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Kompany Banned - Rooney? Nobody Does It Better

Nobody across Planet Blue was surprised to hear that City captain Vincent Kompany's appeal against a four match ban was rejected by the Football Association...

...yet they have every reason to be livid at the sheer hypocrisy of arch outspoken rags Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney. Nevermind the now Europe reknowned pisspoor English scattergun refereeing standard.

They knew full well that for City to lose the man who has helped galvanise his side into league leaders throughout the remainder of a pivotal January would be a major blow.

As it stands, the City squad, who to their credit had nothing to do with their rag counterparts in the tunnel around the Manchester cup derby have other ideas. The intention is to win every single one of the games the skipper will miss by way of a tribute to him, sending the middle finger to Rugney and Taggart's hopes.

Every rag's favourite scouser has been publically vocal over Kompany's ball winning tackle on Nani Jackson from the moment the ball was won to his twatter account.

Rewind to March 2008 and the rags FA Cup exit at home to Portsmouth. The images below speak for themselves, but it's worth reminding English football of Taggart's comments that Portsmouth played dirty after that game, ignoring his striker's charge at Kranjcar: 'Teams aren't allowed to try and beat us, we are Manchester United.'

Rugney: 'it was a clear red card.'

all times East Manchester
We 11 Jan 19:45 Liverpool, The Etihad, LCSF1
Mo 16 Jan 20:00 Wigan, DW Stadium, PL
Su 22 Jan 13:30 Spurs, The Etihad, PL
We 25 Jan 19:45 Liverpool, Anfield, LCSF2
We 01 Feb 20:00 Everton, Goodison Park, PL
Sa 04 Feb 17:30 Fulham, The Etihad, PL
Su 12 Feb 16:00 Aston Villa, Villa Park, PL
Th 16 Feb 20:05 Porto, Estádio do Dragăo, ELR32
We 22 Feb 20:05 Porto, The Etihad, ELR32
Sa 25 Feb 17:30 Blackburn, The Etihad, PL

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 10 2012

Time: 9:10PM

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Brilliant tackle...absolutely. I wonder who is on the Appeals Panel & which teams they follow? The refereeing decisions against CITY have been costly this season & their does seem to be something going on here.
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10/01/2012 21:23:00

What relevance does a picture of a shaved monkey have to an article about football?^^^
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10/01/2012 21:25:00

And who's that brandishing a yellow card and erring on the side of don't upset Fergie caution? None other than serial card mentalist Martin Atkinson. This season he's racked up 87 yellows and 8 reds in 23 games. Not bad, not bad. ...Webb and Dowd in hot pursuit.
Johnny Baguette
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10/01/2012 21:34:00

Hi Guys Blackpool fan here and I have to say I was outraged at Kompanys dismissal whilst Rooneys in your face he had teo feet off the goround rant was not yellow carded for Unsporting behaviour. I would like the referee to answer that one and Im a qualified ref! Good luck this year I hope you beat those arrogant gits next door!
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10/01/2012 22:17:00

Kudos to Alex Nimely for not taking any s.h.i.t from Rio Ferdinand on Twitter. Absolute thicko.
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10/01/2012 22:45:00

JB, can you please remove that image of Rooney from the front page article. It makes me want to crack my laptop off the wall everytime I look at it. Shrek's uglier twin would be an apt replacement.
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10/01/2012 23:05:00

In his own words,"once a sh-thead,always a sh-thead".
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10/01/2012 23:08:00

If kompanys tackle was ared why was no card given (any colour) to Giggs for scything down Aguero from behind? Yes inconsistent indeed. Just another cover up to protect referees, who do get it wrong sometimes but cannot admit it.
Buzz Lightyear
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11/01/2012 05:14:00

Inconsistant yes - but what point is there in bringing up vids of just ROoney flying in with 2 feet - oh I forget - its cos he plays for us.....

Many other worse tackles worse then that lads - and Foy sent Kompany off - not Rooney
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11/01/2012 12:52:00

Just rewatched that vid you posted - yes he missed the ball, but it was a 1 footed tackle - unlike Kompanys......
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11/01/2012 12:54:00

Niteworlok, read the rule, it makes no difference whether it is one or two footed. If the tackle endangers the safety of an opponent it is deemed serious foul play and merits a red card. The reason that people scream about two feet is that when a player comes off both feet they are more likely not to be in control of the tackle, hence endangering the opponents safety. The tackles that broke Eduardo and Ramsey's ankles in recent years were both one footed.
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11/01/2012 13:17:00

No NW, it's because he gets away with crap far more dangerous than anything Kompany has ever done or will probably ever do.
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11/01/2012 13:21:00

Guys - you kinda are shooting yourselves in the foot here - "read the rule, it makes no difference whether it is one or two footed. If the tackle endangers the safety of an opponent it is deemed serious foul play and merits a red card.

IF it had connected it would have seriosuly injured Nani - but it didnt, Vinnie got the ball - there was still the follow through, but even still I dont think red anyway....
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11/01/2012 14:05:00

There was no fear of Kompany's foot connecting Niteworlok, if Nani hadn't jumped Vinnie's knee would have made contact withNani's ankle, have a look at the replay again.
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11/01/2012 14:08:00

It was a perfectly timed challenge - but even a second or so later then it could have been so different.

There is always a fear of a tacklers foot connecting with the ball runners foot with 2 footed challenges.....
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11/01/2012 16:04:00

But like you said in your post 'The reason that people scream about two feet is that when a player comes off both feet they are more likely not to be in control of the tackle, hence endangering the opponents safety' - was it 2 footed off the floor or not? Like Ive said I dont think it deserved a card at all - just pointing out you guys 'shooting yourselves in the foot' over this arguement
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11/01/2012 16:06:00

More likely I said, but that wasn't the case in this instance. He was in total control and was in no way endangering Nani's safety.
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11/01/2012 16:16:00

And that is why there has to be a distinction made and why Foy should have admitted his mistake.
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11/01/2012 16:18:00

BD - Kompany should NOT have been sent off - but he was - we maybe shouldnt ahve beaten you, but we did - I feel sorry for Kompany - and as a rag fan you may find that hard to believe - but at the end of the day it happened - nothing you, nor I can do to change the fact, we are not Gods - you have a lot of sympathy from other fans too - but get on with it, and come back as a team fighting stronger - give us a run for our money with the EPL - stop with the 'but if' comments.....
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11/01/2012 16:36:00

Nothing to do with Rooney's nasty challenge being highlighted just because he's a dirty red, it's because he's the one dishing out the advice to refs and all the rest of us.
Johnny Baguette
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11/01/2012 16:37:00

I've not made any "but if" comments NW.
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11/01/2012 16:38:00

And I'm not surprised that as a Rag you see that it wasn't a deserved red card, I've spoken to plenty of Rags that are of the same opinion as you.
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11/01/2012 16:42:00

BD - not aimed directly at you, just your fans on here as a whole - in all the different topics its all aimed at one thing - Kompanys sending off.

Baggy - there have been far worse challenges from players from other teams - but because of this hatred towards the club Ive supported for 35 years, I feel that always showing Roo is just being daft now. Yes, you lot hate him - hes our best player at the moment - and hes such a high profile player that his out of the game antics come under intense media scruntiny. He IS one of the best in England, and long may he remain that way and long may the rivalry (not hatred) exist between us fans.....
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