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No Further Ban For Rooney

Wayne Rooney will be available for the visit to Sunderland despite being sent off at Fulham on Saturday. He'll serve a one-match ban.

As his second yellow was a totally unwarranted one (yes, he was angry but that's not against the rules and what he actually did was throwing the ball back to where the free-kick had to be taken) it would have been an absolute travesty had he been forced to miss another game.

Still, with Berba's injury and his suspension we'll have trouble in attack against Aston Villa...




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 23 2009

Time: 8:34PM

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Open your eyes mate. To suggest that he was only throwing the ball back to the place where the free-kick was is like trying to fob off the war on Iraq as a quest to find nuclear weapons.
Aamir
Open your eyes mate. To suggest that he was only throwing the ball back to the place where the free-kick was is like trying to fob off the war on Iraq as a quest to find nuclear weapons.
Aamir
"what he actually did was throwing the ball back to where the free-kick had to be taken" Ha. Ffs, did the offense take place at the corner of Van Der Saar's penalty area because that's where the ball ended up!? Get real you muppet and think for yourself, not parrot what Fergie tells you to think. Next you'll be telling me that United were the best team when you recently got mullered 4-1 at home.
Howard
"what he actually did was throwing the ball back to where the free-kick had to be taken" Ha. Ffs, did the offense take place at the corner of Van Der Saar's penalty area because that's where the ball ended up!? Get real you muppet and think for yourself, not parrot what Fergie tells you to think. Next you'll be telling me that United were the best team when you recently got mullered 4-1 at home.
Howard
Howard-It depends my friend, if your talking about the liverpool game then yes liverpool were better but if you take the whole season into account then utd are the best,there are no two ways about that.This team is gunning for everything that lies in front of it,only barcelona can match it.You just can't take two results and degrade utd but yes liverpool on this current form are looking good and credit must be given to them for keeping the title race alive but I won't be surprised to see liverpool choke again,it happens to every team.
abmutd
Howard-It depends my friend, if your talking about the liverpool game then yes liverpool were better but if you take the whole season into account then utd are the best,there are no two ways about that.This team is gunning for everything that lies in front of it,only barcelona can match it.You just can't take two results and degrade utd but yes liverpool on this current form are looking good and credit must be given to them for keeping the title race alive but I won't be surprised to see liverpool choke again,it happens to every team.
abmutd
abmutd - sorry, the sarcasm was clearly lost on you **groan rolleyes** To spell it out, Fergie was actually quoted as saying that the better team lost at OT a week last Sunday.
Howard
abmutd - sorry, the sarcasm was clearly lost on you **groan rolleyes** To spell it out, Fergie was actually quoted as saying that the better team lost at OT a week last Sunday.
Howard
Uh, it was a bookable offense, end of. Second yellow = red = sending off = ban. Whether he deserved any further punishment for the way he rreacted is now moot, but you can bet your house on the fact that he only escaped further punishment because he plays for MU and England. If he played for anyone else he'd be out for three.
fifthcolumnblue
Uh, it was a bookable offense, end of. Second yellow = red = sending off = ban. Whether he deserved any further punishment for the way he rreacted is now moot, but you can bet your house on the fact that he only escaped further punishment because he plays for MU and England. If he played for anyone else he'd be out for three.
fifthcolumnblue
fifthcolumnblue, you miss the point. If he WASN'T Wayne Rooney, playing for Manchester United and England, he would probably not have got a red card in the first place. It is only because he is such a big name that (I admit he does it a lot but so to others) he gets singled out and highlighted about disent and swearing. His reputation and his big name often go before him. He needs to grow up a bit still, but he's improved loads and although he does sometimes give the referee no option, some times he's penalised because of who he is, not what he does.
Man utd champions
fifthcolumnblue, you miss the point. If he WASN'T Wayne Rooney, playing for Manchester United and England, he would probably not have got a red card in the first place. It is only because he is such a big name that (I admit he does it a lot but so to others) he gets singled out and highlighted about disent and swearing. His reputation and his big name often go before him. He needs to grow up a bit still, but he's improved loads and although he does sometimes give the referee no option, some times he's penalised because of who he is, not what he does.
Man utd champions
Maybe the intent was there with the throwing of the ball, but truthfully, it went straight to Jonny Evans, and I don't think it merited a red. It was no where near the ref, and I think another player would have "got away" with it. Especially disappointing when Rooney was our best player by some distance against Fulham, and seemed the only one likely to get us back into the game. Why Fergie left him on the bench i do not know; we were unmistakably from the first half when Rooney came on. He's turning into United's most important player without a question (which he's been for sometime, without being appreciated)
Man utd champions
Maybe the intent was there with the throwing of the ball, but truthfully, it went straight to Jonny Evans, and I don't think it merited a red. It was no where near the ref, and I think another player would have "got away" with it. Especially disappointing when Rooney was our best player by some distance against Fulham, and seemed the only one likely to get us back into the game. Why Fergie left him on the bench i do not know; we were unmistakably from the first half when Rooney came on. He's turning into United's most important player without a question (which he's been for sometime, without being appreciated)
Man utd champions
Throwing away the title! It's gonna be the Scousers! Fergie past it! Roonies W&nk! Mr RA handing us 100m to spend in the summer. Come and support a decent team. Most of you are glory supporters anway! The futures Blue!
haigh_for_7
Throwing away the title! It's gonna be the Scousers! Fergie past it! Roonies W&nk! Mr RA handing us 100m to spend in the summer. Come and support a decent team. Most of you are glory supporters anway! The futures Blue!
haigh_for_7
....Rooney should be banned for 3 matches considering the amount of times he's been sent off! You wouldn't see a Chelsea striker get sent off for desent!
haigh_for_7
....Rooney should be banned for 3 matches considering the amount of times he's been sent off! You wouldn't see a Chelsea striker get sent off for desent!
haigh_for_7
*descent
haigh_for_7
*descent
haigh_for_7
Ok, man u champ, I'll humor you. Tell me another player that acts like Rooney. Another player in the world right now who has a worse temper or as disrespectful towards refs. And no, you can't pick any other Man U player. You sound like players are doing it everywhere and only poor Rooney is being penalized because of his reputation. He upholds his reputation in every game, mate.
craquebrito
Ok, man u champ, I'll humor you. Tell me another player that acts like Rooney. Another player in the world right now who has a worse temper or as disrespectful towards refs. And no, you can't pick any other Man U player. You sound like players are doing it everywhere and only poor Rooney is being penalized because of his reputation. He upholds his reputation in every game, mate.
craquebrito
well said craquebrito....applause!!!
Tambling
well said craquebrito....applause!!!
Tambling
"Rooney should be banned for 3 matches considering the amount of times he's been sent off!" Rooney's far from perfect, and he may have chanced it a few times, haigh_for_7, but the fact remains he hasn't been sent off AT ALL since August 2006 - not far off three years ago. And may I ask, how many times has Chelsea CAPTAIN (who should be setting an example) John terry got sent off in that time? A fair few.
Man utd champions
"Rooney should be banned for 3 matches considering the amount of times he's been sent off!" Rooney's far from perfect, and he may have chanced it a few times, haigh_for_7, but the fact remains he hasn't been sent off AT ALL since August 2006 - not far off three years ago. And may I ask, how many times has Chelsea CAPTAIN (who should be setting an example) John terry got sent off in that time? A fair few.
Man utd champions
Okay, craquebrito, different views, different views. I get the impression whatever I say wouldn't convince you and vice versa. I accept Rooney doesn't help himself and needs to calm down majorly a lot of the time, but be fair - he has improved a lot. And given the expectation and pressure on him all the time, he still hasn't been sent off for getting on for three years. He's got a long way to go, but from the standards he was at, his anger and immaturity are now far more infrequent.
Man utd champions
Okay, craquebrito, different views, different views. I get the impression whatever I say wouldn't convince you and vice versa. I accept Rooney doesn't help himself and needs to calm down majorly a lot of the time, but be fair - he has improved a lot. And given the expectation and pressure on him all the time, he still hasn't been sent off for getting on for three years. He's got a long way to go, but from the standards he was at, his anger and immaturity are now far more infrequent.
Man utd champions
Tambling! ********o!
haigh_for_7
You're meant to be on my side!
haigh_for_7
Tambling! ********o!
haigh_for_7
You're meant to be on my side!
haigh_for_7
 

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