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English Premier League

FA’s ban on diving is a good idea even with flaws

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In a strong move, one that has been in demand for a while now, the Football Association voted in favour of introducing retrospective bans for diving.

Under the new rules, passed by the governing body, a panel will review footage each Monday, looking for instances of simulation.

The group will comprise a former manager, an ex-player and a former referee, who will watch the footage independently.

Liverpool cheated by Uefa with over-zealous punishment of Lazar Markovic

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Liverpool Football Club has been left stunned by today's announcement that Lazar Markovic will face a four-game ban for his finger nail flick on Basel's Behrang Safari during their Champions League group match earlier in the season.

The FA Three-Man Panel – Time For A Change Already?

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After Yaya Toure was left off the hook for his kick on Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, and Craig Bellamy's three-game ban for his incident with Swansea's Jonathan De Guzman, the Football Association has been under a lot of criticism. In the case of Yaya Toure, I am not sure how he escaped any type of fine or ban.

Wilshere sorry and promises Arsenal response against Chelsea

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Jack Wilshere was probably the epitome of the frustration that Arsenal felt when being beaten by Man City gave us the perfect ending to a disappointing week. The young English international let his anger boil over and he is now anxiously waiting to hear if his abusive gesture towards the City fans will result in [.

Luis Suarez slapped with 10-match suspension

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Striker Luis Suarez has been handed a 10-match ban by F.A for biting Branislav Ivanovic in Sunday's Premier League match against Chelsea.

"Luis Suarez has been suspended for a total of 10 matches after an Independent Regulatory Commission today ruled on a charge of violent conduct. F.A said in the report

"A three-person Independent Regulatory Commission today upheld The FA's claim that a suspension of three matches was clearly insufficient and the player will serve a further seven first-team matches in addition to the standard three.

Weekly Report: Fergie’s Been Banned and Rio’s Arm Band

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It only took 25 years, but Fergie has been given a five game touchline ban for his comments about Martin Atkinson. Had he not spent his entire career complaining about the incompetence of referees who are genuinely scared of him, he might not have been given quite so many games to ponder his thoughts from above.

Dream debut for Luis Suarez at Liverpool

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LIVERPOOL, England  — Luis Suarez came off the substitutes bench to score on his Liverpool debut as Kenny Dalglish's side overcame Stoke 2-0 at Anfield here on Wednesday. Suarez, a 22.6 million pounds (36.5 million dollars) transfer deadline day signing from Ajax, needed just 16 minutes to open his goal account after Dirk Kuyt's pass [.

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Drugs ban came from spiked drink, says Stoke’s Berahino

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London (AFP) – Stoke City striker Saido Berahino says he was an innocent party and did not take drugs claiming to the BBC someone spiked his drink which led to an eight week ban earlier this season.

The 23-year-old - who moved to Stoke from Premier League rivals West Brom in the January transfer window for £12million ($15 million, 13.

Drugs ban came from spiked drink: Berahino

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London (AFP) – Stoke City striker Saido Berahino says he was an innocent party and did not take drugs claiming to the BBC someone spiked his drink which led to an eight week ban earlier this season.

The 23-year-old - who moved to Stoke from Premier League rivals West Brom in the January transfer window for £12million ($15 million, 13.

Drugs ban came from spiked drink: Berahino

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London (AFP) – Stoke City striker Saido Berahino says he was an innocent party and did not take drugs claiming to the BBC someone spiked his drink which led to an eight week ban earlier this season.

The 23-year-old - who moved to Stoke from Premier League rivals West Brom in the January transfer window for £12million ($15 million, 13.

Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen: Set-Piece Wizard Hakan Calhanoglu Banned For Four Months Over Contract Breach

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Bayer Leverkusen are going to have to do without the services of Hakan Calhanoglu for the rest of the season after the midfielder was handed a four-month ban for breaching his contract.

Specifically, Calhanoglu has beenpunished for breaching a contract he signed with Turkish side Trabzonspor when he was just 17-years old.

Bundesliga side ban strippers at games

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HAMBURG, Germany — Top German football club St Pauli has shown the red card to strippers performing inside a corporate box owned by one of Hamburg's many lap dance clubs but they can dance once matches are over. The Susis Show Bar on Hamburg's main red-light drag, the Reeperbahn, has installed a large mirror [.

Newcastle United

This Player Seems To Be Transformed This Season

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Just like Rafa Benitez seemed to be able to get the best out of Moussa Sissoko last season and Moussa has always been a challenge he also seems to have solved the problem of the inconsistency of Jonjo Shelvey. Jonjo, after a poor first few games of the season has come through big [...]

Rafa – This Player Really Important – He Can Make A Difference

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Jonjo Shelvey wanted to be a starter for Newcastle this season under Rafa Benitez and he has achieved that goal with some very hard work in the summer getting himself super-fit with a personal trainer. But it still took Jonjo a few games to get into the swing of things this season, but now [...]

Shelvey Charge Is Serious – Could Be Big Blow To Newcastle

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The FA charge of misconduct for using abusive and/or insulting words towards an opponentcould produce a ban of anywhere from four to eight games for Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey and that would be a big blow for Newcastle to miss the player's creativity for that number of games. The real worrying bit of the FA [.

Derek LLambias Bans Daily Record At Rangers

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Well would you believe it, but there are reports in Glasgow that Rangers have banned the Scottish paper, the Daily Record, from both Ibrox and Murray Park. Derek Llambias Rangers CEO Mike Ashley has banned many papers in his time at Newcastle, because he has not liked their reporting of Newcastle United.

Liverpool

Rodgers labels Suarez 10-match ban “severe”

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Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed the Football Association prejudiced striker Luis Suarez's hearing by an independent panel.

Rodgers believes FA had pressured the panel into increasing the length of the suspension from the standard three-game ban for violent conduct.

Suarez was handed a 10-match ban by the F.

Suarez found guilty of racism - 8 match ban to be appealed

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Well Luis Suarez has been found guilty of Racism by the FA and banned for 8 matches and given a £40,000 fine. Liverpool have appealed this so he should be free to face Wigan in tonight's match.

"Today (Tuesday) is a very difficult and painful day for both me and my family. Thanks for all the support, I'll keep working!

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Wenger – The referee was biased against Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger saw his team make a gallant effort to pull back from a 4-0 deficit against AC Milan last night, but he felt that Arsenal had to play against a biased referee as well as the Italian giants. Wenger was so incensed that he chased the Slovenian referee Damir Skomina down the tunnel after [.

Mourinho Receives 5-Match Ban

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UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body rendered its verdicts on the proceedings relating to the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg between Real Madrid and Barcelona on April 27th.

Real Madrid coach José Mourinho, who was dismissed from the bench in the first leg and made an inappropriate statement during the post-match interview, has been suspended for the next five UEFA club competition matches for which he would be eligible.

UEFA gives Gattuso 4-match ban

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NYON, Switzerland — AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso was banned by UEFA for four matches Monday after he head-butted a Tottenham coach at a Champions League match. UEFA's disciplinary body "ruled that Gattuso had assaulted the Tottenham assistant coach Joe Jordan after the match," the European football authority said in a statement.

Life ban upheld for Ukrain referee due to fixing

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland Ukrainian referee Oleh Orekhov has lost his appeal against a life ban from football for helping fix matches. The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday dismissed Orekhov's appeal against his expulsion by UEFA last March. UEFA found he breached "principles of loyalty and integrity," but did not say which matches were [.

The Most Obvious Red Card’s in the World

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Here are the two Red cards given to Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos...so obviously planned that I hurts...

Furthermore, If you look at the video below it appears that Mourinho has sent instructions to his players to push for a second booking. This booking will mean that the players will miss the final group match (no biggie as they go through anyway) and in doing so they clean the slate for the next round of the competition.

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Suarez found guilty of racism – 8 match ban to be appealed

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Well Luis Suarez has been found guilty of Racism by the FA and banned for 8 matches and given a £40,000 fine. Liverpool have appealed this so he should be free to face Wigan in tonight's match.

"Today (Tuesday) is a very difficult and painful day for both me and my family. Thanks for all the support, I'll keep working!

Four-match ban Chivu for punch

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MILAN, Italy Inter defender Cristian Chivu has been handed a four-match ban after punching an opponent during Thursday's 3-0 victory over Bari. Chivu struck Bari's Marco Rossi in the second half but referee Andrea Romeo and his assistants missed the incident and no action was taken. After the matter was reviewed by the authorities, [.

Inter coach Leonardo grateful for Mourinho’s help

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MILAN, Italy — Inter Milan manager Leonardo says Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has helped him settle into his new job. Leonardo, who won his debut 3-1 against Napoli on Thursday, says he owes former Inter coach Mourinho "a lot of gratitude, in this initial phase he's helped me ... He's been very open with [.

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Egyptian clubs want to back on the filed

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CAIRO, Egypt Egypt's major soccer clubs have urged the country's football federation to quickly lift its month-old suspension of professional league matches imposed at the outset of anti-government protests that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The soccer clubs made their demand known in a meeting to discuss the 2010-2011 season with Egyptian Football Association [.

Women soccer fans in Iran may be banned from live broadcasts

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TEHERAN, Iran Iranian authorities have ordered a ban on women from watching live broadcasts of soccer matches at public movie theaters, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported. A state police agency that monitors Iranian businesses called for the ban because "the presence of women and families at movie theaters increases security risks and inappropriate [.

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Blanc snubs Patrice Evra for Brazil friendly

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PARIS, France — France coach Laurent Blanc on Thursday omitted former skipper Patrice Evra from his squad to face Brazil in a February 9 friendly at Stade de France but insisted his reasons were purely tactical. Manchester United defender Evra had been available for selection after serving a five-match suspension following his leading role [.

Resilient Montpellier beat Nancy, Marseille held

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PARIS, France — Marseille boss Didier Deschamps admitted his team flopped in front of Sir Alex Ferguson on Sunday as the Manchester United boss scouted his Champions League opponents. Marseille drew 0-0 at relegation-haunted Monaco, a result which left the French champions in fifth place in the table.

Melbourne Victory captain Muscat banned for 8 weeks

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Melbourne Victory captain Manny Muscat will likely end his career in Australian football's A-League under suspension after being banned for eight weeks for a dangerous tackle. Muscat, a Malta international, was handed the ban for a tackle on the Melbourne Heart's Adrian Zahra during a heated derby last weekend.

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Official: Burnley Release Joey Barton As 18-Month Betting Suspension Comes Into Effect

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Coming as a surprise to absolutely nobody, Burnley have passed on the option torenew Joey Barton's contract.

As you may recall, Barton is currently just a few weeks into an 18-month suspension from all footballing activity after being found guilty by the FA of over 1,000 betting breaches in April.

Atletico Madrid: Diego Godin Handed Three-Match Ban For Telling Fourth Official ‘You Are Very Bad’

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Diego Godin has had his season ended prematurely after being handed a three-match suspension from on high.

According to Telecinco, Godin was banned for the heinous crime of yelling "Sois muy malos" ("You are very bad") at thefourth official during Atletico's last league outing against Eibar.

Serie B: Hellas Verona Fan Given Stadium Ban After Attending Match In Swimming Trunks And Flip-Flops (Photo)

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Proving that the Italian footballing authorities are just as joyless as their English counterparts, one Hellas Verona fan has been handed a banning order for having the gall to wear his dressing gown to a match.

The supporter attended Verona'sawaygame against Avellino on 11th February while wearing a gown, his swimming cap and trunks and a pair of flip-flops.

Report: Jones’ Outburst May Warrant Int’l Ban

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It's all but a given that Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones will receive a lengthy suspension from the MLS Disciplinary Committee for his actions against Mark Geiger on Wednesday. But it turns out he could face a ban at the National Team level, as well.

From the Asian Cup to the WWC 2015: Introducing...Thailand!

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So, funny story, and one you may remember: It turns out that five players from the North Korean women's national team were caught doping during the World Cup in Germany in 2011. They were using some sort of deer gland therapy? To kind of make matters worse, the liquid is extracted from a hairy gland of the deer.

Vietnamese Player Handed 28 Game Ban and Forced to Pay Medical Costs After Breaking up an Opponent With Two Footed Challenge

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The Vietnamese Football Federation came down hard on Tran Dinh Dong following this horrendous two footed lunge on Song Lam Nghe An which could see him out through injury for up to a year.

Dong was hit with a 28 game ban while also having to pay for medical expenses incurred to Nghe An!

Should youth soccer clubs in Virginia ban high-fives because of the flu?

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In an attempt to stop the spread of this years flu epidemic, a youth soccer club in New York has banned post game high-fives and handshakes.

We wanted to know what parents, coaches, and players in Virginia thought about this action so we are polling our readers to see if you would support such a ban at local youth soccer clubs.

Laurent Koscielny is just one caution away from a 2-match ban

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Assessing Arsenal's situation in regards to Koscielny by KJ Arsenal are in scintillating form at the moment with a 7 win-streak. We look favourites now to secure at least 4th place and maybe even more. Yesterday, Arsenal managed to win against Aston Villa and moved us 3 points ahead of our North London rivals and [.

Top 10 of the Week – Premier League New Year’s Resolutions

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I hope everyone had a great new year, but now their is work to be done and New Year's Resolutions to be kept especially for Premiership sides and footballers...

10. Come to the realisation that you are not a ‘gangsta', far from it, you are a footballer

Visually we have You're boy, Ferdinand and Nigel Reo Cooker to prove my point.