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Fergie: Rooney Shouldn’t Have Anything To Do With The FA

Fergie: Rooney Shouldn’t Have Anything To Do With The FA

Two years ago, over an hour in to the game, Manchester United were trailing 2-0 against West Ham. It was the beginning of April and United had a title to win. Wayne Rooney was having a frustrating game and nothing was working for him… until the 65th minute. He scored a 14 minute hattrick to [...]

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Schmeichel: FA Cup Degraded By United’s Absence

Schmeichel: FA Cup Degraded By United’s Absence

Peter Schmeichel has reflected on the decision to allow Manchester United to pull out of the FA Cup following our historic Treble winning season to play in the World Club Cup in Brazil. Whilst United have always been the ones criticised for this decision, the truth is the government and FA were the ones at [...]

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Rio Fined £45k By FA

Rio Fined £45k By FA

Rio Ferdinand has been fined £45k by the FA following his “choc ice” remark on Twitter. Rio had been charged with acting “in a way which was improper and/or bought the game into disrepute by making comments which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.” A fan tweeted Rio and called Ashley [...]

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FA Charge Rio Ferdinand

FA Charge Rio Ferdinand

The FA have today announced that Rio Ferdinand has been charged for comments he made on Twitter in reference to Ashley Cole, who gave evidence in defence of John Terry in his trial following allegations of racism towards Rio’s brother, Anton. “The allegation is that the player acted in a way which was improper and/or [...]

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Too Little Too Late From The FA On Racism?

Following penalty misses from Ashley Young and Ashley Cole in England’s defeat to Italy at Euro 2012, Twitter was littered with England fans racially abusing them. All the tweets have been deleted and some users have blocked their accounts but the police are investigating complaints made. The FA have today released a statement condemning the [...]

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Ref’s Mistake Gifts City The Title

Manchester City fans have spent decades complaining about United receiving favourable decisions from the referee. This season, City messageboards were filled with talk of a ‘conspiracy’, in which the FA and Sky Sports were working against City to help United win the title. Seriously. The debatable decisions table shows that United would have won the [...]

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Singing For England?

Singing For England?

“Did you cheer, did you cheer, did you cheer when Beckham scored?” we would sing to opposition fans following David Beckham’s transformation from villain to hero in the eyes of England fans. After his sending off in the World Cup 1998 he was given an awful time in this country, with effigies of him being [...]

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Marriner To Ref The Derby – Should We Be Worried?

Marriner To Ref The Derby – Should We Be Worried?

Andre Marriner is set to referee the derby after rumours that Howard Webb was going to get it. Marriner hasn’t caused us a great deal of problems over the years but any issue that has arisen with him is scouse-related. 1. Failed to send Jamie Carragher off for this challenge in the 87th minute at [...]

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Fergie: FA Asked Me To Keep Quiet

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he is not allowed to give his opinion on who he thinks should be the next England boss. After previously suggesting that Harry Redknapp would be great for the job, the FA wrote to Ferguson and asked him not to discuss it any more. “The Premier League has written [...]

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PICTURES: Fans In Uruguay Support Suarez And Tell Fergie To Shut Up

PICTURES: Fans In Uruguay Support Suarez And Tell Fergie To Shut Up

Luis Suarez, who has recently served an eight match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra, has the full support of the fans of his former team, Nacional. Nacional are Suarez’s local team and he started playing for them when he was 14-years-old, so, like Liverpool, have stuck their head in the sand over the fact [...]

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Rooney Makes FA Reject City’s Kompany Appeal

Rooney Makes FA Reject City’s Kompany Appeal

Vincent Kompany was rightly sent off for a two footed challenge on Nani at the weekend in a game that saw Manchester City knocked out of the FA Cup. Nani got out of the way of the challenge, saving himself from getting hurt, and Wayne Rooney complained to referee Chris Foy. After the game, Roberto [...]

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The Suarez Report Broken Down

The Suarez Report Broken Down

Here are the most interesting and important points from the 115 page document which explains why the decision was made to charge Luis Suarez with racially abusing Patrice Evra. (Or just scroll to the bottom where the key points from the report are summarised). Evidence – The FA and Evra watched some video footage of [...]

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Fergie: FA Right To Ban Suarez

Whilst Liverpool decided to wear t-shirts for Luis Suarez, who has been found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra this week, Manchester United have kept quiet. Today, Sir Alex Ferguson has given his reaction to the ban but is eager to put it all behind us, claiming it was never about United against Liverpool. “Our [...]

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VIDEO: Remember This Rooney Three Match Ban, FA?

In the summer of 2006, Wayne Rooney was sent off during the pre-season Amsterdam Tournament for an innocuous challenge on Pepe, as both players jumped for the ball. It was only a couple of months earlier that Rooney had been sent off against Portugal in the World Cup and Pepe was prepared to use this [...]

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Is Swearing Worse Than Kicking, FA?

Last season, Wayne Rooney swore during the celebration of one of his goals against West Ham and was banned. Rooney broke Law 12 and was charged with using “offensive, insulting and/or abusive language”. Despite players directing this language at referees and opponents on a weekly basis and receiving no punishment, the FA banned Rooney for [...]

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