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Newcastle defender will serve full length of suspension in spite of "We're incompetent, tho!" plea.

BUT I'M NOT THAT KIND OF LAD!
BUT I'M NOT THAT KIND OF LAD!
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From the Department Of This Is Not Surprising Department

In spite of vigorous pleas from Newcastle United – rumors that the primary point made in the appeal document was "But we don't have anymore defenders so you can't suspend him and anyway sure that tackle looked bad but he didn't mean anything by it because he's not that kind of lad" are as yet unconfirmed – Fabricio Coloccini will not be having his suspension for his red card against Everton overturned.  Newcastle's long-time captain will now certainly miss the upcoming matches against Arsenal, Sunderland and Liverpool.  I'll just need a moment to compose myself here and remove my "surprised face".

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This was always coming and if it is surprising to you (as it must clearly be to Newcastle United), then I cannot help you.  In fact, the hubris of Newcastle even thinking they had grounds to get that card overturned is laughable.  I guess my surprise (although small) at that last sentence even needing to be typed is my own version of not being able to be helped.  At any rate, Newcastle are still in the same situation as we lined out over here we are looking at letting John Carver decide which of two terrible options is lesser, which is scary and not encouraging in any form.