UK time is: 06:46:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

FA Slap Ban on Thatcher

The Football Association has today handed Ben Thatcher an eight-match ban plus a 15-game suspended ban for 'that' challenge on Pompey's Pedro Mendes in the home game at Eastlands last month.

The FA confirmed that the eight-match suspension will take effect retroactively from August 26, three days after the incident in which Mendes was taken out by Thatcher.

The FA ban will in effect run concurrently with the Club ban which would mean Thatcher could not be considered for selection until November; an outcome that is probably better than expected.

The 15-match suspended ban can be enforced at any time in the next two years if the player is found guilty of another serious foul.

Let's hope this is the end of the matter now and we can concentrate on the football, although after last night, that's just as depressing.

Great to see Mendes back in action at the weekend by the way !





Message to FEn_100: Bluetone's reply sums it all up really. We're a decent lot at City and don't want our Club's name tarnished by idiots and thugs.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 12 2006

Time: 8:41PM

Your Comments

Will he play in the return match? If common sense prevails he won't.
storagematt
Thanks for the last sentence Bluesology.
FEn_100
I think that's what all City fans feel and we have nothing but comtempt for what Thatcher did
bluetone
storagematt....If common sense prevails he won't play for City again.
alphieblues
well done to the fa on this, it was a shocking tackle, good to see mendes back
green giant 12
Good to see the FA acting sensibly...for once!
sandgroanun
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

City Lose To Liverpool On Penalties (Thursday July 31 2014)

Proving Your Point (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Jovetic Takes Chance To Impress (Monday July 28 2014)

City Not Feeling Charitable (Sunday July 27 2014)

City Win Meeting Of Champions (Thursday July 24 2014)

Negredo Undergoes Surgery (Wednesday July 23 2014)

U21 Game Cancelled - Club Statement (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Negredo Replacement Targeted (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Bojan Gets Squad Number
Stoke : 31/07/2014 21:46:00
Arsenal Fan Goes Out On Loan
Arsenal : 31/07/2014 21:30:00
Danny: Champion of the World!
Spurs : 31/07/2014 21:10:00
Albion Announce 2014-15 Squad Numbers
WBA : 31/07/2014 18:13:00
Bertrand Joins On Season Long Loan
Southampton : 31/07/2014 18:02:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Player of the Year?
Suggested By:  Site Staff
David Silva 9%
Pablo Zabaleta 42%
Edin Dzeko 5%
Yaya Toure 44%