Archive for category: FA protests.

The FA ruling on Callum McManaman, and Llambias’s response in full

March 19th, 2013 | 87 Comments |

Callum McManaman's vicious assault on Haidara.
McManaman – No further action from the FA.
The FA have finally made their statement on Callum McManaman’s vicious attack on Massadio Haïdara’s knee on Sunday, with news that they will be taking no further action.

In their statement on the assault, they claimed that “at least one” of the match officials saw the incident and chose not to take any further action at the time, hence they are powerless to take any further action. It read as follows:

“The FA can confirm that no action can be taken against Wigan Athletic’s Callum McManaman retrospectively following his side’s game against Newcastle United on Sunday 17 March 2013.

“Following consultation with the game’s stakeholders (the Premier League, the Football League, the Professional Footballers’ Association, the League Managers’ Association, Professional Game Match Officials Limited and the National Game) in the summer, it was agreed that retrospective action should only be taken in respect of incidents which have not been seen by the match officials. (more…)

Charlton protest to FA over Pardew’s big mouth. Did he deceive fans?

August 19th, 2011 | 76 Comments |

Alan Pardew - Big mouth again.
Alan Pardew - Big mouth again.
After rejecting a £100,000 offer for 25 year old goalkeeper, Rob Elliot, Charlton Athletic are now putting in a formal protest over Alan Pardew’s indiscreet behaviour during the attempted swoop.

The South Londoners, who immediately rejected Newcastle United’s formal bid on Wednesday, are protesting as they claim that officials at Newcastle United had promised that no details of the offer would be made public. Then however, the usually reticent and discreet Pardew allegedly reneged on that agreement in a rare interview with BBC Radio Newcastle, telling the station’s listeners:

“Once a loan deal Fraser [Forster] was completed, we started looking for another goalie.

“We have enquired about Rob Elliot, and we’ve put a bid in there.”

Charlton’s Chief Executive, Stephen Kavanagh, spoke of the club’s anger at Pardew’s indiscretion, commenting: (more…)