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The sight of a 68-year-old pensioner involved in a shoving match with someone around half his age prompted competing judgments: that a sexagenarian should know better; that the old boy obviously has times when his inner young man simply gets the better of him.
As we are talking about Bobby Robson read more here, the latter is probably Alex Pradas Quiles closer to the mark. As he heads towards 70 the Peter Authentic Prada Bags Outlet Online Pan of football management is still as infuriated by perceived Authentic Prada Outlet Online Uk injustice as ever he was.
Given that the contretemps was with the fourth official, Robson could find himself in disciplinary trouble with the Football Association this week. But at the time he was simply lost in an incandescent touchline rage at the red card shown to Alan Shearer for alleged use of an elbow.
“It was an absolute disgrace and an insult to a player who has graced the Are Prada Nylon Bags Worth The Money game,” said Robson, continuing his theme afterwards.
Video replays appear to confirm that Robson’s eyesight has not diminished with the years and that the accused’s joint made no contact with the face of the Charlton defender Jon Fortune as the pair jumped for a high ball. The FA review will in all likelihood overturn the red card this week.
The sending-off came late in the game and did not alter its course. What worried Robson Bicester Village Prada Opening was Shearer’s accompanying ban, especially as Newcastle’s other main striker Craig Bellamy triggered his own suspension by picking up another yellow card.
For his team to stay in the top four, Robson cannot afford that double blow, especially with key players like Laurent Robert and Nolberto Solano so off form that they contributed only marginally more to the game than the stewards Authentic Prada Leather Handbag surrounding the pitch.
Shearer’s red card apart, the topic which consumed most post-match thoughts was the continuing inability of one team to win in London: Charlton’s last home league victory was in September. In fact it is their only home league win this Bicester Village London Prada season.
Of course, that is not the most widely reported statistic about capital punishment. That concerns Newcastle’s continuing failure to win in London – 28 games now – a statistic that is fast becoming embedded in the season’s folklore.
But the fact that Charlton cannot rely on a solid bedrock of home points is a growing worry, threatening to undermine this modest club’s attempts to consolidate their Premiership status. Alan Curbishley’s biggest problem is a crippling injury list. It accounted for 10 senior players on Saturday – many out for at least a month – while an 11th player, Jason Euell, was missing due to a family bereavement.
The defender Steve Brown Black Prada Eyeglass Case and the South African striker Shaun Bartlett also hobbled off on Saturday, Authentic Prada Fairy Bag For Sale prompting Curbishley afterwards to describe his injury problems as “unprecedented”.
“I’ve got to bring in new players,” he said. “I have already spoken to the chairman. There’s not much money but we’ll have to do something.”
Curbishley hardly knows where to start: he needs reinforcements in the centre of defence, midfield and attack. The Porto centre-back and captain Jorge Costa was discussing a loan deal at the Valley yesterday as Curbishley begun to tick the names off his shortlist.
One can only believe that Newcastle felt sorry for Charlton’s plight. Why else would they gift them a point when three should have been making their way up north?
Newcastle simply failed to take the chances they created. And when Gary Speed did finally score Authentic Prada Handbags Uk with 17 minutes left – a scuffed shot deceiving the otherwise impeccable Charlton goalkeeper Dean Kiely – they could not hold on to their lead.
Seven minutes from time, up popped the substitute Charlie MacDonald, one of the fringe players forced on to the bench by the injury crisis. But his well-taken 18-yard screamer marked only the start of Newcastle’s late frustrations.
Man of the match: Gary Speed (Newcastle).