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Sweet Welsh FA for Purse-Complain Here

The following statement appeared yesterday on the Welsh Football Association website:

'A Disciplinary Panel met at the Football Association of Wales (FAW) offices on Tuesday, 29th April 2008 to consider a Claim of Wrongful Dismissal for the sending-off for serious foul play of Darren Purse of Cardiff City FC in the Football League Championship match, Burnley FC v Cardiff City FC played on 26th April 2008.

'Having carefully considered the written and DVD evidence submitted, the Panel decided that the 'Claim' be upheld and the three match standard punishment be withdrawn.'

What a farcical biased decision that was!

Typical of the Welsh sheep to stick together and try and do everything in their power to get a Welsh team to win at Wembley in the FA Cup. Purse will now be able to play in this game and quite frankly it stinks!

Scandalous and I think the strongest representation should be made by lodging a complaint to the FAW via their website and I am asking now that all Clarets do so and any other fair-minded footy fan neutrals who saw the tackle and the aftermath:

Complain to FAW-Click here

I think it is time that Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham were brought under the umbrella of the English FA if they play in our leagues and let the FAW look after the likes of all the small fry playing in the Welsh league.

The Welsh clubs in the English leagues might then experience some fairness.

Remember Joey Gudjonsson's sending off after he was dismissed against Preston last December? Was that anywhere near as bad as the damage Purse did to Cole? I bet if he played for Cardiff he wouldn't have got a fourth game added to his ban for a frivolous appeal.

What about Lafferty's sending off against Arsenal?

All we can do is complain, so inundate the stupid FAW and lets show them we are not going to take such outrageous decisions lightly.




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 30 2008

Time: 12:34PM

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Just emailed this to the pillocks at the FAW: I have been a Clarets fan for over 40 years and I have never seen such an irresponsible and biased decision over the sending off of Cardiff's Darren Purse as the one that the FAW have just made. You are pathetic and I am encouaraging all Clarets and fair minded neutrals to complain via my website on Vital Burnley. This article has just gone up: Sweet Welsh FA for Purse-Complain Here (Copied full article)
turfmanphil
You'll find few arguments from Cardiff or Swansea Fans as to the sheer rubbish that is the FAW. However, plenty of farcical decisions have gone against us, their ban overturning record was far far below that of the FA, the timing is just unfortunate.
bluebirdshroom
I saw your article on Vital Cardiff BBhroom and thought it was excellent. You have to remember though we come under the English FA and have suffered under them this season after the sending off of Gudjonsson which was nowhere near as bad as the damage Purse did. You can see why we are incensed. I do feel strongly if you play in our English leagues, you should come under the English FA, they do not often seem fair but they dont seem to be biased with what seems ulterior motives like the FAW
turfmanphil
Its crazy that teams in the same league aren't under the same jurisdiction. What's worse (for us) is that the FAW have in the past been far too scared to overturn an FA ref's decision and rejected more appeals than is fair. We've suffered more than any other team (bar possibly Swansea) due to this bizarre ruling.
bluebirdshroom
Sounds like you, Swansea and Wrexham need to lobby and try and tell the FAW to get stuffed. Presumably though there is some EU law that prevents you coming under the English FA
turfmanphil
Problem is, it's not really up to us. Just like you (for example!) couldn;t switch to come under the FAW. That said, Peter Ridsdale (bless him) is working on this and gave a strong indication we were actively trying to move under FA jurisdiction.
bluebirdshroom
Wish you luck! Maybe we need a British FA and have done with it. There was some talk of the likes of Celtic & Rangers playing in the English leagues at one point but that seems to have died a death
turfmanphil
I don't want to get involved in the near-xenophobic hysteria of some of the above .. and, yes 99 times out of 100 the FAW upholds referees' decisions .. but (calmly if you can) look at the photo on the Cardiff City website and you'll see the evidence that the FAW Panel had showing that Purse's eye is totally on the ball .. I think that determined their decision and they weren't concerned whether Englishman Purse was available for the FA Cup Final (it stopped being called the English Cup in the late 1920s..) .. or Cole galloping down the tunnel for 'revenge' ..
gtsutton
Eye totally on the ball and half of Cole's leg missing? Yeah right Not even a yellow card,ridiculous! If this appeal was in front of the English FA, he would have been given an extra match ban for a frivolous appeal
turfmanphil
.. yes, a yellow for his clumsiness .. did you look at the photo on the Cardiff City website? Oh well, try then the website icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/footballnation/cardiff-city-fc .. the article 'Purse relief after nightmare is ended' - especially for the account of Cole's crippling tackle while playing for ManU v. Australia in 1999 .. but one thing we can agree on is that players should all understand that clumsy play can be dangerous play - and that the sort of threats made by Cole after the incident were at least unwise although understandable ..
gtsutton
I am not arguing about the Cole contribution which was foolhardy but understandable, I am talking about Purse's red card. We have suffered from the sending off of Lafferty and Gudjonsson this year and have been penalised for it even though video evidence was at most debatable and certainly not clear cut. Purse may well have been innocent but if so, then so were Lafferty/Gudjonsson and everybody's legs remained intact! Terrble and pathetic decision by the FAW, and even most Cardiff fans are saying the same
turfmanphil
Support from Harry Redknapp-It is a decision that has bemused Harry Redknapp, especially because Cardiff play in the English Championship and will represent England in the UEFA Cup if they triumph at Wembley. “Anyone with any sense will have a look at the decision and realise it’s a bit strange,” said the Blues boss. “Cardiff wanted to qualify for the UEFA Cup and I’m 100 percent behind that – they should qualify if they win the cup. “But how do you play in the English FA Cup and league but when you have a player sent off it goes in front of a Welsh appeals committee? How can that be right? “I don’t want to see the boy miss a cup final – I wouldn’t want to see anyone miss a cup final – but Andy Cole said it was the worst challenge he’d ever received. “We wouldn’t get any help at all. We would just get the player banned and that would be it. “We’ve all got the same rules so everybody should abide by the same rules. “But there’s nothing we can do about it. The whole situation’s a bit farcical.”
turfmanphil
ok. i can understand that cardiff (and others) play in the english league, and english cups, and in (nearly) all respects, act as an english club. i can see that if they win the FA cup, they deserve to be in europe, becuase thay have earned it. HOWEVER if your going to play in the english league, then at least register with the english FA. They cant be english AND welsh - one or the other, they cant take the benefits of both. awful tackle, awful decision. why does EVERYONE hate the english???
pompeycarpet
Support from all Pompey fans. We are not worried that Purse can play in the final but for his assault on Andrew Cole he deserved a three match ban AT LEAST!! Would it have been overturned if they were not in the Cuo Final?
eastneydave
Totally agree lads! We have suffered for less offence than this under the English FA, witness the sending off of Lafferty against Arsenal in the FA Cup
turfmanphil
 

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