Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Pintado Suspended For 4 Games

Pintado Suspended For 4 Games

Gorka Pintado will be suspended for four games after receiving his second red card of the season.

The Spanish striker lunged into Robbie Savage with a two-footed tackle during Saturday's 1-0 victory away at Derby County.

Having picked up a straight red card earlier in the season, for a foul during the Scunthorpe Carling Cup tie, he'll get an extra game added to the initial 3-match suspension.

It has to be said, it was a disgraceful tackle but as much as I dislike Robbie Savage, as a striker or any player for that matter, you can't be getting sent off twice in a season and being out of action for 4 key League games.

Paulo Sousa told the Evening Post:

'We have worked a lot on this and I have already spoken to my players,'

'But it's not a question of discipline, it's a question of controlling your emotions.

'My players are not without discipline, but it's difficult for them to control their emotions when they are up against 14.'


There has been talk in the press today that Swansea City could face a fine and a FAW probe after a brawl occurred following Pintado's tackle. You wouldn't be surprised, what with the FAW never being an association or are willing to help us out. Yet, why should we get fined when the brawl was started by the Derby County players? They were the ones who rushed over to confront Gorka for his challenge. Our players didn't really have an option but to step in to defend their team-mate. Derby boss Nigel Clough, as well as Savage both said they were happy to see that sort of response from their players, and yet we are the ones should get a fine!?



Bookmark and Share



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday February 22 2010
Time: 5:58PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
awful tackles like the one on Saturday will do himself no favours here, he's already playing crap and now he's getting himself sent off again. in my opinion we need to get rid, nowhere near good enough for this league. bring back dobbie i say
eye_nose_hat
22/02/2010 18:49:00
0
The tackle on Savage was despicable,and Pintado should be fined by the club as well as being banned. However, in the aftermath the Derby goalkeeper should have received a red for the assault on Pintado. It shows yet again the quality of the officials. Once a player raises an arm with intent it is an automatic red card.
jonno1
22/02/2010 21:33:00
0
4 game ban good news i think at least now Trundle might get a run out when Shefki is tired more chance of him creating something unlike Pintado
taylor2078
23/02/2010 19:27:00
0
I agree, and Saturday may be a good time to bring on Trunds for at least half an hour.He may be a bit slower,if that,s possible,but he does score at a good "goal to games" ratio
Hoppoman
25/02/2010 11:22:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Opinions from Holland on Mike van der Hoorn

Some quick and brief opinions on Mike van der Hoorn, the Ajax defender that we look set to sign for around £2m

Swansea City & QPR Agree £4.75m Fee For Fer

Swansea City move a step closer to keeping Leroy Fer after agreeing a £4.75m fee with QPR for the midfielder

van der Hoorn: 'I'm Joining a Wonderful Club'

Ajax defender Mike van der Hoorn has told Dutch press that he is set to join Swansea City

Six Clubs Set 2015/16 Premiership Records

Who were the six clubs to register a record breaking or equalling 2015/16 campaign?

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Suggested By:
Taylor first choice, Kingsley backup11%
Taylor first choice, new signing as backup1%
Kingsley first choice, Taylor as backup64%
Kingsley first choice, new signing as backup12%
new signing first choice, Kingsley as backup9%
something else3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Vital Swansea City1
2.Phil W1
3.Andyjack781