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As we wait for the international break to conclude and focus on the forthcoming fixture with Stoke City, there is some good news filtering out of Old Trafford with regards to injuries.

The tabloid press are reporting that both Chris Smalling and Ashley Young are expected to be available for selection having shaken off their respective injuries.

Plus, there`s also the added bonus of Phil Jones, supposedly, being only a couple of weeks away from a comeback with the fixture against Arsenal, on 3rd November, being targeted.

I guess there is some light at the end of the injury tunnel!




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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 16 2012

Time: 2:00PM

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I guess there is some light at the end of the injury tunnel! - sorry to disagree redboy but we never see the light at the end of the injury tunnel. Smalling, Yung and Jones will come back and watch as Ferdinand and/or someone else replaces them on the treatment table.
TheFamousNo7
I guess there is some light at the end of the injury tunnel! - sorry to disagree redboy but we never see the light at the end of the injury tunnel. Smalling, Yung and Jones will come back and watch as Ferdinand and/or someone else replaces them on the treatment table.
TheFamousNo7
Oh look, you've got a Wythenshawe lad (that's in South Manchester for the non-locals) with a record of controversial decisions as referee for the Stoke match. I can see this one turning out well for Stoke...

From Wikipedia: Taylor's first experience of heavy public criticism came after a Championship match between Hull City and Charlton Athletic on 2 October 2007,[7] during which there were a number of disputed decisions, including a disallowed goal and two red cards both of which were disputed by the team managers.[8] Taylor also received criticism after a League 1 fixture between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town on 1 January 2008[9] in which he awarded a debatable 35th-minute penalty kick to the away side, simultaneously sending off Forest's Kelvin Wilson.[10] Nottingham Forest's appeal to retrospectively rescind the red card was turned down by the FA.[11] Another controversial red card was issued by Taylor to Swansea City's Albert Serrán in the 17th minute of a match on 28 December 2009 against Crystal Palace, a decision described by Swansea manager Paulo Sousa as "ridiculous".[12] On this occasion the red card was successfully appealed by Swansea City and the customary three-match ban overturned. After a live televised game between relegation rivals Sheffield United and Crystal Palace on 20 November 2010, Taylor and his assistants were censured for a number of controversial decisions.[13] Taylor awarded Palace an 18th-minute penalty when Jean Calvé was adjudged to have pushed Neil Danns, although the contact appeared minimal, and later awarded a second penalty, this time to United, for an apparent foul by Nathaniel Clyne on Ched Evans, although Clyne appeared to play the ball. Palace midfielder Owen Garvan was given a second yellow card after arguing vociferously with Taylor about the penalty award.[14] In the second half, Palace had regained the lead until the 85th minute when United's Evans scored an equaliser despite being offside. Minutes later, Taylor awarded United a second penalty, the third of the match, although this one appeared justifiable; the penalty was converted to give Palace a 3-2 lead having been 2-1 down with five minutes remaining. Deep into injury time, he issued the second red card of the match, this time to United's Daniel Bogdanovic for serious foul play.[15] Taylor's first Premier League appointment was the 3 February 2010 encounter between Fulham and Portsmouth, with Fulham winning 1-0. He refereed one more game in the top flight during the 2009-10 season before being promoted to the league's Select Group of Referees at the start of the 2010-11 season. On 18 September 2010 he took charge of his fourth Premier League match, contested by Blackburn Rovers and Fulham. The match ended 1-1, but Taylor was criticised by both managers for apparently failing to see a handball outside of the penalty area by Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and later awarding Blackburn the opening goal despite an apparent foul on Schwarzer.[16] In March 2011, Taylor and his assistants came under scrutiny from Arsenal manager Arsčne Wenger after his team was held to a 0-0 home draw by Sunderland. The officials elected not to award the Gunners' Andrei Arshavin a late penalty after an apparent push by Sunderland captain Titus Bramble.[17] Wenger said afterwards that he was "too disgusted" to talk about the decision.
fifthcolumnblue
Oh look, you've got a Wythenshawe lad (that's in South Manchester for the non-locals) with a record of controversial decisions as referee for the Stoke match. I can see this one turning out well for Stoke...

From Wikipedia: Taylor's first experience of heavy public criticism came after a Championship match between Hull City and Charlton Athletic on 2 October 2007,[7] during which there were a number of disputed decisions, including a disallowed goal and two red cards both of which were disputed by the team managers.[8] Taylor also received criticism after a League 1 fixture between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town on 1 January 2008[9] in which he awarded a debatable 35th-minute penalty kick to the away side, simultaneously sending off Forest's Kelvin Wilson.[10] Nottingham Forest's appeal to retrospectively rescind the red card was turned down by the FA.[11] Another controversial red card was issued by Taylor to Swansea City's Albert Serrán in the 17th minute of a match on 28 December 2009 against Crystal Palace, a decision described by Swansea manager Paulo Sousa as "ridiculous".[12] On this occasion the red card was successfully appealed by Swansea City and the customary three-match ban overturned. After a live televised game between relegation rivals Sheffield United and Crystal Palace on 20 November 2010, Taylor and his assistants were censured for a number of controversial decisions.[13] Taylor awarded Palace an 18th-minute penalty when Jean Calvé was adjudged to have pushed Neil Danns, although the contact appeared minimal, and later awarded a second penalty, this time to United, for an apparent foul by Nathaniel Clyne on Ched Evans, although Clyne appeared to play the ball. Palace midfielder Owen Garvan was given a second yellow card after arguing vociferously with Taylor about the penalty award.[14] In the second half, Palace had regained the lead until the 85th minute when United's Evans scored an equaliser despite being offside. Minutes later, Taylor awarded United a second penalty, the third of the match, although this one appeared justifiable; the penalty was converted to give Palace a 3-2 lead having been 2-1 down with five minutes remaining. Deep into injury time, he issued the second red card of the match, this time to United's Daniel Bogdanovic for serious foul play.[15] Taylor's first Premier League appointment was the 3 February 2010 encounter between Fulham and Portsmouth, with Fulham winning 1-0. He refereed one more game in the top flight during the 2009-10 season before being promoted to the league's Select Group of Referees at the start of the 2010-11 season. On 18 September 2010 he took charge of his fourth Premier League match, contested by Blackburn Rovers and Fulham. The match ended 1-1, but Taylor was criticised by both managers for apparently failing to see a handball outside of the penalty area by Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and later awarding Blackburn the opening goal despite an apparent foul on Schwarzer.[16] In March 2011, Taylor and his assistants came under scrutiny from Arsenal manager Arsčne Wenger after his team was held to a 0-0 home draw by Sunderland. The officials elected not to award the Gunners' Andrei Arshavin a late penalty after an apparent push by Sunderland captain Titus Bramble.[17] Wenger said afterwards that he was "too disgusted" to talk about the decision.
fifthcolumnblue
Bloody hell fcb why don't you write the lads autobiography!
MotorMad
Bloody hell fcb why don't you write the lads autobiography!
MotorMad
Why would I need to do that when all the info is already available on Wikipedia (as I indicated at the start of my post)?
fifthcolumnblue
Why would I need to do that when all the info is already available on Wikipedia (as I indicated at the start of my post)?
fifthcolumnblue
 

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