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Town Appeal Delaney's Red Card
Town Appeal Delaney's Red Card
Monday, 15th Mar 2010 10:56

Town have confirmed that thet have launched an appeal against the red card Damien Delaney received in Saturday's victory over Scunthorpe. The Irishman faces a three-match ban for a dismissal for serious foul play if referee Pat Miller’s decision is upheld.

Boss Roy Keane told the club site: "We've had a look at the DVD and the club are now in the process of appealing."

The FA’s Disciplinary Committee will hear the appeal at 1pm on Tuesday. If Town are successful, the central defender will be available for the game against Watford, if not, then Delaney faces a three-match ban and the possibility of a fourth if the FA decide that the appeal is frivolous, as was the case with Jon Stead’s sending off at Crystal Palace earlier in the season.

Scunthorpe have already announced that they will be appealing Cliff Byrne's red card earlier in Saturday's game.

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g0ddard added 11:05 - Mar 15
Looks like its going to be a 4 match ban then

ITFC1985 added 11:12 - Mar 15
very risky considering how the stead appeal went

blueoveru added 11:16 - Mar 15
why have they bothered ,it will only get increased

Lord_Mac added 11:17 - Mar 15
Very little to lose - he's going to miss three must-win games anyway, and the one after that is Swansea away, so everything to gain and nothing to lose by appealing. An absolute no-brainer. What exactly are we risking?

bluelass7 added 11:18 - Mar 15
IF the FA have any sense whatsoever then DD will being playing Tuesday. If I were the club I would appeal this one because deep down the FA know the Stead ban was a load of b*llox.

naa added 11:19 - Mar 15
The extra game for frivolous appealing is a joke. It seems that they add it to every single appeal that gets upheld. Surely that's not the point.

If they do that here then they are a joke. It was never a red in the first place, but to suggest that the appeal is frivolous makes a mockery of the whole thing.

If you deserve a red for every single cynical foul performed Scunny would have had their whole team off after about 15 mins.

cracko82 added 11:20 - Mar 15
Was never a red in my book! Abit synical you could argue, but was in the centre circle and MAC was covering. Definate Yellow but no more, see it week in & week out with people being chopped down when on the break. Worrying if he does get the ban as the back 4 have been much improved. And the next 3 games coming up against Watford, Barnsley & Plymouth are key to shaping our seasons finish.

No faith in FA appeals comittee so have to wait & see I guess.

Is Connor away with England now if Murph is out?

BluJu added 11:21 - Mar 15
bluelass7: DD will be playing Tuesday whatever, as his ban is now suspended pending the outcome of the appeal.

Brockleyblue added 11:23 - Mar 15
I think they are right to appeal to appeal, as it was a harsh decision. The Stead appeal was ridiculous, but think it's right that they take a stand with this one, as would be very surprised if it was dismissed as 'frivolous'. Wouldn't it have been worth waiting for the outcome of the appeal before recalling our all conquering Kiwi World Cup hero?

WadzillaBhoy added 11:24 - Mar 15
Good thing we have recalled Tommy Smith then! In my eyes a yellow card in the F.A's eyes 4 match ban! I think the F.A must be Norwich fans or just as inbred!

pitseablue added 11:27 - Mar 15
Has anyone ever won an appeal? The extra game if unsuccessful looks like the F.A.'s way of saying don't bother.

Billy_Whizz added 11:29 - Mar 15
BluJu - The appeal is at 1pm Tuesday, so result of appeal will be known before the Watford game.

BYRNE_16 added 11:34 - Mar 15
good luck!

RetroBlue added 11:39 - Mar 15
how was it scum managed to appeal against one of their players getting a red card recently , it was upheld , but they didnt get an extra game ban ?

moomoosereni added 11:42 - Mar 15
Best of luck town, hope its overturned.

Definate yellow, never a red. Sure the FA will see different though.

BlueBoots added 11:43 - Mar 15
I think it was important that we appealed this decision, as was the case with the Stead red card; even if the ban is increased to 4 matches, it's a matter of principle and we need to make a stand...

If we don't appeal, then by keeping quiet we're effectively saying it's acceptable for referees to continue making these ridiculous decisions, and giving the F.A. the green light to not have to look into them when they happen.

Tractorog added 11:49 - Mar 15
A shockingly bad ref and linesman

truebluedaz added 12:00 - Mar 15
the only red card I can recall being overturned was the one for Sereni against Leicester years ago

Bluetone added 12:05 - Mar 15
Now look hear chaps be fair. Some of you (you know who you are!) get your "rocks off" with the help of Page 3 of the old Current Bun or similar.

Members of the FA Disciplinary Committee gets their's off by playing silly bu**ers with their appeals decisions.

8ashblue added 12:19 - Mar 15
spot on blueboots. While not many justifiable appeals get upheld by FA, clubs must make a stand against poor ref's. Stead was most unlikely to succeed as he showed intent. With Smith returning as cover its worth appealling as 4 games wont make much difference whereas if Town are successful we get DD back on tuesday. Result!

Markie31 added 12:29 - Mar 15
It was a crap challenge from Delaney and I can't see it winning the appeal so it'll be a 4 match ban.

Only thing was that Delaney wasnt the last man, so maybe should have been a the FA are gonna care though, they generally try and justify all of their referee's decisions

rgone added 12:47 - Mar 15
Why do people keep referring to him not being the last man - he wasn't sent off for a professional foul. It was a poor decision by the ref (as was Stead’s) but I worry about Scunny appealing as well because if they are both successful, then the ref looks stupid – and it may be difficult not to treat them the same.

pottyblue added 12:47 - Mar 15
we are not west ham and dont have mr brooking at the fa representing us so it will be upheld and as its the 2nd frivilous time 2 game ban added

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 12:54 - Mar 15
Likely outcome imho: 3-match ban upheld & no extra ban for "frivolous" appeal.

StowTractorBoy added 12:54 - Mar 15
I have interpeted the sending off to be for serious foul play only, which carries a 3 match ban and not for serious foul play denying a goalscoring opportunity which carries only a one match ban. If this is the case the posts on here relating to last man are not relevant in this instance. In view of this I have my doubts as to whether this appeal will be won as Delaney in my opinion brought his opponent down deliberately and under the laws of the game this could be deemed as serious foul play. Unfortunately for us 9 out of ten refs would have shown a yellow card but Mr Miller was so poor throughout I was not suprised he showed a red. I fear the appeal will fail but if commensense was allowed to prevail the appeal will be won.

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