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No Poate Suspension Angers Boss

No Poate Suspension Angers Boss

Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez has shown his anger towards the lack of suspension rules for clubs below Conference level.

Hawks player Brett Poate will be allowed to play in the replay on Wednesday night despite receiving a straight red at the Liberty Stadium for a horrific tackle on Andrea Orlandi.

Alan Tate was shown red shortly afterwards but he will be forced to sit out and serve his 3-match ban.

In the Football League down to the Conference, suspensions kick in straight away while below that level, they take 14 days to take effect.

Roberto Martinez was obviously angered and said:

'I can't understand it, Every time I think about it I get upset.

You talk about fairness and a level playing field, especially in a world renowned competition like the FA Cup, and something like this is allowed to happen.''


Brett Poate also shared his views and added:

'The comments from their manager about us being nasty and not seeing tackles like it before aren't fair,''

'We aren't going to stand off them in the replay either because we know they are a very good team.

'We'll be told to be in their faces.

'I didn't go in to hurt the guy - I went in hard to win the ball. I had one foot over the ball and caught his leg quite high, but I didn't mean to do it and I'm not that sort of player.''




Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Tuesday January 15 2008
Time: 12:36PM

Comments

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The boss is angry and so am I! >:-(
Czech_Jack
15/01/2008 12:59:00
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it's ridiculous, if Poate can play then so should tate, it isn't the League.
KevinE
15/01/2008 14:43:00
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Surely as he was not booked in a conference game then the ban should take effect immediately? He was booked in the FA Cup, League and Premiership teams play in this competition, so surely the competition should be governed by the same rules that those teams play by? Its one rule for one and another rule for the other! How can you get a fair competition when you are using two sets of rules? Also they were using a recognised league official so surely he was using his rule book!
jack hammers
15/01/2008 18:22:00
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One rule for one, one rule for another.
barrydoom
17/01/2008 17:07:00
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