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FA Rule On Whether Hayden Will Receive More Than Standard 3-Match Ban

Sky Sports is reporting that Isaac Hayden has avoided any retrospective action from the FA for his straight red card at Leicester City on Sunday.

Isaac also reportedly asked “What’s the point in playing?” while leaving the pitch. Sky Sports says the FA did not take any action for that since Isaac did not question the integrity of the officials.

After the match, Steve Bruce made the following comments about the sending off:

“I’ve got no complaints, the red card was a poor challenge.

“Maybe back in my day you might get away with that but in today’s game then I’ve got no argument.”

Hayden will receive the standard three-match ban. This leaves Newcastle in a bit of a lurch with Jonjo Shelvey likely out for the Manchester United match this weekend with a hamstring injury.

We would like to see young Matty Longstaff drafted into the side at St James Park on Sunday. Matty has reportedly been very impressive in training and would be a more natural replacement for Hayden than Ki Sung-yueng.

Giving the 19-year-old his Premier League debut alongside his brother Sean and at St James Park would be a proud moment for the local lad. It would also be something special for the Newcastle fans who have had far too little to cheer about this season.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 5-0 Submission At Leicester City?

  • Fabian Schar (21%, 186 )
  • Andy Carroll (21%, 181 )
  • Christian Atsu (12%, 103 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (7%, 58 )
  • Sean Longstaff (6%, 55 )
  • Isaac Hayden (6%, 54 )
  • Miguel Almiron (5%, 44 )
  • Yoshinori Muto (4%, 39 )
  • DeAndre Yedlin (4%, 34 )
  • Emil Krafth (4%, 34 )
  • Joelinton (3%, 27 )
  • Paul Dummett (3%, 25 )
  • Martin Dubravka (2%, 20 )
  • Ki Sung-yueng (1%, 8 )

Total Voters: 868

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24 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #1

    maybe give Ben Dawson the gig temporarily. he did well with the U-23’s and learnt a lot from Rafa. Face it, no one decent will come after ashley’s antics

    4-3-3 When all fit


    Manquillo Fernandez Lejeune ????

    Hayden Shar Longstaff

    St Max Muto Joelinton

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 1, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Does anyone who regularly attends the U23 matches have any idea why they have nothit the same sort of form since Redfern took over? And, out of interest, what Ben Dawson is now actually doing?

  • Assassins Inc

    Oct 1, 2019 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #3

    I like the thought of Matty in midfield, brings another element of attack as the kid can shoot from distance given the chance, something we miss in the middle of the park, another goal threat.

    Would be good to see two brothers playing together and two local lads at that.

  • Peter Beardsley

    Oct 1, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Remember when posters were calling for Rafa to be sacked? Good times eh? Bet they wish we still had Rafa so they could still be calling for him to be sacked……. Instead we’re thinking about who might replace agent Bruce…. What a place to be!!


  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #5

    I see Bruce is bemoaning the fact that he has inherited six centre backs. Being a “fan” he would surely know as much about the squad as we all do on here. Considering he is an experienced manager, for the wont of a better word, he would have known what Rafa was up against and that Yedlin needed upgrading with a WB rather than a squad filling RB, why wait until now to complain about his squad. Why didn’t he sit down with Churnley and ask for the correct tools for the job before signing up. We all know the answer to that and it was he couldn’t believe his luck that he was heading back to the PL so in no way was he going to risk messing that up. So please Steve shut the foot up about front foot football, winning a cup and what you’ve inherited and just get on with your job.

  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 1, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #6

    This club is dying in front of our own eyes

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Oct 1, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s October ber already doesn’t time fly when you’re having….er…..hav….when…you’re….yeah doesn’t it though? Pretty soon it will be January. And that means transfer window. Will we be buying anyone? Decent chance if we are nailed to the bottom rung Ashley will have to buy his way out of the clarts again. A bigger question is who will we be selling? I honestly thought Schar was gone in the summer. The way the team is falling to pieces at the moment I can’t see anyone looking very appetising to other clubs. Maybe some of those who don’t fancy a championship season might take a cut price early ticket out of here?

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 1, 2019 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Lindisfarne, the U23s have lost Sorensen, Longstaff, Woodman, Barlasser, Cal Roberts, Jamie Sterry and a bunch of players they’ve let go. It’s not Redfearn’s fault, any team would struggle when it loses all of its leading lights.

    Ben Dawson is Academy Director, so he now has oversight of all of the Academy age group teams, deciding strategy and employing the coaches. Is he wasted there to an extent, given his ability as a front-line coach? Not for me to say, but maybe.

  • RobLeenio

    Oct 1, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #9

    OP “Rafa stalled the inevitability of the current situation?”

    I’d go further than that at this point and say that Rafa is the worst thing that could have happened to us at that point.

    Relegation was largely assured, McClown had turned the fans against the regime, if we’d surrendered meekly and gone down with a whimper, it’s likely that the fans would have been on the owner’s back and been trying to force him out over three years ago.

    Rafa gave us some fight, showed us that the players we had were capable of playing, drove through improvements at the training ground and narrowly missed out on keeping us up. He brought back hope and belief and we had no option but to back him. By backing him, we bolstered the regime.

    I love Rafa for the hope he brought us, I was delighted when he came to us and I didn’t want him to leave at all, but in hindsight if he hadn’t come we may well have been rid of Ashley sooner.

  • Cathedral on the hill

    Oct 1, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Newcastle United have big decisions to make as they hurtle towards another reckoning

    Newcastle United look in trouble after a hammering at Leicester, and now they face some big decisions


    Mark Douglas

    12:00, 1 OCT 2019

    Newcastle United’s power brokers anticipated a bumpy ride at the start of the post-Rafa Benitez era at St James’ Park – but even they cannot have anticipated it would descend into Sunday’s desperate mess and a third weekend inquest at the club’s Benton training ground.

    The 5-0 defeat to Leicester was Newcastle’s worst away performance since Steve McClaren’s United shipped five at Selhurst Park in their doomed relegation season. Lee Charnley was set to pull the trigger then – only for McClaren to haul himself back from the abyss with a 2-0 win over Liverpool.

    It was to prove a false dawn. Many now accuse Charnley of dawdling over McClaren but the propensity for his star men to help him pull off big wins at times of crisis gave Newcastle, who resist the cost and hassle of sacking and replacing managers, an excuse to back their Head Coach. Looking back, it was the biggest indictment of that group: that the likes of Moussa Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum could turn it on when the attention was on them, but not follow it up in the games Newcastle needed to win.

    To hear this honest, hard-working group accused of “surrender” jars. They are not stars but their integrity has rarely been questioned. For Bruce to have done so twice this season already makes you wonder if the blame might not be better spread to those who are making the decisions at the club.

    Bruce is not close to the brink – not even close yet – but his tenure can’t survive many more afternoons like Sundays deeply dispiriting and worrying loss at Leicester. Contrary to belief he is not bullet proof but Newcastle recognise that he inherited a difficult situation in the summer and believe a fuller picture of his capabilities will be presented when he has key players back and is able to deploy key man Allan Saint-Maximin in his starting XI. He could yet prove them right.

    There is another factor at play though: Charnley and Mike Ashley hooked their hopes on Bruce to prove the doubters wrong and a swift dismissal would be an expensive admission of defeat. For a club more inclined to hunker down and ignore outside noises, an autumn change in the dug-out would be bucking a trend.

    But if not a managerial move, something has to change at Newcastle because the evidence so far all points towards regression and a desperately damaging third relegation of Ashley’s tenure.

    It now looks glaringly obvious that the men responsible for United’s direction underestimated quite how damaging the summer was to the fabric of the football club. Losing Rafa Benitez was also going to be a devastating blow but the way it was handled, that baffling, hugely damaging radio silence, and the decision to turn to Bruce meant a calamity turned into a potential catastrophe.

    Charnley and Ashley – who described Bruce as “perfect” for the job – might well have thought the former Sheffield Wednesday man had perfect credentials but it’s still staggering that they didn’t factor public perception into their decision to appoint the Head Coach.

    Bruce can’t be blamed for snatching the chance he was handed but it was always difficult to imagine a route which was going to see him make a success of it, given all the outside factors. It was always going to be a difficult succession, why make it more difficult by appointing someone fighting a credibility battle from the day he walked in?

    Having supporters onside helped Benitez weather storms and losing them made it impossible for Pardew. They must have known that Bruce was only ever going to be a couple of defeats away from the crisis he now finds himself in. But they ploughed on anyway.

    Bruce hasn’t been helped by Newcastle’s odd approach to recruitment. The groundwork for the summer’s two major signings was done before Bruce was ever on the radar and sure enough, it looks as if the Head Coach is struggling to find a system to fit around a £40million striker who United aren’t utilising properly and can’t get the ball to.

    United don’t have a director of football so it was Charnley and Steve Nickson behind the decisions on incomings and outgoings. They were big calls like not replacing Mo Diame or selling Jonjo Shelvey (both things Benitez had called for) and Newcastle seem to have fluffed them. Joelinton was a £40million striker who needed to hit the ground running but for all his talent, he can’t get into games.

    They have spent £75million on bolstering their forward line without a Head Coach to convert the technical ability and pace of those three arrivals into any kind of threat. Saint-Maximin’s fitness issues are troubling but the other major investment – Miguel Almiron – is going backwards, with Bruce openly admitting he doesn’t know where the Paraguay forward would be most effective.

    At the moment it’s failing and the logic seems frayed. The Premier League has undergone a quantum leap since Bruce was last managing in it and in successive weeks Newcastle have looked like an analogue team in a digital era – out-thought, out strategised and out played by teams with more fluent tactical thinking and players with more conviction.

    The only way Bruce can turn back the tide is by pulling something out of the bag against Manchester United. This group has proved themselves capable of that in the past – they won three on the bounce last season to extinguish their worst start since 1898 – but do they have a plan or the players capable of doing it?

    It will be a long, fraught international fortnight if Newcastle fail to turn up again on Sunday.

  • Genjikai

    Oct 1, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Its because kell watts isnt in the team that the under 23s are doing shit.

  • hibbit

    Oct 1, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Cathedral on the hill

    i don’t think there’s an question Bruce has lost the dressing room, so the chances of them turning up at the weekend must be very remote indeed. another good thumping must surely be the end of Bruce and his second rate coaching team, other wise relegation is a nailed on certainty

  • Genjikai

    Oct 1, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #13

    I cant believe we are just sitting watching the demise of nufc.
    And no one can be bothered to anything about it.
    Such a shame i wont be able to take my kids to a toon match in the future.
    As there will be no nufc left.
    If anyone is serious, and i mean serious about taking action against mike ashley.
    Contact me directly.

    Trent if your reading i will be emailing the email account you gave me.
    We need a good talk mate.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 1, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #14

    Mark Douglas must have his head up his arse the majority of the time.

    I saw this coming, as did thousands who’ve given up their seats.

    It was obvious to a blind man on a galloping horse what was coming.

    The writing was on the wall in six foot letters, some just chose to ignore it and call those who saw it negative.

    Anyone with even a fraction of football nous saw what was coming, when fans of other clubs are laughing at the appointment of Bruce it says it all really…

  • Cathedral on the hill

    Oct 1, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #15

    At any other club he would, more so they would never have employed him in the first place. I suspect its a bit of both that he never even had the dressing room in the first place. Rafa drilled the players mercilessly day in day out to the most fastidious and meticulous detail and the player’s have gone from that to a league 1 journeyman who couldn’t find his own gluteus maximis with both hands. Is it any wonder the players look dejected, unmotivated and completely devoid of what there supposed to be doing. We are now left with a complete disjointed mess with a group of young unproven foreign players thrown into a toxic mess into a situation theyve never been in before, playing for an utter clown in lard arses customary relegayuon battles.

  • IrishRob

    Oct 1, 2019 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #16

    I honestly feel if you get the ball, a red card is harsh enough, more than 3 games banned would be very harsh in my opinion.

  • Jib

    Oct 1, 2019 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #17

    I was thinking until I heard SB’s post match comments that we might be appealing the red card

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 1, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #18


    As harsh as calling out supporters for singing their hearts out for their club?

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 1, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #19

    If anybody had appealed that red card the prem would’ve phoned for the men in white coats in a heartbeat.

  • hibbit

    Oct 1, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Cathedral on the hill
    Welcome to the world of Mike Ashley’s *Sports Direct FC*

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Oct 1, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Rafa hasn’t done us any favours because he’s just prolonged the agony? I disagree completely with that, and here’s why –

    If Rafa had not come here we would probably have had Steve Bruce or someone very similar instead way back then. We would now be looking at a fourth season in the middle of the championship and probably yet another also ran manager or more at the helm. Ashley would have cut spending because the income streams would have been too low to sustain it and he wouldn’t put any money in of his own. So he would have had his accountants crunch the numbers and find the championship comfortable zone where least spending meets maximum income and maybe just maybe we would get a manager and set of players that would click enough to get promoted. And we would still be doing the takeover rounds because every suitor would shy away when they found Ashley was storing his future in holding on to merchandising and preferential advertising rights. It wouldn’t hurt Ashley to hold on to the club because he really has had his money back and whatever might still be in there would be instantly repayable as a loan the moment a sale ever did happen.

    With Rafa coming here the world + dog has now had Ashley laid bare as to his design for the club. Rafa is now an act nobody wants to reprise because no matter what they offer, it won’t get a career sporting professional to hang his CV on this burning mess. Benitez has done us the best favour possible not just by turning up but especially by having to leave.

  • IrishRob

    Oct 1, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #22

    BOYCOTT,,,,, it’s not their support I was annoyed with it was the fact I dont think anyone on that pitch playing for Newcastle deserved the support they got. The only ones that didnt give in were the fans.

  • IrishRob

    Oct 1, 2019 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #23

    The red card shouldn’t be appealed, it was a red card, but he got the ball he went to play the ball clearly and not the man, it was a bad tackle but suspending him for more than the usual would be very harsh imo

  • martoon

    Oct 1, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Cathedral on the hill – I don’t normally like Mark Douglas but that is a very good article and this is an absolutely brilliant analogy:
    “an analogue team in a digital era”


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