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Juan Pablo Angel's Elbow In Clear

Juan Pablo Angel's Elbow In Clear

Worry not Villa fans, it appears Juan Pablo Angel will not face any action over last nights elbowing of Sheffield United skipper Chris Morgan.

According to Sky referee Mark Halsey has confirmed he saw the incident and decided to take no action.

Therefore the FA can take no further action against the Villa striker.

I must admit, although this works in our favour this time, I'd like a video panel to look at incidents again that the ref either see's or misses. Why not give players suspensions for diving etc? For violent conduct and other incidents? Might stamp some of the cheating out of the game and takes the pressure off the refs a little?


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday December 12 2006
Time: 12:06PM

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Common sense prevails. that makes a refreshing change
jonah
12/12/2006 12:09:00
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Yea JF, but where would it all end? I find it hard to believe that refs allowed themselves to be 'conned' so easily. They need to wise up and take action against the cheats and divers there and then. Not wait for some video panel days later to make a decision. After all if a player dives in the box, wins a pen and your side loses 1-0, whats the point in video evidence days later? Unless of course they have the power to amend the points totals as well which will never happen
jonah
12/12/2006 12:13:00
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the problem is that the divers cause referees to second guess themselves in genuine cases. I take your point Jonah but referees will always make mistakes and giving a diver a 3 game ban might make a difference in the future.
andrew144
12/12/2006 12:17:00
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I take your pint Andrew, but in that case, if the authorities really want to stop it, they should hand out 6 game bans. You can be sure the manager/coach would make sure he stopped his players from diving then!!
jonah
12/12/2006 12:20:00
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the answers been there for ages but no-ones got the balls to instigate it. in every big ground now theres a huge screen, replays are shown on there 10 seconds after an incudent has happened. initially it will slow a game up, but as the divers start to realise they wont get away with it, it will gradually stop, meaning the screen will then be used only for a few genuine incidents that need to be addressed. i'd sooner have the game stop for a minute than have a penalty given against us.
bobbyfett
12/12/2006 12:29:00
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bobbyfett: Good idea, that'll shame the divers in front of 40000 people. But like you said, no-one has the balls to do it
jonah
12/12/2006 13:04:00
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trouble is Jonah, they don't always see everything and it isn't always easy to judge what has happened in a split second, whereas a panel would have the benefit of replays, it might stamp out some of the poncy rubbish going on. Look at Lehman and Drogba the other day diving around like a couple of fairies. Give them a £20k fine and they'd think twice, or a one match ban as the money probably means less to them !
The Fear
12/12/2006 17:03:00
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good idea from bobbyfett, let the crowd see the cheats in action over and over again, shame the buggers!
The Fear
12/12/2006 17:04:00
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Well I've finally seen the much talked about incident (having missed it completely while actually in attendance at Bramall Lane), and am I alone in believing that it wasn't a deliberate elbow? Maybe I'm too one eyed, or maybe I need to see it over and over, but my reading of the incident was that JPA, in annoyance at attempts to tug him back, basically attempts to shrug off the offending Blade, accidentally catching him in the face? The referee admits to having a clear view of the strike, yet feels that no action needed to be taken. I've seen much more worse go completely unpunished, and believe that had JPA been red carded, or even shown a yellow, then he'd have been very hard done by indeed.
glensider
12/12/2006 19:13:00
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To be fair the Sheff Utd player was roughing JPA up a bit so deserved a good smack in the chops!
DeanoVilla
12/12/2006 20:23:00
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