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Quelle Surprise! FA Bottle It Over Cohen Red Card

The Football Association have today rejected the appeal made by Nottingham Forest, to have the red card issued to Chris Cohen in the 4-1 defeat to Leeds United on Saturday rescinded.

As if the mandatory 3 match ban for Cohen isn't enough by way of taking the piss, the FA have also dished out a £5,000 fine for having 6 players cautioned in the game. It should come as no surprise whatsoever that the FA have bottled this decision and it should come as even less of a surprise that referee Mark Halsey refused to admit that he may have made a mistake.

NFFC have wisely said they will make no further comment on the appeal outcome, probably for fear of being hit with expulsion from the League. If they had commented, they would have more than likely spoke of the gross incompetence of match referee Mark Halsey, who made a catalogue of errors in the game, all to the advantage of the home side. They may well also have commented on the same incompetence shown by the suit wearing eunuch's at the FA. (Bitter? You bet!).

Despite TV replays showing that Cohen won the ball and never made contact with the supposedly crippled George McCartney, the FA have refused to uphold the appeal. This decision by the FA makes a mockery of their Respect campaign, which was introduced to promote harmony and fairness throughout the game. Respect has to be earned and it's my opinion that they have shown precious little towards NFFC or their supporters.

Cohen will now be suspended for 3 crucial Championship matches, beginning with Reading on Saturday. He will also miss the games with Burnley and Norwich. Thankyou very much for sweet FA.

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Date:Tuesday April 5 2011

Time: 7:28PM

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Why, I ask myself, has the FA got no independent complaints process? An ignored handball is hard to take, but these things happen in football. A goal conceded when the keeper was fouled is hard to take but not so unusual. But some things are beyond unlucky... Halsey HUGS a Leeds player at the start of the match. For goodness sake. Impartiality, or looking out for his great mates? Grayson - runs onto the pitch to berate a referee for a challenge which, as the replay shows, made no contact. And the FA take no action. Respect campaign? You have got to be joking. Respect has to be earned, and on Saturday's performance the officials and the FA should be running a CONTEMPT campaign. Halsey, as if to emphasise his 'Anything for me big mates at Leeds' credentials, books 6 forest players in what is not an overly physical game - inexplicably (given both sides are just as equal) fails to book Leeds players all day. And rather than investigate ANOTHER example of bias by Halsey, the FA compound his bias by adding insult to injury. Hope we reach the play-offs anyway just to spite the biassed B*******s, and knock Leeds out just to teach the 'favours' brigade a lesson.
Husky Red
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06/04/2011 00:31:00

Sour grapes. Cohen came in recklessly, out of control and studs up from the side. The fact that he hit the ball was lucky and that he didnt cause serious injury even luckier. You would do more good looking why you have only won 2 points out of the last 18. Retribution for Gunter not being sent off and conceding a blatent penalty for a stamp in watt at the City ground where the ref really did bottle it.
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06/04/2011 09:31:00

erni you talk crap. Go back to your own forum. The idiots running football are clueless. They never own up to mistakes and hide behind an Iron Curtain. We ain't the first to suffer, and won't be the last. It's disgusting, and far from being sour grapes it leaves a very sour tast in the mouth. We can't get the result overturned, but to punish us further by losing an innocent victim of a major **** up for 3 games is so so wrong!!
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06/04/2011 13:23:00

ref got it right - take your 3 games and stop crying like a girl !!
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06/04/2011 17:41:00

It would be nice to get Dirty Leeds in the Playoffs now. That would be the best way to put things right.
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06/04/2011 18:38:00

HuskeyRed you are a complete bonehead !! - do you really think Leeds (allegedly the most hated team in the league) haven't seen the wrong side of some poor reffing this season ?? - ALL refs have a preception of how thet're gonna treat one team or the other and Leeds come a cropper more than most - and Billy Davies is by far the worst manager in country when it comes to getting other teams players the wrong side of officials - take yoyr 3 match ban, your fine and your braveheart scotsman of a manager and f@@k off !!!
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07/04/2011 14:26:00

And you guys wonder why people hate Dirty Leeds so much.
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07/04/2011 20:55:00

Sit down shut up, its over move on
Tiny T
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08/04/2011 22:32:00

Perhaps you should tell that to Grayson Tiny T. He's the one still banging on about it in your local rag....a week after the event.
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09/04/2011 09:16:00


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