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Rio Banned For Four Games

Rio Ferdinand has been banned for four games after the disciplinary body found his appeal against a three-match suspension 'frivolous'. That means he will miss the games at Arsenal, against Portsmouth, at Aston Villa and at Everton.

In hindsight, it would have been a wiser move if he had pleaded guilty: that way he would have been given an automatic three-match ban, starting with yesterday's showdown with City and he would be available for potentially hazardous games at Villa and at Everton.

But I don't blame him for wanting to play against Citeh and who knows how it would have turned out if we had played Brown instead of him (presuming Vidic hasn't been ready to start just yet). And at least he'll be available for the Carling Cup final against Villa.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 28 2010

Time: 3:04PM

Your Comments

THUG
Klutch
Yeah, we all know what a thug Rio is. Someone with his disciplinary record should locked up. Idiot.
tuscan3000
Hes no more of a thug then BellENDamy is
niteworlok
please please play neville on sunday :D
luckys_10
slowing up now obv. trying to slow down the opposition anyway he can Tut tut Frivolous indeed Captain Mainwaring is calling you
taggarts nose
Amusing that City fans still moaning about last nite!
niteworlok
Well thats what we want I guess,isn't it Nite?
Antriksh (abmtd)
What a thug.. They should've been more harsh, IMO.
JT_daniel
Rio will be back in the team before we all know it hehehe
niteworlok
Thats right. Rio was the first person to do something like that ever in the history of football. I can give names of at least 2 incidents this season where the same thing has happened and no punishment given out. We know what the FA stands for and it sure as hell aint Football Association.
NotoriousRedDevil
Refs and the FA need consistancy and I hope it happens soon
niteworlok
At least the halfwit remembered to go to the hearing.
FERGIE SIGN HIM UP
lolol that much of a half wit hes one of the best England players rofl
niteworlok
shows quite a bit of respect to city, if utd are letting him miss the villa and everton game in favour of that cup
ten men
Shame Rio will be out for Sundays game......well not that much of a shame. What an idiot. He went all Tony Jaa on the hull guys head.
Gunnerman
Rio other than that idiotic elbow at Craig Fagan had a very good game agasint Hull - he also had a good game agasint City midweek, but a dammn good goal by Tevez left a little black mark on his match report, but other than that he was solid in defence
niteworlok
One of the most overated players in the game. He's well past his best and all he can seem to do these days is commit acts of thuggery on the field to try and compensate for his many shortcomings in defence.
bluesnozza
 

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