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Martin Faced Club Action for Red Card
Tuesday, 12th Mar 2013 09:53

Boss Mick McCarthy has revealed that winger Lee Martin faced disciplinary action from the club for his sending off at Nottingham Forest last week. The 26-year-old received his third red card while wearing Town colours after clashing with Henri Lansbury during the first half of the Blues’ 1-0 defeat at the City Ground.

McCarthy says he has talked to the former Manchester United man and that players in his situation face unspecified sanctions from the club: “I’ve spoken to him about it, I wouldn’t tell you what I’ve spoken to him about or what I’ve said. But I have spoken to him, of course.

“There’s a disciplinary code of conduct and there are rules in place if you get sent off, and there’s disciplinary action taken.

“And he’s accepted that, he’s come in and apologised, said he was wrong. But listen, I’m a bloke who was sent off nine times, all completely unjust! I managed it in every country I played in as well. I obviously didn’t learn after the seventh one!

“But I think you can understand me and Lee Martin are somewhat different. You could see me [as a centre-half] getting sent off, couldn’t you?”

The Town boss says Martin should learn not to react when wound up by the opposition and that last week’s dismissal was particularly disappointing as the midfielder had been one of the Blues’ top performers up to then: “Players do things. And you know what, what was really galling was how well he was playing. He was terrific.

“He could have had a penalty, he got us the freekick, all those things, and Lansbury’s stood on him, he knelt on him, he stood on the back of his leg, snidey, horrible things that happen, but you just have to think, ‘Well, I’ll get my chance’. That’s the way it is. Don’t react. Especially not with the referee stood next to you.”

Martin, whose Town red card total is only surpassed by Fabian Wilnis's four, while Sito, Pablo Couñago and Alex Bruce have also been dismissed three times, served the first game of his three-match ban at Peterborough United on Saturday.

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itfc1981 added 10:14 - Mar 12

I bet Davies said wind up Martin he has a short fuse. I know I would.

If only Martin had a fuse as long as the odds on him signing a new deal with us.

victorywilhappen added 10:15 - Mar 12
Martin seems to get reds that change a game, that change the whole game, and put ITFC into a panic thereafter.

howdonblue added 10:20 - Mar 12
His odds are even longer now that town have got jay tabb in the door ..
Tata martin an easily forgettable 3 or 4 years

pazelle added 10:20 - Mar 12
Fair enough, Keane sent him to Charlton on loan and Jewell sent him to train with the under 12s or whatever it was, McCarthy has a word and probably a fine and now it's up to Lee to win his place back. Good work Mick!

I really believe Martin will come good under Mick, just take him off dead ball duties and let him run around!

999blue added 11:49 - Mar 12
Lee martin will save us a fortune he is ronaldo in the making mm and tc will see to that!

kizaitfc added 12:13 - Mar 12
Love the way Mick adds to the end, "not with the referee stood next to you" Wish i could have seen Mick play, would have been a good laugh aha

Alwaysablue added 12:26 - Mar 12
999blue i hope you are joking because that is possibly the worst comparison i have ever heard and probably ever will hear

petermorris added 12:29 - Mar 12
Alwaysblue - Wish i could have seen Mick play?? .... here you are...

theobald1985 added 12:32 - Mar 12
thats all dealt with then well done mick fo a no fuss warning as i think the sending off was harsh.
Hope to see lee back in the team soon and can be a key player for us next season

ManningtreeBlue99 added 12:41 - Mar 12
forgive and forget. he's a decent player

francisb123 added 14:31 - Mar 12
get rid of him mind you anyone that says jay tabb is better clearly never went to the game on saturday!

BlueBhoy added 14:53 - Mar 12
I know Martin reacted badly , but the ex budgie was kneeling on his spine and making no move to get off him . If some ex budgie was kneeling on my spine I would rip the front end of his face off, never mind tap him in the gut with my elbow. How come the ref didn't speak to him at all and we are all on the side of the ref. At best a yellow , I was at the game and couldn't see why he was sent off at all with the crowd of players in front of the incident and was surprised he get off for something so slight.

ericclacton added 15:24 - Mar 12
Just Imagine, it was the last game of the season and we needed a point to stay up donut Martin pulls a stunt like that.

Keno added 15:24 - Mar 12
He had found his level in Div 1, and Jewell should have left him there!! Even better Jewell should have joined him.

Keane knew what he was doing getting shot of him

itfc1981 added 18:45 - Mar 12

The words 'Keane knew what he was doing' can not be used in the same sentence

Steelmonkey added 19:35 - Mar 12
I wonder how long it will be before Jay Tabb gets recalled just as the new manager of Reading comes in and wants to weigh all his options up. Probably a case of us just getting him match fit and back to Readin he will go, Al Lah Orr and Blackburn.

TimmyH added 19:35 - Mar 12
Not pleasing the gaffer now are you Lee nor the thousands of Town fans!

Michael11 added 17:39 - Mar 13
Sito! forgot about him! I thought Tabb played quite well at Peterborough coming into a team that he doesn't know and quite short of match practice. Still confident we'll beat the drop comfortably

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