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Villa To Consider Knight Appeal

Villa To Consider Knight Appeal

Villa were leading Chelski 2-0 before Phil Dowd stepped in to remind the world he was not important during todays match.

Speaking to the official site, Martin O'Neill said:

'You can appeal the red card and I'm seriously thinking about it, because I'm not overly happy with the decision.

'There wasn't one decision we got. If we get the next 15 it will only semi make up for it.

'We were playing brilliantly. We deserved to be 2-0 in front but the penalty was really dubious and it's a major point in the game.

'Suddenly it's 2-1, we've got a man sent off and play the whole of the second half with 10 men.

'It was never a freekick (prior to Ballack's goal). Amazingly, I thought the referee might give it but never in a month of Sundays was it a freekick and they scored from it.'

I don't think the managers can be any clearer - has their been a game in Phil Dowd's dowdy career that hasn't left people thinking he's more interested in stealing the limelight than actually doing his job?

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday December 26 2007
Time: 10:06PM

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Might as well appeal, nothing to lose...although how many appeals actually have been won....i can't remember any....i can't believe the poll scores at the moment.....2% for Knight and 58% for Maloney !!! both were only on the pitch for 45 mins....2 goals in 45 mins does not make you motm..... in my opinion after todays heriocs from the team they were all motm winners...particulary the 10 men in the 2nd half...
imavillan
26/12/2007 23:26:00
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Even if it was a penalty (and that's a mighty big if), the sending off was extremely harsh. Ballack knew what he wanted, contact was absolutely minimal. Twas a dive, says I.
glensider
27/12/2007 03:26:00
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Went down like he had been shot , Not much point in appeal they will always support the ref. It was a dive but nothing that Ashley Young hasn't tried several times this season .
Villan57
27/12/2007 08:58:00
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No point appealing, it was clearly a penalty and Zat was clearly the last defender. If the useless Dowd hadn't sent him off, he'd have been in hot water with the people who check refs. He was, as they showed on Match of the Day, perfectly placed to judge the pen. Hate to take off my claret and blue tinted specs but it was a pen. Their free kick should never have been given though!
The Fear
27/12/2007 09:41:00
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How come an incident where Ballack Elbows Barry in the face is not shown on MOTD? He clearly intended to hurt Barry and Ballack should have walked, the referee did not spot it but the TV replayed the incident several times - Video Evidence anybody?
KSarge1
27/12/2007 09:54:00
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Agreed KSarge1. Ballack hadn't long been on when the incident happened. Blatant elbow into GB's face. It was clearly evident from our seats in The Shed, so how did Dowd and his assistants miss it?
glensider
27/12/2007 11:05:00
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totally agree, video evidence would be good, forget who was talking about it the other day but they were suggesting video evidence should be able to up a yellow to a red where appropriate. Why not, might be a way of stamping out the cheats in the game, give 5 match suspensions for dives etc?!
The Fear
27/12/2007 11:11:00
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I think you would be right challenging this decision but don't hold your breath about it being rescinded. Also wanted to congratulate you guys on one hell of a performance yesterday. Brilliant match and the least you deserved was a point! Well done the Villains.
roversman
27/12/2007 11:35:00
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I have to say that the refereeing performance yesterday was probably the most inconsistant I have ever witnessed from a Premier League referee - and there have been a few.
KSarge1
27/12/2007 12:00:00
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when does an appeal ever succeed? Referees are rarely confirmed, by the authorities, as being in the wrong! Anyone fancy signing the "Cole was Hard Done By" petition :-)
merlin
27/12/2007 12:31:00
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