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nothuman    0

True dat! Rooney, as anybody else, is allowed to have emotion. He didn't do anything bad by my standart.

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Damo R.    29,658

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vanx    264

eff that, i love it. so some raw emotion after scoring a hatty and bringing his team back on his own. when you do that you are allowed to be cocky.

True dat! Rooney, as anybody else, is allowed to have emotion. He didn't do anything bad by my standart.

Showing emotion and being cocky is one thing. Swearing on camera is another kettle of fish. It was unnecessary by any stretch of imagination.

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Valerus    1

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holy crap :| that looks like a tumor!

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Damo R.    29,658
Wayne Rooney faces a two-match ban from the Football Association for using offensive language during Manchester United's 4-2 win at West Ham.

The United striker swore into a pitchside camera after completing his hat-trick at Upton Park.

The England international has until 1800 BST on Tuesday to launch an appeal against the FA charge.

If he accepts it, he will receive a two-match ban - if he denies the charge a hearing will take place on Wednesday.

A one-match ban would see Rooney miss Saturday's home match with Fulham, while a a two-match suspension would rule him out of the FA Cup semi-final against Manchseter City at Wembley on 16 April.

Rooney quickly apologised for his actions after the victory which moved Manchester United seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.

The 25-year-old was influential in earning the three points for the Red Devils as he grabbed his three goals in 14 minutes to help his side recover from 2-0 down.

In a statement released by United on Saturday, the striker said: "I want to apologise for any offence that may have been caused by my goal celebration, especially any parents or children that were watching.

"Emotions were running high, and on reflection my heat-of-the-moment reaction was inappropriate. It was not aimed at anyone in particular."

Although Professional Football Association deputy chief executive John Bramhall described Rooney's actions as "disappointing", he said the player acknowledged his responsibility by issuing a swift apology.

"Taking into account the highly pressurised situation within the game, it is still an action that wasn't acceptable and Wayne's apology confirms that," Bramhall told BBC Radio 5 live.

"He has apologised immediately after the game and has clearly realised that they are not the actions you would expect of a player in his position."

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the better twin    364

FA = Farcical association.

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vanx    264

Rooney got away with that elbow in the face at Wigan. Why should he get away with inappropriate language? As much as I would hate to have him absent for one game, let alone two, my belief into integrity of football is stronger.

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nothuman    0

He escapes with that elbow for unknown reason but this time FA takes an example. Weird. If every player who says **** off on the pitch gets a two games ban the EPL will simply disapeared...

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the better twin    364

Rooney got away with that elbow in the face at Wigan. Why should he get away with inappropriate language? As much as I would hate to have him absent for one game, let alone two, my belief into integrity of football is stronger.

He didnt "get away" with the elbow. That was the FA following their own rules, i.e if the referee sees it they cannot act as they believe this questions their integrity. Dont agree with this rule but it is the precedent they have set (Stevie me comes to mind).

However, this ban is not an example of integrity, it is a joke. It is saying swearing at a camera is worse than swearing at a referee (single yellow card). It suggests that they have set a precedent of clamping down on swearing (will any other player be banned for swearing? I doubt it). It suggests that it is ok to swear at the camera for England but not for Manchester United.

If anything this ban further exposes the lack of integrity in football, all because the FA would rather protect their own self interests of lining their own pockets than protecting the integrity of the sport.

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vanx    264

He escapes with that elbow for unknown reason but this time FA takes an example. Weird. If every player who says **** off on the pitch gets a two games ban the EPL will simply disapeared...

There is a difference between saying it and hardly anyone hearing it and saying it with intent right into the camera for all the world to witness.

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nothuman    0

So there is a difference between saying **** off to god knows who at the camera and get two games ban and saying **** off to the referee ten times per game and get nothing? Still weird.

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Kostaz    3

Don't remember many having as much sympathy for Drogba's reaction to Ovrebo back in 2009 :whistle:

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vanx    264

So there is a difference between saying **** off to god knows who at the camera and get two games ban and saying **** off to the referee ten times per game and get nothing? Still weird.

If the referee doesn't report it then what do you expect? You would have thought that, of all people, refs would want to clamp down on that. Go figure.

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deuz    2

Don't remember many having as much sympathy for Drogba's reaction to Ovrebo back in 2009 :whistle:

Everyone hates and respects manu but everyone just hates chelsea.

:rofl:( worst sentence structure eva!)

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Damo R.    29,658
Under-pressure Gerard Houllier has surprisingly turned to Glenn Roeder to help Aston Villa beat the drop.

Villa are just two points above the Premier League bottom three ahead of Sunday's crunch home game with Newcastle.

But Roeder's CV is littered with relegations after being sacked by Watford, West Ham and Norwich either before or after going down.

He left his last job in charge of the Canaries in January 2009 before they were eventually relegated to League One.

But Villa manager Houllier has opted to give Roeder, 55, a scouting role and the ex-defender has become a regular at the club's training ground.

Roeder is spending his time watching Villa's forthcoming opponents and analysing their strengths and weaknesses.

He puts his information in a dossier for Houllier to then prepare Villa accordingly on the training ground.

Roeder has not yet got involved with any coaching at the club and that is not part of his mandate.

But assistant manager Gary McAllister's methods and out-spoken style have not endeared him to Villa's under-performing squad.

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vanx    264

Rooney suspension confirmed

A Regulatory Commission has suspended Manchester United?s Wayne Rooney for two matches.

Rooney had admitted a charge for the use of offensive, insulting and / or abusive language, but claimed that the automatic penalty of two games was clearly excessive.

The Commission did not accept the claim and Rooney will begin the standard two match suspension with immediate effect.

The charge relates to an incident during his side?s fixture with West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday 2 April 2011.

Source: The FA

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Damo R.    29,658
Basketball star LeBron James has become a minority stakeholder in Liverpool after signing a representation deal with the club's owners.

Fenway Sports Group (FSG) has struck a deal to partner the Miami Heat player's marketing firm to become his exclusive worldwide representative.

The Wall Street Journal reported that James received an undisclosed stake in Liverpool as part of the deal.

"This is a great opportunity for me," said the NBA superstar.

"The first time I stepped on an NBA court I became a businessman."

Referring to Liverpool's title honours James added: "Eighteen championships. I see myself trying to do the same things they have."

The Wall Street Journal said Maverick Carter, chief executive of LRMR Branding & Marketing, had expressed his desire to build James' portfolio internationally.

"We're not interested in talent or athlete representation but we think he is one of the most remarkable athletes of his time," FSG and Liverpool chairman Tom Werner told the newspaper.

"We believe we can open doors for LeBron and LeBron can open doors for us. Without purchasing Liverpool, we never would have been able to have this conversation."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/12994144.stm

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Subject Delta    108

The way players and managers are being penalised in the PL is just starting to become more and more ridiculous. When are referees going to start getting punished for their continuous screwups? football has to be one of the few sports left in the world where the standard of officiating is on the decline, yet they punish players for speaking out, or just generally showing a little emotion. I can't stand Rooney, but this is just laughable.

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Damo R.    29,658
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been ruled out for the rest of the season through injury.

The England midfielder returned to training a week ago after a groin operation in early March but sustained a similar problem last Friday.

The 30-year-old has spent the week undergoing assessment and manager Kenny Dalglish confirmed the worst at the club's Melwood training ground.

"We still don't know definitively what the problem is," Dalglish said.

"We will wait to get a precise answer from the people that he has to see but he won't be involved again this season."

Gerrard last played for Liverpool on 6 March during the 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League and was expected to return for last Saturday's 2-1 defeat at West Brom.

The news adds to Dalglish's worries after defenders Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson were injured at The Hawthorns last weekend.

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Subject Delta    108

It's a good job for us that our season is already as good as over anyway. Gerrard's form has been patchy this season and hopefully the extra rest will bring him back to full fitness for the start of 2011/12

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Damo R.    29,658

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville will join Sky Sports next season as a replacement for Andy Gray, who was sacked by the broadcaster in January after a sexism storm.

Neville, 36, retired from football at the start of 2011 after a stellar playing career that saw him pick up 15 major trophies at United and win 83 caps with England.

He professed to being "thrilled" at joining Sky Sports as a pundit from the start of the 2011/12 season. The appointment follows Neville's appearance last month in the Sky Sports studio for the Euro 2012 Qualifier between Wales and England

In a statement, the former right-back said: "[sky] has always been leading the way in football coverage. Now I have retired this feels like the perfect way for me to stay involved in football and I am looking forward to bringing my 19 years of match experience into television."

Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis added: "Gary will bring vast experience at the top level of domestic and European football from nearly two decades with Manchester United.

"He will give our viewers great insight when he joins our team next season working on Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Carling Cup football."

Neville will act as a replacement for Andy Gray, who was embroiled in a scandal earlier in the year alongside former Sky Sports anchorman Richard Keys after sexist comments they made off-air were leaked onto the internet.

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rajputwarrior    280

Operator: "IT support, how can I help?"

Client: "I've tried and tried, but I just can't find the net!"

Operator: "Ok sir, let me take down a few details, what is your name?"

Client: "Fernando Torres"

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Subject Delta    108

Operator: "IT support, how can I help?"

Client: "I've tried and tried, but I just can't find the net!"

Operator: "Ok sir, let me take down a few details, what is your name?"

Client: "Fernando Torres"

:laugh:

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