Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

FA Reject Dabo Red Card Appeal

FA Reject Dabo Red Card Appeal

The Football Association has rejected City's appeal over Ousmane Dabo's sending off during Monday's 1-0 defeat at the hands of Reading.

Dabo was harshly shown a straight red card by referee Howard Webb following an aerial challenge with Steve Sidwell. Webb is gaining a bit of history with City having also sent off Jihai Sun in similar harsh circumstances in last year's FA Cup - I wonder if he's a closet Red by any chance ?

Most independent reports and the TV commentators agreed that the sending off was undeserved. As I predicted in my article earlier in the week, I was convinced the FA would not have the bottle to overturn a referee's decision, even though it was an obvious error, and sadly for us, my fears have been confirmed - shame on you FA !

City will now pay a heavy price as Dabo will serve a three-match suspension and miss the matches against Blackburn, Chesterfield in the Carling Cup and West Ham.

Dabo's red card was the second shown to a City player so far this season following Bernado Corradi's sending off at Stamford Bridge.

Are City being singled out for special treatment? It sure feels like it !


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

Writer:
Date:Thursday September 14 2006
Time: 9:32PM

Comments

0
How can Thatcher get a yellow for the Mendes tackle and Dabo get a straight red for what was a nothing challenge - the FA are a disgrace !
bluetone
14/09/2006 21:36:00
0
There was not a single complaint from any of the Reading players regarding the challenge, how can the FA be so blinkered as not to realise the Referee had made a major mistake. It is time the FA were taken to task by the Premiership Chairmen for some of the absurd decisions taken against their Clubs.
alphieblues
15/09/2006 10:07:00
0
I just read that Sidwell offered to speak on Dabo's behalf to say it should never have have been a caution. That makes the FA's decsion even worse. Who are are these faceless bunch of to**ers anyway ? They need to be identified and taken to task
bluetone
15/09/2006 10:43:00
0
the fa haven't got a clue, i'm sure they make decision using the paper,scissor stone game!!!!!
dazza71
15/09/2006 19:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Premier League 2016/17 Pre-Season Games

The Premier League may have published their 2016/17 fixture list but what about those of us who want to know about our respective club pre-season games.

VERY Latest On Nolito Deal

Speculation surrounding Celta Vigo's Nolito, aka Manuel Agudo Duran potential move to Manchester City has turned into a media frenzy.

Who Will Be The First Out Of The Door?

Our new Vital Manchester City front page poll question asks, 'out of the first team regulars, who will be sold first?'

Raheem Sterling - #TheHatedOne

12-months ago Manchester City paid Liverpool around £49 million, the highest transfer fee ever paid for an English player. But, was the 21-year-old England midfielder worth the money?

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Sedgie
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Out of the first team regulars, who will be sold first?
Suggested By: Tudor
Joe Hart1%
Aleksandar Kolarov3%
Pablo Zabaleta6%
Bacary Sagna0%
Fabian Delph6%
Jesus Navas0%
Raheem Sterling9%
Yaya Toure9%
Wilfried Bony63%
Samir Nasri0%
Eliaquim Mangala3%
Gael Clichy0%
Pep will not sell anyone0%
Someone else0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Skoorb125
2.Rising118
3.Tudor108
4.Colin Is The King106
5.Bluedub84
6.Buzz Lightyear66
7.kennyclementstache54
8.citizhun35
9.johnkelv27
10.Chippy_Tea9