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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 12 2006

Time: 12:06PM

Your Comments

Common sense prevails. that makes a refreshing change
jonah
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
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
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
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
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
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
good idea from bobbyfett, let the crowd see the cheats in action over and over again, shame the buggers!
The Fear
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
To be fair the Sheff Utd player was roughing JPA up a bit so deserved a good smack in the chops!
DeanoVilla
Got lucky JPA. Should really have been suspended for it. Very petty and silly thing to do at that point of the game.
Tierney
Oh come on..it was nothing. ******* hell, we're all becoming as soft as the players now. Its a man's game, his elbow hardly touched the bloke, get real guys fer F***s sake!!
jonah
They'll all be wearing padding and helmets soon at this rate
jonah
Sorry about that outburst lads but these modern players are really beginning to p*** me off with their constant diving and cheating. Something has got to be done to put an end to it.
jonah
IMO not a problem Jonah agree fully, having watched the replays it is quite obvious that the blade tugged on Angel so much that he spun around with centrifugal force doing the rest, nice to see a ref that understands the laws of physics.
steff_the_villan
Does anyone know if JPA's elbow will have recovered in time for Saturday? It was a nasty knock it received from Morgans face. And whilst we are talking about Saturday, if you think that was an elbow, wait until we see again what Kevin Davies dishes out. If ever a player needs to get 'accidentally' hurt by one of ours, it is him.
utv-sotc
Yes that Morgan can certainly dish it out. He's no Angel, unlike Juan Pablo.
glensider
 

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