Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday September 22 2009
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.
Date:Tuesday September 22 2009
Stats: Manchester City v Sunderland (Wednesday April 16 2014)
The Citizens versus The Black Cats (Wednesday April 16 2014)
The Ped Report Liverpool 3-2 City (Sunday April 13 2014)
Stats: Liverpool v Manchester City (Sunday April 13 2014)
The Reds versus The Citizens (Saturday April 12 2014)
Interview With A Scouser - The Opposition View (Friday April 11 2014)
City Summer Transfer Planning Well Advanced Again (Thursday April 10 2014)
Number 13 - Lucky For Some! (Thursday April 10 2014)
The Ped Report City 4-1 Southampton (Saturday April 5 2014)
Stats: Manchester City v Southampton (Saturday April 5 2014)
|Man Utd||0||-||3||Man City|
|3. Man City||33||22||5||6||+54||71|
|7. Man Utd||33||17||6||10||+18||57|
» Chelsea : 17/04/2014 13:36:00
» Newcastle : 17/04/2014 12:00:00
|It`s Right Up Mourinho`s Street!
» Chelsea : 17/04/2014 11:03:00
|Everton hand advantage back to Arsenal
» Everton : 17/04/2014 09:00:00
» Everton : 17/04/2014 08:44:00
|Pardew Defence League
» Newcastle : 17/04/2014 08:41:00
|More Courtois Mischief?
» Chelsea : 17/04/2014 07:44:00