2 match touchline ban + fine

Eaststandboy

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#1
Robinson has been handed a 2 match touchline ban + £1k fine for his comments after the Accrington game.

Starts tonight so will be in the stands for the Cov game.

Can he shout instructions from the stands? Or does it have to go via the bench?
 

FalmouthOx

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#5
Hanson's suspension is ridiculous. He is either suspended for three matches or he isn't. If he can't play for four matches then he has been suspended for four games. You do wonder sometimes about the people in charge of the game.*

* actually you don't. They have proven themselves to be unfit time after time
It just shows that the FA cant consider the Checkatrade trophy to have any validity at all.
 

ZeroTheHero

Active member
#7
Radox said it was to stop Prem teams using the Checkatrade to get suspensions out the way quicker. If that's true it's even more galling and adds to the competitions clown value.
But that doesn't make sense, except if games in the Checkatrade counted in the ban. If players banned for the league games were allowed to play in the Checkatrade, they would still be banned for the next three games in the league surely? As it is, players who get a three match ban when there is a Checkatrade match in that run are banned for four matches, those who get a three match ban when there is not a Checkatrade match in that run are banned for three! Absolutely daft.
 

Berliner

Active member
#8
I sort of see the logic. Sort of.
Imagine Sergio Aguero got sent off and banned for three games.
Two weeks later there is a Checkatrade game against a L2 team.
Manager uses that game to keep Sergio sharp.
So the L2 team comes up against one of the world's best players.
Fair on them?
 

ZeroTheHero

Active member
#10
I sort of see the logic. Sort of.
Imagine Sergio Aguero got sent off and banned for three games.
Two weeks later there is a Checkatrade game against a L2 team.
Manager uses that game to keep Sergio sharp.
So the L2 team comes up against one of the world's best players.
Fair on them?
I see what you are saying, but bans aren't handed out or not depending on quality of the banned player and the oppostion you are about to face! The point is - in your scenario - if Sergio isn't allowed to play in the cup game + three league games that is a four game ban. Checkatrade games either ARE proper fully-recognised first team games (in which case they would count as a banned game - a bad idea IMO!) or they are NOT (in which case players aren't banned if their infraction was in the league). You can't mix and match by saying they ARE proper games so the ban counts, but they AREN'T so then banned game doesn't count in the ban. That is both unfair and illogical.
 

tonyw

Active member
#11
I sort of see the logic. Sort of.
Imagine Sergio Aguero got sent off and banned for three games.
Two weeks later there is a Checkatrade game against a L2 team.
Manager uses that game to keep Sergio sharp.
So the L2 team comes up against one of the world's best players.
Fair on them?

I'd have thought that every single team in the lower leagues would love it if the likes of Sergio Aguero were playing against them!
Might make the games more worth watching and bring in some crowds.

Besides, even if we accept that argument - the competition has already firmly established that it's one rule for the Premiership teams, one rule for the lower league teams. Why can't otherwise banned lower league players play? Would it have been unfair on Fulham to have had to face James Hanson?

The EFL is a dumb organisation that makes dumb decisions, especially with regards the Carabao Cup. But this one is the most illogical and non-sensical of the lot......
 

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