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United - The Rooney Ban?

The news that filtered through, yesterday afternoon, that the FA had charged Wayne Rooney and were banning him for two games hasn`t gone down well at Old Trafford.

There`s a feeling that, on the back of the five game touchline ban handed out to Sir Alex Ferguson that the club is being victimized.

But appealing can be a dodgy business as you always run the risk of losing and then finding that the two game ban has been extended to three games.

Currently, Wayne is expected to miss the Premier League clash with Fulham, this Saturday, plus the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City, at Wembley.

If an appeal is launched and it is successful, probably reduced to one game, then Rooney would miss the game against Fulham this Saturday and be free to take part in the aforementioned FA Cup semi-final.

The thing is, with the possibility of a third game being tagged onto the ban, if an appeal is unsuccessful, will United (and Rooney) run that particular gauntlet?




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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 5 2011

Time: 6:00PM

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I find it funny that tecnhology won't be used to better the game and make it more fair but will be used to punish a player. I've got no issue with the ban as long as it's a consistent punishment and the punishment itself isn't overly harsh, which I think a 2 game ban is. I understand there's a difference between general swearing and swearing in front of the camera but the FA stated "The FA has charged Manchester United's Wayne Rooney for the use of offensive, insulting and / or abusive language." funnily a lack of anything to do with a camera catching him and even so there's numerous examples of players and managers alike swearing in front of the camera.
TheFamousNo7
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06/04/2011 12:43:00

ANd I suppose you'd just roll over and accept the ban if it was only one match? or would you be attempting to explain how any ban for what he did was too harsh? This is the first of many chicken's coming home to roost in the rags hen house mate. Your manager and players, even your chairman have defied the FA continuously for years - and despite the assertions of most red blogs I've read of late, this is not some kind of elaborate conspiracy cooked up by a corrupt FA led by a former Chairman of Manchester City - you've just had the missfortune of pushing it a bit too far, and the new chairman of the FA has come under pressure to reform things and clamp down on bad behaviour - he also has something that the last several chairmen of the FA have lacked - balls. "We're United and we do what we want". Not any more!
fifthcolumnblue
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06/04/2011 15:22:00

So a lack of backbone from previous events means a punishment frenzy in overdrive for us now then? The FA grew a pair and as a punishment for their previous lack of spine which got exploited, they're demonstrating their newfound power by handing us a record breaking 5-game touchline ban and their first ever ban for swearing, you are having laugh right? The difference between Rooney and Drogba is one was insinuating the ref was a 'fu(king disgrace' and the other venting frustration, 'fu(king what?' after getting his team back into the game and in a winning position. My idea of it being harsh is based on the comparison between two yellow cards from game-changing 'professional fouls' which leads to a 1 game ban and swearing, which has no effect on the game. As for the former chairman of Man City, what relevance does that have to me? If I felt it was the reason for Rooney's and Fergie's bans then I would've expressed it. As for elaborate conspiracies maybe some of your fellow supporters will remember that when their theory of big 4 bias is based on the fact that Man U and Chelsea players are given a break due to fatigue and City players weren't. It would seem many had forgotten that the players had just featured in the Wales game and couldn't play agaisnt Ghana just 2 days after whilst, remind me, how many City players featured in the Wales game? Oh yea, 1, Hart who had to stand in goal for 90 minutes and didn't really need to physically exert himself like the other 10 players did!
TheFamousNo7
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06/04/2011 16:32:00

 

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