'No point in whingeing' - Mick Quinn takes aim at Newcastle fans after decision made
By Russell Edge
Former Newcastle United star Mick Quinn has urged Newcastle fans to avoid complaining about decisions not going the team’s way this season.
Newcastle were unfortunate to see Brighton’s Tomer Hemed remain on the pitch in their 1-0 defeat to the Seagulls after the Israeli striker appeared to stamp on American international DeAndre Yedlin.
Following the match the Geordie faithful were quick to highlight the incident on social media, noting the parallels between the Brighton man’s actions and Jonjo Shelvey’s earlier in the season, which saw him receive his marching orders during the match.
Hemed has since been charged by the FA after they reviewed the incident, although it has been confirmed that Brighton are set to contest the ruling.
However Quinn, who made 110 appearances for the club, has said while he feels the stamp was intentional, fans should avoid complaining about such incidents as the can be a distraction to the team.
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Writing for the Chronicle, he said: “Newcastle fans are rightly aggrieved at the moment as, on balance, it doesn’t appear as if enough decisions are going the Magpies’ way.
“There’s no point in whingeing and moaning about it. Otherwise it can prove a distraction.
“We just need to focus on ourselves. Hopefully decisions will then balance themselves out in the long run.”
Like Brighton, Newcastle have also been on the receiving end of the FA’s disciplinary arm.
The Magpies saw Aleksandar Mitrovic suspended for three matches after a disciplinary panel found him guilty of violent conduct during the club’s win over West Ham.
The Magpies were on a three game winning streak prior to defeat on the south coast, and they will look to return to winning ways when they welcome Liverpool to St James’ Park on Sunday, with the Serbian striker set to be available once again.
In other Newcastle United news, Peter Beardsley has been praising the attitude of these outcasts.