Liverpool cheated by Uefa with over-zealous punishment of Lazar Markovic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
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.
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.
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 [.
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.
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.
LIVERPOOL, England Â â€” 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 [.
HAMBURG, Germany â€” 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 [.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [.
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.
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
NYON, Switzerland â€” 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.
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 [.
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 throughÂ anyway) and in doing so they clean the slate for
the next round of theÂ competition.
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, [.
MILAN, Italy â€” 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 [.
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 [.
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 [.
PARIS, France â€” 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 [.
PARIS, France â€” 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
MELBOURNE, Australia â€” 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [.