Sessegnon & Cattermole Handed Respective Three And Four-Game Bans For Red Cards In Ugly Tyne-Wear Derby

Chris Wright

5th, March 2012


By Chris Wright

Sunderland pair Stephane Sessegnon and Lee Cattermole have been issued a cumulative total of seven game’s worth of suspensions following their red cards in (and after) yesterday’s ugly Tyne-Wear derby at the Sports Direct Northeast Regional HQ Stadium – a match, we’d just like to mention, that was refereed nigh-on impeccably by Mike Dean.

Sessegnon has been banned for three matches for elbowing Cheick Tiote in the chest/cheek while captain Cattermole has been handed a four-match ban for the dual violation of firstly having picked up his 10th booking of the season (after just 40 seconds of the game) before secondly being issued with a straight red after the final whistle for foul and abusive language directed at Dean and his assistants.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was critical of Cattermole directly after the game, accusing the Black Cats’ skipper of ‘setting the scene’ and blaming the slew of nasty challenges that followed on his 40-second booking for a headlong reckless challenge on Tiote.

Bear in mind that this is the very same Pardew who celebrated prematurely when Newcastle were awarded a penalty by screaming and fist-pumping in Martin O’Neill’s direction, whose goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman was dismissed at half-time after a tunnel spat with Sunderland fitness coach Jim Henry and who has also had to dismiss reports that members of his staff ‘visited’ the ref’s changing room after the game.

We’re not absolving anyone but, given his conduct yesterday, Pards’ little lecture on decorum rings a tad hollow.

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  1. Davy says:

    Chris, it was played at St James Park (SDA) not The Stadium of Plight!

  2. Danny says:

    Mike Dean said nobody visited him at half time, it’s O’Neill being a lying prick.

  3. Davy says:

    Cattermole is an excuse for a footballer/human being/anything!!! I despise the man

  4. QPR says:

    This is how football should be played, a great game that was played by men, Id love to see team be allowed to play like that against chelsea or Man Utd but the game would be abandoned due to too the other team being reduced to 6 men.

    The ref did great.

  5. Mikey J says:

    Correct – Dean was excellent yesterday. The only thing I’d take issue with him on is how Tiote’s 6,437 fouls resulted in a single booking.

    Anyway, Messrs Webb, Clattenberg, Friend and the like should take note of a good refereeing performance.

  6. Mikey J says:

    Oh, and Alan Pardew is one obnoxious prick – he’s second only to Allardyce in terms of being a self-obsessed, know-nothing twat who is nowhere near as intelligent as he thinks.

  7. deka s says:

    Pardew knew ater 40 seconds what sunderlands tactics were and full marks to newcastle for matching them in the first half and then reverting to playing football in the second half! I guess the mackems were still smarting after the 5-1 thumping ha ha.

  8. Tinez says:

    He knows so little that he’s got a team who were in the championship two years ago into 7th place with 11 games to go

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