Premier League boss calls out Jason Tindall in big Newcastle United claim

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Newcastle United assistant Jason Tindall was called out by Brentford boss Thomas Frank during his post-match press conference.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has called out Newcastle United assistant Jason Tindall for his underhand touchline tactics.

The Magpies got the better of Frank’s Bees at the Gtech Community Stadium yesterday after coming from 1-0 down to win. Ivan Toney opened the scoring from the penalty spot on the brink of half-time before an own goal from David Raya and a long-range strike from Alexander Isak turned things around.

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Things remained relatively calm on the touchline between both benches, although Frank admits to taking a leaf out of Tindall’s book, if what he says is true.

“We were also on purpose a little bit more active towards the fourth official,” said Frank. “Again, if you’re talking about consistency, the guys who come here try to do it every single time.

Newcastle United star Joelinton and assistant coach Jason Tindall.  (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Newcastle United star Joelinton and assistant coach Jason Tindall.  (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Newcastle United star Joelinton and assistant coach Jason Tindall. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) | Getty Images

“I don’t think it does me any good but we know Newcastle have the strategy - Jason Tindall always speaks in the fourth official’s ear about the game. We just have to be aware of that.”

Frank has been accused of being a little salty about his team’s narrow defeat after he felt the need to make reference to £63million fee Newcastle paid to Real Sociedad for Isak last summer.

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“It was a top performance against Newcastle, that everyone, including myself, has praised this season,” said Frank during his post-match press conference.

“I don’t think any team have done to Newcastle what we did in the first half and we could easily have been 3-0 up. We gave everything.

“But there were two moments that decided the game. It was a good action from Joelinton but I think he is fortunate to score, the ball hits David’s legs and takes a deflection. Then it is quality from Isak – the £63million signing.”

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