Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Battling Bellamy In The Clear

Battling Bellamy In The Clear



Good City news from the Football Association at last. Craig Bellamy will not be charged for his dismissal of that rag bellend at the end of The Great Rag Robbery...

MCFC just released the following statement...

'Manchester City can confirm that Craig Bellamy will not be charged by the Football Association following an incident with a Manchester United supporter at Sunday's Premier League fixture.

'The FA today announced that referee Martin Atkinson confirmed that he would not have sent Bellamy off had he seen the incident with the fan at the time.

'This means Bellamy is free for selection for tomorrow`s Carling Cup tie at home to Fulham and Monday evening`s Premier League fixture at home to West Ham United.

'Bellamy will be contacted by The FA and warned as to his future conduct.'

What a relief that the FA have seen sense over the pathetic calls for City's on fire striker to receive a 3 match ban for telling the pitch invading idiot to get off the park.

Just the booster Mark Hughes needed after the frustation of extra time at the swamp.

With Crocky Santa Cruz still unavailable, Bellers will be right in the thick of it tomorrow night.

Meanwhile the FA continued to clear the derby decks with a few more tickings off. Chief amongst them Gary "Chuckle" Neville's embarrassing last minute of extra time substitute warm up.

The FA said:

"The FA would repeat its previous advice that players should not become involved with or approach fans in such circumstances.
The FA would also take this opportunity to remind fans, managers and players of their joint responsibility towards the game and strongly condemns any pitch invasions by fans.

"Gary Neville has been reminded of his responsibilities following his actions after Manchester United's final goal deep into injury time.

"The FA has also contacted Manchester United regarding a coin-throwing incident during the same fixture. The FA fully expects the club to use all available means to identify and deal with the culprit appropriately and, along with the fan who entered the field of play, look to issue bans on attending future matches."

And that should be the end of this particular chapter. Take the positives. The next two derbies will be in Manchester and we'll be stronger.



JOIN VITAL MANCHESTER CITY:

Vital Manchester City was the fastest growing Independent City Website last season and has a membership now standing at 1700 strong. There's more to come - Be Here Now and join the debate in our Forums as resurgent City prepare a derby backlash for Fulham in the League Cup.







*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday September 22 2009
Time: 6:53PM

Comments

0
Brilliant news. We can do without any more hangovers from the Manchester derby game. It's time to draw a line under it and get on with the season.
Sindbad
22/09/2009 19:03:00
0
Not as I'm condoning bellers behaviour. But I’ll bet there’s not one of us that has not wanted to slap a rag at one time or another
durham-blue
22/09/2009 19:24:00
0
Seeing as the FA are not doing anything about Neville running to the City fans then is it safe to presume there will be no further action taken against Ade then, or is that only if you're a current top 4 team?
romancity
22/09/2009 19:55:00
0
how could they charge him - it was a girlie punch!
merlin
22/09/2009 20:35:00
0
Neville's was worse... he wasn't even on the pitch and he was already on a warning for doing the same thing against Liverpool. Add to that the fact that Ade was already booked in the match for the celebration and I really can't see how the FA can do any more than warn him.
MCFC_Goatboy
22/09/2009 23:18:00
0
Fortunately for us, the neville celebrations and turdinand's lovely little hand around the throat of a fellow professional would have been raised by City in Beller's defence. So in order not to receive the hairdryer treatment from the red ogre, they've dropped the matter. Any further news on what the pitch invader threw away?
fifthcolumnblue
23/09/2009 08:11:00
0
P.S. Credit to Rooney for standing up for a fellow professional and acting to defuse the situation rather than behaving like a Turd (inand) as some of the other rags did. Still don't like him, but will give him credit for this one.
fifthcolumnblue
23/09/2009 08:12:00
0
This is a bit of a surprise that the FA missed a chance to ban one of our players - Perhaps it was because they didn't have to alter the rules to do so in this case that they chose not to bother.
Kevinho
26/09/2009 19:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Blue Tuesday Podcast (28/03/17)

Many pundits think Pep Guardiola will spend in the summer to build Manchester City's defence. Jimmy Wagg asks do you think some of the places should be filled by Academy players.

The Manchester City Walking Wounded - Injury Table

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Manchester City and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

EFL Cup To Fast Track Video Assistance?

It's been reported this week that the Football Association could now fast track video assistant referee help for match day officials in the League Cup.

Andre Marriner Takes Charge Of Arsenal v Man City

The Premier League has chosen Andre Marriner to officiate Sunday's game between Arsenal v Manchester City.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many goals, if any will City score against Arsenal on Sunday?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more17%
Four15%
Three30%
Two15%
One23%
City won't score0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 2 2017 4:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 8:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 5:30PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 12:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
FA Cup

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear718
2.Johnny Baguette610
3.Skoorb369
4.Rising156
5.kennyclementstache147
6.johnkelv131
7.Tudor125
8.Colin Is The King106
9.citizhun84
10.Bluedub81
Vital Football Comment