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Cisse handed three-match ban for violent conduct

by | 29/12/2014  Comments (12)  jump
It's of no use to Everton but Papiss Cisse has been suspended retroactively after television cameras showed him elbowing Seamus Coleman in the face during the first half of yesterday's match at St James' Park.

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James Smith
1 Posted 29/12/2014 at 17:56:43
If he was an Everton player it would of been a minimum of 10 games banned for sure. How its only 3 I don't understand....
Joe Clitherow
2 Posted 29/12/2014 at 18:04:38
And the incompetent ref who stared at all three attempts and did nothing gets..... What exactly?
Andrew Ellams
3 Posted 29/12/2014 at 18:59:17
One day a referee will get sued and all hell will break loose
Eddie Dunn
4 Posted 29/12/2014 at 19:28:59
Murphy on match of the day said he thought it would just be a case of 3?6?9? match ban.
As the guy tried three times to bust Coleman's cheekbone, I think each attempt is worth 3 games.
You know, in the rough, tough sport of Rugby,a citing officer would dish out a lengthy ban for this kind of offence. 3 games just isn't enough.
James Stewart
5 Posted 29/12/2014 at 19:39:49
IÂ’ve been saying it for ages now but a video referee or 4th official needs to come in. So many big calls are incorrect or completely missed these days and it really ruins the game.

A team should be able to make a couple of challenges a game and the 4th official can look at it on the replay. It wouldnÂ’t take any longer than it does for play to start again when someone is faking injury so I donÂ’t see the problem with it.

Every week it seems to be some bad call being discussed and it just doesnÂ’t have to be like that anymore. ItÂ’s not in other sports.

John Gee
6 Posted 29/12/2014 at 19:51:39
The most depressing thing about the Cisse elbow was not one of our players bothered to get close enough to him during the entire game to get some retribution. Going straight through the back of that player the next time he got the ball should have been priority number one for our whole team. But it wasn't.

It's not the dog in the fight, it's the fight in the dog.

Trevor Lynes
7 Posted 29/12/2014 at 19:55:24
John, what you say makes no sense. If one of our players retaliated we would be in a worse mess than we are now !

I think if a player is banned for any assault similar to Cisse's then he should be banned automatically for three matches plus those games to be played against the team he was playing against when charged.

Referees are continually missing the physical assaults especially from dead ball situations and it is getting worse. I want to see penalties given for manhandling players without any attempt to play the ball.

The rule is that if a referee gives a yellow card for what would normally be a red card, then it is deemed over with. How can that be fair when two Man City players should have been straight red-carded in the last game but cannot be further punished retrospectively.

The game is being brought into disrepute and I am fed up with the shameful bias that some referee's are getting away with.

John Gee
8 Posted 29/12/2014 at 20:14:42
Trevor, It does make sense, you just don't see the point.

If a player elbowed a team mate of Pat Van Den Howe he'd spend the rest of the game waiting to get lamped. A player is less effective if they're constantly looking over their shoulder waiting for the inevitable.

Cisse made a bitch out of Coleman and not one of our players did anything about it. I'd prefer to take a red card and have the proof that our players are standing shoulder to shoulder. Remember the Neville tackle on Ronaldo that ignited a season?

Or maybe your way is better. We did the right thing and didn't retaliate, kept our discipline and all 11 men on the pitch and still lost.

Craig Mills
9 Posted 29/12/2014 at 20:17:03
I know we don't want to pin our poor results on poor decisions from the Ref, however, we have had a tough deal in the last 2 games when both Walters for Stoke and Cisse yesterday should have seen straight reds. For what is counts Charlie Adam rake down the achilles on Mirallas in the dying moments was also a straight red........but as they say when your lucks not in, everything seems to go against you
Colin Glassar
10 Posted 29/12/2014 at 20:24:27
Don't forget the two reds city should've got Craig.
Sue Brown
11 Posted 29/12/2014 at 20:02:46
Agree with you there John, I thought someone might have subtley returned the favour to that git but none of 'em have it in them ( tho Miralles did it well on Suarez last season).
A ban is all well and good but doesn't help us. Maybe it's time the FA retrospectively could strike off any goals scored by offenders after an incident to go someway to compensating the other team.
Roger Helm
12 Posted 29/12/2014 at 21:28:46
The ref was looking in that direction and for was a second probably unsure. Our players' total lack of reaction probably convinced him there was not much in it. Another case of us suffering for being too nice.

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