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On Fire Ade Free To Boost City Attack At Villa

On Fire Ade Free To Boost City Attack At Villa

It's a case of 'boots, shinpads, options!' for Mark Hughes as Emmanuel Adebayor has been given the green light to head for Villa Park next Monday night...

The City gaffer's tactical cup runneth over at this stage of an already nicely poised season, despite key absences in recent weeks. Now the four goals in four games Adebayor is back to lead the line.

Today in London, Ade and City answered a Football Association charge of improper conduct which came about as a result of his goal celebration last month in front of Arsenal's travelling supporters who were watching their side fall 3-1 behind to the Blues at that time.

Throughout the long hearing, City mounted a robust legal defence of their star striker's actions and cited numerous previous similar goal celebrations that have gone unpunished by the FA. This included video footage that had been compiled, some of which was brought to the club's attention via the VMC Forum.

Ade has been fined £25,000 and given a two-match ban suspended sentence which will expire in December next year.

The FA commission said in a statement:

"In reaching its decision, the commission took into account his admission of the charge, public apology and the extremely provocative nature of the abuse he received. However, the commission also stated that players have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a proper manner, and that such celebrations are unacceptable and have the potential to cause a serious public-order incident."

Sparky said:

'There has been a lot said and written about Emmanuel's goal celebration. We are just glad to put it all behind us now and I am relieved he will be able to play at Aston Villa on Monday night. Manu was in great form before his suspension and having him available again is a huge boost to us.'

Hacks such as Piers Morgan, self styled spokesman for an Arsenal generation won't like this news one bit!


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Thursday October 1 2009
Time: 5:40PM


What? No Gooners condemning this? I am deeply, deeply shocked! Can't see it pleasing Villa though, as he will want to get back to scoring in every game he plays. Glad it's over, and we can now ignore it.
01/10/2009 18:12:00
Just let's get on with playing football and hope that Ade can keep up his goalscoring record against Villa.
01/10/2009 18:52:00
what is a suspended 2 match ban?
01/10/2009 19:09:00
I know Sparky has accepted the fine etc., but I believe City should use some the Sheiks' cash and take these F.A. idiots to the highest Court in the land. Why should Neville and Van Persie get off with a warning yet Ade gets fined and a suspended sentence not to mention the yellow card he already got in the match? It is one law for Arsenal and United and another for City. They (the F.A. ) are like our M.P.s, only thinking of themselves and their cartel of teams with which they are connected. WRONG! WRONG!WRONG!
Boab frae Kirkcaldy
01/10/2009 19:37:00
The FA Commission said in a Statement: Although it was our sincerest desire to screw Mancity and hang Adebayor out to dry, we realised that we would be exposed as complete and utter hyppocrites for punishing his celebrations in light of letting Van Persie and (repeat offender) Gary Neville off. Manchester City have been warned that we are watching them and will punish any future indiscretions with the full force of whatever new law we should choose to make up in the face of press hysteria.
01/10/2009 20:33:00
Platini's interview was interesting - screened today on SSN 'I have nothing against the big teams in england - Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester and Liverpool'....further proof of the existence of the big club cartel
01/10/2009 20:39:00
two games suspended - a travesty!
01/10/2009 20:41:00
You're right Merlin... it was dealt with in the match and no action should of been taken against him.
01/10/2009 20:48:00
At least he didn't get banned but the FA weren't using their Gary Neville precident on this occasion by taking no action. I am too surprised to see a lack of activity from Arsenal fans on this thread, it'll probably be a different story over on their site though!
01/10/2009 22:27:00
at least its over now and we can move on and let ade do what hes best at which is scoring goals for us - THE END
01/10/2009 23:01:00
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