The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern don’t expect to see Islam Slimani in a Newcastle shirt anymore after the striker has been charged with violent conduct by the FA. The Algerian striker appeared to kick out at West Brom’s Craig Dawson in the Magpies 1-0 home loss to the Baggies. Slimani had until 6 pm today to appeal the charge and fans can read more on Newcastle’s website.
Islam Slimani has been charged with violent conduct by the FA.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 30 April 2018
The incident in the West Brom game happened ten minutes from time and was not seen by the referee, although cameras picked it up and it was reviewed by a panel consisting of three referees who unanimously agreed that the incident was worthy of a red card. If Slimani doesn’t appeal or if his appeal is unsuccessful it will mean his time as a Newcastle player is over having made just four appearances, playing 130 minutes and scoring zero goals.
If this is the case, Islam Slimani will be just the latest player to join the list of failed Newcastle loanee strikers. Seydou Doumbia, Luuk De Jong and Facundo Ferreyra and Islam Slimani have made a joint 17 appearances for the St James Park faithful and have not netted a single goal between them. The recent failings of on-loan frontmen at Newcastle is well known by the fans, who are starting to believe that they should just play their hot-headed striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic.
You can read our resident Geordies’ verdict on Slimani here:
BRING HIM HOME pic.twitter.com/QoaW114efr
— Joe (@Joe1989NUFC) April 30, 2018
What's he charged with ? Pretending to be a striker ?
— steven mcdonnell (@stevenmcPGA) April 30, 2018
Don’t understand ppl who say Mitro has done well in the championship. Gayle scored 23 goals last year and look at him. It’s a diff level in the Premier League
— Joe MacCabe (@joemaccabe) April 30, 2018
Apparently Rafa Benitez told Slimani to do it pic.twitter.com/Mv8bEKDkLI
— NUFC Bradders (@Bradders4711) 30 April 2018
Yep see ya Slimani, cheers for making us pay you for no reason
— Ben Mancebo-Thomas (@BenMancebo) 30 April 2018
What about the guy who stamped on him deliberately and Mo Salah?? @FA why can’t you respond??? That’s right because you corrupt
— Neil Reay (@Gazzareay) April 30, 2018
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