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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

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28/01/2010 16:40:00

Yeah, we all know what a thug Rio is. Someone with his disciplinary record should locked up. Idiot.
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28/01/2010 17:21:00

Hes no more of a thug then BellENDamy is
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28/01/2010 17:53:00

please please play neville on sunday :D
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28/01/2010 18:23:00

slowing up now obv. trying to slow down the opposition anyway he can Tut tut Frivolous indeed Captain Mainwaring is calling you
taggarts nose
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28/01/2010 21:33:00

Amusing that City fans still moaning about last nite!
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28/01/2010 22:21:00

Well thats what we want I guess,isn't it Nite?
Antriksh (abmtd)
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29/01/2010 06:12:00

What a thug.. They should've been more harsh, IMO.
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29/01/2010 06:33:00

Rio will be back in the team before we all know it hehehe
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29/01/2010 07:10:00

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.
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29/01/2010 13:00:00

Refs and the FA need consistancy and I hope it happens soon
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29/01/2010 16:59:00

At least the halfwit remembered to go to the hearing.
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29/01/2010 17:17:00

lolol that much of a half wit hes one of the best England players rofl
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29/01/2010 21:18:00

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
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30/01/2010 01:01:00

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.
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30/01/2010 02:19:00

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
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30/01/2010 23:52:00

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.
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31/01/2010 02:24:00


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