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Fergie Mad At The Butcher Of Boro

Fergie blasted Emmanuel Pogatetz, especially the fact that he had the nerve to complain to the referee after destroying Rodrigo Possebon.

The Austrian was sent off for his 'challenge' and no sane man could disagree with the referee's decision. But Pogatetz has proved many times that sanity is not one of his attributes.

'The injury looked really bad and the lad has gone to hospital,' Fergie revealed.

'The thing that gets me about challenges like that is that the opponent always claims he has done nothing wrong.

'He should have just walked off the field. Then you get their bench screaming that is wasn't a sending off and there is nothing wrong with our player.

'At least Gareth Southgate was very good about it. He apologised and understood the gravity. It was an absolutely terrible tackle.'


It's good to hear that Southgate acted like a decent man, unlike his players who found reason to complain to the referee. Neither of them were booked though and you have to remember Ronaldo getting a yellow for dissent at Stamford Bridge when he didn't even open his mouth...

I must say that this tackle was even worse than Taylor's: that was a reckless challenge on Eduardo and it was made worse by the fact all of the Arsenal's striker's weight was on that one leg. Possebon was more lucky in this respect but the challenge was worse: it was almost at knee height, studs showing first.

Pogatetz is famous for being a thug. He has a reputation and he's already broken a player's leg while playing in Russia. As a serial offender, he would get a lengthy ban if the FA had any balls. I don't hold my breath though.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 23 2008

Time: 11:13PM

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Pogatetz is a real brute, I did not see the match but I'm not surprised!
RussianHammer
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23/09/2008 23:22:00

Terrible tackle from Pogatetz! I hope Possebon will be back sooner than later and that Pogatetz will get at least 5 games on the sidelines (FA probably gives him 3!) Good luck lads!
Zimmer2002
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23/09/2008 23:31:00

Poor kid, I really hope he'll make a full and speedy recovery. That tackle has no place in football. How many games will Pogatetz miss now, 3 games? Disgrace!
GoonerLou
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23/09/2008 23:54:00

Agreed, the mans a****. Its not even a month into the league and alreasy there has been two awful tacles/injuries, Guthrie on Fagan and now this.
united4life
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24/09/2008 00:05:00

Veeeryy upset about losing Rodrigo! He looked better than Anderson today! Some of his touches were IMMACULATE!
ForeverUnited
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24/09/2008 00:14:00

I feel bad for the youth, I hope he can make a full recovery. Challenges like that aren't manly they are cowardly I think they should consider banning players for the amount of time the player will be sidelined for depending on the recklessness of the challenge I don't think it's fair that after 3 games you can start playing again whilst the victim has to go through hell to play again.
Gunners
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24/09/2008 09:30:00

I'm an Arsenal fan, and saw the tackle this morning. It was a shocking tackle! Glad to see the young lad hasn't broken his leg. Why do lesser teams think they have to kick talented young players to get the better of them.
navydave
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24/09/2008 11:11:00

Pogatetz's tackle was a horrific one to say the least. I hope your young lad is ok. He had a nasty cut and I read now that maybe he has damaged knee ligaments. Hopefully, he'll back soon. He's an exciting prospect, I have to admit. I saw him before on MU TV and he looked good. As for Pogatetz, he should be banned for a fair amount of games!
Fan of Blues
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24/09/2008 13:01:00

pogatetz, guthrie, davies, barton - the list seems to be growing. The game would be better off if the four of them never played again.
michael105uk
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24/09/2008 14:10:00

add half the blackburn squad to that lost too, and that tosser Brown (used to play for Wigan, dont know where he is know)
united4life
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24/09/2008 17:38:00

Add Scholes to the list some of his tackles deserve RED but he never gets them
Tiny T
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24/09/2008 22:08:00

Fair point Tiny....but I never remember Scholes breaking someones leg. Or Rooney for that matter.
united4life
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25/09/2008 00:47:00

Dive ref!
marron
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25/09/2008 09:31:00

Terrible tackle but it was the kind Roy Keane used to make in his sleep. Did'nt notice too many Man U fans booing him or calling for him to be given lengthy bans when he was playing. Keane deliberately went out to do serious damage to Haaland yet did'nt receive any extra punishment from Fergie. If Fergie would practice what he preached then footballers would know they could'nt get away with this type of tackle.
tjay
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25/09/2008 13:05:00

hes a thug!
fenton_01
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26/09/2008 14:45:00

Got a thing about that yellow for Ronaldo haven't you
Red Wimp
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26/09/2008 23:40:00

 

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