – Denmark scored three goals in the final six minutes of the game – scoring the equalizer three minutes into stoppage time.

So it looks like they missed Fabian in that game – it was a terrible collapse by the Swiss and at home too.

Schar is a never-say-die defender and a strong character; maybe they missed some of that late in the game against Denmark?

Fabian will be on his way back to Newcastle today.

He will know he has made headlines around the football world for playing on after being knocked out.

Hopefully, this will be a lesson learned.

Players who suffer concussions cannot be allowed to play on during a game – so some good will come of it for the future.

And Alan Shearer spoke strongly about it in the Sun – and his standing in the game will help to get these rules fully adhered to in the future.

Comments welcome.


60 comments so far

  • martoon

    Mar 27, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #1

    I missed the bus:

    martoon Mar 27, 2019 at 3:24 PM Comment #3
    Cheers NY Mag – Although to be honest I didn’t realise there had been a court case and I don’t fully understand it but the gist seems to be as we said but that nufc were avoiding paying Employers NIC!

    I think it could be linked to this that I noticed in the Times the other day
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/agents-to-face-tax-crackdown-after-serious-allegations-of-fraud-ngxgzwhff

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 27, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #2

    So, in this case, not only the agents but the club would be complicit in this fraud, and both parties will therefore be liable for penalties.

    NY Mag, I think a couple of months ago you pointed out a note in the club’s last accounts which looked like a hedge against future legal costs. I assume if this is not required, we’ll find that being pumped back into the club’s accounts and available to spend.

    I also assume that the kind of tricks we’ve used with these agents have also been used by other clubs, and HMRC will know what kind of markers to look out for. This could well be the reason everything is taking so long – the HMRC accountants are possibly preparing cases against multiple clubs and multiple agents, with interlinked cases.

    Could be a while before we know anything concrete yet.

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 27, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Could this also be the reason Ashley insists on paying for players up front, rather than in instalments, so that transactions are more transparent and we can’t be caught again?

    Also, could we be under some kind of transfer embargo with a requirement that we have a zero net spend on players, but we can’t talk about it?

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 27, 2019 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #4

    NY – the court case was just an appeal by the club
    HMRC raided the club premises and Charleys house – equipped with search warrants. And certain items documentation were seized.

    The club appealed reasoning that the warrants were not lawfully issued and therefore items taken away by HMRC were therefore not lawfully obtained.

    The judge threw out the Toons appeal.

    So current position is we are still waiting for what HMRC decide to do .

    Over the last few years the time it takes HMRC to prepare complex cases is increasing – now it’s about in the region of 3 years.

    2
  • Jib

    Mar 27, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #5
  • martoon

    Mar 27, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Jib – I definitely prefer the summary – it uses words I can understand 😀

    0
  • NY Mag

    Mar 27, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Martoon,

    Mr tuff just explained very nicely about the court case…..so I won’t attempt to rehash.

    Although the timeline is interesting, the court ruling was about a week before Ashley put the club up for sale (October 2017)

    1
  • DaveD1000

    Mar 27, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #10

    ofc this will give the Frog a semi

    11
  • NY Mag

    Mar 27, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Rob,

    There was an accrual in the last accounts for £22M….if it’s not needed then that will be released in the next accounts and should be obvious to spot (of course no actual money is involved, it’s just number shuffling)

    1
  • NY Mag

    Mar 27, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #12

    DaveD @10

    Thanks, I need to clean the coffee off my laptop now 😀

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 27, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #13

    I wouldn’t sell Shelvey. And definitely not for £20m. He’s a game changer on his day.
    He’s been out injured. In fact, he was playing with an injury for quite some time. People forget how good he can be. How can you replace him for that money nowadays anyway? Some of those mentioned have gone off the boil.
    Longstaff is a decent player, but let’s not get carried away. He’s got a lot to learn yet and Shelvey can help his progress. Unfortunately Sean is injured, but fortunately we still have Shelvey and his brief cameos show what we’ve been missing.
    He’s ideal for Miggy as well. Yes, we have defensive players who can pass a ball, but nobody in our squad can do what Jonjo can and not from midfield. Now he has genuine competition for his place, I expect him to really show some form. With Jonjo and Longstaff fighting for that spot, I think the team has to benefit. Selling him would be madness IMHO. You don’t sell your best players and before he was injured he was head and shoulders above anybody else. I’m looking forward to him picking out those runs of Miggy, because let’s be honest, nobody really has yet. We’ve got a dynamic player with pace and skill begging for someone like Jonjo to feed him. Let’s see how that goes before showing him the door.

    8
  • Jib

    Mar 27, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #14

    The green one will get at least a blue-veiner
    😛

    1
  • NY Mag

    Mar 27, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Jib,

    I’m not gonna attempt to decipher the legal jargon

    0
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 27, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Whatever it is, Ashley did it. Lock him up and fine him £250m. I think we can get a buyer for that price. 🙂

    6
  • Jib

    Mar 27, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #17
  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 27, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Ooooooh Oooooooh (full body shimmy) Oooooh Jib you do keep the blog well informed, as usual, with your filth about mens’ tadgers Oooooh Oooooh.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1VgcxE9Lpw

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Munster

    Why would any club need to approach us regarding Rafa?

    He’s out of contract in the summer, he’s free to talk to anyone.

    In the magic roundabout of Prem managers a vacancy at one or more of the rop six could become available at any time.

    I’d say not Pool or Citeh or Chelsea but that still leaves three possibilities.

    4
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #20

    @robleenio

    Was the official club line not that paying for players up front would get us a discount and also so we weren’t paying for players after they left?

    Always seems to make it look like we have no funds available for players especially when we seem to include a new players wages in one season but then receive money in Installments when we sell which we never see each season……

    3
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Could eventually see Rafa being approached once Klopp when he is sacked or moves to a bigger club !!

    2
  • Jib

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party
    Fingers crossed that Klippety wins
    the PL or CL !!!!!

    1
  • toon22

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #23

    JIB

    Cant hide from the HMRC forever ?

    Can he

    LoL

    5
  • Jib

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #24

    hiya Mr Tuff

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #25

    LoL

    2
  • toon22

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #26

    More good news

    Mike Ashley-backed Goals Soccer Centres in crisis after netting £12m tax bill

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/03/27/mike-ashley-backed-goals-soccer-centres-crisis-netting-12m-tax/

    2
  • toon22

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #27

    Newcastle United investigated over ‘systemic abuse of tax system’

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/05/newcastle-united-investigated-abuse-tax-system

    3
  • toon22

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Oh i really like this one

    Grant Thornton still auditing Mike Ashley’s accounts, despite being attacked for its work at Sports Direct founder’s firm

    https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-6714787/Grant-Thornton-auditing-Mike-Ashleys-accounts.html

    Thats the same guy who is currently at court
    And they have just forced SD to turn over those documents

    Undisclosed Payments JIB

    😉

    4
  • toon22

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #29

    You think the HMRC might take a look at that ?

    The guy whos in court over auditing SD is somehow the same guy who is auditing MAs accounts ?

    And you say the HMRC wont ever catch him ??

    😉

    LOL

    7
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Ashley ain’t daft though any wrong doing you can be guaranteed he will be protected!!

    Will likely be Charnley and Carr taking the hit for any wrong doing at the club seeing as they were the guys doing the transfers for years!

    All those French players signed through Mondial

    Knowing our luck Rafa will finally get backed but we will get hit with a 20 point reduction next season !!

    3
  • NY Mag

    Mar 27, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #31

    LCBP,

    The timeframe in question was during Llambias’s tenure – he’s likely to be the one on the hook (couldn’t happen to a nicer guy)

    3
  • Jib

    Mar 27, 2019 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #32

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Llambias was taking backhanders
    behind Ashley’s back.

    1
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Mar 27, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #33

    @NYMAN

    Wouldn’t surprise me if llambas was doing daft stuff was Demba Ba not one of the transfers in question?

    Still think someone should go to jail for giving marveux a 5 year deal on 40k plus a week!!

    5
  • Jib

    Mar 27, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party
    If you follow that thought through
    If Carr and Llambias were getting bungs
    it would explain some of those dodgy
    contracts for shite players

    1
  • NY Mag

    Mar 27, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #35

    LCBP,

    Yes, Ba’s transfer was one of them – I believe that Marvaux’s transfer was also being looked at

    3
  • toon22

    Mar 27, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Ahh

    So its always someone elses fault ?

    Sounds familiar dont it lol

    You think the HMRC are going to believe that ?
    And none of these people wouldnt just love to chuck the guy under a bus ?

    Hiya KBA

    2
  • lochinvar

    Mar 27, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #37

    One thing is for certain.
    If Agents fees and other dealings and players image rights were common practice then you could be sure all clubs will have been trying it on in the same way. Chelsea and City have already been found out for sharp practice in some transfer dealings.
    Almost as bad as the MP’s but not quite.

    2
  • toon22

    Mar 27, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #38

    As it seems no matter what the company

    This kind of stuff follows the same guy,over and over

    Tick..Tock..Tick..

    0
  • toon22

    Mar 27, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #39
  • toon22

    Mar 27, 2019 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Sports Direct must hand over documents that it claimed were confidential to the accounting watchdog as part of an investigation into the retailer’s auditor, a High Court judge has ruled.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hand-over-documents-judge-tells-sports-direct-brd6xq3pt

    Remember that court case that was going to come to nothing ?

    Tick..Tock..Tick..

    1

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