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« Reply #2445 on: April 24, 2013, 03:10:59 pm »
Well, the FA is softer than I thought - he is banned for just 10 games (which means the rest of this season and the first six games next season).  (If he should be sold out of the EPL, does anyone know if FIFA enforces one league's bans in other leagues?)

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« Reply #2446 on: April 25, 2013, 01:26:43 am »
Its the 5th longest ban in EPL history.  It wasn't worse than what Barton or Di Canio did

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4901426/Top-10-longest-Premier-League-bans-after-Luis-Suarez-10-game-suspension.html

Seems right in line and maybe even a little harsh compared to some of the other bans.  Eden Hazzard of Chelsea received a 3 game ban this season for kicking a ball boy.  That actually seemed worse to me.
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« Reply #2447 on: April 26, 2013, 12:23:41 pm »
Its the 5th longest ban in EPL history.  It wasn't worse than what Barton or Di Canio did

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4901426/Top-10-longest-Premier-League-bans-after-Luis-Suarez-10-game-suspension.html

Seems right in line and maybe even a little harsh compared to some of the other bans.  Eden Hazzard of Chelsea received a 3 game ban this season for kicking a ball boy.  That actually seemed worse to me.

Too harsh?  He's a freaking serial offender?!  He's already been banned 7 matches for biting, 8 matches for being a racist and now another 10 matches for biting yet again and you think this is harsh?  Maybe if there was no history of being a complete racist psychopath I might agree?   ???

And I'm not condoning what Hazzard did, but I would hardly call what he did to that ballboy as kicking.  The kid totally embellished the tap that Hazzard gave him.  Not to mention, it's not the job of the ballboy to lay on the ball to delay the game and prevent Chelsea from getting the ball back in play.  If you ask me, that kid should never get the chance to be a ballboy for the bush league tactics of laying on the ball like he did...  ::)

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« Reply #2448 on: April 26, 2013, 04:23:29 pm »
You seemed to have missed a couple key words

Its the 5th longest ban in EPL history.  It wasn't worse than what Barton or Di Canio did

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4901426/Top-10-longest-Premier-League-bans-after-Luis-Suarez-10-game-suspension.html

Seems right in line and maybe even a little harsh compared to some of the other bans.  Eden Hazzard of Chelsea received a 3 game ban this season for kicking a ball boy.  That actually seemed worse to me.


You can't kick a ball boy, way wrong, no matter the situation.
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« Reply #2449 on: May 11, 2013, 02:22:16 pm »
FA Cup final just in:  Wigan Athletic shocks Manchester City, 1-0.
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« Reply #2450 on: May 13, 2013, 02:24:29 am »
stunning finish from the English Championship promotion semi-final.

the set up:   Leicester led Watford 1-0 after the first leg,  Watford were leading the second leg 2-1 to make it 2-2 on aggregate.  Leicester were awarded a "soft" penalty very late in stoppage time and could seal their trip to Wembley with a conversion.  Then this happened.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JgUevnYJOvI



may have out done the finish from the final day in England's League One

Doncaster at Brentford

the set up, Doncaster need one point to secure promotion to The Championship a win gives Doncaster the League One title.  Brentford can also win promotion with a victory leaving Doncaster in the play-offs.   Bournemouth is promoted and can win the division if Brentford win this game.

pretty much the last kicks of the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4SK8PP-UP8
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« Reply #2451 on: May 13, 2013, 10:26:48 am »
Link to the Leicester/Watford finish the wankers haven't disabled yet........wait about 20 seconds it will run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGDOJfuhzo8
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« Reply #2452 on: May 15, 2013, 03:55:03 pm »
Odd week for Wigan.  On Saturday, they win the FA Cup; on Tuesday, they get relegated! :o

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« Reply #2453 on: May 16, 2013, 01:06:10 pm »
Odd week for Wigan.  On Saturday, they win the FA Cup; on Tuesday, they get relegated! :o

Wigan made a couple of firsts with their FA Cup win.  They were the first team to win the FA Cup making their first appearance in the Cup Final which was a good thing.  :)  Now they are also the first team to win the FA Cup and then go on to be relegated which is not such a good thing...  :-[

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« Reply #2454 on: May 16, 2013, 06:39:24 pm »
Odd week for Wigan.  On Saturday, they win the FA Cup; on Tuesday, they get relegated! :o

Wigan made a couple of firsts with their FA Cup win.  They were the first team to win the FA Cup making their first appearance in the Cup Final which was a good thing.  :)  Now they are also the first team to win the FA Cup and then go on to be relegated which is not such a good thing...  :-[

Just saw another thing about the FA Cup: Man City's payroll is TEN TIMES that of Wigan ($300M to $30M) - victory (however short-lived :P) for the little guys! ;D

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« Reply #2455 on: May 17, 2013, 03:45:04 pm »
Hoping to see Palace back in the Premiership.  Quite a long time before that match gets played, though.

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« Reply #2456 on: May 19, 2013, 03:01:12 pm »
disappointed to hear NBC will be covering English soccer starting next year.  I've loved FOX Soccer and ESPN's weekend game's.


It does sound like NBC is going all out though.
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« Reply #2457 on: May 19, 2013, 06:41:06 pm »
Gunners in the CL again!  At the expense of Spurs again!

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« Reply #2458 on: May 25, 2013, 12:46:51 pm »
Today German Soccer gets its day in the spotlight!  Go Bees!
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« Reply #2459 on: May 26, 2013, 07:00:00 pm »
That was a great game....thought Dortmund might do it, but Robben was superb.  His late goal was fantastic...all finesse, just rolled it by the keeper. 
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