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Carry On Tackling: Kompany In The Clear

Manchester City have won their appeal against the straight red card afforded the club's captain and colossus Vincent Kompany during the historic win at Arsenal last weekend...

Towards the end of City's 0-2 win, Kompany won the ball cleanly with one foot in a 50-50 challenge with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere who was already going to ground over his own ankle. Referee Mike Dean from his angle deemed the tackle to be two footed and gave the Belgian international a straight red. Whether or not Dean felt goaded into the decision by a seething Arsenal crowd and team who had arguably become hellbent upon a City player seeing red following the early dismissal of Laurent Koscielny remains open to debate.

The FA decision to overturn Kompany's red is a massive boost to Roberto Mancini and his resurgent City side who are bursting with confidence, team spirit and self-belief.

One year ago, City lost Kompany throughout an important January to a dubious straight red card for an athletic ball winning tackle 12 minutes into an FA Cup clash against the Stretfords. The referee in question Chris Foy was roundly goaded by Wayne Rugney in particular before reaching for his pocket.

Above all else, fears that the FA upholding Dean's rash decision would signal the deathknell for tackling in English football have been allayed.

UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester

Sa 19Jan 15h00 Fulham, The Etihad, PL
Sa/Su 26/27Jan Crystal Palace or Stoke City, A, FAC4
Tu 29Jan 19h45 QPR, Loftus Road, PL
Su 03Feb 16h00 Liverpool, The Etihad, PL
Sa 09Feb 17h30 Southampton, St Mary's, PL





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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 15 2013

Time: 3:51PM

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It's all because we bought Mike Dean. That's the truth, an Arsenal fan told me a few moments ago.
fifthcolumnblue
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15/01/2013 17:01:00

Honestly stunned. Had thought the FA in their infinite wisdom and history in making the correct call with regards to appeals would have thrown it out!
Belfastblue
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15/01/2013 20:53:00

The FA got it right in rescinding that red card to Kompany. Rather than take the view that Dean was goaded into issuing the red, I feel his view was blocked by Garcia and, in real time without the benefit of replays, the tackle did look worse than it really was. But, the FA has done the right thing and one only hopes they remain consistent in reviewing future appeals.
Naijagunner
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15/01/2013 22:26:00

The "reffs club" will not like this one bit. Hope we do not pay a price for this overturn.
johnkelv
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16/01/2013 00:39:00

The only thing that will stop needless controversies like this is video replay technology. Dean's angle meant that he made the split-second decision to produce a red card. On replay, it was confirmed that the tackle was clean and that Wilshere was actually falling over his own ankle prior to any contact between the two players. It would take approximately 15-20 seconds for a fourth official to review an important decision like this (coincidentally, about the same time it takes to produce a red and send a player off). Which begs the question - why are the FA so recalcitrant about implementing video technology?
fifthcolumnblue
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16/01/2013 09:50:00

Spot on 5th, from side on it looks ok, and i agree with you Naijagunner we all want that consistency that is lacking at the moment an d until they bring in tv technology to look at these things, we will always get the controversy, but the refs have only one view and seconds to make that decision.
Buzz Lightyear
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16/01/2013 12:30:00

meanwhile, over in Stretford, this is a yellow card: http://cadfael.tv/image/src/1358373198164.gif
fifthcolumnblue
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16/01/2013 23:04:00

 

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