The Football Association have charged Carlo Ancelotti with misconduct after he confronted referee Chris Kavanagh over the controversial decision to strip Everton of a goal at the end of yesterday's match against Manchester United.
Kavanagh showed Ancelotti a red card for demanding an explanation over the Video Assistant Referee's decision, the first time a manager has been sent off under new FA directives.
The Italian has the opportunity to appeal the decision, specifically over a breach of Rule E3, but, according to the BBC, won't face a touchline ban for this weekend's trip to Chelsea if he agrees to pay an £8,000 fine and accepts the charge. It was initially thought that Ancelotti would be banned on Sunday regardless.
An FA statement said: "It is alleged the Everton manager's language and/or behaviour on the field of play at the end of the PL fixture against Manchester United FC amounts to improper conduct. He has until Thursday to provide a response.”
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1 Posted 02/03/2020 at 19:56:40
2 Posted 02/03/2020 at 20:11:42
3 Posted 02/03/2020 at 20:24:58
If only the FA would charge match officials, for poor decision making, week after week. That definitely amounts to improper conduct in my book!
4 Posted 02/03/2020 at 20:46:13
5 Posted 02/03/2020 at 20:51:05
6 Posted 02/03/2020 at 21:34:33
I try so, so hard to believe the rules are applied equally and fairly across all clubs, but sometimes it's a real bloody struggle...!
7 Posted 02/03/2020 at 23:54:17
Way too long now we have been too nice and accepted everything thrown at us.
So we might lose it and Ferguson might be on the sideline, but enough is enough, Carlo needs to take them on.
8 Posted 02/03/2020 at 00:03:52
We might suffer in the future from the referees clique but that would be obvious to all fans of every club and might/ should rebound on the referees and the people who employ them, or am I being naive?
9 Posted 02/03/2020 at 00:04:49
The same amount Klopp was handed for entering the field of play, when the match was still in play.
Tell them to stick the 8 grand where the sun does not shine, fight the appeal, but do not accept you were in the wrong to ask.
10 Posted 03/03/2020 at 00:11:59
Pure Blackmail, pay a fine keep quiet and we will allow you on the touch line at your former club.
Easy money for the FA and keeps Carlo from spilling the beans, sort of gagging order.
11 Posted 03/03/2020 at 00:34:01
The fine is nothing...a matter of passing the hat round after training.
'We', EFC, Ancelotti, Moshiri, uncle tom cobbley and all, have to draw a line. The 'We're sick of getting the thin end of the stick off you twats" line.
Push them back as hard as we can...and then some. If we lose to a rigged jury...and we might, well no change there then - see the Niasse case.
If I remember correctly didn't Moyes stand his ground on something and it all went quiet, starved of publicity and just faded away ?
Not that I condone it of course, but a mate of mine got done £200 and bound over etc for clipping the ear of some teenage gobshite who was giving his missus all sorts of shit. He was livid, expected a smack on the wrist for doing the police's job for them.
If I'd have known they were going to do me for £200, I'd have got my moneys worth out of the little scrotes gob - I agree
If we're going to get fined - get our moneys worth.
12 Posted 03/03/2020 at 01:58:02
If it's not the referee then who is in charge... is it the PGMOL... The Premier League?
The question is, why did the VAR choose to overrule a subjective decision by the referee regarding passive offside, but not intervene on the subjective decision of a foul in the box 2 seconds earlier?
It's really simple. You can't just punish people so they can't ask questions of the system and rules. Is it an organised sport or not?
Fk it. Take the ban and make a stand for our club and every supporter.
13 Posted 03/03/2020 at 06:50:05
14 Posted 03/03/2020 at 09:00:21
15 Posted 03/03/2020 at 09:32:54
16 Posted 03/03/2020 at 09:35:22
17 Posted 03/03/2020 at 10:11:39
18 Posted 03/03/2020 at 10:16:30
19 Posted 03/03/2020 at 10:34:42
I also saw a clip yesterday of OGS hug Gomes when he was subbed on Sunday, another great gesture, I didn't notice it at the match. Did the Sky cameras show this happening?
20 Posted 03/03/2020 at 10:56:14
21 Posted 03/03/2020 at 10:56:51
22 Posted 03/03/2020 at 11:00:37
23 Posted 03/03/2020 at 11:54:11
However, it's probably better for the club to tow the line or we will just be made to suffer more.
24 Posted 03/03/2020 at 12:10:30
William Blake - Evertonian.
25 Posted 03/03/2020 at 14:01:51
26 Posted 03/03/2020 at 17:10:01
Make a stand, Carlo. Embarrass the fuckers.
27 Posted 03/03/2020 at 18:18:57
28 Posted 03/03/2020 at 20:10:51
Carlo Ancelotti has ordered Evertons new backroom team to improve their English as they adapt to life in the Premier League.
The Italian brought six of his trusted staff to Goodison Park when succeeding Marco Silva as manager in December, including his son, Davide, as assistant manager, and his son-in-law, Mino Fulco, as head of performance. Ancelottis long-serving fitness coach, Francesco Mauri, and analyst Simeone Montanaro are also part of his backroom team alongside Duncan Ferguson and goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly.
The three-times Champions League-winning coach said: “I brought here an assistant, my son, a video analyst, I brought here three physical trainers and a head of performance who works on the recovery of the players. Six people. I wont add more.
“I am really happy because we are working well together with the other staff who were here before. We dont have problems, just a few of my staff are not speaking English properly but I force them to speak English, to learn English. Everything is OK until now.”
29 Posted 03/03/2020 at 20:18:45
30 Posted 03/03/2020 at 20:18:57
31 Posted 03/03/2020 at 21:06:55
I know other clubs will have their issues but surely we can provide evidence where others have not suffered the same punishment, like the Ancellotti red, Niasse red and Mina fine. A well-edited video might do the trick.
On the point of the backroom staff learning English, in Ancellotti's book he makes a real play of ‘integration' or learning the language. Obvious thing to do, but still a positive.
32 Posted 03/03/2020 at 21:20:51
Why do they always have more time to recover between games?
33 Posted 03/03/2020 at 21:22:50
34 Posted 03/03/2020 at 21:24:09
35 Posted 03/03/2020 at 21:30:51
36 Posted 03/03/2020 at 21:39:49
37 Posted 03/03/2020 at 21:41:47
38 Posted 03/03/2020 at 21:45:06
39 Posted 03/03/2020 at 22:01:51
If VAR questions one subjective decision, VAR must question every subjective decision, otherwise fairness is impossible.
It then follows that VAR is essentially the referee and makes the ref on the pitch almost redundant.
The lack of clarity of decision making, the perception of a faceless entity making decisions, the time it takes to make a decision and the lack of consistency of decisions... it's infuriating
40 Posted 03/03/2020 at 22:34:05
Personally I think they are well enough paid that they should be summarising their view of any talking points fairly shortly after each game, and the onfield discussions should be broadcast as well.
41 Posted 04/03/2020 at 05:52:22
He was cleared by the FA.
42 Posted 04/03/2020 at 05:53:41
43 Posted 04/03/2020 at 06:23:39
He then criticised his biased performance in no uncertain terms in his post match interview. Nothing was done about it.
I was at that match and it was disgraceful, from Kuyts assault on Neville to Gerrard instructing him to send Hibbert off. I've never quite seen anything to match it.
This lack of punishment was raised by Ferguson some weeks later when he in turn was done by the FA for criticising the referee.
Twattenburg didn't referee at Goodison again for many years. I'm not sure he can referee in this country these days.
There was always a bit of an odour around him and some of his activities.
44 Posted 04/03/2020 at 07:16:15
I've seen it happen where we catch a break, it's not often but it's always against a smaller team that then makes us compliant in the same darkness, which then causes bad feelings for us. And as we're so happy to see a decision, we then become the same bully.
I'm sick of it. That ref, Collina, came out of retirement just for our game. He'd been retired ffs!! To ensure we never got Champions League proper. He's now involved at some level in decision making!! What the actual feck?
Am I paranoid? Maybe... but just because you're paranoid doesn't mean it's not happing, right?? Mutterings of a looney is exactly why no-one does anything about this travesty.
45 Posted 04/03/2020 at 14:26:10
A UK 1st Division is what we need, just add the two Glasgow clubs, Leeds and WBA, then both the current Welsh (TNS) and Northern Ireland Champions (Linfield).
Job fucking done!
46 Posted 04/03/2020 at 19:05:32
47 Posted 05/03/2020 at 17:07:12
Very disappointed we just rolled over again, and accepted it.
48 Posted 05/03/2020 at 17:15:41
I'm glad he'll be on the sideline this weekend.
49 Posted 05/03/2020 at 17:45:33
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