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Everton and West Ham charged over 'melee'

by | 26/11/2014  Comments (17)  jump
Everton and West Ham have been notified by the Football Assocation that both clubs are to be charged for failing to control their players during a flare-up in the first half of Saturday's game.

Though no violent conduct was involved, the game's governing body felt moved to censure both teams for the incident in which some Hammers players reacted angrily to a heavy tackle by James McCarthy on Morgan Amalfitano, a challenge that was deemed fair by referee Mark Clattenburg.

The FA statement said: "It is alleged that in or around the 40th minute of the fixture, both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion."

The clubs can appeal the decision by 6pm on Monday 1st December.  

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Mike Childs
1 Posted 26/11/2014 at 19:15:07
Sure, come down on the real clubs while the wealthy destroy the league with their gluttony.
Phil Walling
2 Posted 26/11/2014 at 19:27:33
I think you'll find that they come down on the wealthy for the same offence, Mike!
Andrew Ellams
3 Posted 26/11/2014 at 19:29:00
No wonder football is going down shit street. Any physical contact stamped out so the prima donnas can carry on untouched.
Lyndon Lloyd
4 Posted 26/11/2014 at 19:28:27
This is a ridiculous decision, particularly in view of the FA throwing their hands up and saying that couldn't do anything about Jack Wilshere's altercation with Marouane Fellaini.

I'm not sure our players could have done less in that incident. The West Ham players jumped all over James McCarthy and a few of ours intervened to get between.

No punches were thrown, I don't even recall anyone shoving anyone in a particularly violent manner. If you want the most competitive league in the world, you're going to have players fired up about their team's cause and willing to come to their teammates' defence. It's human and sporting nature.

Bet all these 㿀,000 fines come in handy at the FA, though, eh...

Colin Glassar
5 Posted 26/11/2014 at 19:35:24
They have to pay for their stadium somehow, Lyndon.
Harold Matthews
6 Posted 26/11/2014 at 21:15:56
Wilshere on Fellaini and the squirts who provoked Benteke were much worse.
James Stewart
7 Posted 26/11/2014 at 21:58:54
Typical FA. Nothing surprises me from them clowns.
Mike Childs
8 Posted 26/11/2014 at 22:27:09
Yes, Phil, I agree, same offense, but I said gluttony like signing 58 players and loaning them out. I guess I assume people would get my meaning that the real offenses to a balanced league that deserve some type of league involvement are open instead of being put in check.
Phil Rodgers
9 Posted 26/11/2014 at 22:34:53
We didn't do anything!!!
Nick Entwistle
10 Posted 26/11/2014 at 23:27:57
Seems a strange charge to be leveled with.

When were the club unable to control the players, when the altercations started? That would imply all players whenever they're not squaring up to each other must be under a control, but looking for a fight in perpetuity.

Or was it during the altercation? Because other than some shoving and snarling, it was calmed down. As in being controlled.

The club now has until 6pm, December 1st to read my post.

Kase Chow
11 Posted 27/11/2014 at 00:31:59
Harsh decision.
Trevor Lynes
12 Posted 27/11/2014 at 01:14:35
After watching Keane and his Man Utd cohorts, itÂ’s a bit rich when they got away with it week after week.
Brian Waring
13 Posted 27/11/2014 at 12:28:58
Wenger rushes up to Mourinho and pushes him, all in front of the camera's and the FA do sweet (excuse the pun) FA.
Phil Walling
14 Posted 27/11/2014 at 12:36:29
It's all part of the fun when I go to watch Wigan Warriors!

Soccer refs are too soft and lack the authority of their Rugby counterparts (both codes). The FA don't pick on Everton – that view is pathetic – but they are certainly inconsistent in these matters and hide behind 'the ref's report'.

Tim Greeley
15 Posted 27/11/2014 at 12:31:20
Can James Tomkins get a public spanking for being the most cavernous vagina in the League as well?

The match was testy for sure but it almost all revolved around Almafitano. And since when is he to be protected like he is Neymar or something!?!?

You got tackled, Frenchie, deal with it.

Tony J Williams
16 Posted 27/11/2014 at 15:16:28
"You got tackled, Frenchie, deal with it."

Comments of the day for me.


Geoff Evans
17 Posted 27/11/2014 at 17:20:30
Inconsistent, frustrating.

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