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Pearce to Appeal Dabo Red Card

Pearce to Appeal Dabo Red Card

City have today, quite rightly appealed against Ousmane Dabo's red card given by referee Howard Webb during last night's defeat against Reading.

Dabo was shown a straight red card after Howard Webb deemed it serious foul play after he led with an arm in an aerial challenge with Reading's Steve Sidwell, although television replays showed that Dabo had gone for the ball and not used his elbow. At worst it should have been a yellow, with most neutral commentators saying it should not even have been a caution.

The appeal will be heard by the FA on Thursday, but we shouldn't get our hopes up as there isn't a good track record of unfair dismissals and other erroneous cautions being overturned. The FA is an 'old boys' network after all, so are unlikely to view this appeal favourably and admit a referee might have actually got it wrong.


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Date:Tuesday September 12 2006
Time: 8:26PM

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With the amount of stick the majority of Referees are getting at the moment, not only from fans, but also from unbiassed broadcasting pundits, the FA now have a chance to see justice done and overturn the red card.
alphieblues
12/09/2006 21:26:00
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The underlying problem is that referees don't use common sense and more often than not games played in a great spirit that aren't in any way dirty often result in half a dozen or so ridiculous cautions. Same thing happened in the Chelsea v Werder Bremen match last night. The current laws and their interpretation are killing the game.
bluetone
13/09/2006 09:01:00
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Hope you are wrong, Bluesology, as the red card deserves to be overturned.
sandgroanun
13/09/2006 16:10:00
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it looked very harsh
dazza71
13/09/2006 22:01:00
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